The Vermont Cynic

On campus recovery program challenges stigma

On campus recovery program challenges stigma

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

15 hours ago


Filed under Campus, News

The Catamount Recovery Program works to redefine the typical college experience by helping those in recovery and promoting a substance-free life on campus. The Catamount Recovery Program began in 2010 and is located in Living Well on the first floor of the Davis Center, The program helps those in the ...

4/20: The past and present of UVM’s spring tradition

4/20: The past and present of UVM’s spring tradition

Emma Pinezich and Lee Hughes

2 days ago


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Cannabis celebration still riding high UVM’s annual 4/20 celebration entered a new era as cannabis possession was legalized in Vermont four decades after the event began. Even though possession of cannabis is legal in Vermont, UVM’s policy about it has not changed, said Annie Stevens, vice provos...

A look at UVM’s drug use

A look at UVM’s drug use

Staff Report

2 days ago


Filed under Campus, News

Nearly 95% of UVM students who responded to a Cynic survey reported they use or have used recreational drugs. Over 200 undergraduate students were surveyed to gauge the drug culture at UVM. Of the responses, 99% reported knowing someone who uses recreational substances including alcohol and tobacco. Th...

Suspects arrested after a fatal shooting near campus

Suspects arrested after a fatal shooting near campus

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

3 days ago


Filed under Campus, News

Following a shootout near UVM’s campus, four suspects in the murder of a 23-year-old man have been arrested. The shootout occurred 3 p.m. April 16 on North Willard Street and resulted in multiple CatAlerts warning students to avoid the area, until the 5 p.m. alert opened the area for regular traffic. ...

Student trustee looks to next generations

Student trustee looks to next generations

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

6 days ago


Filed under Campus, News

A local farmer and business major is the new undergraduate member of the board of trustees. Junior David Gringeri was sworn in as a student trustee March 1, replacing junior Caitlin McHugh, whose term ended in February. Gringeri is from Fair Haven, Vermont, where he grew up helping his parents on ...

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

SGA passed a resolution April 9 condemning the 2018-2019 presidential search process. The resolution criticizes the University for its underrepresentation of students throughout the process, with one student representing over 10,000 undergraduates. The resolution calls for future search committees to ...

Ambassadors advise smokers

Ambassadors advise smokers

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Smokers on campus can now expect to interact with the new cigarette ambassador program while taking a drag. The Center for Health and Wellbeing is attempting to limit student cigarette use by engaging with smokers on campus and posting informational signs, said Parker Holloway, program coordinator f...

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Shooting off campus sends two to the hospital

Staff Report

April 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News, Vermont

Two people have been shot during what police call a "shootout" on North Willard Street. The University sent out CatAlerts around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon stating Burlington Police was investigating an "ongoing incident" close to University Place and Colchester Avenue. Burlington Police responded...

Campus canvassing policy to be reevaluated by SGA

Campus canvassing policy to be reevaluated by SGA

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Students on campus may expect more knocks on their doors following new SGA legislation on canvassing. SGA will be voting to create a working group reevaluating the campus canvassing ban to allow for more involvement in student politics, said senior Maeve McDermott, chair of SGA’s Committee on Legisla...

Environmental efforts strive to divest

Environmental efforts strive to divest

Emma Pinezich and Lilly Young

April 15, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

While the University bills itself as an environmentally friendly school, some ecological groups are working to further lower its environmental impact. From 2007 to 2014, UVM decreased its carbon footprint by 45%, said Gioia Thompson, office of sustainability director. But some students working to improve t...

Student’s hearings conclude conduct violation case

Student’s hearings conclude conduct violation case

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A group of students was found responsible for violating University policy following a Feb. 26 rally in Waterman, concluding a three-week conduct process. The students spoke at a  Feb. 26 NoNames for Justice rally that celebrated the one-year anniversary of the 2018 Waterman takeover, resulting in condu...

SGA passes historic resolution denouncing database

SGA passes historic resolution denouncing database

Maeve Gurnis, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

SGA unanimously passed a resolution April 2 to protect students' free speech. SGA’s resolution condemns Canary Mission, an online database of individuals and organizations that have expressed criticism of Israel. Canary Mission is a database founded in 2014 that documents individuals and organizati...

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