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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Alex Yin, executive director of UVM’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, presenting at SGA’s meeting Oct. 18.

UVM promotes student participation in national survey

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter October 25, 2022

UVM is seeking to increase student participation in a survey on student participation and activity in spring 2023, said Alex Yin, executive director of UVM’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.   The...

Katherine Elmer, lead negotiator for the part-time faculty bargaining team, before the faculty union’s rally on the Howe Library steps Oct. 20.

Faculty union sees minimal progress after nine months of contract negotiations

Ethan Brodie, Cynic News Reporter October 24, 2022

Negotiations between UVM’s faculty union, United Academics, and the University administration over a new part-time faculty contract are at a standstill, said Union President Eleanor Miller. The impasse...

An SGA senator following a demonstration of the new learning management system Brightspace, during SGA’s weekly meeting in the Livak Ballroom Sept. 20. Brightspace will be partially implemented in spring 2023, with a full implementation in the fall of next year.

UVM to start trial period with new learning management system next semester

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter September 27, 2022

UVM will begin to transition to the learning management system Brightspace in the spring 2023 semester, said Wendy Verrei-Berenback, assistant director at the Center for Teaching and Learning and co-leader...

A protester at the Vermonters for Justice in Palestine protest in support of Palestine in front of Waterman building, the building that houses most of the University’s administrative offices, Sept. 21.

Local advocacy group hosts rally on campus in support of Palestine

Andrew Gould, Cynic News Reporter September 26, 2022

Approximately two dozen people assembled in front of the Waterman building Sept. 21 to show their support for Palestine at a rally organized by local advocacy organization Vermonters for Justice in Palestine.  Organizers...

The Waterman building sits on S Prospect Street March 2022.

Several Jewish organizations criticize UVM’s response to federal antisemitism investigation

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 26, 2022

Twenty Jewish organizations expressed concerns in response to UVM President Suresh Garimella’s denial of mishandling antisemitism in the midst of a federal investigation, according to a Sept. 16 press...

A few of the faces of UVM’s Staff Union, including (clockwise from left) Matt Rooney, Rachel Wallace-Brodeur, Ellen Kaye, and Kelli Joyce outside the Waterman building Sept. 15. Photo collage by Ellie Scott.

UVM violates staff union contract, mispays union members

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 20, 2022

Editor's note: This article was updated 1:37 p.m. Sept. 21 to correct a detail about employment start dates.  The UVM administration mispaid multiple employees after ratifying a contract with UVM’s...

Image courtesy of uvm.edu

UVM denies mishandling antisemitism allegations

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 15, 2022

UVM President Suresh Garimella publicly denied allegations that UVM did not adequately address claims of antisemitism on campus in a Sept. 15 email to the UVM community, following reports that the Department...

The Waterman building located on the corner of South Prospect Street and College Street stands with nobody around it, Sept. 30. Waterman is the largest academic building on campus.

Feds investigate claims of antisemitism at UVM

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 14, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 1:48 p.m. Sept. 16 with a clarification about the nature of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory.  The U.S. Department of Education is investigating...

Campus climate survey reveals drop in perceived inclusivity, common ground values

Campus climate survey reveals drop in perceived inclusivity, common ground values

Quinn Fisher, Cynic News Reporter September 13, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated 3:49 p.m. Sept. 14 to more accurately clarify where a source is from.  The overall student feeling of inclusivity on campus has decreased in the last few years,...

Director of UVM’s Office of Institutional Research runs for Vermont Governor

Director of UVM’s Office of Institutional Research runs for Vermont Governor

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 12, 2022

Alex Yin, UVM’s executive director of institutional research and assessment, announced his write-in campaign for the Vermont governership in a Sept. 8 Instagram post.  Yin started his campaign upon...

UVM safety chief starts plan to put AEDs in dorms

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter September 11, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated 6:15 p.m. Sept. 16 to correct a title and clarify the nature of the presentation.  Michael Schirling, chief safety and compliance officer at UVM, said in a Sept....

Redstone Dining during lunchtime Saturday, September 4. The dining hall, located in Simpson Hall, is closed for breakfast and lunch during weekdays this semester.

Redstone Dining closed for weekday daytime meals, cite few staff and customers

Halsey McLaen, News Editor September 9, 2022

Redstone Dining closed its doors for weekday breakfast and lunch this semester in response to historically-low customer participation, according to a Sept. 5 email from Melissa Zelazny, UVM Dining resident...

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