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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

Former UVM student pleads guilty to murder for hire and other charges

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor October 15, 2021

A former UVM nursing student pled guilty to murder for hire, conspiracy to kidnap and murder a person overseas and several child pornography offenses on Oct. 14, according to an Oct. 14 U.S. Department...

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Alternative program to police proposed

Jane Brinley September 28, 2021

A Vermont state representative presented his idea for a community-led first responder pilot program to promote safety options substitute to police intervention, at a Sept. 21 SGA meeting.  Brian Cina,...

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Organize UVM draws students out to protest completion of tar sands pipeline

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 27, 2021

Organize UVM joined other organizations and activists in downtown Burlington Sept. 24 to protest the controversial proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline.  Organize UVM formed in 2019 as a collective initiative...

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...

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

This article was updated on Sept. 27 to provide clarifying information. Burlington City Council withdrew a recently proposed resolution to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in relation...

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...

The freshly-painted water tower stands tall Sept. 3.

City completes recent construction on famed ‘UVM water tower’

Maggie Talty , Cynic News Reporter September 7, 2021

Workers scaling the exterior of the tower have grabbed the attention of campus onlookers in recent months. This work, which started spring 2020, came to a close Aug. 27, 2021.  As a prominent piece...

Students frustrated over lack of transparency from FSL on fraternity misconduct

Students frustrated over lack of transparency from FSL on fraternity misconduct

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 6, 2021

This article was updated Sept. 6 at 5:28 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 12:50 p.m. to correct factual errors. The current procedures intended to address fraternity and sorority misconduct at UVM evoke confusion...

A Walgreens employee fills a syringe with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the Patrick Gym May 2.

If COVID conditions worsen, unvaccinated students may be removed from campus

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor August 31, 2021

Unvaccinated students could be removed from UVM’s campus if a COVID-19 outbreak called for such measures, said Gary Derr, VP of operations and public safety. The COVID-19 Immunization Exemption form...

Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopened their doors for the first time a year June 29.

Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopens a year after destructive fire

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor July 1, 2021

After nearly a year of planning and rebuilding, Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopened on June 24, with a new name and a new look.  Following the July 1 fire last summer, the interior was left destroyed...

Several thefts occurred in the Patrick Gymnasium and other buildings on campus June 29.

UVM police ask for help after reporting several cases of burglary in a two-day period

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor June 30, 2021

After multiple reports of break-ins and stolen university property, UVM police ask the UVM community for assistance in dealing with campus crimes in a June 29 press release. On Monday, June 28, UVM...

Students sit close to one another, maskless, in a lecture hall prior to the COVID-19 pandemic November 2019.

BREAKING: UVM announces UVM Forward, the University’s reopening plan for Fall 2021

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor June 17, 2021

The University of Vermont announced its reopening plan, which eliminates required testing and mask mandates for fully vaccinated individuals effective August 2. The Fall 2021 plan, UVM Forward, was...

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