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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

A collection of recent email scams appear on a laptop screen Sept. 1.

As phishing and scams flood student inboxes, UVM continues to improve cybersecurity

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter September 8, 2021

In a modern world with ever-improving technology benefiting both the well- and ill-intentioned, UVM finds itself fighting an endless battle to maintain online security for community members.  UVM Police...

The freshly-painted water tower stands tall Sept. 3.

City completes recent construction on famed ‘UVM water tower’

Maggie Talty , Cynic News Reporter September 7, 2021

Workers scaling the exterior of the tower have grabbed the attention of campus onlookers in recent months. This work, which started spring 2020, came to a close Aug. 27, 2021.  As a prominent piece...

Students frustrated over lack of transparency from FSL on fraternity misconduct

Students frustrated over lack of transparency from FSL on fraternity misconduct

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 6, 2021

This article was updated Sept. 6 at 5:28 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 12:50 p.m. to correct factual errors. The current procedures intended to address fraternity and sorority misconduct at UVM evoke confusion...

Thousands of student protestors filled the steps of Waterman building and flooded out past South Prospect Street and onto the Waterman Green May 3.

UVM releases third update to sexual misconduct plan

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor August 31, 2021

UVM announced updates to its sexual misconduct response plan, including a new staff position and a partnership with a local advocacy nonprofit, in an Aug. 31 email.  The University established a new...

A Walgreens employee fills a syringe with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the Patrick Gym May 2.

If COVID conditions worsen, unvaccinated students may be removed from campus

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor August 31, 2021

Unvaccinated students could be removed from UVM’s campus if a COVID-19 outbreak called for such measures, said Gary Derr, VP of operations and public safety. The COVID-19 Immunization Exemption form...

A sign reminds students to put their masks on before they enter Aug. 28.

Despite University-wide mask policy, RAs not required to enforce masks in dorms

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor August 30, 2021

Residential Advisors are no longer tasked with enforcing masking despite UVM’s indoor mask policy, said Gary Derr, VP of operations and public safety.  Last year, RAs enforced the Green and Gold...

Top picks from the Cynics News Editor: 2020-2021 headlines you may have missed

Top picks from the Cynic’s News Editor: 2020-2021 headlines you may have missed

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor August 30, 2021

Following an unprecedented year of hardships for students and updates in the news cycle, some may not have followed the many newsworthy events that have occurred on campus.  This year’s News and...

Provost and Senior Vice President Patricia Prelock speaks at Governor Phil Scotts weekly press conference July 13.

UVM to use state COVID-19 relief funds in partnership with CCV for career education for Vermonters

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor July 14, 2021

UVM announced a career education program in partnership with the Community College of Vermont at the governor’s weekly press conference July 13. The program, Upskill Vermont, provides Vermont residents...

Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopened their doors for the first time a year June 29.

Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopens a year after destructive fire

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor July 1, 2021

After nearly a year of planning and rebuilding, Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopened on June 24, with a new name and a new look.  Following the July 1 fire last summer, the interior was left destroyed...

Several thefts occurred in the Patrick Gymnasium and other buildings on campus June 29.

UVM police ask for help after reporting several cases of burglary in a two-day period

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor June 30, 2021

After multiple reports of break-ins and stolen university property, UVM police ask the UVM community for assistance in dealing with campus crimes in a June 29 press release. On Monday, June 28, UVM...

Students sit close to one another, maskless, in a lecture hall prior to the COVID-19 pandemic November 2019.

BREAKING: UVM announces UVM Forward, the University’s reopening plan for Fall 2021

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor June 17, 2021

The University of Vermont announced its reopening plan, which eliminates required testing and mask mandates for fully vaccinated individuals effective August 2. The Fall 2021 plan, UVM Forward, was...

A Walgreens employee fills a syringe with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the Patrick Gym May 2.

BREAKING: UVM announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all Fall 2021 students

Staff Report June 9, 2021

UVM students will now be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the Fall 2021 semester as soon as the vaccine receives full approval from the Food and Drug Administration.  In a June 9, press...

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