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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

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COVID cases remain low for a third week

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Reporter May 5, 2021

For the third consecutive week, COVID-19 cases among UVM students have remained at a plateau, this week reporting 40 positive cases. This week’s report showed a total of 22 off-campus cases and 18...

Thousands of student protestors filled the steps of Waterman building and flooded out past South Prospect Street and onto the Waterman Green May 3.

Thousands call on UVM to reform handling of sexual violence

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor May 4, 2021

Thousands gathered yesterday to protest a widely-perceived repeated administrative mishandling of sexual assault cases at UVM, following a week of rapidly mounting outrage that has overtaken the campus...

CAS dean interviews for new job amidst departmental cuts

CAS dean interviews for new job amidst departmental cuts

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter May 3, 2021

The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences interviewed for a new job, sparking concerns from faculty amidst the proposed cuts being made to the College.  A faculty member revealed that Dean Bill...

The Vermont State House, built in 1883 is the icon of the smallest capital in the United States.

UVM faculty and staff miss opportunity for representation on board of trustees

Sierra Byrne, Cynic News Reporter April 30, 2021

Any hope of UVM faculty and staff becoming members of the board of trustees this year is gone after a recent bill proposed in the Vermont legislature missed its crossover deadline. Bill H.362 would...

A student phone receives a text message notifying them of the new vaccine clinic UVM is hosting May 2 at the Patrick Gym.

UVM to host Johnson and Johnson vaccine clinic in Patrick Gym

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor April 29, 2021

UVM announced it will open a vaccination clinic in the Patrick Gymnasium administering the Johnson and Johnson vaccine to students  in addition to relaxing its guest policy for on-campus and off-campus...

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Commencement guests will not be required to show proof of vaccination

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter April 27, 2021

UVM’s Spring 2021 commencement ceremony will not require graduates and guests to show proof of vaccinations, but will implement other standard COVID-19 safety precautions. The University has split...

Students stand socially distant for their COVID-19 tests April 12.

COVID cases remain low for second consecutive week

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Reporter April 27, 2021

For the second week in a row, cases of COVID-19 among students remained lower than they have since mid-March, with 44 positive cases detected. Last week, only 33 students tested positive for the virus,...

Three students stand smoking joints on the Redstone green April 20.

Many students report increased marijuana consumption as a result of the pandemic

Ella Ruehsen , Assistant News Editor April 26, 2021

To cope with the added stressors caused by COVID-19, many UVM students have been smoking more marijuana since the pandemic began according to a Cynic survey.  About 65.6% of 154 respondents to a Cynic...

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COVID cases decrease as vaccines open up for all Vermont adults

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter April 21, 2021

For the second consecutive week, UVM reported a decline in COVID-19 case-count on campus, with 33 new student COVID-19 cases last week out of 17,163 student tests received.  One faculty member tested...

Image source: Jet Line: Voices from the Flightpath

‘The sound of freedom?’ Crowdsourced film examines impact of F-35s in Burlington

Mae Nagusky, Culture Staff Writer April 20, 2021

The opening shot of local filmmakers Patrick McCormack and Duane Peterson III’s film “Jet Line: Voices from the Flightpath” is a still shot of a misty, orange and green Vermont landscape, the deafening...

A solar panel stands in front of the George D. Aiken Center April 6. The Aiken Center is certified Platinum in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) granted by the U.S. Green Building Council.

UVM falters in meeting sustainability goals, refuses to provide updated data

Staff Report April 19, 2021

UVM is faltering to fulfill sustainability goals set over a decade ago, and University officials have failed to provide updated data on progress they’ve made.  Passed in 2010, the Climate Action...

UVM staff united organizes to bargain wages, benefits and working conditions as well as equity, transparency, justice and respect at UVM according to their website.

Hundreds of UVM staff push for unionization

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor April 16, 2021

Hundreds of UVM staff members are pushing to unionize during a time of high tension between administration and faculty for a seat at the decision-making table.  Seven hundred twenty clerical and technical...

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