The Vermont Cynic

Students rank advising poorly

Students rank advising poorly

November 18, 2014

After negative student feedback, academic advising teams are reassessing their strategies and are pl...

Laptop recovered by students after on-campus chase

Laptop recovered by students after on-campus chase

November 18, 2014

Recent laptop thefts have been a growing concern for UVM students. However, the most recent theft...

Bus tracking app hits campus

Bus tracking app hits campus

November 18, 2014

SGA just brought the new bus-tracking app, TransLōc Rider, to UVM. It’s now making its way onto phones...

Times change in class passing periods

November 18, 2014

Filed under Campus, News

Class schedules will change next fall due to planned construction for Central Campus.Provost David Rosowsky announced in an email Nov. 14 that next semester time between classes will be extended from a 15-minute interval to a 20-minute interval.“As part of planning for significant physical improvements to our Central Camp...

University receives diversity award

November 11, 2014

Filed under Campus, News

UVM is a recipient of the annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT into Diversity, a diversity-based publication.The award recognizes colleges and universities that are “truly committed to diversity and inclusion,” said Holly Mendelson, owner and publisher of INSIGHT into Diversity.“We [INSIGHT i...

Sorority fire displaces tenants

November 11, 2014

Filed under Campus, News

A bathroom in the Pi Beta Phi sorority house caught fire Nov. 6.Thirteen fire fighters extinguished the fire using a dry chemical extinguisher and a single hoseline, according to the Nov. 7 press release by Barry Simays, Burlington fire marshal. The fire caused minor damage to the ceiling, attic and some of the fire alarm wiri...

New law taxes Greeks

New law taxes Greeks

November 11, 2014

MAEVE CUTTS The Vermont Cynic Director of Student Life Pat Brown discusses the impact of Sorority and F...

Vigil focus is to honor victims

Vigil focus is to honor victims

November 11, 2014

VICTORIA CASSAR The Vermont CynicStudents listen to various speakers during the candlelit vigil honoring...

UVM not immune to cocaine

April 8, 2014

Filed under Archives, Campus, News

Cocaine, often referred to as "coke," "blow" and "going skiing," can be found on college campuses across the country, and UVM and the Burlington area are not excluded. "My mom didn't want me to go to Indiana University because a friend of hers' son picked up a cocaine habit there," an anonymous male junior said. "Little did my m...

Vermont hears Deaf History Week

April 8, 2014

Filed under Archives, Campus, News

Although April 6 marked the end of Deaf History Week, the performance of the last event did not go unheard.    UVM's American Sign Language Program hosted the week's events which included final performer John Maucere, a deaf actor, filmmaker and advocate. Maucere spoke to the UVM community as part of his national tour entitled "Th...

Kappa Delta will join UVM Greek life soon

Hannah Kearns

February 12, 2014

Filed under Archives, Campus, News

The Sorority Interest Group (SIG) has officially become the Kappa Delta Sorority, according to UVM Panhellenic Council. The motion was passed by a majority vote Feb. 9, as required by the Panhellenic Constitution and bylaws, said Pat Brown, director of student life. Kappa Delta will most likely become officially colonized by the end...

Man attempts robbery

Hannah Kearns

January 28, 2014

Filed under Archives, Campus, News

The cell phones of UVM students buzzed in unison for the second time within the past two weeks, this time alerting them of an attempted armed robbery on campus. "Another robbery could happen at any moment until they catch the suspect," first-year Lizzie Leonard said. Leonard added that after the robbery, she is scared to walk o...

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