University of Vermont

University of Vermont Mourns the Passing of Robert Larner, UVM’39, M.D.’42

News Release — UVM April 24, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield Asst. Director, News & Public Affairs University of Vermont (802) 656-5799 Robert Larner, M.D., the Burlington native for whom the UVM Larner College of Medicine was named in September of 2016, died peacefully at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. […]

Electric buses get trial run in quest for sustainable transit

One is giving free rides on Green Mountain Transit routes. The Burlington Electric Department is using state money to help GMT and UVM try out the vehicles.

UVM study: Lake Champlain is saltier

Salt in the lake can promote the spread of blue-green algae, according to scientists.

UVM economics professor is fighting for his job and ideals

Summa says he’s being railroaded by the university for teaching a radical brand of economics. University officials disagree.

Bill would prohibit lawmakers from serving on UVM board

H.41 would stop the Legislature from appointing nine members of the board of trustees at the University of Vermont.

Two UVM fraternities punished for alcohol violations

Even though the incidents allegedly involved underage drinking, no criminal charges have been brought.

UVM men’s basketball looks for tournament heroics vs. Purdue

Sports Illustrated’s Luke Winn included the Catamounts at No. 8 on a list of his top 10 NCAA bracket busters, noting the “extreme, positive momentum” the team brings.

Lawmakers elect UVM trustees, sergeant-at-arms

The Legislature elected three new members of the University of Vermont board of trustees at a joint session of the House and Senate on Thursday. Former House Speaker Shap Smith, who was a longtime Democratic representative, got the most votes with 102. Smith lost a bid for lieutenant governor last year. Rep. Johannah Leddy Donovan, […]

National Human Rights Award Goes to Consortium That Includes UVM

News Release — UVM Feb. 15, 2017 Contact: Jeff Wakefield, [email protected], 802-578-8830 A consortium of programs treating torture survivors that includes an initiative launched at the University of Vermont has received the 2017 Human Rights Award from the American Psychiatric Association. The award was given to the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP). The […]

UVM faculty union blasts spending on executives, managers

BURLINGTON — As contract negotiations get underway between the University of Vermont and the union representing faculty, the union says the school is spending too much on managers and executives and not enough on professors. The current three-year contract expires June 30. The University of Vermont chapter of United Academics/AFT cites a study by the […]

UVM plans $80M athletic, wellness facilities on campus

The university’s athletic director says new buildings will help attract high-level athletes and other students.

Faculty push for stronger statement from UVM president on Trump Muslim ban

The union is urging the UVM administration “to be diligent about protecting our students’ privacy and their personal records, including their immigration status, from external intrusion to the full extent possible according to the law.”

Study: Blacks, Hispanics face more enforcement in traffic stops

They’re more likely than whites to be ticketed, searched and arrested. One of the researchers said her sense is that “a good deal of these disparities is due to implicit bias.”

Council, residents want to know what will replace auditorium

The city of Burlington is waiting to hear from the University of Vermont about whether it’s interested in partnering to build an arena in that location before moving forward with redevelopment plans.