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Candidates talk policy and principles at SGA debate

Candidates talk policy and principles at SGA debate

Emma Pinezich and Zoe Stern

March 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, Election, News

Students will vote on the SGA president for the 2019-2020 school year March 28 and 29. Junior Jillian Scannell is running for president alongside sophomore Owen Doherty. Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan is running for president without a running mate. The three candidates discussed their platforms and an...

UVM professors back student activists against conduct process

UVM professors back student activists against conduct process

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

  A letter signed by 33 University of Vermont professors and staff calls on administrators to drop all policy violations against nine students. The open letter was sent to the University by the English and Film and Television Studies departments. The letter calls on UVM to stop investigating...

Who are the SGA candidates?

Who are the SGA candidates?

March 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, Election, News

Harmony Edosomwan Presidential Candidate, Sophomore Studying English, American Sign Language and integrative health, Edosomwan was a leader on campus during the NoNames For Justice protests in February 2018. Previously, she served as the president of the Black Student Union and has more recently served as a leader in NoNames. Some of...

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Students who spoke at a social justice rally last month could soon face disciplinary actions, according to letters obtained by the Cynic. Leaders from NoNames for Justice and other social justice groups have received letters from the University asking them to admit they violated student conduct polic...

Effort to help food insecure students suffers from difficult enrollment process

Effort to help food insecure students suffers from difficult enrollment process

March 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

UVM’s pilot program to help food-insecure students access more meals is being criticized for its policies that make it difficult for students to enroll. This spring, a coalition of students and staff trying to address food insecurity at UVM, the food insecurity working group, and UVM Dining launched a p...

Veterans course cut due to short staff

Veterans course cut due to short staff

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A classics department class for student veterans has been cut because of a reduction to faculty. Classics department chair John Franklin has run a class for veterans in which students read and discuss Homer from the perspective of soldiers returning from war, but the class won’t be continuing aft...

Campus cops patrol the college community

Campus cops patrol the college community

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

March 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A Saturday shift for UVM police services can range from dealing with rowdy college students, busting a driver for a DUI, or doing crowd control at an athletic event. Between three different shifts and officers, a day at UVM police services consists of interacting with students, dropping in at various...

NoNames changes persist a year later

NoNames changes persist a year later

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

One year after the 2018 Waterman Takeover, NoNames for Justice rallied in the Waterman  Building to celebrate its accomplishments and promote other student activist groups on campus. NoNames held several rallies in February 2018, including shutting down Main Street Feb. 22 and taking over Waterman...

Debate team disputes conflict

Debate team disputes conflict

Maeve Gurnis and Lee Hughes

March 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Following student outcry and protests in response to faculty cuts, UVM’s Lawrence Debate Union held a debate about the importance of STEM and the liberal arts. The union hosted the public debate Feb. 27 in the Davis Center’s Sugar Maple Ballroom to address the question: “Should we regret the priorit...

Activist group challenges administration

Activist group challenges administration

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A student activist group has released its list of demands aimed at the University administration. The Coalition for Student and Faculty Rights was created by students in support of United Academics, the faculty union, sophomore Cobalt Tolbert said. The organization is student-run and was created to ch...

Concerns after rape on campus

Concerns after rape on campus

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A recent rape on campus has raised concerns about dorm safety and resources available to victims. Thirty-seven year old Tyson Cyphers, an Essex Junction resident, was arrested Feb. 23 on three different charges that occured on campus. He is charged with aggravated sexual assault, stalking and thef...

Provost steps down amidst campus strife

Provost steps down amidst campus strife

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Amid tensions between students, faculty and the administration, Provost David Rosowsky is stepping down at the end of the semester after six years at the University. Rosowsky is leaving to allow President-Delegate Suresh Garimella to build his own leadership team, according to an email Rosowsky sent to th...

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