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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The Waterman building sits on S Prospect Street March 2022.

Several Jewish organizations criticize UVM’s response to federal antisemitism investigation

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 26, 2022

Twenty Jewish organizations expressed concerns in response to UVM President Suresh Garimella’s denial of mishandling antisemitism in the midst of a federal investigation, according to a Sept. 16 press...

A few of the faces of UVM’s Staff Union, including (clockwise from left) Matt Rooney, Rachel Wallace-Brodeur, Ellen Kaye, and Kelli Joyce outside the Waterman building Sept. 15. Photo collage by Ellie Scott.

UVM violates staff union contract, mispays union members

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 20, 2022

Editor's note: This article was updated 1:37 p.m. Sept. 21 to correct a detail about employment start dates.  The UVM administration mispaid multiple employees after ratifying a contract with UVM’s...

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UVM denies mishandling antisemitism allegations

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 15, 2022

UVM President Suresh Garimella publicly denied allegations that UVM did not adequately address claims of antisemitism on campus in a Sept. 15 email to the UVM community, following reports that the Department...

The Waterman building located on the corner of South Prospect Street and College Street stands with nobody around it, Sept. 30. Waterman is the largest academic building on campus.

Feds investigate claims of antisemitism at UVM

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 14, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 1:48 p.m. Sept. 16 with a clarification about the nature of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.  The U.S. Department of Education is investigating...

Campus climate survey reveals drop in perceived inclusivity, common ground values

Campus climate survey reveals drop in perceived inclusivity, common ground values

Quinn Fisher, Cynic News Reporter September 13, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated 3:49 p.m. Sept. 14 to more accurately clarify where a source is from.  The overall student feeling of inclusivity on campus has decreased in the last few years,...

Director of UVM’s Office of Institutional Research runs for Vermont Governor

Director of UVM’s Office of Institutional Research runs for Vermont Governor

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 12, 2022

Alex Yin, UVM’s executive director of institutional research and assessment, announced his write-in campaign for the Vermont governership in a Sept. 8 Instagram post.  Yin started his campaign upon...

Redstone Dining during lunchtime Saturday, September 4. The dining hall, located in Simpson Hall, is closed for breakfast and lunch during weekdays this semester.

Redstone Dining closed for weekday daytime meals, cite few staff and customers

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 9, 2022

Redstone Dining closed its doors for weekday breakfast and lunch this semester in response to historically-low customer participation, according to a Sept. 5 email from Melissa Zelazny, UVM Dining resident...

No Waste Compost L3C vans at the company’s headquarters on 20 Susie Wilson Road Essex, VT September 3. The company will be providing 86 off-campus UVM students with free compost pickup.

SGA partnership brings free compost services to off-campus students

Tucker Schulz, Cynic News Reporter September 5, 2022

Eighty-six off-campus UVM students are receiving free compost pickup services from No Waste Compost L3C, said sophomore Mahder Teferra, chair of the SGA Committee on the Environment. The SGA Committee...

A UVM student uses their mobile CATcard to enter a room in the Ira Allen Chapel. UVM did not issue cards with communication chips to this year’s first-year students due to a global chip shortage.

UVM to transition to digital CATcards for building access, payments

Mac Mansfield-Parisi, Cynic News Reporter September 1, 2022

UVM will not issue CATcards with communication chips to incoming first-year students due to a global chip shortage, according to the CATcard Service Center website. The CATcard Service Center was unable...

No immediate University response plans in place for monkeypox

No immediate University response plans in place for monkeypox

Quinn Fisher, Cynic News Reporter August 30, 2022

UVM’s response to the rising threat of monkeypox is a low-level concern, said Michael Schirling, chief safety and compliance officer. Monkeypox, also known as hMPXV, is an emerging public health emergency...

Sophomore Kaia Ellis speaks next to fellow protestors at the Explain the Asterisk walkout at the Waterman building April 27.

Top picks from the Cynic’s news editor: 2021-22 headlines you may have missed

Halsey McLaen, News Editor August 29, 2022

In the past year, the UVM community has seen a variety of newsworthy events, spanning from COVID-19 updates to buildings flooding to protests over various social justice causes. This year’s news editor,...

Psychedelic Science club co-president Micah Bernat, a sophomore, president Henry Schaer, a senior, and co-president Zach Grinspoon, a sophomore (left to right) pose before a club meeting April 14.

Psychedelic club educates UVM students

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter April 18, 2022

UVM’s newly-recognized Psychedelic Science Club offers students a space to learn about the different effects of substances in a judgment-free zone, said Zach Grinspoon, club co-founder and sophomore. Grinspoon...

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