The Vermont Cynic

Armed robbery follow-up

Hannah Kearns

February 6, 2014


Filed under Archives, News

UVM students should remain on alert as police services have released a composite sketch of the man that is the suspect in an attempted armed robbery that took place on UVM campus, according to a UVM police services press release. The robbery occurred on the evening of Jan.25 around 6:30 p.m., acco...

Labor-themed film series

February 2, 2014


Filed under Archives, Arts

Many avid movie watchers could name the most gut-busting comedy, spine-stiffening horror movie or charming romance, but what about the roots of cinematic art?   Auguste and Louis Lumi??re, two of the first film-makers in history, publicly screened a movie for the first time in the winter of 1895, acc...

Faculty works toward increase in pay

Joe Tomlinson

February 2, 2014


Filed under Archives, News

While income inequality and the '1 percent' might headline national newspapers across the U.S., impacts may be felt as locally as the UVM community. "I ask you, how is it that this UVM administration hasn't allowed staff salaries, benefits and job security to grow, while at the same time rewarding thems...

Sophomore dies in skiing accident

February 2, 2014


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A UVM student died Saturday morning after sustaining fatal injuries as a result of a skiing accident at Sugarbush Ski Resort in Warren Vt., according to a Vermont State Police press release. Sophomore Kendra Bowers was skiing with family and friends on the Low Rim Run Trail at Mt. Ellen, at Sugarbush when...

UVM Gives a Dollar

Joe Tomlinson

February 1, 2014


Filed under Archives, News

By encouraging each member of the university community to contribute a dollar, UVM aimed to raise at least $15,000 in a fundraiser titled UVM Gives a Dollar. The fundraiser was part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Education and Learning Week, and donated money to three local non-profits...

Bee species go extinct

February 1, 2014


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Vermont's bumblebee populations are declining, according to a recent study conducted by the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. "It's bizarre," Maxwell Stuart, a junior biology student said. "Bees are really important and nobody can figure out what's happening to them."  The study, which was done by conservation biologist Ke...

UVM Retired Scholars Award

February 1, 2014


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Five retired UVM professors received the UVM Retired Scholars Award, which provides fully retired professors from UVM with up to $2,500 to pursue a scholarship or research project, according to University Communications. The award is granted by the UVM Association of Retired Faculty and Administrative O...

Larceny from motor vehicle

January 30, 2014


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Multiple cars in a parking garage on athletic campus were found to have been broken into and had property taken from them Jan. 30 at 1:50 a.m., according to a UVM police services report. "It wouldn't be easy to pay for the fix as an independent college student," sophomore Jacob Dubois said. UVM Police Offi...

Boost in UVM application rates

January 28, 2014


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UVM has seen a significant increase in applicants in recent years and the administration has noticed. UVM received 23,936 applications for fall 2014, which is up 9 percent from last year's application rate, according to a University Communications release.  The University has had a restriction...

Water Tower rebounds

January 28, 2014


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The Water Tower is dusting off their stands as they prepare to return to print. "It's a relief to hear that the Water Tower is back," first-year Olivia Pe?±a said.  "We could all see that it's important to improve and maintain communication with higher establishments if we must depend on them," Peña said ...

Manure leads to evacuation

Hannah Kearns

January 28, 2014


Filed under Archives, News

Turns out the smell of cow manure is unfamiliar to some Vermonters, as the smell of it in Jeffords Hall prompted a professor to call the Burlington Fire Department. The UVM life sciences building, was briefly evacuated Jan. 20 due to a "mysterious odor," according to a WCAX article. "I just smelled an odor in one of our t...

Man attempts robbery

Hannah Kearns

January 28, 2014


Filed under Archives, Campus, News

The cell phones of UVM students buzzed in unison for the second time within the past two weeks, this time alerting them of an attempted armed robbery on campus. "Another robbery could happen at any moment until they catch the suspect," first-year Lizzie Leonard said. Leonard added that after the r...

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