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UVM Students come to the first floor of the Davis Center to get tested weekly for COVID-19.

‘This is something we anticipated:’ UVM says virus is under control as cases continue to rise

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor February 22, 2021

UVM has surpassed previous testing highs for the second week in a row, but officials say the University’s COVID-19 policies and mitigation strategy will remain the same.  With 64 new positive cases...

Colorful decals lead students through the check-in line and to the testing area Feb. 15.

COVID-19 at UVM: Nearly 50 positive cases reported among students in all-time high

Staff Report February 16, 2021
Feb. 16, 2021 Nearly 50 students tested positive for COVID-19 last week marking the highest number of student positives to date at UVM.  Thirty-six on-campus residential students and 10 off-campus students tested positive for COVID-19 out of 11,036 total student swabs taken between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14.
'It begins with the top:' Despite calls to action, faculty of color at UVM remains far below national average

‘It begins with the top:’ Despite calls to action, faculty of color at UVM remains far below national average

Sabine Foerg and Nicole Hardy February 14, 2021

Nearly six months after a group of faculty and staff members of color wrote to UVM administrators asking to diversify personnel and improve the school’s climate, the UVM Faculty Senate has approved a...

Despite outcry, administration pushes ahead with gutting liberal arts at UVM

Despite outcry, administration pushes ahead with gutting liberal arts at UVM

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2021

Over the last two months, outraged students and faculty have continued to push back on administrators’ decisions to cut low-enrollment programs in UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences.  Just before...

The state installed COVID-19 sign stands off of exit 14E to let out-of-state travelers know the Vermont guidelines for COVID Jan. 25. A 14 day quarantine is required of all out-of-state travelers among other safety precautions.

UVM to maintain fall semester COVID regulations amid rising cases

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter February 1, 2021

Despite rising cases of COVID-19 in Vermont and an uptick in cases at the end of last semester, UVM will maintain the same strategy for containing the coronavirus during the spring semester.  Although...

Empty seats line up on the side of UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium Jan. 28. All UVM winter sports have been postponed until Feb. 4. as of Jan. 22.

UVM women’s basketball ends season while other sports remain on pause

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor January 30, 2021

UVM’s women’s basketball team has officially canceled the remainder of their season due to Covid-19, while all other UVM varsity sports remain on pause.  The decision to end the women’s basketball...

Street signs outside the Davis Center point students and visitors towards different campus buildings outside the Davis Center.

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

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...

SGA council members socially distance in their first in person meeting of the year, Sept. 8.

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

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...

A sign directs students to testing Sept. 25.

COVID-19 test results delayed just before Thanksgiving break

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...

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 admin pushes forward with plans to consolidate colleges despite faculty pushback

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...

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

As cases rise, UVM permits students to return home early

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...

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