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Student and alumni race for spots on city council to represent wards one and eight

Student and alumni race for spots on city council to represent wards one and eight

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

1 day ago

As the Burlington City Council race heats up, the majority of the candidates running to represent the wards that make up UVM share a deep connection with the University. Four out of the five candidates for the two wards that make up UVM are alumni. Some of the top priorities of the five candidates...

UVM chief public health officer quietly leaves after one year on the job

UVM chief public health officer quietly leaves after one year on the job

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

2 days ago

The executive director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and chief public health officer for UVM has stepped down from his role.  Dr. Harry Chen, who is a former commissioner of health for the state of Vermont, is “transitioning” from his role, executive director of the Center for Health and Wellbei...

From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019

From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

January 2, 2020

The Vermont Cynic News team is often on the ground running. Our reporters are out gathering information, crafting stories, developing sources and editing content. There isn't always a moment to reflect on the work we've done, but as 2019 comes to a close and we welcome 2020, this seems like the perfect...

UVM Police Chief returns from unexplained leave in new position

UVM Police Chief returns from unexplained leave in new position

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

December 18, 2019

Former UVM Police Chief Lianne Tuomey has been back on campus for over a month, but in a new role, following an unexplained four-month leave.  Tuomey took a voluntary leave of absence on July 11 from the force. She has now retired from her position as police chief to take on a new role as a senior a...

Icy waters don’t stop students

Icy waters don’t stop students

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

December 5, 2019

Snow falling and 30-degree temperatures on a brisk Wednesday morning didn’t stop 17 UVM students from jumping into Lake Champlain. This occurrence, which happens two to three times each week, was started by two international students studying abroad at UVM. Alexander Asplund is from Sweden and E...

SGA senator selected to represent students and Burlington residents

SGA senator selected to represent students and Burlington residents

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

December 4, 2019

An SGA senator will now represent both UVM students and other Burlingtontonians as a member of the Ward 8 Steering Committee.  Sophomore Hannah King, senator on the Committee on Legislative and Community Affairs, was the second elected member from Ward 8. “Each ward has their own Neighborhood ...

UVM President unveils plan to freeze tuition

UVM President unveils plan to freeze tuition

Sawyer Loftus, News & Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

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...

BREAKING: Fire closes Innovation and Discovery Halls

BREAKING: Fire closes Innovation and Discovery Halls

Staff Report, Cynic News Staff

November 15, 2019

  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...

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...

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