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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Budget model adopted for transparent financial redistribution now being blamed for CAS deficit

Budget model adopted for transparent financial redistribution now being blamed for CAS deficit

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter May 13, 2021

UVM has been grappling with the development of a new budget model for years, and now the community’s concerns about the model’s lack of prioritization of the liberal arts have come to a head. UVM...

The book, “Breeding Better Vermonters,” lies open to a page titled “The Quest for a Eugenic Vermont,” April 17.

Eugenics at UVM: why Abenaki leaders feel the apology wasn’t enough

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter May 10, 2021

A shadow looms over an empty space on the wall of Howe Memorial Library where a portrait of former UVM President Guy Bailey once hung next to that of David W. Howe.  Nearly three years ago, Bailey’s...

Thousands of student protestors filled the steps of Waterman building and flooded out past South Prospect Street and onto the Waterman Green May 3.

Thousands call on UVM to reform handling of sexual violence

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor May 4, 2021

Thousands gathered yesterday to protest a widely-perceived repeated administrative mishandling of sexual assault cases at UVM, following a week of rapidly mounting outrage that has overtaken the campus...

President Suresh Garimella is the 27th president of UVM. His presidency began July 2019.

Thousands voice no confidence in Garimella administration as grievances mount

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor April 13, 2021

Over 3,000 people have voiced their lack of confidence in UVM President Suresh Garimella and his administration following a series of budget cuts and other perceived administrative failures.  On March...

UVM Senior Emma Einhorn watches Professor Aaron Kindsvatter's first video titled “Racism and the Secular Religion at the University of Vermont,

Professor who spoke out about white discrimination has history of fraught relationship with admin and students

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor April 5, 2021

As UVM professor Aaron Kindsvatter continues to post videos to his YouTube and make appearances on conservative radio and tv shows, his message — against what he perceives as anti-whiteness — has gone...

'No, not a chance,': Professor says he won't resign despite thousands calling for action following 'racist' videos

‘No, not a chance,’: Professor says he won’t resign despite thousands calling for action following ‘racist’ videos

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor March 16, 2021

Following mounting calls for his resignation, a UVM professor that posted a video on the internet decrying supposed white discrimination on campus a week ago says, he’s not leaving. The new video...

UVM Professor Aaron Kindsvatter records himself inside his home for his first video titled “Racism and the Secular Religion at the University of Vermont.”

Students call for professor to resign over his video claiming white discrimination

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor March 15, 2021

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 3:05 p.m. March 16. UPDATE: March 16 In a third video Kindsvatter responded to the call for his resignation, “No, nope, not a chance, never gonna happen,...

Ella Ruehsen, a UVM sophomore and assistant news editor for the Cynic stands at the center window of Slade Hall Feb. 13. Slade Hall is a residence hall on Redstone Campus which has been reserved for COVID positive students.

Inside COVID isolation at UVM: reporter recounts surreal stay with no masks and limited supervision

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor February 23, 2021

Editor's note: This piece takes on a different form of journalism Cynic readers may not be accustomed to. Read the letter from the Editor-in-Chief here to learn more.    Since this past fall...

UVM student's protesting 1988

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen March 2, 2016

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor...

Exploring Race at UVM

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 25, 2016

Go to Kakewalk

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 24, 2016

For 73 years, UVM fraternity members danced in blackface and satin tuxedos during the longest running winter carnival in the country. At its peak in the 1960s, this event, known as the Kake Walk, was...

Housing master plan moves forward

April 15, 2014

Over the next few years the face of UVM will see significant changes, including the removal of certain buildings on campus to make room for the addition of others. President Tom Sullivan recently addressed...

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