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Community stands against pipelines

Community stands against pipelines

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 12, 2016

  Students and community members stood in solidarity with Standing Rock on the Davis Center green Monday.   The event was organized by Rights and Democracy VT to show support for Standing Rock, a Native American tribe in South Dakota that is opposing the construction of an oi...

Construction paths upset UVM community

October 11, 2016

Changes in traffic patterns and increased noise on campus from construction have caused concern among community members.   Students and staff are frustrated with the impacts the construction has been having on daily life.   “Last year when I would walk to Trinity I could go by ...

National foundation and faculty criticize Bias Response program

National foundation and faculty criticize Bias Response program

October 11, 2016

UVM has come under criticism for its program targeting bias on campus.   The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education has named UVM its “Speech Code of the Month” for September 2016, raising concerns over UVM’s Bias Response Program.   The Bias Response Program was crea...

College of Medicine finds new teaching techniques

College of Medicine finds new teaching techniques

October 7, 2016

UVM is on its way to implementing new teaching techniques in the Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine.   Due to studies on teaching and learning in the STEM fields, UVM’s medical program is gravitating toward a more active learning style, eliminating lectures and passive learning altog...

Zoning causes protest

Chloe Chaobal

October 7, 2016

The Burlington skyline is reaching a new height, which some residents say will change the city UVM students call home.   The City Council unanimously voted Sept. 29 in favor of a zoning amendment to rezone downtown, which will allow the city to redevelop the Burlington Town Center Mall by ra...

Men’s hockey sanctioned following hazing incident

John Suozzo

October 6, 2016

Four members of the UVM men’s hockey team, including both of the team’s co-captains, have been suspended for five games due to their role in a hazing incident. On Sept. 24, first-year hockey team members were forced to partake in an initiation activity by upperclassmen at the residence of a few...

CAS tackles declining enrollment

CAS tackles declining enrollment

Alexandra Shannon

October 6, 2016

The College of Arts and Sciences has plans to increase student enrollment within the next five years.   Due to a decrease in enrollment  in the college over the past three years, a plan has been created to increase first-year student enrollment, William Falls, dean of CAS, said.     ...

Black Lives Matter brings students together

Olivia Bowman and Kelsey Neubauer

October 5, 2016

Although the Black Lives Matter flag is no longer flying in front of the Davis Center, the discussion is far from over.   The Student Life faculty hosted a “Blackout 2.0: Creating Space to Reflect and Heal” Oct. 3 in the Davis Center as an event centered around reflection, action and he...

Student government organizes new visions for 2016

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 5, 2016

Executive members of SGA have set the course for several new initiatives this year. Upon entering their second year in office, SGA President Jason Maulucci and Vice President Tyler Davis have set a goal for SGA for the 2016 school year: holding the organization accountable in order to elevate its rol...

Students speak out against sexual assault

Students speak out against sexual assault

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2016

Sophomore Nina Truslow stood with a megaphone and recounted being raped at UVM.     “My name is Nina and I have experienced sexual assault,” Truslow said.   Heaviness hung in the air Friday as Justice for Queer/Trans Students held a speak-out on sexual assault.   ...

Crime Log Sept. 23 – Sept. 30

Crime Log Sept. 23 – Sept. 30

Bryan O'Keefe

October 4, 2016

sep. 23 A patient at Adult Primary Care refused transport to the UVM Medical Center. Police assisted in transporting the patient.   sep. 23 Police responded to reports of a person smoking marijuana at the amphitheater on Athletic campus. When police arrived, the person was gone.   se...

Students give support for migrant workers

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2016

Students rallied against the deportation of a migrant rights leader Oct. 3 outside Bailey/ Howe Library. Miguel Alcudia could potentially be thrown out of the country. “Not one more, not one more,” the protesters chanted while holding up signs that read “Free Miguel.” Students joine...

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