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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

The Device Characterization Lab located in Discovery Hall was built through a partnership with GlobalFoundries.

New semiconductor lab opened in Discovery

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter October 30, 2023

A new Device Characterization Lab at UVM will be used for certification programs as well as research, said Matthew Gallagher, director of the semiconductor curriculum at UVM.  The lab was built through...

UVM’s Aiken Center achieves net-zero status.

Aiken Center achieves net-zero energy certification

Emily Kobus, Co-Photo Editor October 25, 2023

The George D. Aiken Center has officially gained its net-zero energy certification after 20 years of green innovation, stated Adam White, executive director of University communications, in an Oct. 3 press...

Attendees of Hillel’s Vigil for Israel held candles and Israeli flags memorializing those lost in the past week Oct. 12

Students lead Vigil for Israel, praying for peace in the region

Emily Kobus, Co-Photo Editor October 16, 2023

Students, staff and community members gathered on the Andrew Harris Commons Oct. 12 to attend a Hillel sponsored vigil for Israel. There were approximately 300 people in attendance at the vigil, according...

A fallen leaf resting in a spruce tree on Athletic campus Oct. 4

The science behind Vermont’s approaching fall foliage

Mathew Neves, Cynic News Reporter October 9, 2023

The Vermont fall foliage is a special annual event to look forward to, said Stephen Keller, associate professor of plant biology.  The fall foliage, characterized internationally by the changing of...

Jennifer Demers and her students from the PIVOT Peer Educators Program.

New sexual violence peer education program a response to student demands, director says

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter October 6, 2023

The University creating the new position of Director of the PIVOT Peer Educators Program is in response to student activism, said Jennifer Demers, the inaugural holder of the position. The program will...

Students have encountered multiple bats in Converse Hall this fall.

Bats in Converse frustrate students

Andrew Gould, News Editor October 2, 2023

Converse Hall has had some unpopular residents this fall, according to one current and two former residents of the hall. Two anonymous student sources, who have both since moved out of Converse, said...

Location of the new Catamount Woods apartment complex Sept 2.

Apartment-style complex east of campus will house juniors and seniors

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter September 20, 2023

UVM announced its intentions to build a new apartment complex on campus for planned occupancy in Fall 2025, in an Aug. 14 press release.  Catamount Woods will be the product of a partnership between...

Parking lot filled with cars on Athletic Campus on Sept 8.

Hyundais and Kias vandalized on Athletic

Ethan Brodie, Cynic News Reporter September 18, 2023

UVM Police Services found evidence of attempted, unsuccessful hotwiring and other vandalization of six cars parked on University Heights Road following reports on August 24, said UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau. A...

First-year students begin their walk to the Twilight Induction ceremony after Convocation, passing by Staff United protesters August 27.

Staff United protest at convocation over new time reporting system 

Emily Kobus, Co-Photo Editor September 5, 2023

UVM Staff United picketed at Convocation on August 27 in opposition to the University’s purchase and proposed use of the time tracking system Kronos, said Ellen Kaye, co-president of UVMSU. Kaye said...

SGA has new President and Vice President

Ethan Brodie, Cynic News Reporter May 1, 2023

Students elected junior Olivia Eisenberg and sophomore Carter Purple as President and Vice President of SGA, respectively, in elections held March 29-31, according to the SGA website. In their terms,...

Senior Eli Racusin discusses his experiences and contributions to the Cat ECare program during a kickoff event in the Davis Center April 17.

Narcan, bleeding kits to be added to AED stations under new CAT ECare program

Molly Yeska, Cynic News Reporter April 25, 2023

Updated and new emergency response stations and training classes for UVM affiliates will be implemented starting this summer, according to the CAT ECare webpage. The initiative aims to add to UVM’s...

Plants grown in the UVM Greenhouse on display April 22. The University’s Comprehensive Sustainability Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions and to address climate change.

UVM sustainability plan sets goal of carbon neutrality by 2030

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter April 24, 2023

The University of Vermont set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, according to an April 18 release on the University’s website. UVM released a new Comprehensive Sustainability Plan April 18,...

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