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Email incites bias reports

<p>Email incites bias reports</p>

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

February 17, 2016

UVM is currently investigating the source of an email stating that an Auschwitz crematorium was a “hoax.” UVM police and the Office of Equal Employment and Opportunity received multiple bias reports filed by students regarding a Feb. 10 email sent to a number of students, Vice Provost for Student...

UVM sells Ethan Allen Apartments for $3.9 Million

Alexandra Shannon

February 4, 2016

The Ethan Allen apartments were sold for $3.9 million by UVM to the Champlain Housing Trust.   The apartments were sold Jan. 31, according to a press release by the Champlain Housing Trust.   The Ethan Allen apartments consist of 31 units, and are a portion of the Fort Ethan Allen apartment com...

UVM to host NOFA-VT Winter Conference

January 29, 2016

Students will have the opportunity to learn about local farming and agriculture at a campus-wide conference in February.  The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont will be holding their 34th Annual Winter Conference at UVM Feb. 13 to 15, said Enid Wonnacott , executive director of the...

UVM replaces email system

January 29, 2016

The University’s webmail system will see an upgrade in 2016. Every student’s email will be upgraded to a new webmail system at different times throughout the spring semester. The reasons for the change are that the current webmail system is “outdated” and “not user-friendly,” said Mik...

Construction to continue beyond 2019

<p>Construction to continue beyond 2019</p>

January 28, 2016

UVM and the UVM Medical Center are preparing for on-campus construction beyond 2019 due to the amount of buildings under construction.Construction is divided into three phases: the STEM labo- ratory, the classroom and office buildings which are to be completed in 2019 as well as multiple smaller projects...

UVM Medical Center joins effort to lower opiate abuse

Caroline Alkire

January 28, 2016

In a new initiative to reduce opiate usage, the Burlington Police Department is working with the UVM Medical Center and Mayor Miro Weinberger. All three parties will be working together to increase treatment for opiate users and decrease the amount of crime related to opiate use, according to a Jan...

UVM reboots bottle ban with new campaign

<p>UVM reboots bottle ban with new campaign</p>

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

January 27, 2016

After receiving national attention for its water bottle ban, UVM is striving to better the policy by taking it back to its origins: student involvement. One of the reasons the ban was unsuccessful was a lack of student involvement said Richard Cate, treasurer and vice president for finance at UVM. ...

UVM Bans Hoverboards

Bryan O'Keefe

January 27, 2016

Self-balancing two-wheeled boards, or “hoverboards,” will no longer be allowed in UVM residence halls, according to an email sent out by ResLife on Jan. 11.   The ban was discussed over winter break and finalized in early January when faculty returned to school, University Fire Marshal...

SGA Updates

<p>SGA Updates</p>

Alexandra Shannon

January 27, 2016

Interim Dean Speaks on Public Forum Bill Falls, the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke to SGA members in a public forum. Falls discussed the progress he has been making, as well as future goals, if selected to be the permanent dean.  Falls said he is working to further academic ...

‘Voices’ Make up for low turnout

Bryan O'Keefe

January 27, 2016

Student protesters marched through campus and into academic buildings Jan. 25 in opposition of the Faculty Senate’s decision to remove reading days. Senior Alexander Collingsworth organized the event, and said he feels the protest has to do with more than just the removal of reading days. “This...

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