The Vermont Cynic

Carbon tax research gives hope in fight against climate change

Carbon tax research gives hope in fight against climate change

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

There is hope for a solution for climate change and wealth inequality; such a solution was presented at a Nov. 9 talk in LaFayette Hall. Entitled “The Impact of Carbon Tax on Inequality in the United States,” the presentation by Mark Paul, as associate professor at the New College of Florida,...

Dining hall bug leads to contract suspension

Dining hall bug leads to contract suspension

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

After videos of bugs in dining hall food circulated on social media, UVM suspended a portion of its food order from a local agricultural nonprofit. Barstool UVM, affiliate of pop culture blog Barstool Sports, posted an Instagram video of a cabbage worm, which they described as a “maggot,” in a salad S...

Flag raises concerns among students

Flag raises concerns among students

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A petition that no one has claimed responsibility for, but first appeared on a Jewish student group Facebook page, has been the source of controversy for groups on campus. Following the raising of the Israeli flag outside the Davis Center Nov. 5, UVM’s chapter of J Street U, a Jewish student grou...

Associate professor tapped as next Honors College dean

Associate professor tapped as next Honors College dean

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM has appointed a new dean for the Honors College following the interim dean's movement toward stepping down. President Tom Sullivan announced to the UVM community Nov. 13 through email that Associate Professor David Jenemann will be the next dean of the Honors College. Jenemann is teaching...

SGA raises funds for hurricane relief

SGA raises funds for hurricane relief

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

SGA worked to unite the UVM and Burlington communities to raise money after Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. Various organizations within the Burlington community have partnered with SGA to sponsor a raffle to raise money for relief efforts following the two storms. This fundraiser was cr...

Students organize to protest gender memo

Students organize to protest gender memo

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Members of the UVM and Burlington transgender and non-binary communities gathered to send a clear message to President Donald Trump: “We will not be erased.” Nearly 250 students, faculty and community members organized Oct. 29 outside the third floor of the Davis Center to protest a memo obtain...

Women’s Fund event aims to close gender gap

Women’s Fund event aims to close gender gap

Lily Young, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

Prominent female activists spoke at a UVM event Oct. 30 in the Grand Maple Ballroom. The Vermont Women’s Fund, the group that held the event, is a nonprofit organization that gives grants to programs that support women and girls across the state. The goal of the night was to raise $35,000 that would...

Donations from Zionist group intensifies Israel-Palestine debate on campus

Donations from Zionist group intensifies Israel-Palestine debate on campus

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

  A $100,000 grant offered to UVM Hillel has student groups on campus concerned about the money’s ties. UVM Hillel, a chapter of the Jewish student group Hillel International, has been offered a grant by the Maccabee Task Force, a pro-Israel group created to combat the Boycott, Divestment and...

New Yorker journalist visits campus

New Yorker journalist visits campus

Joey Waldinger, Cynic Correspondent

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Speaking with English Professor Greg Bottoms and fielding questions from the crowd in Lafayette Hall, political journalist Jane Mayer visited the University of Vermont Thursday, Oct. 25, where she offered an insider’s perspective into the modern media. Mayer is a staff writer for the New Yorker a...

Millions in renovations approved

Millions in renovations approved

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Over the next three years UVM is expected to spend roughly $107.1 million on a variety of on-campus construction projects. The board of trustees, the University’s decision-making body, met Oct. 26  and 27 to discuss topics such as the renovations to McAuley Hall and the construction of a new ps...

“It’s okay to be white” posters return to campus

“It’s okay to be white” posters return to campus

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Two unsigned posters printed with the words “It’s Okay To Be White” were found along the driveway between Harris-Millis and the Gutterson field house Sunday afternoon. Both sheets of paper were pasted to the backs of street signs and one had been partially torn down by 3:30 p.m. Posters featuring...

UVM graduate killed in Washington DC

UVM graduate killed in Washington DC

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A 2018 UVM graduate was killed while sitting in traffic on the way home from work in Washington DC. Twenty-two-year-old Tom Marmet, a May 2018 graduate, was shot in a black Jeep Liberty, according to an Oct. 25 NBC Washington article. Officers responded to calls of a shooting 5:57 p.m. Oct. 24 ...

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