The Vermont Cynic

Flashback: 70s UVM

February 18, 2014


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After recently chatting with my father, UVM alumni John Rogers-I couldn't help but admire the drastically laid back atmosphere of UVM in the 1970s.  My pops graduated UVM in 1977.  During his four years, he served as SGA president while graduating second in his class with a degree in finance.  He even came back to tea...

Catamounts sunk by top ranked Eagles

Cam Panepinto

February 18, 2014


Filed under Archives, Sports

Hockey fans across New England flocked to a sold-out Gutterson Fieldhouse Feb. 14 as Vermont hosted No. 1 nationally ranked Boston College Eagles. It was a physical game that had a total of 25 penalty minutes. Despite the Catamounts outshooting the Eagles, Boston was able to capitalize on their oppor...

Former Catamounts sent off to Sochi

February 18, 2014


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Earning six national championship trophies since 1980, the UVM ski team continues to pump out world-class skiers. Five UVM alumni are currently participating in the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. The athletes will be highlighting both the University's ski and hockey programs, according to UVM athletic...

Slavery in Vermont

Joe Tomlinson

February 18, 2014


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UVM's student body's focus on social justice has been tradition, but one of its earliest alumni to make a great stand is rarely celebrated.   Vermont passed a law in 1777 that freed black men over the age of 21 and women over the age of 18 from slavery, Dr. Harvey Amani Whitfield, associat...

McCarthy reaches monumental mark

Colby Cunningham

February 18, 2014


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Senior captain Chris McCarthy made history during a 5-2 win against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats. He became the 42nd Catamount to reach the 100-point century mark as UVM improved to seventh place in the Hockey East. "Our team goal is to be the highest seed possible going into playof...

Kappa Delta will join UVM Greek life soon

Hannah Kearns

February 12, 2014


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The Sorority Interest Group (SIG) has officially become the Kappa Delta Sorority, according to UVM Panhellenic Council. The motion was passed by a majority vote Feb. 9, as required by the Panhellenic Constitution and bylaws, said Pat Brown, director of student life. Kappa Delta will most likel...

Violations of student conduct in U-Heights

February 12, 2014


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Break ins and thefts occurred to multiple cars in the Gutterson parking garage on athletic campus into Jan. 30. according to UVM police services.  "I think it could happen again and it makes me really nervous because I have to park there every day," first-year Addison Stillman said.  "I've nev...

Davis Center roof renovations start

Hannah Kearns

February 12, 2014


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One thousand, four hundred square feet of new storage space will be constructed on the roof of the building, said AllenJosey, director of operations for the Davis Center. The construction project will take place for the rest of the semester, and is expected to be finished by the end of May, Josey s...

Jeffords Center shuts down

Jill Vaglica

February 12, 2014


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UVM's Jeffords Center, is expected to close. The Center, located on Trinity campus was  named in honor of former U.S. Senator James M. Jeffords, for his contribution to the state of Vermont, according to the Center's website. The Center's mission is to inform the community about public policy. It also stri...

Fire and flooding affects Lofts

February 12, 2014


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Fire alarms woke residents of the Redstone Lofts this past Sunday warning of a potential fire.  At 9:10 a.m. residents of the South Building were denied entering their rooms for up to four hours, according to residents. The fire started in a resident's trashbin, according to an e-mail sent from Redsto...

Service held in memory of Kendra Bowers

February 12, 2014


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Ê Students and faculty alike joined together Tuesday to celebrate the life of Kendra Bowers. The memorial service opened with remarks from Annie Stevens, vice provost of student affairs. She began by thanking the attendees and said that although she did not know Bowers personally, she had heard her...

Student group isn’t giving up

February 12, 2014


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The Board of Trustees' meeting held Feb. 7 went uninterrupted until its end when students began to protest. Present for the duration of the meeting, members of Student Climate Culture (SCC) waited until the end to voice their demands that the University divest from fossil fuels. The meeting was held...

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