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State Senate’s sole scientist and UVM affiliated professor runs for reelection

Virginia 'Ginny' Lyons is up for reelection in the democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 11. She has served as a democrat representing Chittenden County since 2000.

Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter

August 10, 2020

With the democratic primary just one day away, the sole scientist and one of just 10 women currently in the state Senate is vying for re-election. Virginia ‘Ginny’ Lyons, a UVM-affiliated professor and state senator for Chittenden County running for reelection in the Aug. 11 primary, often starts her...

UVM Athletics confirms multiple positive COVID-19 tests and at least one active case

Anthony Lamb making a basket

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

August 4, 2020

Two unidentified members of UVM Athletics have tested positive for COVID-19 and one case remains active, according to an Aug. 4 UVM Athletics press release. Although UVM Athletics did not provide further detail on who has tested positive, only two teams can currently practice— Men's and Women's...

Incumbent Philip Baruth is not raising or spending money on his re-election campaign for State Senate

Incumbent Philip Baruth is not raising or spending money on his re-election campaign for State Senate

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

July 21, 2020

Chittenden County State Senator Philip Baruth is doing something in this election that he believes has never been done - not raising or spending any money for his campaign.  Baruth, who is running as the incumbent, announced the decision in a July 9 Facebook post stating that he didn't feel like hi...

Breaking down UVM’s May 2020 budget request to the state of Vermont

Breaking down UVM's May 2020 budget request to the state of Vermont

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2020

The University of Vermont requested $15,046,457 in COVID-19 relief funds from Vermont’s House Appropriations Committee in May along with $72,750,000 for non-COVID expenses. The following graphs illustrate the summary of out-of-pocket expenses that the university incurred from COVID-19, expects to incur ...

Roughly 141 student-athletes are stripped of their normal seasons due to COVID-19

Men’s soccer forward Rasmus Tobinski, a first-year, heads the ball over the head of an Iona College player, Sept. 6. Tobinski hails from Kiel, Germany.

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 18, 2020

America East announced the postponement of fall sports for the fall semester on July 17 affecting roughly 141 UVM fall student-athletes. The league has postponed competition and championship events for fall sports which at UVM includes soccer, cross country and field hockey. The conference states...

In a historic vote, UVM Board of Trustees unanimously decides to divest from fossil fuels

In a historic vote, UVM Board of Trustees unanimously decides to divest from fossil fuels

Irene Choi and Kate Vanni

July 14, 2020

A correction has been made for the spelling of Kieran Edraney, the President of Organize. The UVM Board of Trustees voted unanimously to divest from fossil fuels during a July 14 meeting and announced the decision on the same day.  UVM will immediately end new direct investment in fossil fuels, accord...

UVM will not require standardized test scores for those who apply 2020/2021

UVM will not require standardized test scores for those who apply 2020/2021

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

July 14, 2020

UVM will not be requiring standardized test scores from incoming undergraduate students who apply to UVM in 2020 and 2021.  The University made this change because testing opportunities may have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a page on the UVM website. UVM announced the change on Ju...

Update: Vermont joins the lawsuit against the Trump Administration over ICE’s new rule

Update: Vermont joins the lawsuit against the Trump Administration over ICE's new rule

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 13, 2020

Vermont will be joining the lawsuit to stop the new federal immigration rule, announced today by Vermont’s Attorney General T.J. Donovan. This new rule calls for the deportation of international students if their school is forced to function online-only. Eighteen other attorney generals have formed ...

UVM Senior Lecturer Thomas Chittenden runs for Vermont State Senate

UVM Senior Lecturer Thomas Chittenden runs for Vermont State Senate

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

July 13, 2020

Four years after initially thinking of running for the Vermont State Senate, South Burlington City Councilor Thomas Chittenden feels ready to make a bid for the Chittenden County Senate Seat.  In the race for state senate, Chittenden and 13 other Democratic candidates will be on the ballot for the democ...

Over 600 UVM students could face deportation after new Trump administration rule

Rain pours down on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Law Enforcement Support Center  in Williston, Vermont July 8. This building is the

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 11, 2020

Roughly 671 UVM students may be subject to deportation if UVM is forced to switch to an entirely online semester for Fall 2020 due to a new policy from the Trump administration. The most recent immigration policy announced by the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program on July 6 states that any co...

All students returning to campus fall 2020 must sign UVM’s Green and Gold Promise, released today

All students returning to campus fall 2020 must sign UVM’s Green and Gold Promise, released today

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2020

UVM students must sign the Green and Gold Promise if they decide to participate in on-campus learning for fall 2020 according to the July 2 email from UVM's Provost.  The promise is a form students will fill out to prove their intentions of following COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. It was i...

Students protest deadline for selecting at-home learning, four days later UVM extends it

UVM Junior Julianne Lesch looking over the form for selecting at-home learning July 8.

Kate Vanni and Irene Choi

July 8, 2020

Four days after UVM students protested the deadline for selecting at-home learning, UVM’s Provost sent an email stating the deadline will be extended another two days. In a July 2 email, students received a detailed plan for the re-opening of campus Fall 2020, which included an option for stude...

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