The Vermont Cynic

Shoebox dorms to be demolished

Bryan O'Keefe

March 24, 2015

This May, UVM will begin the demolition of three of its oldest residence halls: Chittenden, Buckham and Wills. This project will make way for some large changes on both the University’s Central campus and at the neighboring University of Vermont Medical Center. Though the the construction will...

SGA Updates

SGA Updates

Alexandra Shannon

March 24, 2015

One in Four The all-male student organization One in Four was recognized as an official UVM club. It is an “all-male sexual assault peer education group,” according to their website.   Food Delivery to Police Officers SGA senators are volunteering to bring food to Burlington police officers...

Sodexo negotiating contract

March 24, 2015

Last week, Sodexo was granted the right to negotiate a dining contract with UVM, according to a March 11 email.  Dennis DePaul, the assistant dean for business operations will be the negotiator for UVM, according to the email.Since December of 2013, Sodexo has been working on an extensive process that pro...

Course registration delayed due to construction project

March 24, 2015

Class registration for the fall 2015 semester has been pushed back one week due to construction projects according to an email sent to students by the office of the registrar.Registration will open April 7 for seniors and will continue on for the rest of that week with juniors April 8, registration for sopho...

Students to bike nearly 4,000 miles for charity

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

March 24, 2015

UVM is a place where students take personal interests and turn them into public inspiration and service, said Kailee Brickner-McDonald, director of the Dewey House for Community Engagement. This summer, senior environmental studies major Alyssa Solomon, along with Lucyanna Labadie and senior Hannah...

Professor publishes book about biofuels

Caroline Alkire

March 24, 2015

One professor is researching environmental sustainability and advanced biofuels while also contributing to the classroom and curriculum. Biofuels are an alternative type of energy that can be helpful as fossil fuel sources steadily run out, according to the National Renewable Energy Lab. Biofuels...

SGA updates

SGA updates

Caroline Alkire

March 18, 2015

What’s new with the SGA:        A bill recognizing the reinstatement of the Judo club at UVM has been passed. This club will promote cultural diversity and Japanese culture through martial arts.      A bill recognizing the installment of Phi Beta Lambda has been passed. This nat...

New members join board of trustees

March 17, 2015

Five new members have been appointed to the UVM board of trustees. Each member received an appointment from current state legislators. The new members’ educational and professional backgrounds span from environmental consulting, electrical contracting, the culinary arts to accounting.These new members ar...

CALS faculty receive two grants from USDA

CALS faculty receive two grants from USDA

Emma Trainor

March 17, 2015

UVM faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences recently received two $500,000 grants from the United States Department of Agriculture to fund two separate research projects, according to University Communications. One of the grants went to assistant professor Shoshanah Inwood from the depar...

Memorial held for professor

Memorial held for professor

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

Teachers, students, friends and family of professor Dan Archdeacon  gathered in the Ira Allen Chapel March 10 to remember his life. Archdeacon was a graduate of Ohio State University. He began his career at the University of Kansas, and came to UVM as a professor in 1982, according to the UVM CEMS ...

Professor granted leadership role

Professor granted leadership role

Alexandra Shannon

March 17, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center has named a UVM medical school professor as their new director. Dr. Naomi Fukagawa is a professor of medicine at UVM and started her career 20 years ago. Despite retiring from UVM, Fukagawa will continue to serve as profe...

Reports of sexual assault unusually high

Reports of sexual assault unusually high

March 17, 2015

As Women’s History month, March commemorates generations of women who have fought for gender equity and against sexual abuse. Yet, such violence continues, especially on college campuses. UVM is no exception.This semester three sexual assaults were reported to UVM police services, along with two domest...

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