UVM climate change study projects snow, followed by rain

Green Mountain Power’s 21-turbine wind project on Lowell Mountain. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Warmer temperatures will lead to more snow in the short-run, but then fade to rain, according to a UVM study on the effects of warming on Vermont.

Leahy pulls patent trolling legislation

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is joined by Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee field hearing on opiate addiction held in Rutland on Monday, March 17, 2014. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

The University of Vermont was among the coalitions that opposed pending patent troll laws, saying their broad applicability would affect legitimate patent holders.

Neighborhood goods swap will be held for students leaving Burlington

Whether you’re moving out or you just want a little more elbow room, the 13th Annual Spring Move Out Project is the time and the place for unloading unwanted (but still usable) household goods.

UVM students team up with The Nature Conservancy

Students from the University of Vermont (UVM) put a semester’s worth of classwork into action in the field April 28 as they implemented their restoration plans at the Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) LaPlatte River Marsh in Shelburne.

United Academics past president David Shiman honored by American Association of University Professors

Professor of Education David Shiman, longtime activist and President (2004-2013) of United Academics, UVM’s faculty union, was awarded the Marilyn Sternberg award by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

U.S. Senate panel examines alternatives to pain drugs

With chronic pain affecting more than half of all veterans eligible for VA health care, the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today looked at efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase access to therapies like acupuncture and yoga as alternatives to addictive narcotics.

Gregory Dennis: Small local steps toward divestment

Launched just a couple years ago by 350.org (which itself originated on the Middlebury College campus), the divestment campaign has proven it has staying power.

Fletcher Allen Cystic Fibrosis Center a national leader in quality care, according to new report

Patients treated at the Vermont Cystic Fibrosis Center at Fletcher Allen Health Care and the University of Vermont are exceeding targets for lung function, nutrition and other key measures according to a national study that places the Center in the top ranks of 110 certified programs nationwide.

One nation, two Americas: Smith explains the history of the nation’s fiscal divide

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The author will talk about income inequality at UVM Tuesday.

UVM proposal to eliminate 40 percent rule for graduate tuition sails through House

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

University officials say the 40 percent discount for Vermont graduate students makes it difficult to offer competitive graduate level courses for out-of-state students.

Cynthia Belliveau: College courses offer high school students access, opportunity

While Vermont’s high school graduation rate is significantly higher than the national average, the percentage of Vermont graduates who go on to college is much lower.

UVM among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing colleges & universities

The Peace Corps today released the 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country. The University of Vermont ranked No. 5 this year among medium schools, with 29 undergraduate alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

Student group calls on UVM to reverse fossil fuel divestment decision

Student Climate Culture is writing this letter to you because we feel that our Board’s Investment Subcommittee made an unfair decision regarding fossil fuel divestment, and we need your help.

Ron Jacobs: The campus wage gap

Recent developments at the University of Vermont and St. Michael’s College provide prime examples of a fundamental problem in post-secondary schooling in the United States.

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