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Community and students show up for Wellness 5K

Community and students show up for Wellness 5K

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor

April 26, 2019

Despite the rain and overcast weather, several hundred students and community members gathered on the indoor tennis courts and turf of the Patrick Gym for the fourth annual 4/20 5K for Wellness April 20. At the same time, students from all across campus trekked to Redstone campus to participate in a ...

Medical amnesty faces conflict in WE

Medical amnesty faces conflict in WE

Jackson Schilling

January 18, 2019

In December of 2018, CBS This Morning released a segment on UVM’s Wellness Environment. The segment praises the Wellness Environment for its ability to create a safer environment in a school that is notorious for partying. According to the segment, students in WE see improved GPAs and reduced bing...

First-year programmed housing plan moves forward

First-year programmed housing plan moves forward

Lily Young, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

There will be 100 percent participation in learning communities by first-years by fall 2019. Next school year, all first-year housing options will be in learning communities. Residential Life Director Rafael Rodriguez said that this has been a major goal for Reslife for the past three years. Sophomor...

Wellness Environment oversteps its realm

Staff Editorial

January 18, 2018

Although relatively new, the Wellness Environment has made a name for itself on campus. It’s known for its focus on health and wellbeing and its new residence hall, but also infamous for the contract its members must sign upon joining. When a group of WE students crafted a penis from sticky notes ...

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

Cynic Staff

January 17, 2018

A blue sticky note penis has left eight first-years fearing they will lose their housing in the Wellness Environment. It was mid-September when the students sat in their new dorm watching a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the courtyard below. They were messing around with sticky notes on the window a...

WE announces changes to code of conduct

WE announces changes to code of conduct

Alek Fleury, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017

The Wellness Environment announced Nov. 13 that it has made changes to the WE Code to better reflect its commitment to student safety. The WE Code is a set of guidelines that WE Students must follow to remain a part of the living community. First-year WE student DJ Snide is happy with WE...

Hudziak talks WE progress, concerns

Hudziak talks WE progress, concerns

Kassondra Little, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

After a public forum with the director of the Wellness Environment, SGA president Chris Petrillo says his questions remain unanswered. Wellness Environment founder Dr. Jim Hudziak addressed SGA during public forum at the Nov. 7 meeting to give a “WE update” and to the answer questions from t...

WE residents circulate petition to re-hire RA

WE residents circulate petition to re-hire RA

Emma Jarnagin, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Central Campus Residence Hall residents have started a petition to have their RA reinstated after her dismissal. Sophomore Carter Bradshaw has been relocated to Wellness Environment housing in Christie Wright Patterson after being fired Oct. 16. The petition stated she was terminated for “havin...

Converse will be converted to WE housing next year

Converse will be converted to WE housing next year

Alex Verret, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017

Construction on Converse Hall has been underway since summer 2017. Starting next fall, Wellness Environment residents will live in the hall after repairs on the building have been completed. Converse will become additional housing for first-year Wellness Environment students with some spaces a...

Beds open in WE residence halls

Beds open in WE residence halls

Emma Jarnagin, Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Spots in Wellness Environment dorms across campus are opening as students are removed for violating their housing contracts. There are five empty WE beds, according to WE director Jim Hudziak. Eleven students have been removed from WE dorms on both Redstone and Central campuses so far this academ...

Formal dedication held for central res hall

Formal dedication held for central res hall

Kassondra Little, Senior Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

Wellness Environment students and UVM faculty gathered for the Central Campus Residence Hall dedication.   The Sept. 15 ceremony was hosted by  Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs. Residents of the building, WE staff and UVM administration, including President Tom Sullivan, attended the...

We don’t want your programmed dorms

We don’t want your programmed dorms

Staff Editorial

September 12, 2017

While new construction on campus is making our school more aesthetically pleasing, these new buildings designed around programmed housing carry a whole new set of issues. Over the summer, new buildings popped up on campus. One of them was the Central Campus Residence Hall, a dorm built for first-...

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