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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

Dinner options at Simpson Dining Hall on Nov. 17. The dishes are “Louisiana Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo Bowl” and “Pulled Bbq Pork In Vinegar Sauce.”

UVM Dining causes disordered eating, some students say

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter December 2, 2021

UVM Dining food lacks quality, causing students to skip meals and develop disordered eating habits, several students said. UVM’s food quality results in some students developing eating disorders and...

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UVM will not require Day Zero COVID-19 testing after Thanksgiving break

RJ Morrison, Cynic News Reporter November 19, 2021

UVM will not require COVID-19 testing for returning students following Thanksgiving break, said Gary Derr, vice president of operations and public safety. This is the first time UVM will not require...

UVM Votes’ members resign following allegations of sexual assault against club’s president

UVM Votes’ members resign following allegations of sexual assault against club’s president

Lucille Whittier, Cynic News Reporter November 19, 2021

UVM Votes’ full former staff resigned after learning of sexual assault allegations against the club’s president, senior James Tedesco, according to a Nov. 8 message to the Cynic.   “We have...

‘We hear you’: UVM updates community on handling of sexual violence

‘We hear you’: UVM updates community on handling of sexual violence

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Editor November 19, 2021

UVM sent a video to the student body about its ongoing efforts to address the handling of sexual violence in a Nov. 18 email from Patricia Prelock, provost and senior vice president.  In light of students...

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UVM hires Interim Director of Residential Life

RJ Morrison , Cynic News Reporter November 17, 2021

UVM appointed an Interim Director of Residential Life, following a vacancy in the position when former director Rafael Rodriguez left the role. Kevin Hytten, an internal hire, filled the position after...

Junior Maddie Henson sits in the Waterman Building wearing a jacket with deer bone buttons passed down through her family Nov. 13. Henson’s rings have also been passed down to her, they represent the wings of life, mother earth and father sky, she said.

Student receives funding for Indigenous statue

Reitz Wishtischin , Cynic News Reporter November 16, 2021

Junior Maddie Henson recently received $100,000 from an anonymous donor to build a statue to honor indigenous people, she said. Henson co-founded the Indigenous People’s Collective and is chair of the...

Sophomore Purva Shirolkar speaks to people gathered in the Waterman Memorial Lounge Nov. 9.

Thousands sign petition in protest of UVM’s break housing fees

Halsey McLaen , Assistant News Editor November 15, 2021

Dozens gathered inside Waterman Memorial Lounge on Friday in protest of UVM’s Thanksgiving break housing fees in a rally the UVM Union of Students organized. UVMUS held the rally to encourage UVM to...

SGA freezes one third of UVM clubs’ funding

SGA freezes one third of UVM clubs’ funding

Halsey McLaen , Assistant News Editor November 10, 2021

Thirty-two percent of UVM clubs lost access to their SGA funding, according to a Nov. 4 email from SGA Treasurer Zyakkiriah Rhoden, a senior. ClubSigners, the president and treasurer of a club, must...

Alexander Yin, executive director of the office of institutional research, speaks at an SGA meeting Nov. 2. Yin covered issues of diversity in front of SGA senators.

UVM needs to improve teaching methods, data researcher says

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter November 9, 2021

UVM faculty need to improve teaching methods so students can learn better in the classroom, said Alexander Yin, executive director of the office of institutional research. The office of institutional...

A testing vial sits in a makeshift distribution pipe at UVMs COVID-19 testing site.

UVM plans to stay in-person despite seeing highest COVID-19 case count of semester

Eliza Barker, Cynic News Reporter November 8, 2021

Despite reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases, UVM has no plans to return to the remote model after Thanksgiving break, said Gary Derr, vice president for operations and public safety.  UVM reported...

Two graduate students work in a lab where they research uses of biogas produced from food waste through anaerobic digestion.

UVM researchers find use in food waste biogas

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter November 4, 2021

This article was updated Nov. 28 at 12:54 p.m. to contextualize information about compost processing.  Assistant professor Eric Roy and two graduate students research uses of biogas produced from food...

Left: a map of the wards the city of Burlington used from 1993 until 2015. 
Right: The new wards adopted by the city.

Burlington looks to redistrict unconstitutional voting wards

Halsey McLaen , Assistant News Editor November 4, 2021

Some of Burlington’s voting wards are unconstitutional and are being redistricted, according to U.S. census data and a June 28 resolution from the Burlington City Council. Voting districts within...

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