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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

The Waterman building sits on S Prospect Street.

Several colleges without diversity training

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter March 18, 2022

Editor's note: The print edition of this article contained inaccurate information on the introduction date of EVERFI trainings.  UVM does not have mandatory diversity training for their faculty, which...

A box of KN95 masks sits behind the front desk of the Davis Center on the first floor Jan. 21.

BREAKING: UVM to drop mask mandate March 19

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor March 16, 2022

UVM announced plans to drop its indoor mask mandate beginning March 19, according to a March 16 email from Provost Patricia Prelock and Gary Derr, vice president for operations and public safety.  Masks...

UVM to keep indirect investments in fossil fuels until contracts lapse

UVM to keep indirect investments in fossil fuels until contracts lapse

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 16, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated March 18 at 12:49 p.m. to correct information about the trustee appointment process.  UVM will continue to invest in multiple private equity investments linked to...

FSL members form queer affinity space

FSL members form queer affinity space

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter March 15, 2022

A new affinity group for queer identifying people in sororities, the Queer Panhellenic Association, aims to create community for the LGBTQ+ students in UVM Sorority Life. QPA hopes to become a place where...

Ali House holds up her campaign sign outside the Fletcher Free Library March 1.

Six UVM-affiliated candidates win seats

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor March 14, 2022

Senior Ali House is the first full-time student to be elected to City Council, said first-year Adam Franz, newly-elected Ward 8 Inspector of Elections, who worked on House’s campaign. Burlington elected...

Members of SGA take notes during a public forum in the Livak Ballroom Feb. 22.

SGA lacks diversity, looks to find solutions

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2022

SGA faces a significant lack of diversity due to UVM’s campus climate and additional entry barriers for students of color, said Lina Balcom, interim director of Student Life. Students of color are unlikely...

The Waterman building sits on S Prospect Street.

Board of trustees re-elects chair, appoints new members

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor March 2, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated March 3 at 1:55 p.m. to correct new members' start dates.  UVM’s board of trustees re-elected Ron Lumbra as its chair and welcomed three recently-elected members...

UVM research partner faces backlash

UVM research partner faces backlash

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor March 1, 2022

Environmentalists stand in opposition to UVM’s research partner, GlobalFoundries, over perceived attempts to dodge state climate laws, according to an Oct. 27 VTDigger article. The outrage comes in...

Members of SGA take notes during a public forum in the Livak Ballroom Feb. 22.

UVM works towards updated curriculum

Audrie Caruso , Cynic News Reporter February 28, 2022

UVM’s committee on general education requirements plans to update degree requirements for fall 2023 in response to accreditation demands, said Jennifer Dickinson, vice provost for academic affairs and...

UVM Black student enrollment drops 16.2%

UVM Black student enrollment drops 16.2%

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor February 24, 2022

Enrollment of Black students at UVM dropped by 16.2% from fall 2020 to fall 2021, according to the Office of Institutional Research’s Catamount Data. One hundred eighty-six Black students enrolled in...

The Waterman building sits on S Prospect Street.

UVM apologizes for Instagram post

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor February 24, 2022

Patricia Prelock, provost and senior vice president, apologized to the UVM community for the University’s Feb. 17 Instagram post about sexual violence, according to a Feb. 23 email.  “[The Instagram...

The UVM admissions building is found on South Prospect street Sunday April 10.

AdvoCats halt tours on Admitted Students Visit Day, both in support of survivors, and to avoid being targeted by protestors

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor February 23, 2022

UVM’s student tour guides, known as AdvoCats, stood in support of survivors at Friday’s protest but denounced its methods, according to a Feb. 21 Instagram post on @uvmadvocats.  AdvoCats stand...

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