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SGA affirms support for the Cynic following admin changes to student media oversight

SGA council members socially distance in their first in person meeting of the year, Sept. 8.
Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter December 1, 2020

UVM’s Student Government Association affirmed its support for the Cynic’s autonomy following changes from the University to the student newspaper’s oversight.  Senior Sawyer Loftus, Editor-In-Chief...

COVID-19 test results delayed just before Thanksgiving break

A sign directs students to testing Sept. 25.
Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor November 21, 2020

COVID test results have been delayed due to an issue at the lab that processes UVM’s tests following a week of record-high case numbers at UVM. The delay comes just as students are returning home...

UVM admin pushes forward with plans to consolidate colleges despite faculty pushback

The Waterman building located on the corner of South Prospect Street and College Street stands with nobody around it, Sept. 30. Waterman is the largest academic building on campus.
Sabine Foerg and Paige Fisher November 18, 2020

The University of Vermont is reconsidering their long-held seven college organization in favor of a dramatic reorganization into four broader colleges, which could occur as early as March. 260 faculty...

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

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.
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...

COVID-19 at UVM: In record high week, 35 community members test positive

A sign directs students to testing Sept. 25.
Staff Report November 16, 2020
Nov. 16, 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. 

As cases rise, UVM permits students to return home early

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

UVM Political Science professors discuss historic election and what’s to come

One of the team members of the Ward 7 cohort stacks the received ballots, preparing them to go through the ballot counter Oct. 29.
Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter November 13, 2020

UVM political science professors discussed what Americans could expect in the coming weeks, including increased division, further actions by President Trump and the media’s role in it all. During...

SGA funds program for first-generation college students following federal aid cuts

UVM's Student Government Association discussed student voting and changes to the former Clean Energy Fund at their weekly meeting Oct. 6.
Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter November 13, 2020

SGA plans to fund a program for one year that assists first-generation college students with academic support and professional mentoring after the federal government cut its funding this year.  UVM’s...

‘Joy and relief’: Hundreds gather on Church Street to celebrate Biden victory

People holding Biden signs celebrate the president elect's victory on Church Street Nov. 7.
Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter November 10, 2020

Moments after the news broke that Joe Biden would be the next president of the United States, a quiet morning in downtown Burlington transformed as community members marched downtown to celebrate the changing...

UVM students wait anxiously for 2020 presidential election results

Signs point to the polling place for potential voters Nov. 3.
Sabine Foerg and Paige Fisher November 10, 2020

As vote counts for the Presidential Election continued to trickle in following Election Day, UVM students anxiously waited, reflecting on the tumultuous weeks leading up to it and what’s next to come. Although...

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

Jeanne Mance became UVM's 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.
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 to retest for COVID-19 after Halloween weekend raises concerns

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.
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...

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