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Controversial preacher raises First Amendment questions

Controversial preacher raises First Amendment questions

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

5 days ago

Preacher Keith Darrell stood, Bible in hand, just after noon, Sept. 30, in the middle of Andrew Harris Commons. As students passed by, a small group stopped to listen. “Binary thinking is inescapable, you’re either serving the will of God or the will of Satan,” Darrell said. “Homosexuality ...

Students plan to push divestment once again at UVM

Students plan to push divestment once again at UVM

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

6 days ago

A student group is again pushing for UVM to divest from fossil fuels and plans to submit a proposal to the board of trustees this month. The board of trustees, who has control over UVM’s endowment, has previously not supported divestment. Organize, a newly formed environmental club, hopes their proposal will...

Presidential Installation Ceremony marks official start for new President

Presidential Installation Ceremony marks official start for new President

Lilly Page, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

In a symbolic transfer of power, UVM’s new President, Suresh Garimella, was handed the University mace and presidential medallion. This transfer of two physical objects signaled the official start to his presidency and a new chapter of UVM history. Suresh Garimella was installed as the 27th President...

HAPPENING NOW: UVM officially welcomes new President Suresh Garimella

HAPPENING NOW: UVM officially welcomes new President Suresh Garimella

Staff Report

October 3, 2019

Elected officials and members of the UVM community gathered inside the Ira Allen Chapel just after 1:30 p.m. to official install UVM's new President Suresh Garimella. In the audience was former Governor of Vermont Jim Douglas, Attorney General TJ Donovan, current Governor Phil Scott and U.S. Senator...

Three Years of Protest: What does the future hold for NoNames for Justice?

Three Years of Protest: What does the future hold for NoNames for Justice?

Julianne Lesch, Lilly Young, Irene Choi, and Sawyer Loftus

October 2, 2019

What does the future look like for NoNames? They have been active at UVM for years. Here’s what has and has not changed.

UVM will not divest, says UVM’s new leader of sustainability

UVM will not divest, says UVM’s new leader of sustainability

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

October 1, 2019

President Suresh Garimella’s pick to run sustainability issues at UVM said he won’t push for divestment from fossil fuels, despite calls from students. Garimella has tasked Richard Cate, vice president for finance and University treasurer, to oversee UVM’s sustainability and climate action issues, acco...

BREAKING: Student protestors rally against preacher on campus

BREAKING: Student protestors rally against preacher on campus

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

A group of 150-200 students gathered to protest against a preacher that was yelling anti-gay messages and quoting biblical verses on the middle of UVM's Central campus. He preached for about an hour and gathered a small crowd. As he entered the second hour, a group of counter-protesters gathered around...

Campus Climate Survey data goes live online

Campus Climate Survey data goes live online

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

In the wake of student demands for increased access to Campus Climate Survey data, UVM has released an online version of the data available to the UVM community. Wanda Heading-Grant, vice president of human resources and multicultural affairs, emailed the student body Sept. 23 outlining the release...

A ‘stretched’ CAPS gets a new leader

A ‘stretched’ CAPS gets a new leader

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

September 25, 2019

Last year UVM Counseling and Psychiatry Services was left running “very thin,” said the former interim director. Now UVM has hired a new director, who has worked at five universities in the last 20 years.  The addition of Carrie Flieder as director of CAPS rounds out a time of transition ...

Breaking: Students rally in front of Waterman, demand Campus Climate data

Breaking: Students rally in front of Waterman, demand Campus Climate data

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 25, 2019

UVM students and staff members rallied outside of Waterman building to push the administration to give students all of the Campus Climate Survey data. The protest, led by student activist groups NoNames for Justice and Queer Student Action, was a response to UVM administration failing to address concerns...

SGA plans to shut down Peer Advising and Center

SGA plans to shut down Peer Advising and Center

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

September 24, 2019

SGA is shutting down the Advising Center as its four-year contract comes to a close, leaving thousands of students without peer advising programs.  The center was created in 2016 to act as a guide, encouraging UVM’s colleges to set up their own peer-to-peer advising, but only the College of Eng...

Climate activists block traffic during rush hour in Burlington

Climate activists block traffic during rush hour in Burlington

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 23, 2019

A group of protestors blocked portions of Main Street during peak rush hour traffic Monday evening in Burlington, right outside the UVM Davis Center. At least 20 protestors were blocking both lanes of traffic and were part of a group called "Extinction Rebellion BTV." The group is made up of concerned...

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