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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...

BREAKING: Six more positive COVID-19 cases days after Halloween

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.
Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter November 4, 2020

A day after UVM confirmed 31 students were in isolation, the University says six students have tested positive for COVID-19. Late Tuesday, UVM spokesperson Enrique Corredera confirmed one student received...

Migrant Justice settles lawsuit against ICE

“Stop the raid, stop the fear, immigrants are welcome here,” chanted the group of nearly 80 people as they marched down Church Street.
Alek Fleury November 4, 2020

Members of Migrant Justice took to the streets of Burlington, marching down Church Street to celebrate the settlement of a lawsuit with the U.S. agency in charge of immigration enforcement. Migrant...

Despite UVM Medical Center cyberattack officials say UVM data secure

UVM Medical Center President Dr. Stephen Leffler answers questions from the media outside the medical center Oct. 29. Wednesday, UVM Medical Center and UVM Health Network's data systems shut down in light of a confirmed cyberattack.
Emma Pinezich and Sawyer Loftus October 29, 2020

A confirmed cyberattack against the University of Vermont Health Network, that caused most of the network’s digital systems to shut down, has not impacted the University, according to UVM officials. The...

Early voting data shows low turnout among college students in Burlington

Early voting data shows low turnout among college students in Burlington
Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter October 29, 2020

Despite efforts from the city to increase voter turnout in Burlington, fewer ballots have been received from student-populated wards, indicating that less students are voting than other community members. According...

UVM Medical Center and Medical School selected as testing site for COVID-19 vaccine

UVM Medical Center stands on UVM's campus April 22. The Center, which has treated COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, will now be a vaccine trial site.
News Staff October 27, 2020

The UVM Medical Center and the Larner College of Medicine will be a trial site for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to an all-staff email from UVMMC President and CEO John Brumsted. The medical center...

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator praises UVM, cautions potential outbreaks

Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, addresses gathered media in the Grand Maple Ball Room at UVM Oct. 10. Birx praised the University and Vermont's response to the virus.
Alek Fleury, Managing Editor October 10, 2020

In a visit to the University of Vermont’s campus Saturday, Dr. Deborah Birx, the Response Coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force praised the University and the states’ handling of the...

Students and professors speak out about environmental racism in BTV panel

Panelists from the Burlington and UVM community discuss environmental racism at a Battery Park event Sept. 21.
Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter October 1, 2020

As the afternoon sun beamed down on the tents for the 29th day of the Black Lives Matter encampment in Battery Park, organizers set up chairs to talk about environmental racism. Organized by student...

In win for protesters, one Burlington Police officer agrees to resign

Protesters march down Church Street Sept. 4 holding signs with the names of three police officers involved in use of force incidents.
Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor September 25, 2020

One police officer involved in a controversial use of force incident will leave his post at Burlington Police Department after 29 days of relentless protest by activists demanding his firing outside Battery...

UVM alum chosen to serve as first VT woman of color in electoral college

Kesha Ram speaks at the Women in Leadership Summit in 2017. Ram is set to be the first woman of color in the Vt. State Senate and will vote in the electoral college this November.
Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor September 15, 2020

The UVM alum set to be the first woman of color in the Vermont State Senate will also serve as one of three Vermont electors for the 2020 presidential election. Kesha Ram, a democratic congressional...

Two weeks, three officers, zero action.

Two weeks, three officers, zero action.
Emma Pinezich, News Editor September 8, 2020

For 13 consecutive days, UVM students have blocked roads, marched down streets and disrupted downtown Burlington as part of a multi-day non-stop protest calling for the firing of three Burlington Police...

UVM alum slated to be first woman of color in Vermont State Senate

Kesha Ram, pictured in Randolph, VT, won her democratic primary Aug. 11 and will face other candidates in the general election this November.
Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter September 8, 2020

As the first person of color from Burlington in the state legislature and at one time the youngest legislator in the country, Kesha Ram has never been afraid of ambition.  The UVM and Harvard alum...

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