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Editorial Board: UVM should be investigated for handling of reports of sexual violence

Editorial Board: UVM should be investigated for handling of reports of sexual violence

Editorial Board May 3, 2021

Over the last week, an overwhelming number of survivors of sexual assault and misconduct have come forward, condemning the University of Vermont’s handling of investigations into their experiences. The...

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COVID cases remain high while large gatherings raise concerns among UVM admin

Staff Report April 13, 2021

In a marked decrease from the last round of COVID-19 testing numbers, UVM’s latest numbers show that 59 students and one staff member tested positive for the virus. According to UVM’s COVID-19 dashboard,...

The UVM testing hours have been updated starting the week of April 5 to accommodate the twice-a-week testing.

Campus reopens for tours as COVID cases continue to rise

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2021

Despite nearly 100 students testing positive for COVID-19 this past week, UVM announced it has restarted in-person admissions tours again for prospective students and their families. UVM reported 54...

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

UVM to continue heightened testing as off-campus COVID cases climb

Staff Report March 19, 2021

UVM is extending twice-weekly-testing for all students an additional two weeks, following an uptick in off-campus COVID-19 cases. According to a March 19 email from Garry Derr, Vice President for Operations...

'No, not a chance,': Professor says he won't resign despite thousands calling for action following 'racist' videos

‘No, not a chance,’: Professor says he won’t resign despite thousands calling for action following ‘racist’ videos

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor March 16, 2021

Following mounting calls for his resignation, a UVM professor that posted a video on the internet decrying supposed white discrimination on campus a week ago says, he’s not leaving. The new video...

Students line up in the COVID testing line March 1. At 5:00 one end of the line started near Aiken and the other started past the Royal Tyler Theatre.

COVID cases decrease and students wait in long lines on first day of twice-weekly testing

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor March 2, 2021

On the first day of twice-weekly mandatory testing, the UVM COVID-19 testing center attempted to parse through 5,000 students, as the lines to get tested stretched across campus. The coronavirus testing...

Letter from the EIC: How we reported on UVM quarantine conditions

Letter from the EIC: How we reported on UVM quarantine conditions

Sawyer Loftus, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2021

In journalism, there’s a well-established set of ethics and guidelines, these guiding principles are key to the whole industry. But, sometimes you need to make difficult decisions and promote truth...

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

BREAKING: Six more positive COVID-19 cases days after Halloween

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter November 4, 2020

A day after UVM confirmed 31 students were in isolation, the University says six students have tested positive for COVID-19. Late Tuesday, UVM spokesperson Enrique Corredera confirmed one student received...

Signage on the door of a UVM residence hall reminds community members of the school's COVID-19 rules, including social distancing and the buildings' new no-guest policy.

BREAKING: 30 students in quarantine after one student tests positive for COVID-19

Sawyer Loftus , Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2020

Thirty UVM students were moved into quarantine Tuesday after at least one student tested positive for COVID-19 after a Halloween weekend that drew increased warnings for students to stay safe. UVM spokesperson...

UVM Medical Center President Dr. Stephen Leffler answers questions from the media outside the medical center Oct. 29. Wednesday, UVM Medical Center and UVM Health Network's data systems shut down in light of a confirmed cyberattack.

Despite UVM Medical Center cyberattack officials say UVM data secure

Emma Pinezich and Sawyer Loftus October 29, 2020

A confirmed cyberattack against the University of Vermont Health Network, that caused most of the network’s digital systems to shut down, has not impacted the University, according to UVM officials. The...

UVM Medical Center stands on UVM's campus April 22. The Center, which has treated COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, will now be a vaccine trial site.

UVM Medical Center and Medical School selected as testing site for COVID-19 vaccine

News Staff October 27, 2020

The UVM Medical Center and the Larner College of Medicine will be a trial site for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to an all-staff email from UVMMC President and CEO John Brumsted. The medical center...

Letter to the editor: Open letter from alumnx to UVM administration regarding campus climate

Letter to the editor: Open letter from alumnx to UVM administration regarding campus climate

Letter to the Editor October 12, 2020

October 5, 2020    Dear President Garimella, Leadership Team, Board of Trustees, President’s Commission, Shared Governance Advisory Councils, and University of Vermont Community,  As...

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