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Experts meet at 11th invention conference

Experts meet at 11th invention conference

Craig Pelsor

April 15, 2016

Entrepreneurs and business experts from across New England flocked to the University April 7 for an annual conference. The 11th annual Invention 2 Venture Conference was held in the Davis Center’s Silver Maple Ballroom, inviting students to network with various business experts and industry leaders, ...

Librarian running for state rep.

Librarian running for state rep.

Caroline Alkire

April 14, 2016

A librarian from Bailey/Howe will be running for a seat recently vacated by a UVM alumna. Selene Colburn, a librarian at Bailey/Howe and Burlington City Council Member, said she made the decision to run after Kesha Ram ‘08 vacated her seat to run for lieutenant governor. Ram, a Democrat, has held ...

Residents protest oil pipeline

Residents protest oil pipeline

April 14, 2016

Despite protests, a Vermont gas company and Gov. Peter Shumlin’s administration are pushing forward on building a 41-mile natural gas pipeline through Addison County from Colchester to Middlebury.The Addison Natural Gas Project was approved in 2013 by the Vermont legislature in order to expand acces...

Record number of senators join SGA

Record number of senators join SGA

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

April 14, 2016

A record number of candidates were elected in the most recent SGA election.   Thirty-seven senators were elected for fall 2016; 36 were on the ballot and one was a write- in.   In addition to supporting over 160 student clubs across campus, senators comprise the undergraduate stu...

Debate team places first nationally

Debate team places first nationally

Bryan O'Keefe

April 13, 2016

Two UVM students are re- turning home from the two ma- jor debate tournaments with a first-place trophy in tow. Seniors Taylor Brough and Khalil Lee took home the win at the Cross Examination Debate Association’s National Policy Debate Tournament. The tournament took place at Binghamton University ...

First-years to live in program houses

First-years to live in program houses

April 13, 2016

UVM’s programmed housing communities will soon expand to include all incoming students.Although the decision will not be implemented before fall of 2017, every student will be part of a learning community, Living/Learning Director Dr. John Sama said. There will be some way for students to express i...

ALANA Center may be renamed

ALANA Center may be renamed

April 12, 2016

After years of discussion, the ALANA Student Center may soon be known by a different name. The proposed name change coincides with the African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Center moving from the Blundell House on Redstone Campus to the Living/ Learning Complex. The name change was orig...

Registration delays schedules

April 12, 2016

At 7 a.m. on Thursday morning, sophomores across campus ran into unexpected difficulty when attempting to register for fall courses.  There was a 10-minute “slow down” in the registration system April 7, Registrar Keith Williams said. “I described it as a slow down because everyone w...

Billings to get a makeover

Billings to get a makeover

Bryan O'Keefe

April 6, 2016

A new multi-phase project will both create and relocate student services and University offices. Starting next week, the Billings Library basement will be undergoing renovation alongside the ongoing construction of a new dining hall, dorm and STEM building. The construction will also impact the Davis ...

UVM to offer new first-year program

UVM to offer new first-year program

April 6, 2016

The first-year experience will soon include programmed housing, tutoring services and college transition courses.Provost David Rosowsky announced in both a March 23 faculty email and a January memo sent to faculty that changes will be made in order “to create a positive, seamless academic andco-curr...

Professors criticize university budget plan

Professors criticize university budget plan

March 30, 2016

Faculty members are concerned departments may not get the resources they need due to UVM’s new incentive-based budgeting system. Incentive-based budgeting was developed in 2014 to combat the problems of the former budget model, which included “lack of transparency, little flexibility and few...

Fall exam schedule is reorganized

Alexandra Shannon

March 30, 2016

For the second time since December, the fall 2016 exam schedule has been changed. The new finals schedule will consist of a five-day exam period with one reading day that Wednesday, according to the academic calendar. Students will be guaranteed to not have exams between 7:30 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. that Wedn...

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