The Vermont Cynic

Bring it Back

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

March 28, 2017

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

After an 8-year push by students and the community, steps were made to bring back UVM varsity baseball. SGA President Jason Maulucci met with the Friends of UVM Baseball committee on Jan. 28 to work out a plan to reinstate the team. Varsity baseball was discontinued at UVM in 2009. Friends of UVM Baseball called the mee...

Students to choose new president

Erika B. Lewy and Lauren Schnepf

March 28, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

An SGA presidential campaign video set against a projection of a galaxy photo and scored with the “Game of Thrones” theme song has been viewed over 6 thousand times, according to Facebook.   The video was produced by candidate junior Niko Wu, a sociology major. Wu is running against junior Chris Petrillo, a mechanical engineering major.   ...

Faculty Senate change grade labels

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

The Faculty Senate has changed the labels of grades submitted late by professors to eliminate consequences felt by students. “Administrative failing,” “administrative unsatisfactory progress” and “administrative no pass” will replace “failing,” “unsatisfactory progress” and “no pass” for grades that are no...

SGA updates

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Student Government Elections Election packets for the position of President and Vice President of the SGA are due Wednesday, Mar. 22. These packets must be completed in order to run for the positions. Elections for President and Vice President will be held on Mar. 28 and 29.   Student Senate Elections Senate election packets will...

UVM hosts French-Canadian diplomatic conference

UVM hosts French-Canadian diplomatic conference

March 24, 2017

UVM hosted a conference on the connections between Vermont and its neighbor to the north. The March 20 F...

UVM awarded for human rights efforts

Lucy Bisselle, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

An initiative launched at UVM received an award for its work with torture victims. On Feb. 15, the 2017 Human Rights Award was presented by the American Psychiatric Association to the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs which includes UVM’s organization, the New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma.   ...

SGA reopens discussion of reading days

SGA reopens discussion of reading days

March 12, 2017

Readings days are back on the table. SGA requests to reopen conversations around reading days reinsta...

SGA to minimize emissions

SGA to minimize emissions

John Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

March 12, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

SGA is looking to greatly minimize UVM’s impact on the environment by 2025. In 2010, UVM commi...

UVM hosts human trafficking conference

Chris Dillon and Kassondra Little

March 12, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

In February, UVM brought together an FBI agent, doctors and community service workers to address human trafficking in Vermont. The Department of Family Medicine and the Larner College of Medicine hosts the annual Cultural Awareness Conference. This year's conference focused on how medical professionals can combat human traff...

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

New App seeks to improve student voter participation Lachlan Francis presented a proposal for the use of an app called Voatz in the upcoming SGA elections. Voatz is an app that uses fingerprints  to provide a new platform to vote. Talks are already in progress with the city of Burlington to possibly use the app to im...

Medical lecturer discusses in-class death

Colin Bushweller, Senior Staff Writer

March 12, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

In the Spring of 2013, while giving a presentation on infant CPR, lecturer Pat Malone collapsed and fell to the ground. Malone was having a heart attack and was pronounced medically dead. The students in the CPR training session thought it was a test. However, after noticing Malone had no pulse they realized just how re...

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Black Student Union celebrates blackness in annual fashion show

Anna Power, Healy Fallon, and Chloe Chaobal

March 2, 2017

Filed under Arts, Campus, Campus Life, Life, News

Lights, camera, fashion: black pride hits the stage at UVM to top off celebrating Black History Month. Durin...

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