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Remembering Nikisha Falcone (1997-2018)

Remembering Nikisha Falcone (1997-2018)

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Courtesy of Facebook This fall, UVM’s chapter of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega appointed senior Nikisha Falcone to a new position: sunshine chair. In this role, she was tasked with making sure all members felt safe and happy, a responsibility that came naturally to her, APO President seni...

Students stage walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

Students stage walkout in protest of Kavanaugh

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

October 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Connor Allan Hundreds of UVM students walked out of class at noon Oct. 4 to join faculty and community members on the Andrew Harris Green, where they protested Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. The rally was hosted primarily by the International Socialist Organization on campus and...

Students and faculty protest Kavanaugh

Students and faculty protest Kavanaugh

Staff Report

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

UVM students walked out of class to protest the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Oct. 4. Students and community members gathered for a “Cancel Kavanaugh” rally outside the Davis Center after walking out of class at noon. The rally was hosted by student leaders from UVM...

Prostestors Gather Near Med Center

Prostestors Gather Near Med Center

Meg Trogolo and Jullianne Lesch

October 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Alek Fleury Two groups of protesters gathered on the sidewalks next to the UVM Medical Center’s main driveway Sept. 26. On one corner, members of the anti-abortion group 40 Days for Life held signs and prayed, while on the other corner, members of UVM’s International Socialist Organization and Planned...

Students Demand Menstrual Products

Students Demand Menstrual Products

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

fAbby Kaiser Students have been working to get free pads and tampons for all restrooms across campus. The plan posed by students on campus, which is projected to be in place by the end of this academic year, would put a dispenser in all bathrooms in academic buildings and residence halls, said senio...

Nurses Agree to New Contract

Nurses Agree to New Contract

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 2, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sawyer Loftus After eight months of negotiating, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have struck a lasting deal. The nurses announced the vote by union membership in favor of the contract via Facebook Sept. 27, the night before a scheduled press conference in front of the medical center...

UVM Senior dies unexpectedly

UVM Senior dies unexpectedly

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

UVM Senior Nikisha Falcone has died unexpectedly. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, announced Falcone's death in an email to the UVM community Oct. 1. Falcone died Sept. 30, according to the email. The University extends its deepest condolences to Falcone's family and the greater...

UVM Police issues warning

UVM Police issues warning

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

UVM police has warned the UVM community to be on the lookout for an individual who made threats of violence against a Davis Center employee. UVM police released an alert to the UVM community Sept. 28 via email seeking information about Jeffrey A. Stratton, a 48-year-old man. UVM police wanted to ale...

Nurses strike deal with medical center

Nurses strike deal with medical center

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

After eight months of negotiating UVM Medical Center nurses and the administration have struck a lasting deal. The nurses announced the vote by union membership in favor of the contract via Facebook Sept. 27, the night before a scheduled press conference in front of the medical center. The union...

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement

Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Sawyer Loftus After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, according to a Sept. 20 press release. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals have been negotiating their next three year contract with U...

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

Nurses and Medical Center reach tentative agreement

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

Updated 9/20/18 at 12:04 AM to include a statement from UVM Medical Center.  After months of bargaining, UVM Medical Center nurses and administration have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, according to a Sept. 20 press release. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professio...

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

VT Governor Candidate campaigns with celebrity

Staff Report

September 19, 2018


Filed under Election, Headliners, News, Vermont

Alek Fleury Democratic candidate for Vermont governor Christine Hallquist and actor Misha Collins discussed campaign issues in front of a crowd of students Wednesday in the Davis Center at a UVM College Democrats’ event. Hallquist made history as the first openly transgender candidate to win a major pa...

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