The Vermont Cynic

Faculty push for salary increases and smaller pay gap

Faculty push for salary increases and smaller pay gap

John Riedel, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014

After recent difficulties negotiating new contracts, UVM faculty members are unhappy with the difference between faculty and administrative pay. During the past several months, contract negotiations have been slow between United Academics and the administration. Faculty members have pushed for salary...

A food fight for UVM’s dining contract

A food fight for UVM's dining contract

December 9, 2014

This summer, the current on-campus dining service contract will come to an end.Both the current provider, Sodexo and Aramark will be competing for the 2015-2020 UVM dining services contract.The two companies held open forums with a question and answer period to discuss their proposal with members of ...

UA elections result

Hannah Kearns

November 26, 2014

Felicia Kornbluh was announced as the new president of United Academics, which is UVM’s faculty union Nov. 24. UA held its elections this past week, and all positions were uncontested, apart from the presidency. “I bring the same qualities to UA that I developed in that role: tenacity, eagerness...

Student trustee to be appointed

Student trustee to be appointed

November 18, 2014

Every year, UVM picks a student to be on the board of trustees for a two-year term.Lane Manning, president of the Graduate Student Senate, has served on the Student Trustee Selection Committee for two years.“They [student trustees] are arguably the most important members of the board,” Manning said. ...

Students rank advising poorly

Students rank advising poorly

November 18, 2014

After negative student feedback, academic advising teams are reassessing their strategies and are planning future reforms.A recent poll,  made available on the MyUVM portal, asked students, “How would you rate your academic experience?” Out of whole student population, 2887 answered.Seventy-one percent rated th...

Laptop recovered by students after on-campus chase

Laptop recovered by students after on-campus chase

Jill Vaglica

November 18, 2014

Recent laptop thefts have been a growing concern for UVM students. However, the most recent theft attempt was  prevented by some student witnesses. The attempted theft took place in the Davis Center’s Mt. Mansfield Room Nov. 16. Sophomore Becky Ngo was doing homework, and left her table to go...

Bus tracking app hits campus

Bus tracking app hits campus

John Riedel, Staff Writer

November 18, 2014

SGA just brought the new bus-tracking app, TransLōc Rider, to UVM. It’s now making its way onto phones across campus. “It’s more convenient than waiting for the bus,” first-year Max Buhac said. “For example, in class it notifies you when it [the bus] will come to the destination.” In...

Times change in class passing periods

November 18, 2014

Class schedules will change next fall due to planned construction for Central Campus.Provost David Rosowsky announced in an email Nov. 14 that next semester time between classes will be extended from a 15-minute interval to a 20-minute interval.“As part of planning for significant physical improve...

University receives diversity award

November 11, 2014

UVM is a recipient of the annual Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT into Diversity, a diversity-based publication.The award recognizes colleges and universities that are “truly committed to diversity and inclusion,” said Holly Mendelson, owner and publisher of INSIGHT into D...

Sorority fire displaces tenants

November 11, 2014

A bathroom in the Pi Beta Phi sorority house caught fire Nov. 6.Thirteen fire fighters extinguished the fire using a dry chemical extinguisher and a single hoseline, according to the Nov. 7 press release by Barry Simays, Burlington fire marshal. The fire caused minor damage to the ceiling, attic and some ...

New law taxes Greeks

New law taxes Greeks

John Riedel, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014

MAEVE CUTTS The Vermont Cynic Director of Student Life Pat Brown discusses the impact of Sorority and Fraternity houses paying property taxes in his office Nov. 7. Fraternities and sororities may be paying property taxes in fiscal year 2018, according to a new law. Senator Tim Ashe spearheaded the l...

Vigil focus is to honor victims

Vigil focus is to honor victims

November 11, 2014

VICTORIA CASSAR The Vermont CynicStudents listen to various speakers during the candlelit vigil honoring victims of police brutality outside Bailey/Howe Nov. 9. Speakers included senior Connor Luong, Director of the Center for Cultural Pluralism, Sherwood Smith, and multiple other ALANA student leadersS...

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