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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

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...

Female duo to lead SGA

Female duo to lead SGA

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter April 12, 2022

Two SGA committee chairs run unopposed for SGA President and Vice President as the first female duo since 2006, according to the department of Student Life webpage.  Junior Maddie Henson, chair of...

A triple dorm in Davis Hall on Redstone campus.

UVM predicts uptick in dorm triples

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor April 7, 2022

Approximately 25% of on-campus UVM students live in triples, a percentage likely to increase in future years, said Kevin Hytten, interim director of Residential Life. In fall 2019, the University had...

Coolidge Hall on South Prospect Street April 1.

Black mold confirmed in Coolidge room

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter April 5, 2022

Two students were relocated on March 16 after reporting mold in their Coolidge Hall dorm room, said Kevin Hytten, interim director of Residential Life. Students suspect the mold may be toxic due to a...

Annie Valentine speaking during the SGA meeting March 29.

SGA unanimously votes in support of Staff Union

Shannon Turner, Cynic News Reporter April 4, 2022

SGA unanimously passed a resolution in support of UVM Staff United’s push for livable wages at their March 29 meeting. UVMSU consists of professional, office, specialized and technical staff members...

Road salt lies on a path through the Waterman green March 17.

The Salt Mitigation Task Force announced

RJ Morrison, Cynic News Reporter March 24, 2022

A group of students, faculty and staff aims to minimize salt use to prevent structural and environmental harm, according to a March 4 press release. The Salt Mitigation Task Force began in January 2020,...

Athletics media policies effects on sexual violence coverage

Athletics media policies’ effects on sexual violence coverage

Lucille Whittier and Ella Ruehsen March 22, 2022

UVM athletics declined to send a courtesy photo for story pertaining to sexual violence, seven months after saying the department would not facilitate photoshoots of this nature, according to a March 20...

 Chrysanthemum Harrell ‘22 speaks in front of the crowd March 16. She stands among members of Staff United holding signs expressing activism.

Staff union protests for livable wages upon receiving administrative response to proposal

Staff Report March 21, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated March 23 at 10:00 a.m. to correct base pay errors and cut outdated numbers of union representation.  UVM Staff United protested on March 17 in hopes of negotiating...

A K95 mask lies on the gravel next to a sidewalk March 17.

UVM community debates mask mandate lift

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter March 21, 2022

UVM should have taken more time to prepare for the mask mandate dropping, since many community members are at risk for COVID-19 or directly involved with someone who is, said Ellie Miller, president of...

A box of KN95 masks sits behind the front desk of the Davis Center on the first floor Jan. 21.

BREAKING: UVM to drop mask mandate March 19

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor March 16, 2022

UVM announced plans to drop its indoor mask mandate beginning March 19, according to a March 16 email from Provost Patricia Prelock and Gary Derr, vice president for operations and public safety.  Masks...

UVM to keep indirect investments in fossil fuels until contracts lapse

UVM to keep indirect investments in fossil fuels until contracts lapse

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 16, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated March 18 at 12:49 p.m. to correct information about the trustee appointment process.  UVM will continue to invest in multiple private equity investments linked to...

UVM Black student enrollment drops 16.2%

UVM Black student enrollment drops 16.2%

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor February 24, 2022

Enrollment of Black students at UVM dropped by 16.2% from fall 2020 to fall 2021, according to the Office of Institutional Research’s Catamount Data. One hundred eighty-six Black students enrolled in...

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