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Concerns after rape on campus

Concerns after rape on campus

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

A recent rape on campus has raised concerns about dorm safety and resources available to victims. Thirty-seven year old Tyson Cyphers, an Essex Junction resident, was arrested Feb. 23 on three different charges that occured on campus. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault, stalking and thef...

Provost steps down amidst campus strife

Provost steps down amidst campus strife

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

Amid tensions between students, faculty and the administration, Provost David Rosowsky is stepping down at the end of the semester after six years at the University. Rosowsky is leaving to allow President-Delegate Suresh Garimella to build his own leadership team, according to an email Rosowsky sent to th...

SGA edged out of presidential search

SGA edged out of presidential search

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2019

A faculty panel met with two finalists during the presidential search, but no student panel equivalent was created. SGA has planned a resolution criticizing the lack of student inclusion in the process. SGA President Ethan Foley, a junior, learned while attending a Feb. 25 Faculty Senate meeting that a...

Students mobilize against budget cuts

Students mobilize against budget cuts

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

March 1, 2019

In light of budget changes to the College of Arts and Sciences, students have expressed their frustration on campus and online. Students have been hanging posters, posting memes and helping organize protests after cuts were made to humanities programs, including the loss of lecturer positions in classi...

Students notice gym shortages

Students notice gym shortages

Sophia Venturo, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

While the University moves ahead with the new Multipurpose center, students are noticing an increase in broken gym equipment at the existing facility. Sophomore Cameron Clark is a campus recreation maintenance technician. The machines may seem perpetually broken, but the process to fix them is long...

Police warn students of successful scams

Police warn students of successful scams

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

UVM police services  is working with the FBI to investigate a phone scam that has been targeting students. The scam is a call made to look like it’s from UVM police services by spoofing their phone number. The caller says there is a warrant out for their arrest, and they will be arrested if they don't...

New president’s salary brings unease

New president’s salary brings unease

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2019

Suresh Garimella was confirmed as the new University president, but his offered income has raised concerns. Garimella will earn an income of $630,000 a year, according to a Feb. 22 Vermont Digger article. His base salary will be $480,000, and he will earn $50,000 in deferred compensation and $100,00...

Fraternity activities ban continues, no end date

Fraternity activities ban continues, no end date

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 27, 2019

The ban on UVM fraternity activities continues as no new information has been released by the administration. Fraternity activities were suspended Feb. 5 following the Feb. 2 death of first-year Connor Gage, according to a Feb. 5 Cynic article. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said t...

Cigarette ambassador role created

Cigarette ambassador role created

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

The Center for Health and Wellbeing plans to hire student ambassadors to remind students of UVM’s tobacco-free campus policy. A grant, which was just approved, will help pay the students, said Dr. Harry Chen, executive director for the Center for Health and Wellbeing. “Two student ambassadors [will be] w...

Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Lee Hughes and Maeve Gurnis

February 26, 2019

Over 100 students participated in a rally Feb. 26 in the Waterman lobby, the one year anniversary of the 2018 Waterman takeover. NoNames for Justice, a student activist group, hosted a rally 2 p.m. Tuesday in the lobby of the Waterman building to protest injustices on campus and celebrate the pr...

The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

The Waterman Takeover: A tradition of protest at UVM

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

One year ago, student activist group NoNames for Justice staged a takeover of the Waterman building Feb. 26 in order to protest racial injustice in the University’s administration. The takeover, in which over 250 students spent the day hanging banners, soliciting signatures from administrators on a list o...

Sexual assault on campus

Sexual assault on campus

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 25, 2019

The alleged perpetrator of a Feb. 23 sexual assault and theft on campus has been arrested and is being held on $100,000 bail. Tyson Cyphers, 37, was identified as a suspect for the crime in a Feb. 23 Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations press release, which notes that he is on the Vermont Sex O...

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