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Greek Life protests new tax at rally

Greek Life protests new tax at rally

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

March 16, 2016

Community members assembled at a rally in support of a bill that would prevent the implementation of a property tax on Greek homes. Students, alumni and legislators gathered in the Grand Maple Ballroom of the Davis Center, March 3, to discuss the a bill, that would keep Vermont Greek houses tax ex...

Vermont bill guarantees paid sick leave

March 3, 2016

A bill recently passed by Vermont’s state legislature will guarantee paid sick leave for Vermont workers. The law will put in place a required amount of sick time, and forbid employers from preventing or punishing employees from using it, according to the official bill passed by the House and Senate....

Transgender clinic to open

Transgender clinic to open

Caroline Alkire

March 3, 2016

The UVM Medical Center is planning to start a new clinic to help transgender children and teens. As part of the UVM Children’s Specialty Center, the clinic will be a collection of doctors, social workers, coordinators, mental health providers and fertility specialists to provide support for transg...

Marijuana legalization bill passes the Vermont senate

March 3, 2016

Vermont is one step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana.The Vermont State Senate voted 17 to 12 to pass the measure Feb. 18. It will now head to the Vermont House of Representatives. If the bill passes the House, it would then go to Gov. Peter Shumlin for approval.The bill would make it legal for Vermonters ages 21 and over to posses...

Kappa Sigma hosts fundraiser for Navy SEALS

March 3, 2016

Kappa Sigma Fraternity hosted a charity sleepover Feb. 26 to support the Navy SEAL Legacy foundation.This event was Kappa Sigma’s eighth annual Sleep Out for the Soldiers fundraiser. Brothers from UVM’s chapter and other chapters around New England camped out on the Kappa Sigma house lawn from Friday...

UVM ROTC ranked in top eight

UVM ROTC ranked in top eight

Alexandra Shannon

March 3, 2016

UVM’s senior Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps recently received the 2016 MacArthur Award. The MacArthur Award was awarded to eight schools nationwide. There are 275 ROTC programs in the country, which are broken into eight brigades, Battalion Commander senior Julie Silverberg said. The top...

New dean appointed for Arts and Sciences

March 3, 2016

The College of Arts and Sciences has selected a new dean.Dr. William Falls has been selected as the official dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.His term will begin March 1, according to a Feb. 24 press release.Falls was chosen from a pool of more than 100 applicants.“He joined the University o...

L/L to have new programs

L/L to have new programs

March 2, 2016

Dozens of students gathered in the Fireplace Lounge in Living/Learning Feb. 24 for this year’s program fair. L/L program members tabled and spread the word about the various communities students can apply to live with next year. “The focus of the Living/Learning Center are the 40 academi...

Crime Log

March 1, 2016

FEB. 19 11:53 P.M.Police received a report of a man exhibiting odd behavior. Police made contact and secured him.FEB. 21 12:10 P.M.An intoxicated male was found in an person’s room. He left upon request. Referred to school’s judicial system.FEB. 22 5:39 A.M.Police received a report of man driving on t...

SGA Updates Feb. 23

SGA Updates Feb. 23

March 1, 2016

Recognition of College Diabetes NetworkA bill recognizing the UVM College Diabetes Network was passed. The College Diabetes Network is a nationwide nonprofit organization that works to empower and improve the lives of students affected by diabetes through peer support and access to information and resourc...

UVM, S. Burlington to consider new arena

UVM, S. Burlington to consider new arena

March 1, 2016

UVM and the city of South Burlington are looking into the possibility of making a multi-purpose recreational facility.South Burlington City Manager Kevin Dorn said no decision has been made to build the center and the city is only looking into the possibility of building it.“[UVM and South Burlington...

UVM to offer minor in international politics

February 25, 2016

A new minor in international politics will be available to UVM students starting in August.The political science department is offering the minor due to an increase in student interest in the subject, department chair Robert Bartlett said.The department is bringing in a new professor, Peter Henne, who sp...

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