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SGA confirms legitimacy of presidential petitions

April 3, 2014

Filed under Archives, News

Many UVM students may be familiar with the breaking news and gossip website, known as UVM Little Bird. Recently anonymous allegations were made on the website which stated that ...

UVM Falls to Union in NCAA Tournament

Ben Parsons

March 29, 2014

Filed under Archives, Game Recaps, Sports

In their first game since being named the best team in the nation, the Union Dutchmen lived up to their no. 1 ranking, defeating Vermont by a score of 5-2 on Friday in the first game of the Division I NCAA Hockey Tournament. "It's always hard to watch your seniors in the locker room after a tough loss, but despite the outcome...

Sophomore Derek Doran dies unexpectedly

Hannah Kearns

March 28, 2014

Filed under Archives, News

Sophomore Derek Doran passed away unexpectedly March 23, according to a release by Annie Stevens, Vice Provost for Student Affairs. Doran was from Castleton, Vt. and was in the School of Business Administration, the release stated. "We extend our deepest condolences to Derek's family. Our sincere thoughts of care and sy...

Vermont ski scene ranks No. 1

Hannah Lees

February 18, 2014

Filed under Archives, Enterprise

Vermont is ranked as the No. 1 place to ski in the east and No. 3 in the nation, according to SkiVermont.com. The state is home to 19 alpine ski resorts and 4.5 million skiers and riders, according to the website. UVM's Ski and Snowboard Club offers deals for Sugarbush, Stowe, Jay Peak, Bolton Valley, Mad River Glen and S...

Free speech counts

February 18, 2014

Filed under Archives, Opinion

The right to free speech and media is a testament of American democracy. The Cynic's 130th anniversary as a student voice marks not only the tradition of speech, but also the commitment of the University to a student's right to voice and information.  But, as in any anniversary, we must examine and reflect upon such co...

Events further diversity awareness

February 18, 2014

Filed under Archives, Life

Last week, UVM celebrated diversity all across campus.   SGA and the Inter-Residence Association worked together to host Equity Week, an event to raise diversity awareness.  "I think it was a huge success," SGA President Connor Daley said.   ...

Cynic celebrates 130 years

February 18, 2014

Filed under Archives, Opinion

The Vermont Cynic is turning 130! Started in 1883 under the name the University Cynic, our paper is the oldest continuously published non-daily college newspaper in the country. This means the Cynic has a pretty extensive history for a college newspaper. The first editorial wrote that the Cynic aimed to "give voice to the sentim...

Vermont Law Partnership

February 18, 2014

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Vermont Law has decided to partner with several historically black colleges in order to expand racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession, according to a press release put out by Vermont Law School Feb. 4. Ê The press release announced the partnership with Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, and both Morehouse College and Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. Ê Each of the partnerships will benefit the schools individually...

Legislation demands labels on food goods

Joe Tomlinson

February 18, 2014

Filed under Archives, News

Vermonters may be familiar with staring down bumper stickers that read something like, "No Farms, No Food," or perhaps, "Eat Local." Now some citizens of the food-system-pioneering Green Mountain State are standing behind a piece of legislation. The legislation is telling food producing firms that people have a right to kno...

Dangers of the slopes

February 18, 2014

Filed under Archives, Life

After the death of sophomore Kendra Bowers while skiing at Sugarbush Resort, it poses the question of how dangerous skiing might be.  "Skiing is dangerous if you go too far out of your known limits," sophomore Daniel Goodelman said.  "I'm not saying you shouldn't try to get better by doing harder courses, but you must understand ...

Group urges Sullivan to divest

February 18, 2014

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A letter to President Tom Sullivan is the Student Climate Culture club's newest effort to make UVM a fossil free campus.  The letter urged the Investment Subcommittee of the Board of Trustees to reverse their decision made Dec. 18 to not divest their investments from fossil fuel companies. "I genuinely respect the amoun...

Thief dies due to probable suicide

Hannah Kearns

February 18, 2014

Filed under Archives, News

The man accused of attempting to sell a stolen document to Bailey-Howe was found dead in his Main Street apartment Feb. 11. Fifty-five year-old Patrick Rooney's  death is being considered a suicide. An autopsy has been ordered, according to Colchester police. Rooney failed to appear in Vermont Superior Court for his most r...

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