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Sororities welcome new sisters

Sororities welcome new sisters

September 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

This year’s greek life recruitment has officially begun.   From Sept. 22 to 25, UVM’s sororities held their annual “Formal Recruitment” sessions, in which over 200 sorority-hopefuls had the opportunity to meet the sororities on campus.   Students in attendance said they w...

City fights algae problem

September 29, 2016


Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington is starting a new initiative to fight the growing algae blooms in Lake Champlain.   The city has teamed up with the engineering, planning and construction firm EcoSolutions in order to aid in controlling the growing blue-green algae bloom problem in Lake Champlain. EcoSolutions...

Students discuss presidential candidates

Brandon Arcari

September 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Tuning in from the Silver Maple Ballroom and the Davis Center fireplace lounge, students watched the first presidential debate. Preliminary reactions were generally negative, with students and residents commenting on their expectations being met. The debate, hosted by Lester Holt of NBC...

Students speak out against oil pipeline

Students speak out against oil pipeline

September 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Students raised their voices in protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline Sept. 21 in front of the Bailey/Howe Library. The speak-out was organized by the International Socialist Organization to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. “This is an attack on indigenous righ...

Crime Log Sep. 17 to Sep. 24

Crime Log Sep. 17 to Sep. 24

Bryan O'Keefe

September 27, 2016


Filed under Crime Log, News

SEP. 17 Police noticed two students located on the Williams Hall fire escape. They were told to get down and the incident was reported to the Center for Student Conduct. SEP. 17 ResLife informed UVM Police of excess noise and alcohol consumption in Mason Hall on Redstone Campus. Ma...

UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

At the University of Vermont, blackout is no longer just a hashtag.   Over 100 students, staff and community members gathered under the new “Black Lives Matter” flag flown in front of the Davis Center for a moment of silence and many photographs at 4:30 p.m. Monday.   They...

Black Lives Matter flag stolen overnight

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Black Lives Matter flag was removed by an unknown person Saturday night, according to an email from Beverly Colston, director of the ALANA Student Center.   The disappearance of the flag is being investigated by police as an act of vandalism, Colston said in the email.   “Ple...

UVM raises Black Lives Matter flag

UVM raises Black Lives Matter flag

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A photo of a Black Lives Matter flag flying outside the Davis Center has garnered national media attention.   UVM’s African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Student Center will be hosting a “Black Out” event to support the flag being raised, sophomores Akilah Ho-Young and Hayde...

$66 million donated to medical school

$66 million donated to medical school

September 23, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A record-breaking $66 million has been donated to the UVM Medical School.   President Tom Sullivan, along with members of the board of trustees, faculty and students of the College of Medicine, announced the largest gift in UVM history: a $66 million endowment by alumnus Dr. Robert Larner ...

UVM ethics center gets new name

UVM ethics center gets new name

Bryan O'Keefe

September 22, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Due to student confusion, the Center for Student Ethics & Standards has been renamed. The Center for Student Ethics & Standards has been renamed the Center for Stu- dent Conduct, director Kim Martin said. The name change occurred this past summer. The name change serves as an ac...

Econ professor is recognized

September 22, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

One of UVM’s most prestigious professorships has just been awarded, adding to the number of professors to bear the Green and Gold title. Jane Knodell, professor of economics, was awarded the Mark J. Zwynenburg Green and Gold Professorship for her dedication and hard work at UVM. The p...

Environmental Institute may replace Gund

September 21, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A University-wide institute for the environment may soon replace the currently-standing Gund Institute. The Institute for the Environment will be a collaborative research facility based on the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development goals, Taylor Ricketts, director of the Gund Institu...

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