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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

UVM research funding hits all time high

UVM research funding hits all time high

Ella Reuhsen, News and Sports Editor September 24, 2021

UVM’s research funding hit a historical all-time high in the last fiscal year, with faculty pulling in $227 million in extramural support, according to a Sept. 23 press release.  This record level...

Morrill Hall is located at the corner of Main Street and University Place.

How the Morrill Land-Grant Acts stole indigenous lands for higher education

Lucille Whittier, Cynic News Reporter September 23, 2021

UVM’s Morrill Hall is one of 106 “Morrill Halls” on campuses across the U.S. – all of which were established with government funds on land stolen from Indigenous People.  Morrill Hall is named...

Junior Syd Partin sits on the steps of the Howe Library with her sign the morning of Sept. 16.

Student carries sign in solidarity with other survivors of sexual violence

Eliza Barker, Cynic News Reporter September 22, 2021

Editor's note: This story was updated at 10:29 p.m. Sept. 22.  A UVM student can be seen holding a handmade cardboard sign on campus – a statement piece she said she carries to demonstrate the constant...

The Assistant Director of FSLs office can be found in the Student Life office on the third floor of the Davis Center.

Assistant Director of FSL steps down for other job opportunity

Kate Vanni, Editor-in-Chief September 21, 2021

Assistant Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life plans to leave UVM for another program amidst clashes between FSL and the UVM student body. Christina Vega will begin her new position as Associate...

Burlington city councillors sit at a U-shaped table during the meeting regarding the BDS resolution.

UVM student groups made their voices heard at last week’s City Council meeting about BDS resolution

Staff Report September 21, 2021

Burlington City Council withdrew a recently proposed resolution to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in relation to Israel at their Sept. 13 meeting.  Before the City Council meeting...

UVM Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Mads Almassalkhi, who is the first joint appointee and joins PNNL as a Chief Scientist.

UVM establishes research collaboration with national laboratory of U.S. Department of Energy

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Writer September 21, 2021

In an effort for shared scientific advancement and research, UVM and a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory reached an agreement to collaborate.  UVM established a joint appointment program...

WRUV forced to switch out Google Drive for Microsoft, loses privacy in the process

WRUV forced to switch out Google Drive for Microsoft, loses privacy in the process

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter September 21, 2021

UVM’s student-led radio station, WRUV, is left with questions after the school’s tech team told them to change their communication method strictly to Microsoft. After years of successfully using...

Dean Bill Falls of the College of Arts and Sciences spoke to SGA senators on Sept. 7 to discuss recent cuts made to the college.

Dean Falls reviews cuts to the College of Arts and Sciences at first SGA senate meeting

Ali Hager, Cynic News Reporter September 20, 2021

Editor's note: This story was updated at 7:32 p.m. Sept. 23.  Dean Bill Falls of the College of Arts and Sciences addressed the SGA senate at their first meeting of the semester to discuss the cuts...

An out of order sign on a Blue Light post has a messages written on it stating Please have an emergency somewhere else.

UVM finds challenges in repairing Blue Light units as replacement parts are phased out

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter September 20, 2021

Editor's note: This story was updated at 4:28 p.m. Sept. 21.  UVM’s Blue Light units are becoming more difficult to repair, as replacement parts are no longer being manufactured and need to be special...

Packaged entrees at Northside Dining Hall wait to be purchased by students Sept. 9.

Northside Dining converted to “grab-and-go” due to understaffing

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter September 17, 2021

Northside Dining Hall on Trinity campus now operates as a “grab-and-go” market, causing frustration among students.  Understaffing is a major contributing factor as to why Northside Dining Hall...

UVM President Suresh Garimella announced UVM will freeze tuition for the 2020-2021 school year at an Oct. 26 press conference, marking the third consecutive year of the schools tuition freeze. The president also announced a room and board freeze and a new scholarship for underrepresented students to attend UVM.

Garimella announces fourth consecutive tuition freeze

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 15, 2021

UVM President Suresh Garimella announced plans to freeze tuition for a fourth consecutive year in a Sept. 15 press release. Garimella has maintained the freeze every year since his arrival at UVM.  Garimella’s...

An email reminds students to complete an EVERFI training before Sept. 30.

Students confused about legitimacy of sexual assault prevention training email

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter September 13, 2021

UVM students are unsure if the recent Sexual Assault Prevention Course email is real or a scam. EVERFI sent an email to UVM students on Sept. 6 stating that students are required to take a sexual assault...

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