The Vermont Cynic

SGA supports bystander intervention training

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

The SGA has ruled in favor of supporting a bill that provides bystander intervention training for employees of nightlife establishments in the Burlington area.     The Bystander Intervention Training for Establishments Serving Alcohol in Burlington was supported by SGA April 11. The initiative was proposed by city cou...

Former NBA owners donates millions to Gund Institute

Brandon Arcari, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

UVM announced that with a new $6 million donation, the Gund Institute will be expanded to the entire University. The current Gund Institute for Ecological Economics will be expanded and renamed as the Gund Institute for Environment. The expansion will involve more interdisciplinary work across departments and colleges, fo...

Professor shares passion for robotics

Chloe Chaobal, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Josh Bongard, associate professor of computer science, spent a lot of time in high school thinking about robots and their usefulness to humans, he said.   “Why did everyone think it would be so useful to have them, but no one could build them?” Bongard said.   Bongard said his decision to pursue scienc...

Quantitative reasoning added to requirements

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

A new general education requirement in mathematical problem solving will be added in fall 2017.   The proposal for the new general education requirement focused on quantitative reasoning was passed by the Faculty Senate March 27, becoming the fourth University-wide requirement needed to graduate.      ...

UVM fundraises $45k for cancer research

Greta Brown, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

On Saturday, hundreds of students and members of the Burlington community filled the Patrick Gym track, cheering in support of cancer research.   Many UVM students from all types of organizations across campus, including members of fraternity and sorority life and ROTC, participated in the American Cancer Society’...

Candidates tie in SGA election

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

For the first time in SGA history, there has been a tie between two candidates running for a position on the SGA Senate.   A special runoff election took place between the tied candidates, Sen. David Chapnick and first-year Cammy Schiller, April 17 and 18, Sen. David Brandt stated in an April 17 email. ...

Sullivan announces book about free speech

Sullivan announces book about free speech

April 15, 2017

President Tom Sullivan thinks it necessary to value free speech on college campuses, according to a new bo...

Diversity forum educates faculty and staff

Diversity forum educates faculty and staff

April 14, 2017

A crowd of scholars, faculty and students sat in the Silver Maple ballroom waiting to hear a prese...

UVM students learn beside local inmates

UVM students learn beside local inmates

April 12, 2017

Local prison inmates are studying alongside UVM students as part of a new program. UVM has beco...

City councillor seeks SGA support in bystander intervention program

City councillor seeks SGA support in bystander intervention program

April 11, 2017

When UVM graduate Adam Roof '11 (I-Ward 8), was a student, he knew that he wanted to do something to ad...

City council discusses housing and UVM

City council discusses housing and UVM

April 11, 2017

As city council elections have come to an end, the new council is looking toward tackling housing ...

Migrant justice activists return home after immigration hearing

Migrant justice activists return home after immigration hearing

April 10, 2017

Protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in Boston March 28 in support of recently arres...

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883
Campus