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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

Psychedelic Science club co-president Micah Bernat, a sophomore, president Henry Schaer, a senior, and co-president Zach Grinspoon, a sophomore (left to right) pose before a club meeting April 14.

Psychedelic club educates UVM students

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter April 18, 2022

UVM’s newly-recognized Psychedelic Science Club offers students a space to learn about the different effects of substances in a judgment-free zone, said Zach Grinspoon, club co-founder and sophomore. Grinspoon...

SGA fails to provide promised mandatory sexual violence training

SGA fails to provide promised mandatory sexual violence training

Shannon Turner, Cynic News Reporter April 14, 2022

Instead of promised mandatory ClubSigner sexual violence training, SGA will offer smaller trainings this semester, according to junior Ann Wong, chair of the SGA club affairs committee. These changes...

UVM students and staff protesting outside of the Waterman Building April 11.

Vermont legislators speak at UVM Staff United press conference

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor April 12, 2022

Three Vermont legislators spoke at a press conference held by UVM’s staff union, UVM Staff United, in support of the union’s continued efforts to negotiate a fair contract April 11.  The conference...

Female duo to lead SGA

Female duo to lead SGA

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter April 12, 2022

Two SGA committee chairs run unopposed for SGA President and Vice President as the first female duo since 2006, according to the department of Student Life webpage.  Junior Maddie Henson, chair of...

A water cleanup truck outside of University Heights South March 30.

Student causes flood, displaces two floors in University Heights South

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Writer April 11, 2022

Flooding from a pipe caused by student damage displaced 40-50 students on the second floor of Tower 2 in University Heights South March 27, said Kevin Hytten, interim director of Residential Life.  UHS...

Junior Maeve Forbes speaks at an SGA meeting.

Students plan Sexual Violence Awareness Month around survivor healing

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter April 11, 2022

Four students’ plan for this year’s Sexual Violence Awareness Month focuses on healing for survivors of sexual violence, junior Maeve Forbes said. Forbes, alongside sophomores Olivia Eisenburg,...

Staff Union contract remains in negotiation

Staff Union contract remains in negotiation

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter April 11, 2022

UVM’s staff union failed to come to an agreement with UVM administration on the first union contract at an April 8 meeting, said Annie Valentine, UVM Staff United bargaining team member.  Negotiations...

Students run into Lake Champlain at 7 a.m., Nov. 20, 2019.

UVM advances research for water resources and flood forecasting

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor April 7, 2022

UVM is collaborating with 28 other institutions to advance hydrological research and provide actionable water resource intel and flood forecasting, according to an April 7 UVM press release.  The project...

A triple dorm in Davis Hall on Redstone campus.

UVM predicts uptick in dorm triples

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor April 7, 2022

Approximately 25% of on-campus UVM students live in triples, a percentage likely to increase in future years, said Kevin Hytten, interim director of Residential Life. In fall 2019, the University had...

ResLife holds exit sign take back day in response to stolen property “epidemic”

ResLife holds exit sign take back day in response to stolen property “epidemic”

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor April 6, 2022

Residential Life is allowing students to return stolen exit signs April 6 no questions asked, according to an April 6 email to on-campus students from Kevin Hytten, interim executive director of ResLife.  Possession...

Coolidge Hall on South Prospect Street April 1.

Black mold confirmed in Coolidge room

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter April 5, 2022

Two students were relocated on March 16 after reporting mold in their Coolidge Hall dorm room, said Kevin Hytten, interim director of Residential Life. Students suspect the mold may be toxic due to a...

Annie Valentine speaking during the SGA meeting March 29.

SGA unanimously votes in support of Staff Union

Shannon Turner, Cynic News Reporter April 4, 2022

SGA unanimously passed a resolution in support of UVM Staff United’s push for livable wages at their March 29 meeting. UVMSU consists of professional, office, specialized and technical staff members...

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