University of Vermont

  • coronavirus concerns Mar 11

    UVM Moves to Online Learning to Cut Risk of Coronavirus

    Some of Vermont’s best-known colleges have taken steps to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus, by minimizing human contact and moving to online learning. The University of Vermont announced Wednesday it is encouraging students not to return to campus after this week’s spring break. “Keeping myself safe,” said UVM student Jamie Kalajian, who is now home in...

  • Vermont Mar 11

    Vt. Colleges Take Steps to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

    Just one COVID-19 case has been acknowledged in Vermont, and communities hope to keep that number from getting bigger.

  • University of Vermont Feb 25

    University of Vermont Opens Campus Food Shelf for Students

    The University of Vermont is opening a food shelf in an effort to fight food insecurity among students. The school held a grand opening ceremony for the Rally Cat’s Cupboard on Monday, according to MyChamplainValley.com. The food shelf is located in the Joseph E. Hills Agricultural Science Building. Two campus surveys have found that one in five students are...

  • President Oct 26, 2019

    UVM Endows Scholarship in Names of Sen. Leahy, Wife

    The University of Vermont is honoring U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy and his wife Marcelle with a $3.3 million fund to pay for scholarships in the school’s Honors College and the Gund Institute for Environment. The university announced Friday that the funds for the Patrick and Marcelle Leahy Scholars Initiative were raised and will continue to grow through private giving.

  • University of Vermont Sep 25, 2019

    University of Vermont Promotes Healthier Options for Campus Food

    A farmer’s market at the University of Vermont Wednesday was one of 70 nationwide this week cohosted by the foodservice giant Sodexo that were aimed at encouraging healthier eating on campus. “The idea, forty years ago, that things were coming out of the freezer and just being heated and served—that’s not the case today,” said Marissa Watson of UVM Dining,...

  • United States Sep 16, 2019

    ‘It’s Really Scary’: Patients Left in Limbo After Medication Recall

    Patients with a rare condition who rely on a certain hormone to ensure their quality of life are now pleading with the federal government for help after the critical medicine was recalled. One of those patients is a man from Vermont’s Chittenden County. “It’s really scary,” said Ryan Polly, describing the uncertainty over the medication Natpara, which he thinks of...

  • Vermont Sep 5, 2019

    New ID Option Could Replace Plastic Cards at UVM

    New technology now being tested on the University of Vermont’s Burlington campus could change the way many students, faculty members and staff navigate campus — by providing a high-tech alternative to their familiar plastic ID cards. “Everything’s on your phone — this is just part of it,” said Drew Meyers, a UVM junior who is serving as a beta tester...

  • NBCUniversal Sep 4, 2019

    UVM Could Use Digital IDs

    The University of Vermont is testing the use of digital IDs to replace famililar plastic cards.

  • Attorney Aug 24, 2019

    Vermont Drugged Driver Hits, Kills Traffic Flagger, Police Say

    A construction zone flagger who was struck by an impaired driver Friday morning has died, Vermont State Police say. James Alger, an employee of the LPD Traffic Control Services, was directing traffic in a railroad crossing construction zone in the area of Ethan Allen Highway and Route 17 when he was struck around 8:13 a.m. Police say Jennifer Bergevin was...

  • New York Jul 31, 2019

    Cleanup Underway After 2 Kayakers on Lake Camplain Die Amid Storms in Vermont

    The body of a second missing kayaker was pulled from Lake Champlain Wednesday, police said, as emergency personnel, public works crews, homeowners, and parks employees dealt with the aftermath of the powerful thunderstorms that contributed to the kayakers’ deaths.

  • Vermont Jul 25, 2019

    University of Vermont Pilot Program Aims to Boost College Admissions Opportunities

    The University of Vermont is playing host this week to a pilot program that aims to close an opportunity gap when it comes to college admissions. It’s giving select high schoolers an up-close look at what life is like on college campuses, and what it takes to pursue a college opportunity that’s right for an individual student.

  • Vermont May 12, 2019

    2 Arrested for Violent Assault, Robbery in Burlington: PD

    Two men have been arrested and charged after robbing a store and violently assaulting two of the store’s employees, officials said. According to police in Burlington, Vermont, Ethan Villemaire, 28, of Burlington, and Jeffrey Leduc, 32, of Burlington, were arrested Sunday in connection to the incident.

  • DRIVER Apr 26, 2019

    Vt. Child Hit By Car, Airlifted to Hospital: Police

    Vermont State Police say a 9-year-old child has been airlifted to the hospital after getting struck by a car in Weybridge. Mynbc.com reports that police say the girl unexpectedly walked into Weybridge Road and was hit early Thursday afternoon. Police say the driver tried to stop, but ended up hitting the child.

  • Vermont Mar 26, 2019

    2 Accused of Online Bullying After Vt. Teen Attempts Suicide: Police

    Two teenage girls in Vermont are accused of online bullying after police say a Colchester high school student tried to kill herself after she was bullied on social media. Police say the 18-year-old student intentionally overdosed on acetaminophen on Jan. 20. Authorities say she was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center and then transferred to a Boston hospital....

  • New York Mar 24, 2019

    Convicted Felon Wanted in Vermont Shooting

    A man with a history of violent behavior is wanted by police in Vermont after a Sunday morning shooting. Alfred Wisher, 37, was identified by witnesses as the shooter, Burlington police said. Wisher allegedly approached 28-year-old Khyann Jones in front of a home on Clarke Street around 8:50 a.m. and shot him after a brief argument. He then ran away...

  • Vermont Mar 21, 2019

    UVM Falls to Florida State in NCAA Tourney

    The University of Vermont fell to Florida State in round one of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Thursday afternoon, but drew praise from hometown fans who watched the action on television from Burlington. “Vermonters really care about this team — and deservedly so; they’re really good people,” said Kyle Adams, a UVM senior who was watching the broadcast from the...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Mar 21, 2019

    UVM Fans Watch as Catamounts Fall to Florida State

    In the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament, the University of Vermont suffered a tough loss.

  • Jack Thurston Mar 18, 2019

    UVM Catamounts Ready to Roar in NCAA Basketball Tourney

    The NCAA men’s basketball tournament kicks off later this week, and the University of Vermont Catamounts are ready to roar. “I believe in myself and my group completely, and I know we can do whatever we have to try to get a win,” UVM power forward Anthony Lamb said Monday.

  • Kaitlin McKinley Becker Mar 17, 2019

    Vermont Cancer Researchers Get Boost From ‘Very Strange Tradition’

    An unusual and hard-to-miss St. Patrick’s Day tradition in Vermont’s Chittenden County is also a fundraiser for cancer research at the University of Vermont. “It’s a very strange tradition,” acknowledged Kim Ireland of the S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund. “But it’s ours!” Ireland organizes a holiday parade of concrete mixers from her family’s concrete supplier and contracting firm, S.D. Ireland....

  • OFFICER Mar 16, 2019

    Vermont State Police Investigate Death After Altercation

    Vermont State Police detectives are investigating the death of a Burlington man who was found dead two days after he was involved in an altercation with a Burlington police officer.

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