UVM

When students at the University of Vermont resume classes on the snow-covered Burlington campus Monday, something will be missing: bottled water. UVM is the latest university to ban on-campus sales of bottled water.

At one of UVM's recently retrofitted refill stations, students fill up their reusable bottles with tap water. For many of the 14,000 students and staff on this campus, topping off their refillable bottles is an old habit.

The former interim president of the University of Vermont is going to lead an effort to help the state get more from its investment in the state's flagship university.

The appointment of John Bramley was announced Wednesday by Governor Peter Shumlin and UVM President Tom Sullivan.

Bramley will head a panel tasked with implementing some of the ideas contained in a report issued in June called "New Ideas for Changing Times."

The University of Vermont has concluded that a fraternity was not responsible for a survey that asked members whom they would like to rape.

The campus chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon was closed last December and an investigation launched after a student reported the survey to university officials.

UVM said Thursday that the "Sigma Ep as an organization" was not responsible for putting the question in the survey. But other findings could lead to sanctions against the fraternity.

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