Vermont State Colleges won’t approve proposed Sodexo changes

The Vermont State Colleges has joined the University of Vermont in calling on food-service provider Sodexo to hold off on the implementation of changes in the way it classifies employees. In a letter to Sodexo issued Tuesday, VSC Chancellor Tim Donovan said the colleges could not approve Sodexo’s proposed changes in assessing the status of full-time […]

Students dissent for future of humanity

rally by students from the University of Vermont, under the banner of Student Climate Culture, culminated in a direct action in front of a concurrent Board of Trustees meeting.

A force of nature: Hub Vogelmann

Hubert "Hub" Vogelmann, a longtime professor of botany at UVM and a leader in conservation efforts in Vermont, died Oct. 11, 2013, at the age of 84.

A remembrance of the career of seminal UVM conservationist and acid-rain detective

Frustrated students confront UVM’s investing process

Members of the student activist group Student Climate Culture, along with allies from VSTEP, Students Stand Up, protested the lack of student voice on the issue of fossil fuel divestment at the University of Vermont.

UVM, Vermont Law School to partner on law degree

The Vermont Law School campus in South Royalton. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

Plan would allow students to earn undergraduate degree in three years, law degree in two.

Facing climate change: Collapse or adaptation? Biologist says humans can adjust to warmer world

Amy Seidl is a lecturer in the Environmental Program at the University of Vermont. Photo by Audrey Clark/VTDigger

We don’t just have a signal of change, like more precipitation, we have multiple and varying signals, with a lot of noise.

SCOV Law Blog: UVM vs. student over in-state tuition

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The Legislature gave UVM the ability to define eligibility for in-state tuition, but it insisted that the school presume that a student who establishes a residence in Vermont to attend UVM does so for in-state tuition status and should be denied.

Deal sets stage for UVM purchase of the Taft building, Burlington School District’s acquisition of St. Joseph School

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The two institutions seem to have finally found a way around a stumbling block that’s long stood in the way of a deal — the will of a long-deceased Burlington philanthropist.

Facing climate change: Vermont’s biggest polluters

The J.C. McNeil plant in Burlington's Intervale generates electricity for Burlington, mostly from wood. Photo courtesy Burlington Electric Department

Vermont has the lowest emissions of any state in the country. Even still, its top six polluters release just over 849,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases annually, about 10 percent of Vermont’s total.

Biologist Paul Ehrlich gives dire prediction for global civilization

Paul Ehrlich spoke about the collapse of civilization due to environmental problems on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the University of Vermont. Photo by Audrey Clark

In a speech at UVM, the 81-year-old Ehrlich, a professor at Stanford University, called attention to environmental problems on overpopulation, evolutionary biology, and conservation.

“Owning the New Economy Summit” to be held Saturday at UVM

University of Vermont student activists and leaders are announcing the “Owning the New Economy Summit,” a day-long series of presentations, workshops, and discussions focusing on the need to re-imagine and re-design our economic system in the face of repeated financial and climate crises.

UVM students “die” to divest

University of Vermont – Student Climate Culture staged a die-in outside President Sullivan’s office to highlight the deadly effects of climate change and environmental destruction associated with the extraction and burning of fossil fuels. Students stood silently in the hallway, then began “dying,” sinking to the ground one by one. The theatrical demonstration coincided with a meeting between President Sullivan and Student Climate Culture spokespeople Kerry Wilson and Dan Cmejla.

Vermont college tuition increases outpace household income growth

UVM Green overlooking the Waterman Building. Photo by Sally McCay, UVM Photo

For Vermont’s in-state students, the cost of tuition and fees for one year at a four-year school represents 21 percent of the median household income. At a two-year college, these costs represent 10 percent.

UVM takes bottled water ban “arch” to the Statehouse

An eco-sculpture designed by Art Department faculty member Beth Haggart was the centerpiece of a press conference held Wednesday, March 20, at 10 a.m. in the Vermont State House.  The sculpture is on display in the building’s lobby. Photo by Andy Duback, courtesy of UVM

The art installation at the Statehouse was a visual statement about the preponderance of plastic waste generated by single serving water bottles.

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