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UPB and SGA agree to new SpringFest funding plan

UPB and SGA agree to new SpringFest funding plan

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor April 29, 2019

The University of Vermont’s annual spring concert has gotten its funding back just one year after it was revoked over concerns of cash stockpiling. The Student Government Association voted in favor...

Provost David Rosowsky discusses his role on campus in his office in April 2015. He announced his resignation at the end of the semester in a Feb. 25 email to the UVM community.

Former Provost eyed for new job in Ohio

Sawyer Loftus , News Editor April 27, 2019

Former Provost David Rosowsky has been named one of four finalists for a similar position at an Ohio university. Rosowsky is in the running for the Provost and Executive Vice President for academic...

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Staff Report April 16, 2019

Two people have been shot during what police call a "shootout" on North Willard Street. The University sent out CatAlerts around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon stating Burlington Police was investigating...

Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan, a leader of the student group NoNames for Justice, speaks to the crowd alongside junior Amanda Martinez Feb. 26. The rally commemorated the one-year the one-year anniversary of the group's Waterman takeover.

University officials fire back at protestors: “we don’t police language, we do policy”

Sawyer Loftus , Contributor March 27, 2019

University of Vermont administrators have fired back at accusations of free speech restrictions on campus. Recently, 33 faculty and staff members sent a letter to UVM administrators stating they were...

Vice Provost for Student Affairs Annie Stevens addresses protestors at a Feb. 22 rally in Waterman. The students involved could now face misconduct charges for disruption because they used a bullhorn, speakers and played music in between speeches.

University admin reports conduct violations at rally

Sawyer Loftus , Contributor March 27, 2019

Nine students who spoke at a rally in the Waterman building Feb. 26 could face misconduct charges for disruption. The students include leaders from rally organizers NoNames for Justice, who organized the...

UVM professors back student activists against conduct process

UVM professors back student activists against conduct process

Sawyer Loftus , Contributor March 26, 2019

  A letter signed by 33 University of Vermont professors and staff calls on administrators to drop all policy violations against nine students. The open letter was sent to the University by...

Senior Seth Wade addresses the crowd while sophomore Harmony Edosomwan holds the megaphone. The protest, hosted by student activist group NoNames for Justice, commemorated the one year anniversary of the groups Waterman takeover.

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Sawyer Loftus , Contributor March 19, 2019

Students who spoke at a social justice rally last month could soon face disciplinary actions, according to letters obtained by the Cynic. Leaders from NoNames for Justice and other social justice groups...

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

Staff Report February 5, 2019

University of Vermont administrators have suspended all fraternity activities until further notice, according to an email sent to students. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said any...

A #meToo sign outside Living Well that allowed students to sign about their own #meToo stories.

New federal changes could force UVM to change sexual assault policies

Brandon Arcari and Sawyer Loftus January 2, 2019

Updates to federal rules on sexual assault investigations by the Department of Education could soon force UVM to change its policies. The newly-published updates, originally leaked in September, would...

Associate professor tapped as next Honors College dean

Associate professor tapped as next Honors College dean

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor November 13, 2018

UVM has appointed a new dean for the Honors College following the interim dean's movement toward stepping down. President Tom Sullivan announced to the UVM community Nov. 13 through email that Associate...

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Protests expected following departure of Attorney General

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor November 8, 2018

Protests are brewing in Vermont following the outing of federal Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as concerns over the safety of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. Thirteen separate protests are planned...

The victim, Susan Shaffer, seen on the bus surveillance camera just before the accident.

UVM Bus driver found responsible for pedestrian injury

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor October 23, 2018

A UVM police services investigation has found a UVM bus driver at fault for hitting a woman who was crossing the street. The bus driver, Linda Fountain-Provost, was given a ticket for failing to stop...

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