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The Vermont Cynic

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer
March 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

New App seeks to improve student voter participation Lachlan Francis presented a proposal for the use of an app called Voatz in the upcoming SGA elections. Voatz is an app that uses fingerprints  to provide a new platform to vote. Talks are already in progress with the city of Burlington to possibly u...

Medical lecturer discusses in-class death

Colin Bushweller, Senior Staff Writer
March 12, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

In the Spring of 2013, while giving a presentation on infant CPR, lecturer Pat Malone collapsed and fell to the ground. Malone was having a heart attack and was pronounced medically dead. The students in the CPR training session thought it was a test. However, after noticing Malone had no pulse they ...

New Burlington development to ease housing pressure

New Burlington development to ease housing pressure

Greta Brown, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington may be on a path to creating both affordable and eco-friendly places to live. The Cambrian Rise Project on North Avenue, a housing development project to revitalize the North End, was approved by the city’s Development Review Board Feb. 6, according to a Feb. 8 press release. ...

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Anna Power, Healy Fallon, and Chloe Chaobal
March 2, 2017
Filed under Arts, Campus, Campus Life, Life, News

Lights, camera, fashion: black pride hits the stage at UVM to top off celebrating Black History Month. During a night full of fashion, music and spoken word, the Black Student Union Fashion show topped off Black History Month by celebrating black pride at UVM. The Black Student Union’s annual fashion s...

UVM Medicine to build Connecticut campus

UVM Medicine to build Connecticut campus

Colin Bushweller, Senior Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The Western Connecticut Health Network announced its partnership with UVM’s Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine to establish an accredited branch campus Feb. 5. The campus will be located in Danbury, Conn. — about 70 miles from New York City. “The purpose of this campus is to build on ...

UVM faculty rallies for higher wages

UVM faculty rallies for higher wages

JP Riedel, Senior Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Faculty members stood outside the room where their contracts were being negotiated, holding signs and rallying for higher wages. Negotiations began Feb. 6 between the University and United Academics, UVM’s faculty union. Professors are pushing for wages equal to those at peer universitie...

Faculty pushes for strong statement from President Sullivan on Trump’s muslim ban

Faculty pushes for strong statement from President Sullivan on Trump’s muslim ban

Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Some want the University to take a stand against one of President Donald Trump’s executive orders. More than 100 faculty members sent a letter to University President Tom Sullivan urging him to take a stronger stand against the executive order travel ban Jan. 31. Sullivan sent an email to ...

UVM announces gendered bathroom changes

Olivia Bowman, News Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

The University announced a plan to update existing plans for gendered bathroom usage. Plans for the future will include “larger multi-use restrooms” and working to “improve the access to access to the restrooms for people with disabilities,” according to an email sent by the University Feb...

SGA updates

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer
March 1, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

New medical club There is a new UVM pre-physician assistant club. SGA recognized the club Feb. 22.   Students need 6,000 hours of experience and must take a different set of tests which this club will help students prepare for school after their undergraduate degree.   Draft of r...

Senior dies, friends remember him as positive spirit

Senior dies, friends remember him as positive spirit

Olivia Bowman, News Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Voices in a College Street apartment chimed over one another while talking about their friend Brett Cohen and his passion for adventure.   Hailing from Needham, Mass., Cohen was a senior at UVM when he died Feb. 14 after a snowboarding incident at Stowe Mountain Resort.   “He...

Community programs decrease crime

Community programs decrease crime

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Crime on some streets densely populated by UVM students has decreased over the past three years, a report from Burlington Police Department stated.   Students and other members of the University have aided in decreased crime by working with community members living on some streets to ...

Professor completes study on policing

Professor completes study on policing

Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Writer
February 17, 2017
Filed under News, Vermont

  Black drivers in Vermont are four times more likely to be searched after being stopped by police, according to a recent report by a UVM professor.   The findings in the report, conducted by economics professor Stephanie Seguino, indicate patterns of policing within 29 of Vermont’...

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