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Burlington City Council to decide fate of mural

Burlington City Council to decide fate of mural

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

3 days ago


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

The Burlington City Council has promised action following the approval of a report that called for the removal of a mural on Leahy Way by August 29, 2022. The report from the Mural Task Force recommends the "Everyone Loves a Parade" mural be removed and put up somewhere else inside Burlington among oth...

UVM President to resign

UVM President to resign

Lindsay Freed and Sawyer Loftus

August 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

University President Tom Sullivan will be stepping down after this year, according to an Aug. 6 email to the UVM community. This will be his seventh and final year as president after his 2012 selection by the board of trustees. Sullivan will be taking a research leave to write a book before joining the UVM fac...

Marijuana remains illegal on campus despite statewide legalization

Marijuana remains illegal on campus despite statewide legalization

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

July 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News, Vermont

Dennis, a pseudonym, describes himself as a “low-level” marijuana dealer on campus. A fan of marijuana, Dennis looks forward to legalization, but personally he doesn’t touch it after a bad experience with an edible, he said. At dinner, right before winter break, Dennis was hit with extreme anxiety...

UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike

UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 30, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

  The UVM Medical Center nurses will issue a strike notice to the UVM Medical Center Monday morning. After a week of negotiations, the bargaining committee has voted to issue a strike notice, according to a June 30 Facebook post made by Stephanie Lusk, a member of the nurses’ bargain...

Nurses vote to strike

Nurses vote to strike

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News, Vermont

University of Vermont Medical Center nurses have voted in favor of a potential two day strike. The approval was announced at a June 13 press conference lead by negotiator Julie MacMillan. MacMillan represents the 1,800 member union, the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, in t...

No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center

No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

June 3, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

After months of negotiations, lead negotiator Julie McMillan of the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union announced they had not yet reached a deal with UVM Medical Center. The announcement came at a June 1 community meeting outside the Medical Center that followed the last session of scheduled negotia...

UVM hit by cyber attack

UVM hit by cyber attack

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2018


Filed under Crime Log, Headliners, News

UVM was targeted by a cyber attack that could potentially lead to the malicious use of University NetIDs and passwords. Julia Russell, associate chief information officer of Enterprise Technology Services, alerted the University community in a May 23 email that the Information Security Office and E...

Board of Trustees meet for third time to close out the 2017-2018 academic year

Board of Trustees meet for third time to close out the 2017-2018 academic year

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 25, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

The UVM Board of Trustees met May 18- 19 on the eve of the University’s 217th Commencement. The board is made up of 25 members, including President Thomas Sullivan, Provost David Rosowsky and Governor Phil Scott. This year they discussed two new renovation projects, a fundraising update and an inc...

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer

May 22, 2018


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

May 19, 2018


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...

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