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Students sit close to one another, maskless, in a lecture hall prior to the COVID-19 pandemic November 2019.

BREAKING: UVM announces UVM Forward, the University’s reopening plan for Fall 2021

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor June 17, 2021

The University of Vermont announced its reopening plan, which eliminates required testing and mask mandates for fully vaccinated individuals effective August 2. The Fall 2021 plan, UVM Forward, was...

A Walgreens employee fills a syringe with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the Patrick Gym May 2.

BREAKING: UVM announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all Fall 2021 students

Staff Report June 9, 2021

UVM students will now be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the Fall 2021 semester as soon as the vaccine receives full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.  In a June 9, press...

Junior Athena Hendrick and Senior Colbalt Tolbert stand on top of the Waterman steps preparing to speak to a crowd of thousands May 3.

Through the eyes of survivors: The systemic mishandling of sexual violence at UVM

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter May 21, 2021

Editor’s note: One survivor interviewed for this piece has had her name changed to a first-name pseudonym for legal reasons.  The story of a survivor of sexual violence who shared their story has...

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UVM Bookstore down $1 million this year, regains sales as visitors break pandemic rules

Sierra Byrne, Cynic News Reporter May 17, 2021

Prospective students are bringing foot traffic back to UVM’s bookstore, the hub for all UVM merchandise, after it lost over $1 million in sales in the last year and a half as a result of the COVID-19...

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UVM’s COVID cases drop to all-time low for semester, in last week of classes

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Reporter May 15, 2021

In the final week of the school year, COVID-19 cases among UVM students have dropped to an all-time low for the semester, this week reporting only 14 positive cases compared to last week's total of 40...

Masked students stand in lines outside the COVID-19 testing center.

BREAKING: UVM’s mask mandate still in place, despite relaxed government guidelines

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor May 14, 2021

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 8:08 p.m. May 14. The mask mandate will remain in place on UVM’s campus until further notice, despite newly relaxed guidelines from the CDC and from the...

Budget model adopted for transparent financial redistribution now being blamed for CAS deficit

Budget model adopted for transparent financial redistribution now being blamed for CAS deficit

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter May 13, 2021

UVM has been grappling with the development of a new budget model for years, and now the community’s concerns about the model’s lack of prioritization of the liberal arts have come to a head. UVM...

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ResLife employee’s time at UVM ends abruptly, leaving RAs confused and upset

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor May 12, 2021

Editor’s note: The RAs interviewed for this piece have had their names changed to first name pseudonyms due to fears that UVM would take action against them for speaking out.  In the midst of high...

 The Waterman building stands across the street from UVM’s central campus Jan. 28. The Waterman building houses the UVM upper administration offices.

Maintenance union secures wage increase and other benefits in new contract negotiation

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter May 12, 2021

A new contract for a union of UVM’s service and maintenance workers has been ratified, after a year of negotiations with administration. A joint press release from UVM and the United Electrical Workers...

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.

UVM’s faculty union secures salary and other protections after months of negotiation

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter May 11, 2021

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 2:15 p.m. May 15. UVM’s faculty union has successfully protected the salaries and benefits of UVM employees after a long fight against the University’s...

The book, “Breeding Better Vermonters,” lies open to a page titled “The Quest for a Eugenic Vermont,” April 17.

Eugenics at UVM: why Abenaki leaders feel the apology wasn’t enough

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter May 10, 2021

A shadow looms over an empty space on the wall of Howe Memorial Library where a portrait of former UVM President Guy Bailey once hung next to that of David W. Howe.  Nearly three years ago, Bailey’s...

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UVM silent as other Vermont institutions set vaccination requirements for fall 2021

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter May 10, 2021

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 7:30 p.m. May 11. UVM has no current plans to require COVID-19 vaccinations for its student body for the fall 2021 return to campus, despite several nearby...

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