The Vermont Cynic

Legal affairs official is recognized

Legal affairs official is recognized

September 22, 2015

The vice president for legal affairs at UVM has been appointed as a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.Francine Bazluke recently celebrated her 30th year as a member of UVM’s Office of the General Counsel, responsible for all of the University’s legal services.The American Bar Foundation is a nonpro...

SGA Updates

<p>SGA Updates</p>

Alexandra Shannon

September 22, 2015

CLUB NAME CHANGED This bill changes the name of the Alpine Ski Club to the Alpine Ski Racing Club. The purpose of this change is to minimize confusion of being considered part of the Ski and Snowboard Club. CONVERSATIONS WITH RESIDENTS FROM WARDS 1 AND 8 On Sept. 29 residents from Wards 1 and 8 w...

A look into the data: UVM diversity

Jacob Holzman

September 22, 2015

From 1995 to 2014, the overall undergraduate population at UVM has grown about 2,400 undergraduates.The UVM Sourcebook does not distinguish student populations by race. Instead, it defines students as “multicultural,” which includes students who identify as Native American, African American, Lat...

Life in Sheraton Hotel is a ‘unique’ experience

Caroline Alkire

September 15, 2015

After the demolition of the Chittenden Buckham Wills complex, students said they’re excited about the opportunity to live at the Sheraton Hotel and Quarry Hill apartments. The University was limited in their options for off-campus housing due to an agreement with the city. “UVM has an agreement...

Student focuses on climate change

Caroline Alkire

September 15, 2015

Being invited to the White House is not something many people can claim; however, sophomore environmental studies student  Gina Fiorile already had it checked off her bucket list when she went back to the White House Aug. 20. This summer, the White House hosted a Back-to-School Climate Education Event, i...

Increase in international students

Increase in international students

John Riedel, Staff Writer

September 15, 2015

UVM seeks to recruit more international students as part of a growing trend among American universities entering the international market. This is a result of  the “Enhancing Quality and Affordability Strategic Action Plan” set forth by President Tom Sullivan in 2013. In 2013, international stude...

Pulitzer winner to give speech

Pulitzer winner to give speech

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

September 15, 2015

Eric Lipton — a  two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, UVM alumnus and former editor-in-chief of The Vermont Cynic — will be back at UVM next Monday, Sept. 21 to speak to UVM students, faculty, staff and community members in the Grand Maple Ballroom. Lipton’s talk, “Lobbying in America: White Hat...

Finding a safe ride home

Bryan O'Keefe

September 15, 2015

Finding a ride home from downtown Burlington late at night may become a little easier. Junior Tyler Davis, SGA vice president, is planning a program that would provide students and other Burlington residents with free transportation on weekend evenings. Expanding upon the late-night safety shuttle provided by UV...

Professor studies natural disasters

Jill Vaglica

September 15, 2015

Ten years ago, a UVM professor of sociology went to New Orleans to begin a seven-year research project studying the effects of natural disasters on children, specifically Hurricane Katrina. Over the course of these years, UVM professor Alice Fothergill and co-author Lori Peek, a sociologist from Colo...

Senator Leahy Speaks at UVM

Senator Leahy Speaks at UVM

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

September 15, 2015

UVM ranks fifth in the nation for number of Peace Corps volunteers produced, and is gaining recognition from Vermont’s senior senator. Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet met with Sen. Patrick Leahy Sept. 2, in order to acknowledge and promote UVM relations with the Peace Corps over the pa...

Technology thefts seem to be ‘crimes of opportunity’

Jill Vaglica

September 15, 2015

Campus has been hit with a rash of burglaries in the past week. Students received a CatAlert after at least eight laptops were stolen from Jeffords hall Sept. 3. There were two other thefts: one at the Rowell building and the other at the Given Medical Building, Friday, Sept. 4, between 1 and 2 p.m. ...

Focus of new film: finding ways to reuse

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

September 15, 2015

An environmental justice film premiered at Merrill’s Roxy theater this week. “REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet,” directed by  Alex Eaves, made its Burlington premier at the local theater Sept. 10. The screening was hosted by Eaves and the Peace and Justice Center. The Peace and...

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