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Exploring the effectiveness of WE required course

Exploring the effectiveness of WE required course

Chelsea Seabold, Feature Writer November 5, 2019

Bleary-eyed students shuffled into a lecture hall, clutching coffee mugs and iClickers as they prepared for their first class of the day, Healthy Brains Healthy Bodies. According to the Wellness...

Closer to classes, far from community

Closer to classes, far from community

Tori Scala September 27, 2019

Do you wish you could go back in time and tell your younger self to try something different? If I could, I would have told myself not to live in Central Campus Residence Hall as a first-year. I remember...

Sporting courtesy blue 4/20 5K t-shirts, runners leave the starting line at the UVM Wellness Environment 4/20 5K for Wellness in front of the Gucciardi Fitness Center at 4:20 p.m. April 20. Just a few hundred feet away on Redstone campus, students used cannabis in celebration of the 4/20 holiday.

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....

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...

UVM undergraduates will be allowed to return to their dorms from 8 a.m. Saturday, March 14 until 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17 to gather “essential items necessary for remote instruction,” according to a March 11 email from Rafael Rodriguez, director of Residential Life. 

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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