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Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy announces funding for a Rural Center of Excellence on Substance Abuse Disorders
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Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy announced Thursday that the University of Vermont will receive $6.6 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create a Rural Center of Excellence on Substance Abuse Disorders.

UVM President Suresh Garimella
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Why would a high-ranking administrator from Purdue University decide to move to Vermont to lead the Green Mountain State’s largest college? On his first day, the new University of Vermont president described to a crowded room of reporters what drew him to the university and his hopes for its future. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has part two of our story.

UVM President Suresh Garimella talks to reporters during his first day on the job.
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Boxes lined the hallway and workstations leading to the office of the University of Vermont’s president. Monday was the first day on the job for the college’s new leader, and he spoke with a roomful of the region’s reporters about his priorities for Vermont’s largest college.  WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was there.

Bailey-Howe Library
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The outgoing president of the University of Vermont is reaffirming the college’s actions to rename a campus library in response to a eugenics survey that took place at the school from 1925 to 1936.

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The University of Vermont's provost and senior vice president is stepping down.

Bailey-Howe Library
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The University of Vermont Board of Trustees has unanimously agreed to remove the name of a past president from the campus library. The board agreed that Guy W. Bailey, who served as the college’s president from 1920 until 1940, does not meet the criteria for such an honor. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley explains why.

The FBI’s Albany field office and the University of Vermont held an active shooter training exercise today near the Burlington college. Although it was scheduled some time ago, it comes after another mass shooting has the country on high alert.

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The University of Vermont recently announced an innovative partnership to establish the college’s first Center of Excellence, which will expand data science research on human wellness.

UVM Health Net Transport helicopter
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A new Vermont-based air ambulance service is now flying patients.

UVM Medical Center nurses' union announce intent to strike
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Nurses at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike.

UVM Medical Center nurses' union announce intent to strike
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About 1,800 unionized nurses at Vermont's largest hospital launched a two-day strike Thursday following unsuccessful contract negotiations, but hospital officials say operations continued with little disruption for patients.

UVM Medical Center nurses' union announce intent to strike
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A union representing nurses is returning for contract negotiations with administrators at Vermont's largest medical center as the possibility of a strike nears.

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Officials at the University of Vermont and St. Michael's College say they are investigating white supremacist signs and stickers that are being posted around the colleges' campuses.

The University of Vermont and St. Michael's College are taking steps to stop the possible spread of mumps on the campuses.

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A University of Vermont student suspended this fall after being accused of groping a female student at an off-campus party is suing the school, saying he didn't grope the student and the school's disciplinary system is faulty and biased against men.

Female Bernie Sanders spider -- Spintharus berniesandersi
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Researchers at the University of Vermont have named a new species of spider after the state’s junior U.S. Senator.

Dr. Dave Barrington
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More than 300,000 historic and rare plant specimens dating back to the mid-19th century were housed on the top floor of Torrey Hall on the University of Vermont campus.  The building was gutted by fire on August 3rd, and researchers initially worried heat and water would destroy the Pringle Herbarium.  Most of the collection was protected by specially designed cabinets obtained in 2014 from the National Science Foundation. Firefighters also covered the cabinets to further protect the Pringle Herbarium.  There was some damage to material outside the cabinets. Herbarium curator and chair of UVM Plant Biology Department Dr. Dave Barrington says the recovery of the specimens is going well.

A biomedical conference that is held once a decade in Vermont began this afternoon in Burlington.

farm tractor in field
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A recently released study by a University of Vermont researcher has found that the cost of health care and insurance is a risk to farm viability.

Students at poster session during UVM Student Research Conference
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The University of Vermont held its ninth Student Research Conference on Thursday, showcasing the work of students through poster sessions, oral presentations and creative presentations.

Former Taft School will  be renovated as UVM's integrated center for the creative arts
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The University of Vermont Foundation, which manages private support for the college, announced a donation Thursday that will create an integrated center for the creative arts.

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A $6 million gift will help the University of Vermont create a new institute designed to accelerate the school's longstanding commitment to the environment.

UVM students rally for the environment and social justice
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Two hours before Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, students at the University of Vermont held a rally to call for continued environmental protection and progressive social justice policies.

The University of Vermont brought high school students from across Vermont and northern New York to its campus today for its third annual youth climate summit.

Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Vermont
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Vice President Joe Biden was on the University of Vermont campus this morning to discuss his work as chair of President Obama’s Cancer Moonshot Task Force, which has a goal to advance and accelerate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

UVM green and Waterman Building
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The University of Vermont has issued a new study that shows the college has an economic impact of over a billion dollars on the state.

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The University of Vermont has received the largest gift ever to a publicly-funded university in New England and has renamed its medical school in honor of the donor.

Black Lives Matter Flag flies at student center at the University of Vermont
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A Black Lives Matters flag that had been flying at the University of Vermont campus was stolen over the weekend.

The University of Vermont College of Medicine has a new name after receiving the largest donation in the institution’s history.

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A worker died early Thursday morning at a construction site on the University of Vermont campus.

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