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Tensions grow on board of trustees over gender equity and diversity

Tensions grow on board of trustees over gender equity and diversity

Sawyer Loftus and Emma Burnham

February 4, 2020

Despite a push from the Vermont Legislature to make half of the UVM board of trustees members female or nonbinary, the board has signaled its resistance. The potential new law, which is currently being weighed in both the Vermont Statehouse and Senate, have left some on the board to call the mandat...

Solve VT’s drug epidemic

Solve VT’s drug epidemic

Staff Editorial

January 31, 2018

Thanks to Sen. Dick Sears, a bill legalizing safe injection sites is off the table for 2018. The bill would have legalized the creation of supervised spaces for people to legally use opioid drugs. Vermont legislature’s decision to put the proposal off will result in overdose deaths. The sites, w...

UVM seeks to cut ’40 percent rule’

The Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier is pictured March 16. PHO- TO COURTESY OF HEADWATERS MAGAZINE

Ian Lund

March 22, 2016

The University of Vermont has tried to increase its state funding for eight years with no luck. Now, the school is trying to get new options by pushing the state to eliminate what the school calls the “40 percent rule.”   The law, established in 1959, requires UVM to set in-state tuiti...

Vt. debates legalizing cannabis

February 11, 2016

Vermont is debating becoming the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.Vermont would be the first state in the union to legalize through legislation - all other states have used a popular vote.The proposed bill, S-241, is currently before the State Senate committee on...

Sullivan requests increase in state funding

<p>Sullivan requests increase in state funding</p>

February 10, 2016

President Tom Sullivan visited the Statehouse Jan. 27 to ask the House and Senate Committees on Education for more funding for fiscal year 2017.Sullivan asked for a 5.2 percent increase in funding for the University.During his presentation he also said UVM’s out-of-state tuition dollars fund the University, and a...

New bill will lower Vermont’s carbon footprint

Beena Jacob

March 24, 2015

The Vermont House of Representatives voted 121-24 to pass a bill designed to lower residents’ carbon footprint. Passed March 11, the Renewable Energy Standard and Energy Transformation bill, known as RESET, requires utilities to sell a certain percentage of their electricity as renewable, according...

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