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Just in: Garimella appoints Patricia Prelock Provost and Senior Vice President

Just in: Garimella appoints Patricia Prelock Provost and Senior Vice President

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

39 minutes ago

President Suresh Garimella has officially appointed Patricia Prelock as Provost and Senior Vice President, effective Nov. 18, according to an email sent to the UVM community. Prelock has been serving in this position on an interim basis since April of 2019 when former Provost David Rosowsky resigned....

UVM President unveils plan to freeze tuition

UVM President unveils plan to freeze tuition

Sawyer Loftus, News & Sports Editor

3 hours ago

UVM President Suresh Garimella said he plans to push the board of trustees to approve a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 school year.  This would be the first move of its kind in 40 years of UVM history, Garimella said at a Nov. 14 press conference.  The freeze would leave UVM’s tuition sticker price as it is right now. Costs would rema...

What we know about the fire in Discovery Hall

What we know about the fire in Discovery Hall

Cynic News Staff

5 hours ago

A chemical fire in one of UVM’s newest STEM buildings left a student injured and a portion of Central campus at a standstill, Nov. 15.  A “flash fire” erupted inside a chemical fume hood in a Discovery Hall lab just before 10 a.m. A team of graduate student researchers were working with chemi...

BREAKING: Fire closes Innovation and Discovery Halls

BREAKING: Fire closes Innovation and Discovery Halls

Staff Report, Cynic News Staff

3 days ago

  Update 3: The fire department has given the all-clear. The Discovery and Innovation Halls are open, but all classes in those buildings are still canceled. Update 2: The fire started when a team of graduate students working in a lab were practicing with chemicals according to UVM spokespers...

Scammers target UVM students again

Scammers target UVM students again

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

4 days ago

UVM Police Services struggles to combat increasing phone and email scams that target students, despite admitting they don’t have the answers. The UVM community received an email from UVM Police Nov. 6 warning about ongoing phone and email scams that pretend to be UVM Police or Burlington Police ask...

UVM charts new course for Navigate

UVM charts new course for Navigate

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

5 days ago

Changes to be made to address faculty concerns

SGA forbids clubs from using Venmo

SGA forbids clubs from using Venmo

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

6 days ago

SGA has passed an amendment to their financial policy that will now impose penalties for clubs using unauthorized apps, such as Venmo. Use of these unauthorized apps has been banned for years, said sophomore Lana Al-Namee, member of the Finance Committee. Now, any club member caught using Venmo for club purpo...

SGA approves no increase to student fee

SGA approves no increase to student fee

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

6 days ago

After increasing slightly every year in recent memory, SGA voted to increase the student activities fee 0% Nov. 5. The Peer Advising Center was funded by SGA but will no longer be funded, and the money left over from the cut will be used to offset the activities fee in the future, said senior Olivia ...

As snow storm approaches, Burlington puts parking ban in place

As snow storm approaches, Burlington puts parking ban in place

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

November 11, 2019

Here's what you need to know about tonight's parking ban.

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

November 11, 2019

A Burlington police officer will not face charges after he punched a man in the head, resulting in the man’s death, ruled the Vermont Attorney General. Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced Nov. 8 that Burlington police officer Cory Campbell would not be held responsible for the death of...

Student demand for CAPS services rises

Student demand for CAPS services rises

Irene Choi, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

An increase in student demand for mental health services has led to the creation of two new drop-in programs, Let’sTalk and THRIVE, from UVM’s Counseling and Psychiatry Services. At UVM, there has been a 5.6% average increase in student enrollment, but a 29.6% average increase in demand for ment...

UVM forced to add 25 general education requirements

UVM forced to add 25 general education requirements

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

UVM will be forced to triple its number of distribution requirements for students because they are not meeting standards for accreditation.  Students will need to take 40 general education credit requirements in order for UVM to continue being reaccredited with the New England Commission for Hig...

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