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UVM diversity training tackles Midwestern mentality

On Sunday, the University held its first annual diversity training specifically focused on white, midwestern American cultural differences by bringing a team of 10 professional traveling lecturers. Training took place in the Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom, Billings Library and several smaller focus groups scattered across campus. “We realized with our previous accounts of diversity…

New exhibit explores lake waters

Nearly 50 jars filled with materials from Lake Champlain were displayed on the wall of an art studio. Community members gathered at Burlington City Arts gallery for the opening “Of Land & Local: Watershed” opening and engaged in conversation about water issues in Vermont are on display through Jan. 14. “Not every small city has…

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Faculty assesses student performance

The Faculty Senate has begun implementing a new form of student assessment focused on helping faculty better design their curriculum. The UVM Assessment Initiative launched last year is ready to be put into use by faculty and staff to collect data on how students here are performing, and determine academic areas that need improvement. This…

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New J.K. Rowling film has same old magic

New Yorkers bustled and Model Ts chugged down the cobblestone streets of Manhattan in the fantasy film that turns the clock back to 1926 New York City. Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s debut screenplay  “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” hit theaters Nov. 18. The film is another of this year’s expansions on the wizarding…

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Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

For some students, the ability to sublet may be just as important a factor as rent and location are while searching for off-campus leases for next year. Students struggle to find subletters to take over their off-campus leases while they study abroad, and it’s causing emotional and financial stress, junior Kara Shamsi said. Shamsi said…

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Burlington becomes a sanctuary

The City Council approved the decision to make Burlington a sanctuary city Nov. 8, contrary to President-elect Donald Trump’s federal immigration plan proposals. The council passed the motion 10-2. Councilmen Kurt Wright, R-Ward 4 and Dave Hartnett, I-North District, voted against the resolution. Sanctuary city status limits the city’s involvement with na- tional immigration authorities,…

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Rap trio makes triumphant return

Every ‘90s-loving hipster’s favorite rap group is back. After an 18-year hiatus, A Tribe Called Quest returned Nov. 11 with their sixth and supposedly final album, “We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.” Following the death of group emcee Phife Dawg in March, the album, which has been in the works for…

European soccer leagues provide intrigue

Barring Leicester City’s shocking Premier League title win, last season saw all the top contenders win their respective major leagues. Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain all won their domestic leagues as expected, but they are finding it harder to dominate this time around. Real Madrid, Barcelona’s eternal rival, is undefeated in La Liga…

Fantasy football: what to watch

WHO I LIKE QB, Drew Brees (NO) – Brees continues to dominate as a standout fantasy starting quarterback, not just because of his ability to throw well, but because he is able to throw the ball to any target. He connected with eight different receivers last week, and an upcoming matchup against the porous Detroit…

Basketball players win All-Tournament Honors

The Vermont Women’s Basketball team hosted the annual TD Bank Classic holiday tournament at Patrick Gym this past week. The team kicked off the weekend with a convincing victory over the New Jersey Institute of Technology, winning Friday night by a score of 64-42. Junior guard Sydney Smith and first-year forward Hanna Crymble led the…

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