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Physicists find new way of seeing atoms

Physicists find new way of seeing atoms

Alexandra Shannon

April 21, 2016

A UVM physicist has found a new way to see atoms in industrial materials using X-rays.   The findings of the experiment were first released online March 28 by the Nature Physics journal. Physics professor Randall Headrick led the research team, which consisted of his graduate student, Jeffre...

UVM Medical center to open offices downtown

UVM Medical center to open offices downtown

Bryan O'Keefe

April 21, 2016

The University of Vermont Medical Center will be leasing office space in the heart of downtown Burlington.   As a part of the current redevelopment project of the Burlington Town Center, the Medical Center will open non-clinical office space to support an additional 350 to 400 administrative jobs, ...

Vermonters favor GMO labeling

Vermonters favor GMO labeling

April 21, 2016

Products containing Genetically Modified Organisms will be labeled in Vermont starting this July, according to a Vermont bill passed in 2014. Companies were given two years to begin the labeling process when the bill was passed, and that time expires this summer. Vermont is the first state...

Committee will tackle diversity

Committee will tackle diversity

April 20, 2016

Diversity and inclusion at UVM will be handled by a new committee issued by President Tom Sullivan. The President’s Commission for Inclusive Excellence is made up of University staff, faculty and students that have “demonstrated leadership in and a deep commitment to diversity, multicultural co...

SpringFest receives a change in venue

Bryan O'Keefe

April 20, 2016

Construction has forced SpringFest to relocate to a more concrete area of campus.   This year’s artist of choice, The Head and the Heart, will perform in the Jeffords Hall parking lot April 30. In years past, the concert has been held on the green outside the recently demolished Chittenden/...

Food Systems Initiative gets renewed

Food Systems Initiative gets renewed

April 20, 2016

The UVM Food Systems Initiative is getting revamped after six years. The initiative began in 2010 as a five-year transdisciplinary research initiative and UVM was one of the first universities in the country to have such extensive research on food systems, according to Alison Nihart, Real Food ...

Tuition protest held

April 20, 2016

Students protesting college debt marched from the Davis Center to Waterman, chanting in front of the administrative building. UVM students organized a “Million student march” April 13 to demand tuition-free college and the cancellation of student debt. 30 people performed in the protest.&...

Crime log

Crime log

Bryan O'Keefe

April 19, 2016

April 6 10:39 A.M.   Horses got out of a fenced-in area of UVM’s Morgan Horse Farm. The area was secure before police arrived.   April 6 10:10 P.M.   Police received a report of an unconscious woman in Harris Millis Dining Hall. She was taken to the Medical Center by UVM ...

Hillel sign recovered

Hillel sign recovered

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2016

For three days the sign in front of UVM Hillel was missing. The sign went missing early morning April 15 and was found April 18, said Matt Vogel, executive director of UVM Hillel. “I called the Burlington police to file a report and they were really responsive,” Vogel said. The Hillel c...

$20 million granted to Echo

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2016

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy announced one of the largest federal awards to a UVM-affiliated program while Lake Champlain shone behind him April 18. UVM President Thomas Sullivan, Leahy and representatives from colleges across Vermont gathered at the Leahy ECHO Center to hear the purpose and goals of the...

Shumlin Talks Divestment

Shumlin Talks Divestment

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2016

Representatives in politics, education and business came together to discuss forward movement on state-wide divestment April 18.   SGA hosted the event in the Livak Ballroom, which included discussions on the importance of Vermont in the divestment movement by Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, B...

Students caught having sex in classroom

Bryan O'Keefe

April 15, 2016

Two people were witnessed engaging in a sexual act in a Lafayette Hall classroom Friday afternoon. Students reportedly saw the act prior to the 1:10 p.m. class period. It is unclear whether the two people were students. Junior Jordan Leabman had lecture in the room directly after the incident....

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