The Vermont Cynic

UVM announces plans to cut nearly 30 College of Arts and Sciences degree programs

Street signs outside the Davis Center point students and visitors towards different campus buildings outside the Davis Center.
Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter December 3, 2020

UVM has proposed slashing 27 programs in the College of Arts and Sciences in another blow to the College, citing its mounting budgetary deficit of $8.6 million. In two separate emails sent to the UVM...

UVM hires new dean amid pandemic-induced hiring freeze

UVM hires new dean amid pandemic-induced hiring freeze
Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor December 3, 2020

UVM has hired a new dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences despite a University-wide hiring freeze and increasing tensions over a plan that would dramatically reshape UVM’s seven colleges.   The...

COVID-19 at UVM: 42 positive cases reported days before Thanksgiving break

A sign directs students to testing Sept. 25.
Staff Report December 3, 2020
Nov. 16, 2020: 35 UVM community members tested positive for COVID-19 in just the last week, more than tripling last week’s record high of seven positive cases. 

SGA affirms support for the Cynic following admin changes to student media oversight

SGA council members socially distance in their first in person meeting of the year, Sept. 8.
Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter December 1, 2020

UVM’s Student Government Association affirmed its support for the Cynic’s autonomy following changes from the University to the student newspaper’s oversight.  Senior Sawyer Loftus, Editor-In-Chief...

COVID-19 test results delayed just before Thanksgiving break

A sign directs students to testing Sept. 25.
Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor November 21, 2020

COVID test results have been delayed due to an issue at the lab that processes UVM’s tests following a week of record-high case numbers at UVM. The delay comes just as students are returning home...

UVM admin pushes forward with plans to consolidate colleges despite faculty pushback

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.
Sabine Foerg and Paige Fisher November 18, 2020

The University of Vermont is reconsidering their long-held seven college organization in favor of a dramatic reorganization into four broader colleges, which could occur as early as March. 260 faculty...

As cases rise, UVM permits students to return home early

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.
Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 16, 2020

UVM students will be allowed to return home early for break and remote classes in the wake of a spike of COVID-19 cases at UVM and Vermont as a whole.  Though the last day of classes before break is...

UVM Political Science professors discuss historic election and what’s to come

One of the team members of the Ward 7 cohort stacks the received ballots, preparing them to go through the ballot counter Oct. 29.
Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter November 13, 2020

UVM political science professors discussed what Americans could expect in the coming weeks, including increased division, further actions by President Trump and the media’s role in it all. During...

SGA funds program for first-generation college students following federal aid cuts

UVM's Student Government Association discussed student voting and changes to the former Clean Energy Fund at their weekly meeting Oct. 6.
Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter November 13, 2020

SGA plans to fund a program for one year that assists first-generation college students with academic support and professional mentoring after the federal government cut its funding this year.  UVM’s...

‘There is no real surveillance of this place’: A look inside UVM quarantine as COVID cases rise

Jeanne Mance became UVM's designated quarantine and isolation building for students at the beginning of the semester. Located on Pearl Street, the residence hall is surrounded by other UVM buildings and Burlington homes.
Ella Ruehsen and Sawyer Loftus November 9, 2020

Driving down Colchester Avenue, as it turns into Pearl Street, it’s not hard to skip over UVM’s last residence hall—Jeanne Mance—before the landscape changes to the commercial center of downtown...

Students to retest for COVID-19 after Halloween weekend raises concerns

Students filter through the COVID testing entrance Nov. 6 in a line stretching back to the Howe Library stairs. Each student must blow their nose and use hand sanitizer before proceeding to the testing area.
Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 6, 2020

UVM students who were tested earlier this week must be retested this weekend due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases that may be associated with Halloween gatherings.  The Vermont Department...

BREAKING: Six more positive COVID-19 cases days after Halloween

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.
Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter November 4, 2020

A day after UVM confirmed 31 students were in isolation, the University says six students have tested positive for COVID-19. Late Tuesday, UVM spokesperson Enrique Corredera confirmed one student received...

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