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UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

UVM to continue heightened testing as off-campus COVID cases climb

Staff Report March 19, 2021

UVM is extending twice-weekly-testing for all students an additional two weeks, following an uptick in off-campus COVID-19 cases. According to a March 19 email from Garry Derr, Vice President for Operations...

In a year marked by financial hardship at UVM, its president made over $800,000

In a year marked by financial hardship at UVM, its president made over $800,000

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter March 19, 2021

UVM President Suresh Garimella made over $200,000 outside of his UVM compensation last year, amounting to a cumulative income of nearly $1 million. In the same year that Garimella brought in roughly...

Students line up outside the testing center to comply with the new twice-weekly mandated test.

17 cases reported on Monday alone, ‘concerning’ to UVM officials

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor March 17, 2021

Seventeen students tested positive for COVID-19 this Monday alone, just after the school announced tentative plans to hold in-person graduation. Erica Caloiero, interim VP for student affairs, announced...

SGA met for their March 10 meeting at 7:00 p.m. over Microsoft Teams.

SGA lowers barriers for students to run in upcoming elections

Sierra Byrne, Cynic News Reporter March 17, 2021

UVM’s Student Government Association lowered the signatures required for students to run for SGA president and VP and removed them altogether for senators after lengthy discussion last week.   Following...

Andrew Lucas, UVM sophomore and defensemen for the men's hockey team faces off against the University of Maine in the Gutterman Fieldhouse earlier this season.

Men’s hockey loses in first round of playoffs, finishing season in last place

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter March 17, 2021

UVM men’s hockey team lost in the first round of the Hockey East tournament March 10, marking the end of a season in which the Catamounts finished in last place.  Wednesday’s action saw the Catamounts...

'No, not a chance,': Professor says he won't resign despite thousands calling for action following 'racist' videos

‘No, not a chance,’: Professor says he won’t resign despite thousands calling for action following ‘racist’ videos

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor March 16, 2021

Following mounting calls for his resignation, a UVM professor that posted a video on the internet decrying supposed white discrimination on campus a week ago says, he’s not leaving. The new video...

To meet the new testing requirements some students now need to get tested on Saturdays.

COVID-19 round-up: 41 positives, extended twice-weekly testing and graduation plans

Ella Ruehsen , Assistant News Editor March 16, 2021

Forty-one new cases of COVID-19 were discovered among the student body in the last week, with 21 from on-campus students and 20 from off-campus students.  Three days before the week’s results were...

First-year students walk down Main Street Aug. 26, 2019 on their way to the University green at convocation.

UVM announces plans for graduation and a full on campus fall semester

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor March 15, 2021

UVM will return to in-person learning next fall and is planning on having in-person graduation in just three months according to a March 15 email from President Suresh Garimella.  Garimella stated...

UVM Professor Aaron Kindsvatter records himself inside his home for his first video titled “Racism and the Secular Religion at the University of Vermont.”

Students call for professor to resign over his video claiming white discrimination

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor March 15, 2021

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 3:05 p.m. March 16. UPDATE: March 16 In a third video Kindsvatter responded to the call for his resignation, “No, nope, not a chance, never gonna happen,...

The monitor in Billings-Ira Allen lecture hall displays a UVM screen saver Feb. 24. The empty lecture hall is where Associate professor and Directory of Graduate Studies Jacques Bailly teaches his in-person classes this semester.

An academic ‘persecution:’ The death of classics at UVM

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter March 15, 2021

When UVM was founded in 1791, the study of classics was a cornerstone of every student's academic experience.  Now,  200 years later, UVM plans to terminate the department, saying goodbye to one of...

Garbage bags full of tissues sit outside of UVM's COVID testing center March 4.

COVID-19 at UVM: 32 positive test results in first week of increased testing

Staff Report March 9, 2021

In UVM’s first week of twice-weekly testing, 32 positive test results were received out of the nearly 20,000 tests administered during the first week of March.  According to UVM’s COVID-19 dashboard,...

A USPS sticker with “Save the Arts” is stuck to a UVM streetlamp next to Rally cat Feb. 9. Similar stickers with different messages pertaining to the recent CAS budget cuts have appeared on other streetlamps around campus.

‘I’m going to miss this:’ Three cut lecturers reflect on time at UVM

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter March 8, 2021

As UVM undertakes a dramatic reorganization of its academic structure, slashing programs amid budgetary shortfalls, Charles Briggs of the history department, Jamie Williamson of the English department...

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