The Vermont Cynic

Crime Log

Jill Vaglica

February 17, 2015

Feb. 3 2:07 p.m. A laptop was reported stolen from an unlocked office in Waterman. It’s believed to have been taken between Jan. 30 and Feb. 3. There are no suspects yet. Feb. 4 10:16 a.m. A staff member in the dean’s office forwarded a report to police after a student posted on social med...

Dean resigns, says ‘I cannot be who I’m not’

Dean resigns, says ‘I cannot be who I’m not’

Hannah Kearns

February 17, 2015

After three years, the College of Arts and Sciences will need a new Dean. Antonio Cepeda-Benito stepped down as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Feb. 13. “This was not an easy decision or one made in haste,” Cepeda-Benito said in a Feb.13 memo to CAS faculty. “In weighing many persona...

Flu causes empty classes

Flu causes empty classes

February 17, 2015

Empty seats in class and full ones in health centers seem to be due to a new strain of the Flu, said Meryl St. John, the operations director at UVM’s Health Services.“It’s the strain H3N2, which is affecting younger people and the elderly,” she said.“The strain genetically drifted, allowing it to be mor...

UVM hosts senator for Town Hall

UVM hosts senator for Town Hall

Hannah Kearns

February 17, 2015

One Vermont Senator returned to Burlington to talk about important issues for young people. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders came to UVM Feb.17 for a town hall meeting. SGA President Aya AL-Namee worked with the Senator to organize the event. She thinks it will be a good opportunity for students to eng...

Living in the Sheraton

Living in the Sheraton

Hannah Kearns

February 17, 2015

As the Housing Master Plan gets underway, Upperclassmen will face limited options for on-campus housing next fall. “Due to limited space in the residence halls next fall, most students who are not required to be on campus will not have that option, but will have some exciting new ones instead,” a...

Burglar arrested after a series of thefts in dorms

Burglar arrested after a series of thefts in dorms

Jill Vaglica

February 17, 2015

Last month UVM police received burglary complaints from  residence halls, Lt. Larry Magnant said. After “extensive” investigations, 23-year-old Samuel Blatt of Winooski was identified as the suspected  burglar, according to a press release. Blatt, now held at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility , will be...

UVM fights tobacco

UVM fights tobacco

February 10, 2015

Hurt by low student turnout and engagement, the smoking ban movement is finally picking up steam.A summit held recently featured speakers from the University of Michigan, the University of Massachusetts, Northeastern University and UVM students, senior Allison Giroux said.Giroux is neuroscience major, co-chair...

Board meeting incites protest

Hannah Kearns

February 10, 2015

Topics discussed at the Feb. 5-7 board of trustees meeting  ranged from discussion of the new STEM complex, passage of the sustainability requirement and the implementation of the Incentive Based Budgeting model. A presentation was given to the board by professors  David Jenemann and Luis Vivanco abo...

Simpson dishwasher still broken

Simpson dishwasher still broken

John Riedel, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

In November, Simpson Dining Hall’s dishwasher broke down due to a faulty heating component. It still hasn’t been fixed. Melissa Zelazny, general manager for Sodexo Dining Services at UVM, oversees the functioning of the dining halls across the University and manages all food service related opera...

Chicken killers not leaving

Chicken killers not leaving

Jill Vaglica

February 3, 2015

Three UVM students faced charges last month for allegedly stealing a live chicken, named Sweet Dee, from the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house, killing it and eating it in a UVM residence hall, according to a police affidavit. First-years Hannah Jackman, Cameron Dube and continuing education student Da...

Rumors of Koch donations to University untrue

Rumors of Koch donations to University untrue

John Riedel, Staff Writer

February 3, 2015

Despite documents from UnKoch My Campus, an anti-Koch organization, that suggest UVM allegedly received support from the Charles Koch Foundation, the University has no records of receiving any donations from the Charles Koch Foundation. In  August of 2014, the Charles Koch Foundation listed UVM, along with ...

New refugee program comes to UVM

February 3, 2015

In response to the ongoing issue of the effects of torture and other human rights violations on the lives of thousands of Vermont refugees, the New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma have given many refugees support through a new program through UVM called Connecting Cultures.Connecting Cultures ...

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