University of Vermont

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.

UVM offers fee break, other programs to lower-income students

BURLINGTON — In the future, Vermonters with Pell grants will not have to pay several thousand dollars in annual fees to attend the University of Vermont, school officials announced Tuesday. The change will start with the class that enters UVM in fall 2017. To receive a federal Pell grant, students must demonstrate financial need. Pell-eligible […]

UVM researchers say lake cleanup plan may be flawed

A new paper says the EPA-approved plan for Lake Champlain doesn’t adequately take into account global climate change when setting limits on pollution that feeds toxic algae blooms.

Burlington mayor wants major institutions to pony up for infrastructure

Geographically, 44 percent of property in Burlington is owned by entities that don’t pay property tax, according to city budgets and its grand list. Many make voluntary payments in lieu of taxes, which the mayor is trying to boost.

Study: UVM generates $1.33 billion for the local economy

The university employed about 4,400 people in 2014, and indirectly created another 6,900 jobs, the study said.

Black Lives Matter flag flown, stolen, flown again at UVM

The banner’s raising last week set off a firestorm that would earn headlines in state and national media outlets and was followed by an act that police are investigating as a crime.

UVM researcher’s work could provide salvation for bee species

The rusty patched bumble bee is being considered for federal protection through the Endangered Species Act, thanks in large part to postdoctoral research assistant Leif Richardson.