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UVM Expects To Spend $300K In President Search
Wednesday, 04/27/11
The University of Vermont expects to spend about $300,000 to find a replacement for President Dan Fogel by March of next year. A 20-member Presidential Search Committee held its first meeting this week.
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Work Underway On New UVM Dorm
Tuesday, 04/26/11
Site work is under way in Burlington on what will become a new residence hall that will be able to accommodate over 400 University of Vermont students.
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UVM Administrators Say Layoffs Are Possible
Thursday, 04/21/11
By Patti Daniels
The University of Vermont is working to close a $5 million shortfall in next year's budget. The administration is using on a combination of revenue increases and budget cuts to close the gap.
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UVM Looks Forward
Wednesday, 04/20/11
By Jane Lindholm
Last month, when University of Vermont President Daniel Fogel announced he is retiring, it opened a search for a new leader and an opportunity to assess how UVM is meeting it challenges.
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Fogel Plans To Retire From The University Of Vermont In 2012
Wednesday, 03/23/11
By Jane Lindholm
University of Vermont President Daniel Mark Fogel plans to retire after a decade leading the state's best-known university. Fogel has said in the past that he planned to step down to return to teaching.
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UVM Confirms Jane Knodell As Provost
Monday, 12/13/10
By Ross Sneyd
University of Vermont trustees have confirmed an economics professor as the second-highest ranking administrator at the university. Jane Knodell has been acting provost and senior vice president since July 2009.
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UVM Selects Three Areas For 'Spires Of Excellence' Plan
Thursday, 05/20/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
The University of Vermont's Board of Trustees is set to study a plan that could transform the school's core identity. The "Spires of Excellence" plan would re-shape graduate and research programs, and eventually affect undergraduate studies as well.
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UVM Trustees Consider Reshaping Research Program
Thursday, 05/20/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
The University of Vermont's Board of Trustees will confront a plan this weekend to reshape the university's graduate and research program.
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Shelburne Farms Experiments With Biochar
Wednesday, 04/28/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
An experiment at Shelburne Farms recently brought some visitors from Massachusetts to showcase a material called biochar. Some farmers swear by its use as a soil supplement and some UVM students are studying whether it can be used to clean up Lake Champlain.
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Expert On Terezin Ghetto To Speak At UVM
Monday, 04/26/10
By Neal Charnoff
This year marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Terezin ghetto in Czechoslovakia.  Among the events being held to recognize the date is a symposium with Anna Hajkova, a leading expert on Terezin.
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Douglas Says Tuition Increases Too High
Thursday, 04/22/10
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Jim Douglas says he wants the University of Vermont and Vermont's State College system to give up their plan to raise tuition for next year.
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Panel Rejects College Merger
Friday, 11/06/09
A panel considering the governor's recommendation to consolidate the University of Vermont and Vermont State Colleges is recommending against merging the two institutions.
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UVM President Dan Fogel
Friday, 10/09/09
By Bob Kinzel
UVM President Dan Fogel discusses how the university has dealt with recent financial concerns and the proposed 6-percent increase in next year's tuition.
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University of Vermont gets $3.2M boost in funding
Friday, 05/08/09
The University of Vermont has gotten a $3.2 million boost in funding for next year.
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UVM says more layoffs might not be necessary
Tuesday, 04/28/09
By John Dillon
The University of Vermont hopes to avoid a new round of lay-offs and possibly reinstate some part-time faculty. The school had warned in February that up to 26 people would have to be let go because of the budget deficit.
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University of Vermont students resume protest
Friday, 04/24/09
University of Vermont students are not backing down in their fight to get funding restored for faculty and staff positions.
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UVM faculty plan budget-cut protest
Monday, 04/06/09
University of Vermont faculty members who say a starvation diet is being imposed on the school's academic programs are planning a "Let Them Eat Gruel?" budget-cut protest.
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UVM considering all issues for targeted sports
Thursday, 03/19/09
The chairman of the University of Vermont trustees says it's too early to say what the board will do about the school administration's plan to eliminate varsity baseball and softball next year.
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UVM lays off 16, eliminates varsity baseball and softball
Friday, 02/20/09
By Ross Sneyd
Sixteen administrative staff were laid off at the University of Vermont on Friday and two varsity sports were eliminated to help balance the budget. No faculty were laid off, but the administration says contracts will not be renewed for a number of lecturers next year.
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UVM expects funding cut
Monday, 12/08/08
The University of Vermont's budget troubles have worsened with news that the school will likely face an $11 million state funding cut in the next two years.
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Economist: Vt. heading for deep recession
Wednesday, 10/22/08
With Vermont's unemployment rate above 5 percent for the first time in 15 years, at least one prominent economist is predicting that the current economic downturn hasn't hit bottom yet.
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UVM grad deported by China over protests
Monday, 08/18/08
A recent graduate of the University of Vermont was among five activists deported by China for protesting at the Summer Olympics.
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UVM traces its history with a walking tour
Friday, 07/04/08
By Ross Sneyd
In a new historical walking tour of the University of Vermont, visitors can look into the bronze eyes of Ira Allen and relive the university's past. VPR's Ross Sneyd went along for the first tour.
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Mental health group wants doctors, hospitals to reject gifts from drug industry
Thursday, 05/22/08
By John Dillon
A leading mental health advocacy group is calling on doctors and hospitals to reject gifts from the pharmaceutical industry. The Vermont Association for Mental Health says the payments to doctors create a conflict of interest that could compromise patient care. But medical professionals say they are already taking steps to limit the influence of drug companies. VPR's John Dillon reports.
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Protesters decry use of pigs to train surgeons
Thursday, 05/15/08
A handful of people say the University of Vermont Medical school is wrong to use live pigs to help train surgeons to deal with traumatic injuries.
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