The Vermont Cynic

UVM asks for student input on divestment amidst pressure from campus groups

Members of the board of trustees prepare for the March 2 meeting where they selected Ron Lumbra to be the new chair and established the new sustainability work group.

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

April 5, 2020

On a Friday afternoon when many students might be gearing up for the weekend, over 100 others chose to pack themselves behind a partition in the Silver Maple Ballroom.  They came to ask the board of trustees one thing: which side of history did they want to be on? Over the last two semesters, stu...

UVM President reflects on leadership amid COVID-19 pandemic

UVM President Suresh Garimella addresses a gathered crowd of media and UVM community members at press conference Nov. 14, 2019.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

UVM President Suresh Garimella said a year ago, he would have never thought he’d be leading a University through a pandemic. Now, as his first year as president nears its finish line, he’s had to make tough decisions as students, faculty, staff and parents have all asked, what’s next during...

SGA outsider wins presidency amid election difficulties

SGA outsider wins presidency amid election difficulties

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

March 28, 2020

Despite a forced restart to the SGA presidential and vice presidential elections, an SGA outsider running on a platform to get rid of the organization has won. Juniors Ben Bieri and Peter Lally surged to victory beating out junior Owen Doherty, junior Cody Smart and sophomore Lana Al-Namee, as well...

How UVM students say their lives are impacted by COVID-19

How UVM students say their lives are impacted by COVID-19

Kate Vanni, Layout and Illustrations Editor

March 27, 2020

The Vermont Cynic asked UVM students to fill out a survey to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them. Over the course of the last week, UVM students took the time to fill out the survey. Here are graphical representations of their responses. Are you staying on campus? If you are choo...

BREAKING: SGA presidential and vice presidential election forced to restart

SGA senators sit during a meeting, Nov. 5. After over a thousand people voted in the SGA presidential and vice presidential election March 26, SGA has been forced to restart the election due to an unknown amount of ineligible votes.

Lilly Page, News Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

After over a thousand people voted in the SGA presidential and vice presidential election, SGA was forced to restart the election due to an unknown amount of ineligible graduates and alumni that had access to the voting platform. Senior Nick Bouffard, the Chair of the Elections Committee, sent out an email...

BREAKING: UVM to continue online learning through end of semester and students urged to leave

President Suresh Garimella addresses assembled media at a press conference, Nov. 14.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

UVM will continue its remote learning model through the end of the semester and close its residential halls, as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies throughout the country and Vermont. As the chance for a physical return to campus comes to a close, the University said Commencement is unlikely to occur...

Your latest COVID-19 updates

President Suresh Garimella addresses assembled media at a press conference, Nov. 14.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

UVM Foundation sets up new fund The UVM Foundation has set up a new fund where alumni can donate to help with the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Pandemic Response Fund was created by President Garimella to make sure the most funds can be used most effectively, accordin...

Your latest COVID-19 updates

A busy Howe Library bustles with students around this time last year.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

UVM has restricted access to campus buildings and further limited the number of people that can gather on campus in its latest updated responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In a March 18 email, Gary Derr, vice president for operations and public safety, stated effective immediately UVM buildings will onl...

UVM’s hand sanitizer falls below CDC reccomendations

Hand sanitizer stations like this one are mounted throughout the University. According to the wall mounted cases, the sanitizer does not contain any alcohol despite CDC recommendations.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

March 18, 2020

Amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, UVM has not and will not have CDC recommended hand sanitizer for use throughout the University. In a March 17 email, Gary Derr, Vice President for operations and public safety, stated wall-mounted hand sanitizer stations throughout the University do not contain...

Your Friday COVID-19 updates

Senior forward Anthony Lamb reaches for the ball at a home game against University of Maine Feb. 5. UVM athletics has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 athletic season, following a slew of other athletic cancellations.   

Staff Report

March 13, 2020

In the last 48 hours, UVM has made several announcements regarding how COVID-19 will affect students. Here's what you need to know: UVM athletics cancels all activities UVM athletics has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 athletic season, following a slew of other athletic cancellations.    All...

BREAKING: UVM switches to online classes amidst coronavirus outbreak

A man and woman don masks at the Bernie Sanders Rally March 3, in Essex Junction. Concerns about the Coronavirus have influenced many peoples' conduct in the recent weeks, including the use of protective masks.

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

UVM is cancelling all classes  March 16 and 17 and will switch to remote learning methods for regularly scheduled classes starting March 18 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a 1:24 p.m. March 11 email from UVM President Suresh Garimella. Gary Derr, vice president for operations and publ...

Students advised to bring academic materials home as concerns over the new coronavirus heighten

Students advised to bring academic materials home as concerns over the new coronavirus heighten

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

March 6, 2020

The University has advised students to bring coursework home over spring break in the event that the COVID-19 epidemic worsens and students are prevented from returning as scheduled. Faculty were advised to pass this information along to their students in a March 3 letter from Provost Patricia Prelock. “While...

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