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Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

May 1, 2019

A man is suing UVM in the Vermont Supreme Court to push the University to be more transparent over a student’s arrest. Jacob Oblak, a law student at Vermont Law School, is appealing his public records case against UVM to the Vermont Supreme Court after a lower court threw out his case. His...

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention

Vermont College Democrats hold first ever statewide convention

Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern

April 30, 2019

The College Democrats of Vermont held their first ever statewide convention at UVM April 28 in an effort to engage students in political activism.   Tim Ashe, president of the Vermont Senate, gave opening remarks. He was followed by three breakout sessions, a women in politics panel and a keynote sp...

Budget cuts end ‘All Night’ study space in library

Budget cuts end ‘All Night’ study space in library

Cullen Paradis, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Howe Library will end the All Night Study program in the face of budget cuts, leaving some students without a study space. Administrators decided to close the program after 16 years in an attempt to balance a reduced budget, following years of declining use and difficulty finding people to staff the...

UPB and SGA agree to new SpringFest funding plan

UPB and SGA agree to new SpringFest funding plan

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 29, 2019

The University of Vermont’s annual spring concert has gotten its funding back just one year after it was revoked over concerns of cash stockpiling. The Student Government Association voted in favor of again funding SpringFest 2020 after revoking its funds in 2018. SGA was concerned with the ...

Former Provost eyed for new job in Ohio

Former Provost eyed for new job in Ohio

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

April 27, 2019

Former Provost David Rosowsky has been named one of four finalists for a similar position at an Ohio university. Rosowsky is in the running for the Provost and Executive Vice President for academic affairs at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio according to an April 26, 2019 report from the Miami Studen...

On campus recovery program challenges stigma

On campus recovery program challenges stigma

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

The Catamount Recovery Program works to redefine the typical college experience by helping those in recovery and promoting a substance-free life on campus. The Catamount Recovery Program began in 2010 and is located in Living Well on the first floor of the Davis Center, The program helps those in the ...

4/20: The past and present of UVM’s spring tradition

4/20: The past and present of UVM’s spring tradition

Emma Pinezich and Lee Hughes

April 23, 2019

Cannabis celebration still riding high UVM’s annual 4/20 celebration entered a new era as cannabis possession was legalized in Vermont four decades after the event began. Even though possession of cannabis is legal in Vermont, UVM’s policy about it has not changed, said Annie Stevens, vice provos...

A look at UVM’s drug use

A look at UVM’s drug use

Staff Report

April 23, 2019

Nearly 95% of UVM students who responded to a Cynic survey reported they use or have used recreational drugs. Over 200 undergraduate students were surveyed to gauge the drug culture at UVM. Of the responses, 99% reported knowing someone who uses recreational substances including alcohol and tobacco. Th...

Suspects arrested after a fatal shooting near campus

Suspects arrested after a fatal shooting near campus

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 22, 2019

Following a shootout near UVM’s campus, four suspects in the murder of a 23-year-old man have been arrested. The shootout occurred 3 p.m. April 16 on North Willard Street and resulted in multiple CatAlerts warning students to avoid the area, until the 5 p.m. alert opened the area for regular traffic. ...

Student trustee looks to next generations

Student trustee looks to next generations

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

April 19, 2019

A local farmer and business major is the new undergraduate member of the board of trustees. Junior David Gringeri was sworn in as a student trustee March 1, replacing junior Caitlin McHugh, whose term ended in February. Gringeri is from Fair Haven, Vermont, where he grew up helping his parents on ...

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

SGA passed a resolution April 9 condemning the 2018-2019 presidential search process. The resolution criticizes the University for its underrepresentation of students throughout the process, with one student representing over 10,000 undergraduates. The resolution calls for future search committees to ...

Ambassadors advise smokers

Ambassadors advise smokers

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Smokers on campus can now expect to interact with the new cigarette ambassador program while taking a drag. The Center for Health and Wellbeing is attempting to limit student cigarette use by engaging with smokers on campus and posting informational signs, said Parker Holloway, program coordinator f...

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