UVM students raise awareness of sexual assault on campus

UVM students participate in a national Carry That Weight Day march to honor victims of sexual and domestic violence. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

*+-Several dozen students marched across the UVM campus Wednesday to raise awareness of campus sexual assault. They carried mattresses, and paused for five minutes of silence in honor of assault survivors.

Salman Rushdie to speak at Vermont Humanities Council and UVM event

*+-Internationally renowned author Salman Rushdie will talk about the importance of stories in a special Vermont Humanities Council event at Burlington’s Ira Allen Chapel on January 14 at 5:00 pm.

VPIRG organizes student march to vote

*+-On Tuesday, Oct. 28, student organizers are coordinating an “Early Election Day” event where students will gather on campus and march down to the City Clerk to register and cast their ballots.

Neil Brandt: Research was mischaracterized in Whitworth commentary

*+-While I’m flattered that Mr. Whitworth chose to cite my research in his writing, I would have appreciated being contacted so I might provide some answers and insight about the findings.

Vermont opens state-of-the-art public health laboratory

An exam room at the new state Health Department laboratory in Colchester. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

*+-The $31 million lab will house public health workers and UVM researchers, allowing for sharing of information and ideas. It will replace the state’s current lab, which is outdated and too small, officials say.

Sanders, VA Secretary McDonald urge medical students to care for veterans

*+-U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald met with medical students at the University of Vermont today as part of a recruiting drive to bring more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals into the VA.

Mark Whitworth: Big wind’s public relations problem

*+-A new WCAX poll shows public support for wind plummeting from 66 percent in 2013 to 50 percent now.

Leahy, VCET, UVM and FairPoint to officially open new Technology Hub

*+-Senator Leahy, the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET), the University of Vermont and FairPoint officially open the new technology hub called VCET@BTV.

UVM to host new Regional Transportation Workforce Center

*+-The University of Vermont (UVM) Transportation Research Center has been selected to host the Northeast Regional Surface Transportation Workforce Center under a four year grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

National experts to discuss Ukraine crisis at UVM on Friday

*+-The University of Vermont will hold a panel discussion on the current crisis in Ukraine on Friday, October 10 from 2 to 4 in room 101 of the Fleming Museum.
The University of Vermont will hold a panel discussion on the current crisis in Ukraine on Friday, October 10 from 2 to 4 in room 101 of the Fleming Museum.

Tarrant Foundation makes $5 million gift to UVM middle school program

*+-A nationally recognized University of Vermont program bringing innovative, technology-rich teaching practices to Vermont middle school students will expand dramatically across the state thanks to a $5 million gift from the Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation.

VSEA seeks to unionize UVM staff

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

*+-The Vermont State Employees Association will seek to organize about 800 non-teaching staff at the University of Vermont. The move comes about two years after a failed attempt by the Vermont-NEA.  

James Maroney: A misconstrued mission statement

*+-The UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture should rethink its mission, specifically the meaning of “sustainable.”

USDA awards $658,175 in research grants for UVM

*+-Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) Wednesday announced the University of Vermont Extension program received two grants totaling over $650,000 for agricultural research.

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