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UVM faculty and staff miss opportunity for representation on board of trustees

Sierra Byrne, Cynic News Reporter April 30, 2021

Any hope of UVM faculty and staff becoming members of the board of trustees this year is gone after a recent bill proposed in the Vermont legislature missed its crossover deadline. Bill H.362 would...

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Commencement guests will not be required to show proof of vaccination

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter April 27, 2021

UVM’s Spring 2021 commencement ceremony will not require graduates and guests to show proof of vaccinations, but will implement other standard COVID-19 safety precautions. The University has split...

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‘The sound of freedom?’ Crowdsourced film examines impact of F-35s in Burlington

Mae Nagusky, Culture Staff Writer April 20, 2021

The opening shot of local filmmakers Patrick McCormack and Duane Peterson III’s film “Jet Line: Voices from the Flightpath” is a still shot of a misty, orange and green Vermont landscape, the deafening...

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COVID cases remain high while large gatherings raise concerns among UVM admin

Staff Report April 13, 2021

In a marked decrease from the last round of COVID-19 testing numbers, UVM’s latest numbers show that 59 students and one staff member tested positive for the virus. According to UVM’s COVID-19 dashboard,...

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

UVM to continue heightened testing as off-campus COVID cases climb

Staff Report March 19, 2021

UVM is extending twice-weekly-testing for all students an additional two weeks, following an uptick in off-campus COVID-19 cases. According to a March 19 email from Garry Derr, Vice President for Operations...

Mayor Miro Weinberger delivers his victory speech inside the Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain March 3.

Weinberger celebrates victory but acknowledges tough road ahead

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor March 3, 2021

Mayor Miro Weinberger held onto his spot as the leader of Burlington, pushing back against a tide of Progressive wins years in the making in the Queen City.  After winning by less than 1% and garnering...

A Ward 8 sandwich board sign stands outside the Fletcher Free Library March 2.

‘Voting changes the future:’ Students volunteer at the polls, campaign for candidates at Ward 8

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2021

Fighting against cold winter winds, UVM students in Ward 8 gathered at the Fletcher Free Library to cast their votes in the 2021 Burlington mayoral election. Although Democratic incumbent Miro Weinberger...

The now four-term Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger stands on North Ave during a “honk and wave” with his supporters Feb. 19. As cars passed by they honked in support.

Mayor Miro Weinberger narrowly wins fourth term despite student wards going for Tracy

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

Democrat Mayor Miro Weinberger has won a fourth term by a mere 129 votes, according to the unofficial results provided by the city.  Weinberger, who has served as mayor for nine years, came in with...

Burlington residents walk in and out of the Mater Christi School to vote during Town Meeting Day March 2.

UVM students and community members cast mayoral ballots in Ward 1

Paige Fisher and Sierra Byrne March 2, 2021

UVM students and Burlington community members arrived at the Ward 1 voting location, Mater Christi School, to cast their vote on the 2021 Burlington mayoral election.  On the ballot for mayor are Democratic...

Max Tracy 2021 Burlington Mayoral Candidate stands at the top of the City Hall steps Feb. 18.

Meet the candidates: Progressive Max Tracy

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

Having walked the UVM campus himself, Burlington mayoral candidate Max Tracy ‘09 feels he is prepared to represent students as the next mayor.  Tracy, a progressive, has represented Ward 2 on Burlington's...

Burlington Mayoral incumbent Miro Weinberger stands on North Ave during a “honk and wave” with his supporters Feb. 19. As cars passed by they honked in support.

Meet the candidates: Incumbent Democrat Miro Weinberger

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

With almost a decade of experience leading the city, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said he is best fit to serve another term despite competition from a Progressive and several independent candidates. Weinberger,...

Meet the candidates: Independent Ali Dieng

Meet the candidates: Independent Ali Dieng

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

Running on a platform that stresses equity, transparency and unity, Independent Ali Dieng is bringing his experience as a teacher and lawmaker to the race for mayor today.  Dieng has represented Ward...

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