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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 UVM student uses their mobile CATcard to enter a room in the Ira Allen Chapel. UVM did not issue cards with communication chips to this year’s first-year students due to a global chip shortage.

UVM to transition to digital CATcards for building access, payments

Mac Mansfield-Parisi, Cynic News Reporter September 1, 2022

UVM will not issue CATcards with communication chips to incoming first-year students due to a global chip shortage, according to the CATcard Service Center website. The CATcard Service Center was unable...

No immediate University response plans in place for monkeypox

No immediate University response plans in place for monkeypox

Quinn Fisher, Cynic News Reporter August 30, 2022

UVM’s response to the rising threat of monkeypox is a low-level concern, said Michael Schirling, chief safety and compliance officer. Monkeypox, also known as hMPXV, is an emerging public health emergency...

Sophomore Kaia Ellis speaks next to fellow protestors at the Explain the Asterisk walkout at the Waterman building April 27.

Top picks from the Cynic’s news editor: 2021-22 headlines you may have missed

Halsey McLaen, News Editor August 29, 2022

In the past year, the UVM community has seen a variety of newsworthy events, spanning from COVID-19 updates to buildings flooding to protests over various social justice causes. This year’s news editor,...

Students line up outside the COVID-19 Testing Center Nov. 18.

The University to close down on-campus testing site next semester

Lila Cumming , Summer News Editor July 19, 2022

The University is removing the on-campus testing center due to decreasing demand for PCR testing, according to a July 18 email from UVM Provost Patricia Prelock. After the state-run testing sites closed...

Police cars line up in front of the Burlington Police Department entrance Jun 20.

Police increase surveillance downtown for summer in new policing plan

Lila Cumming, Summer News Editor June 22, 2022

A new patrolling strategy will focus on the downtown area to prepare for an anticipated increase in crime, Mayor Weinberger said in a May 19 press conference.   Weinberger and Jon Murad, acting chief...

The Office of Sustainability in Marsh Hall April 28. The Office is working on a Comprehensive Sustainability Plan for the University and intends to release the plan in the fall.

Office of Sustainability to draft new sustainability plan

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter May 4, 2022

The UVM Sustainability Plan working group is developing the Comprehensive Sustainability Plan, slated for release in August, said Elizabeth Palchak, director of the Office of Sustainability.  Palchak...

 Senior speaker Cyrus Oswald, 2021-22, swears in Senator Sam Wigon, a junior, as treasurer for the 2022-23 academic year as incoming Vice President Sarah Wood watches April 26.

SGA swears in new speaker and treasurer

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter May 3, 2022

SGA swore in Treasurer Sam Wigon, a junior, and Speaker of the Senate Carter Purple, a first-year, for the 2022-23 academic year at their April 26 senate meeting.  Purple hopes to achieve personal...

In the second week of the fall 2020 semester, students trickle into the Davis Center for their mandatory weekly COVID-19 test.

UVM terminates COVID-19 information newsletter ‘UVM Forward’

Halsey McLaen, News Editor May 2, 2022

UVM announced the termination of UVM Forward, the University’s COVID-19 information e-newsletter, according to an April 29 email.  The newsletter began in spring 2020 and served to provide pressing...

New demands for administration follow nationwide walkout

New demands for administration follow nationwide walkout

Halsey McLaen, News Editor May 2, 2022

Hundreds gathered outside the Waterman building April 27 to participate in a nationwide walkout against campus sexual violence organized by Explain the Asterisk, an activism group originally founded at...

Sophomore Mason Paterson in Innovation Hall April 20.

Student receives grant to work on drone project with NASA

Halsey McLaen, News Editor April 27, 2022

Sophomore Mason Paterson will work on NASA’s Project Dragonfly, which seeks to land a drone on Titan, one of Saturn’s moons, to search for signs of life in 2026, he said. Paterson, who studies mechanical...

UVM Rescue volunteers break ground on the construction of the UVM Rescue building in 2017. The project cost $1.4 million.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott declares April 25 ‘UVM Rescue Day’ to honor 50th anniversary of UVM Rescue

Halsey McLaen, News Editor April 26, 2022

April 25, 2022 was UVM Rescue Day in Vermont, according to an April 21 executive proclamation from Vermont Governor Phil Scott.  The day seeks to honor UVM’s volunteer student-run ambulance service,...

Jeanne Mance Hall April 20. The residence hall will no longer serve as COVID-19 quarantine housing as of the 2022-2023 school year.

UVM to remove isolation housing for 2022-23 school year

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter April 26, 2022

UVM has no plans to provide COVID-19 isolation housing for the 2022-23 school year, according to an April 19 email from Gary Derr, vice president for operations and public safety. Jeanne Mance Residence...

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