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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

Dean Bill Falls of the College of Arts and Sciences spoke to SGA senators on Sept. 7 to discuss recent cuts made to the college.

Dean Falls reviews cuts to the College of Arts and Sciences at first SGA senate meeting

Ali Hager, Cynic News Reporter September 20, 2021

Dean Bill Falls of the College of Arts and Sciences addressed the SGA senate at their first meeting of the semester to discuss the cuts in CAS.  In the public forum, Falls discussed the student and...

An out of order sign on a Blue Light post has a messages written on it stating Please have an emergency somewhere else.

SGA concerned about phase-out of University’s Blue Light units

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter September 20, 2021

UVM’s Blue Light units may be gradually phased out and replaced with an app-based system as the primary resource for campus safety, sparking concern among members of SGA.  The Blue Light Emergency...

Packaged entrees at Northside Dining Hall wait to be purchased by students Sept. 9.

Northside Dining converted to “grab-and-go” due to understaffing

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter September 17, 2021

Northside Dining Hall on Trinity campus now operates as a “grab-and-go” market, causing frustration among students.  Understaffing is a major contributing factor as to why Northside Dining Hall...

UVM President Suresh Garimella announced UVM will freeze tuition for the 2020-2021 school year at an Oct. 26 press conference, marking the third consecutive year of the schools tuition freeze. The president also announced a room and board freeze and a new scholarship for underrepresented students to attend UVM.

Garimella announces fourth consecutive tuition freeze

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 15, 2021

UVM President Suresh Garimella announced plans to freeze tuition for a fourth consecutive year in a Sept. 15 press release. Garimella has maintained the freeze every year since his arrival at UVM.  Garimella’s...

An email reminds students to complete an EVERFI training before Sept. 30.

Students confused about legitimacy of sexual assault prevention training email

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter September 13, 2021

UVM students are unsure if the recent Sexual Assault Prevention Course email is real or a scam. EVERFI sent an email to UVM students on Sept. 6 stating that students are required to take a sexual assault...

A group of students cross at the intersection on Main Street by University Heights the morning of Sept. 8.

UVM lecturer withholds information about press conference to keep certain message intact

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 13, 2021

Senior lecturer Richard Watts said he withheld a press release about a press conference Wednesday from stakeholders until the morning of to prevent potential event coverage from diversifying in voices.  Watts...

A collection of recent email scams appear on a laptop screen Sept. 1.

As phishing and scams flood student inboxes, UVM continues to improve cybersecurity

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter September 8, 2021

In a modern world with ever-improving technology benefiting both the well- and ill-intentioned, UVM finds itself fighting an endless battle to maintain online security for community members.  UVM Police...

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...

Thousands of student protestors filled the steps of Waterman building and flooded out past South Prospect Street and onto the Waterman Green May 3.

UVM releases third update to sexual misconduct plan

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor August 31, 2021

UVM announced updates to its sexual misconduct response plan, including a new staff position and a partnership with a local advocacy nonprofit, in an Aug. 31 email.  The University established a new...

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...

A sign reminds students to put their masks on before they enter Aug. 28.

Despite University-wide mask policy, RAs not required to enforce masks in dorms

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor August 30, 2021

Residential Advisors are no longer tasked with enforcing masking despite UVM’s indoor mask policy, said Gary Derr, VP of operations and public safety.  Last year, RAs enforced the Green and Gold...

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