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UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

2 days ago


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined with UVM Medical Center Nurses May 12 to work toward improving staffing and work conditions at UVM Medical Center. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals and UVM Medical Center Nurses marched from UVM Medical Center to the site of the new Medical ...

Friends and faculty mourn senior

Friends and faculty mourn senior

Brandon Arcari, News Editor

5 days ago


Filed under Headliners, News

Photo Courtesy// Facebook Senior Azaria Gaudreau unexpectedly died at home in Rochester, New Hampshire May 6. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, sent an email to students about Gaudreau's death May 8. Gaudreau, a psychological sciences and early childhood/special education dou...

Xanax on Campus

Xanax on Campus

Ben Elfland, Senior Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Photo Illustration/ Alek Fleury and Genevieve Winn First-year Joe Smith, a pseudonym, popped four bars of Xanax at 1 a.m. one Friday. The next thing he knew he was lying in his Harris Millis dorm bed, 40 hours and nine bars later, at 5 p.m. that Saturday. He had attended two Friday morning engineering...

NoNames closes out semester and reflects

NoNames closes out semester and reflects

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

NoNames for Justice is planning a sit-in at the board of trustees meeting May 18. The student-activist group held a teach-in April 22 to update students on the progress of their social justice demands. Following the Main Street blockade Feb. 22 and the Waterman takeover by students Feb. 26, adminis...

Top Cats apologize after flyer provokes backlash

Top Cats apologize after flyer provokes backlash

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

April 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A student a cappella group has apologized after receiving backlash for their use of racially charged promotional material. UVM Top Cats had posted flyers for their May 5 senior show that depicted the faces of three senior members photoshopped on people wearing the traditional attire of a Mexican mariachi...

Women’s basketball coach resigns

Women’s basketball coach resigns

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

April 26, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Sports

The UVM women's basketball coach has resigned following investigations into his verbal conduct with players. Chris Day stepped down April 26 after two years of coaching, according to a UVM Athletics press release today. The press release did not give a reason for his resignation.   The Universit...

No damages awarded after trial

No damages awarded after trial

News Staff Report

April 23, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

Following three hours of deliberations, a jury ruled that UVM did not mistreat a former information technology employee in a lawsuit she filed seeking financial damages. Cynthia Reuscher, a former Enterprise Technology Services employee, filed suit against the University in 2014, and was laid off...

Scammers target UVM students

Scammers target UVM students

Sawyer Loftus, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

Junior Allison Schwartz was doing homework when she received a call from an 802 area code number. She didn’t recognize the number, but answered it anyway. “I went, ‘um who is this?’ And they were like, ‘What do you mean, ‘who is it?’ It’s the UVM Police— did you not see the number c...

Former UVM employee says she brought gun to student party

Former UVM employee says she brought gun to student party

Sawyer Loftus and Brandon Arcari

April 19, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

A former UVM employee walked up to the home of UVM students hosting a party, gun behind her back, with the intent to ask them to quiet down.   The former employee, Monica Devino, said in court Wednesday that she went to her neighbors’ house to break up the student party in September 2016. It was 1 a....

Case against UVM claims gender discrimination, hostile work environment

Case against UVM claims gender discrimination, hostile work environment

Sawyer Loftus, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Headliners, Uncategorized

A former UVM employee’s gender discrimination case went to trial Monday four years after she filed the lawsuit. Former University employee Cynthia Ruescher is suing UVM for gender discrimination, a hostile work environment and being fired after she first filed the lawsuit in 2014. Ruescher, w...

Uber driver crashes into Davis Center

Uber driver crashes into Davis Center

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

A car crashed into the Davis Center at 12:58 a.m. April 15. The driver of the vehicle, Uber driver Adeleke Fajobi, lost control after making a left turn onto Main street from University heights, damaging the shrubbery by the Davis Center Tunnel and knocking over the Nolin House sign. Fajobi then c...

UVM employee accused of watching porn at work

UVM employee accused of watching porn at work

Sawyer Loftus and Joey Waldinger

April 12, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

A UVM employee accused of watching pornography at work will be used as evidence in a lawsuit against the University. The University’s lawyers tried to block the evidence from being used in former employee Cindy Ruescher’s lawsuit, according to court documents.  The employee in question was Ruesch...

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