The Vermont Cynic

Icy waters don’t stop students

Students run into Lake Champlain at 7 a.m., Nov. 20. The students run into the 22-degree water as part of regular outings started by two international students studying abroad at UVM.

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 Hannah King, a sophomore, participates in an SGA meeting, Nov. 19. King now sits on the Ward 8 steering committee.

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

President Suresh Garimella addresses assembled media at a press conference, Nov. 14.

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

UVM Police Services Sgt. Chapman walks around the scene as first responders arrive.

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

File Photo Nov. 2019.

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

Douglas Kilburn's son, Tyler (left), and widow, Sherry (right) embrace after Tyler made a statement to the press Nov. 8. Tyler asked the public to remember his father was more than just a few seconds of body camera footage.

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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