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.

UVM medical school to receive $66 million bequest

The school will now be known as The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont.

Researcher aims to give state new tools to fight opiate crisis

It looked like time for Vermonter Rick Rawson to retire, maybe write a book. But then he was asked to help his home state assess its heroin epidemic and evaluate the progress in combating it.

UVM reaches contract deal with campus police union

BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont has reached a three-year contract agreement with the union representing its campus police and dispatchers, the college said Tuesday. The deal, with the Chauffeurs, Teamsters, Warehousemen and Helpers Union No. 597, includes wage increases of 2 percent for the fiscal year that began July 1 and each of the […]

UVM study shows direct connection between Lake Champlain pollution and local economy

With a decrease of just one meter of water clarity, Vermont lakeside communities would lose $16.8 million in economic activity, and approximately 200 full-time jobs.

Tenants must be out of aging Memorial Auditorium by year end

The Burlington city engineer has said the building won’t be fit for continued occupancy without significant repairs. The city has been considering the future of the property and nearby parcels, including their possible use for a new UVM sports arena.

UVM Medical School to train more psychiatry residents

The doctors will spend a substantial portion of their training on treating post-traumatic stress disorder at the Veterans Affairs clinic in Burlington.

Challenge to UVM sexual misconduct investigation is dropped

The lawsuit filed late last month in federal court claimed the man was not given enough information to defend himself in the investigation process. But he ended up dropping the suit.

Construction worker dies at UVM residence hall project

BURLINGTON — A construction worker died early Thursday at a project on the University of Vermont campus, apparently after falling from a significant height, the college said. The worker, whose name has not been released, was taken to the UVM Medical Center, where he died a short time later. Authorities are investigating what happened, the […]