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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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COVID cases decrease as vaccines open up for all Vermont adults

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter April 21, 2021

For the second consecutive week, UVM reported a decline in COVID-19 case-count on campus, with 33 new student COVID-19 cases last week out of 17,163 student tests received.  One faculty member tested...

The family of a prospective student walks through Andrew Harris Commons without observing proper masking protocols April 10.

UVM reopens Visitor Center despite continued student restrictions

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter April 13, 2021

Despite strict COVID-19 policies for the student body, UVM is welcoming out-of-state visitors back on campus, with plans to allow them to access UVM buildings.  As UVM’s May 1 decision deadline looms,...

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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,...

How transparent is UVMs COVID data compared to other colleges?

How transparent is UVM’s COVID data compared to other colleges’?

Sierra Byrne and Lila Cumming April 7, 2021

Eight months after UVM created a COVID-19 dashboard to share data on testing and positive cases in the UVM community, administrators have not budged in their decision to only update information once a...

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...

Sophomore Miles Mccallum stands in front of Harris-Millis Hall where he works as an RA.

Caught between students and admin, RAs voice frustration and guilt about conduct enforcement

Irene Choi and Nicole Hardy April 6, 2021

Editor’s note: Some RAs interviewed for this piece have had their names changed to first name pseudonyms due to fears that UVM would take action against them for speaking out.  Jamie, an RA living...

Gov. Phil Scott discusses his past at UVM and his path to the Vermont Statehouse in 2017.

Out-of-state students continue to get vaccinated despite ineligibility and confusion

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter April 1, 2021

Some — but not all — of UVM’s nearly 8,000 out-of-state students could get a vaccine in Vermont, but only if they intend to stay for the entire summer, according to Governor Phil Scott. Despite...

UVM students stand in the testing line March 29 to comply with UVMs mandatory twice a week testing requirement.

COVID cases remain high despite continued twice-weekly testing

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter March 30, 2021

COVID-19 cases remain high with 80 positive cases identified in the last week, despite continued twice-weekly testing.  UVM’s COVID-19 dashboard was updated Monday, showing of the nearly 20,000 tests...

A testing vial sits in a makeshift distribution pipe at UVMs COVID-19 testing site.

COVID-19 at UVM: Off-campus cases rise sharply, UK variant detected

Ella Ruehsen , Assistant News Editor March 23, 2021

UVM reported nearly 100 new COVID-19 cases in the last week, nearly 70 of which were off-campus, marking an all-time high in UVM’s weekly case-count since the start of the pandemic.  Additionally,...

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...

Men’s soccer midfielder Joe Morrison, a sophomore, dribbles up the field, Nov. 13. The team lost 3-2 in overtime to Hartford University, ending UVM’s season.

Starting tomorrow, students can attend outdoor sports games

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter March 18, 2021

Tickets for UVM students to attend outdoor athletic events in-person will be available to students beginning this Friday, March 19, according to an email from the UVM Athletic Department.  For the...

Masked students stand in lines outside the COVID-19 testing center.

17 cases reported on Monday alone, ‘concerning’ to UVM officials

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor March 17, 2021

Seventeen students tested positive for COVID-19 this Monday alone, just after the school announced tentative plans to hold in-person graduation. Erica Caloiero, interim VP for student affairs, announced...

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