The Vermont Cynic

Dining staff cuts lead to lengthy lines

Dining staff cuts lead to lengthy lines

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

1 day ago


Filed under Campus, News

Long lines outside of Brennan’s and a change in Central Dining Hall hours comes as a result of staffing issues. The change in hours was a result of Central Dining Hall not having enough staff, as workers were quitting after not getting breaks, Brennan’s employee Angel Parent said. “They lost a lo...

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

2 days ago


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Faculty and student outcry has followed cuts in certain College of Arts and Sciences’ programs due to declining enrollment. The faculty union, United Academics, held a teach-in Feb. 14 in front of Howe Library, while students participated with UA in letter-writing campaigns and distribution of posters cri...

Trustees approve appointment of next president

Trustees approve appointment of next president

Staff Report

5 days ago


Filed under Campus, News

The Board of Trustees has voted to appoint Suresh Garimella as the next president of the University. Garimella was the only finalist yielded by the presidential search. The presidential search committee first met Sept. 11 of last year. The lack of transparency in the search process drew criticism from some students and faculty who felt their input was not valued. A newly formed stud...

Views diverge on graduation speaker

Views diverge on graduation speaker

Cullen Paradis and Sophia Venturo

6 days ago


Filed under Campus, News

This year’s commencement speaker will be Darren Walker, the first openly gay speaker since 2011. Walker, the president of the Ford Foundation, was announced as this year’s graduation speaker in a Feb. 5 email from President Tom Sullivan. Walker is the first person of color to make the commence...

Presidential candidate finalist visits campus

Presidential candidate finalist visits campus

Julianne Lesch and Lee Hughes

6 days ago


Filed under Campus, News

In front of a packed Grand Maple Ballroom and under threat of protest, presidential finalist Dr. Suresh Garimella gave a quick introduction to himself before he began a question and answer session Feb. 14 with the UVM community.   A newly formed student group, the Coalition for Student and Faculty Righ...

Students and faculty rally against budget cuts at Valentine’s Day teach-in

Students and faculty rally against budget cuts at Valentine’s Day teach-in

Cullen Paradis, Staff Writer

6 days ago


Filed under Campus, News

Students and faculty gathered at noon Feb. 14 on the steps of the Howe Library to protest the administration’s recent decisions to lay off humanities professors and increase course sizes. The Valentine's Day teach-in was organized by United Academics, the faculty union, along with the Coalition for S...

Students raise concerns over presidential committee

Students raise concerns over presidential committee

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

6 days ago


Filed under Campus, News

There is a sole finalist for the presidential search process, drawing criticism from the campus community. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University, was announced Feb. 4 in an email from David Daigle, chair of the board of trustees. The search proces...

Candidate gained honors and controversy

Candidate gained honors and controversy

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

After a presidential search process spent largely behind closed doors, students and faculty are now able to learn more about the sole finalist. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University, was revealed as the sole finalist of the presidential search Feb....

Provost posts, then deletes tweet resembling satirical posters

Provost posts, then deletes tweet resembling satirical posters

Staff Report

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

David Rosowsky, provost and senior vice president, tweeted an image of himself in a crown following similar imagery being posted around campus accusing him of undercutting liberal arts. The tweet was published Feb. 12, following the posters that were posted last week, and later later deleted from R...

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Lily Young, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Students and faculty around campus mourn the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died Feb. 2 in a North Winooski parking lot after exposure to subzero temperatures after attending two off-campus fraternities, according to a Feb. 4 Cynic article. On the night of Gage’s death, each floor in...

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

Staff Report

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The investigation into the death of first-year Connor Gage continues as officials at the University waver on when they will be able to take action. Gage was 19 years old at the time of his death. He was from Little Falls, New York, and was a member of the Wellness Environment studying neuroscience. Gage wa...

Community rallies against hateful signs in Burlington

Community rallies against hateful signs in Burlington

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Student groups joined community members at City Hall Feb. 8 in support of Jewish and LGBTQ communities following white supremacist signs posted on a Burlington synagogue and the Pride Center. The Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, the Pride Center of Vermont and Champlain High School were targeted between the night...

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