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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

The Vermont Cynic

Students filter through the COVID testing entrance Nov. 6 in a line stretching back to the Howe Library stairs. Each student must blow their nose and use hand sanitizer before proceeding to the testing area.

BREAKING: UVM reports 35 new cases among students, faculty and staff

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor November 17, 2020

35 UVM community members tested positive for COVID-19 in just the last week, more than tripling last week’s record high of seven positive cases.  20 off-campus and seven on-campus students tested...

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

As cases rise, UVM permits students to return home early

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 16, 2020

UVM students will be allowed to return home early for break and remote classes in the wake of a spike of COVID-19 cases at UVM and Vermont as a whole.  Though the last day of classes before break is...

Jeanne Mance became UVMs designated quarantine and isolation building for students at the beginning of the semester. Located on Pearl Street, the residence hall is surrounded by other UVM buildings and Burlington homes.

‘There is no real surveillance of this place’: A look inside UVM quarantine as COVID cases rise

Ella Ruehsen and Sawyer Loftus November 9, 2020

Driving down Colchester Avenue, as it turns into Pearl Street, it’s not hard to skip over UVM’s last residence hall—Jeanne Mance—before the landscape changes to the commercial center of downtown...

Students filter through the COVID testing entrance Nov. 6 in a line stretching back to the Howe Library stairs. Each student must blow their nose and use hand sanitizer before proceeding to the testing area.

Students to retest for COVID-19 after Halloween weekend raises concerns

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 6, 2020

UVM students who were tested earlier this week must be retested this weekend due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases that may be associated with Halloween gatherings.  The Vermont Department...

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

BREAKING: Six more positive COVID-19 cases days after Halloween

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter November 4, 2020

A day after UVM confirmed 31 students were in isolation, the University says six students have tested positive for COVID-19. Late Tuesday, UVM spokesperson Enrique Corredera confirmed one student received...

Signage on the door of a UVM residence hall reminds community members of the schools COVID-19 rules, including social distancing and the buildings new no-guest policy.

BREAKING: 30 students in quarantine after one student tests positive for COVID-19

Sawyer Loftus , Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2020

Thirty UVM students were moved into quarantine Tuesday after at least one student tested positive for COVID-19 after a Halloween weekend that drew increased warnings for students to stay safe. UVM spokesperson...

A group of restaurant goers sit outside of Sweetwaters on Church Street, Oct 23.

Police express confidence students won’t violate COVID rules for Halloween

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter October 30, 2020

UVM and Burlington Police expressed little concern about students potentially violating COVID-19 safety precautions over Halloween weekend, despite rising cases in the state. UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau...

UVM President Suresh Garimella, Rally Cat, first-year Emily Scarborough and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger pose for a photo in the David Center Atrium to celebrate UVMs 100,000th COVID-19 test Oct. 27.

UVM celebrates 100,000 COVID tests with a giant Q-tip…yes, you read that right.

Staff Report October 27, 2020

As students passed through the Davis Center between classes Tuesday afternoon, UVM’s president stood at a makeshift stage, handing a first-year a giant Q-tip and goodie bag to celebrate the 100,000 COVID-19...

UVM Medical Center stands on UVMs campus April 22. The Center, which has treated COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, will now be a vaccine trial site.

UVM Medical Center and Medical School selected as testing site for COVID-19 vaccine

News Staff October 27, 2020

The UVM Medical Center and the Larner College of Medicine will be a trial site for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to an all-staff email from UVMMC President and CEO John Brumsted. The medical center...

Executive Director of Residential life Rafael Rodriguez presents options for student wishing to stay on
campus during Spring Break, over Teams Oct. 12.

Administrators announce change in spring semester plans for remote students

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter October 21, 2020

UVMStrong’s recently announced plans for the spring semester have caused concerns about what a greater influx of students returning to Burlington next semester will mean for COVID-19 safety.  UVM...

Sophomore Sam Joyner posted a video on TikTok for his second day in isolation after going to his sisters wedding, sharing what food UVM gave him.

UVM student looks to quell quarantine concerns through TikTok

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter October 14, 2020

It’s almost a normal weekday for Sophomore Sam Joyner, except today he’s sitting alone in a hallway of empty dorm rooms accompanied only by people in hazmat suits, making TikToks to offer a glimpse...

Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, addresses gathered media in the Grand Maple Ball Room at UVM Oct. 10. Birx praised the University and Vermonts response to the virus.

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator praises UVM, cautions potential outbreaks

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor October 10, 2020

In a visit to the University of Vermont’s campus Saturday, Dr. Deborah Birx, the Response Coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force praised the University and the states’ handling of the...

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