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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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Sophomore prom sells out

Jamie Bratone , Cynic News Reporter October 25, 2021

Students clad in elaborate dresses and suits flooded the Grand Maple Ballroom Oct. 21 at UVM’s sold-out sophomore prom, held by the Department of Student Life. The event aimed to provide a prom experience...

Garbage bags full of tissues sit outside of UVMs COVID testing center March 4.

UVM reports highest COVID-19 case count of semester, Vermont reports highest case count since start of pandemic 

Lucille Whittier, Cynic News Reporter October 20, 2021

UVM  reported its highest COVID-19 case count of the semester last week, Oct. 11-17, according to an Oct.19 email from Patricia Prelock, provost and senior vice president.  The University reported...

The Office of International Education offers study abroad, exchange programs, travel-study short-term courses and support for international students, according to their website.

Study abroad approved for first time since onset of COVID-19 pandemic

Halsey McLaen , Cynic News Reporter October 19, 2021

The Office of International Education approved the spring 2022 study abroad program, according to an Oct. 15 letter from OIE Director Kim Howard to applicants.  Travel advisories from the U.S. Department...

Former UVM student pleads guilty to murder for hire and other charges

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor October 15, 2021

A former UVM nursing student pled guilty to murder for hire, conspiracy to kidnap and murder a person overseas and several child pornography offenses on Oct. 14, according to an Oct. 14 U.S. Department...

Cars are parked in the Gutterson Parking Garage Oct. 6.

New pay-by-app parking helps commuters

Jamie Bratone , Cynic News Reporter October 13, 2021

The newly implemented pay-by-app option in the Gutterson Parking Garage aims to assist commuter needs, said Jim Barr, director of transportation, parking, fleet management and sustainable transportation.  Those...

Senior Caroline Shelley presents to SGA on Oct. 5.

Some Title IX demands go unaddressed

RJ Morrison , Cynic News Reporter October 11, 2021

Senior Caroline Shelley, founder of the Student Title IX Advisory Committe, said 21% of student demands regarding sexual violence lack adequate implementation at the Oct. 6 SGA meeting.   Shelley...

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

AdvoCats discouraged from discussing controversial topics on tours

Jane Brinley , Cynic News Reporter October 11, 2021

Editor’s note: Some sources in this article have been given pseudonyms to protect their identity for reasons relating to job security and wanting to keep survivor status private.  In order to promote...

The Student Life office, located on the third floor of the Davis Center, sits empty at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 1.

Daphne Wells’ departure goes unexplained

Lucille Whittier, Cynic News Reporter October 6, 2021

Students received no explanation following the sudden departure of UVM’s former Director of Student Life, Daphne Wells, said senior and SGA President Sam Pasqualoni.  Wells left UVM June 15 after...

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SGA swears in newly elected first-year senators

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter October 4, 2021

SGA swore in newly elected first-year senators at their Sept. 9 meeting, adding new voices to the association for the upcoming school year.  Labeled, “Emergency Business,” on the agenda, the new...

Letters pinned to a table spell out “CommunityFest” and pamphlets are laid out to be passed out on the Athletic campus green Oct. 1.

UVMUS hosts first-ever CommunityFest

Halsey McLaen , Cynic News Reporter October 4, 2021

Students and Burlington community members alike gathered on the Athletic campus green Friday night to attend CommunityFest, an event organized by the UVM Union of Students. The event featured an assembly...

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FSL double standards frustrate UVM sorority members, claim certain expectations outdated

Maggie Talty , Cynic News Reporter September 29, 2021

UVM sorority members acknowledge the difference between conduct expectations and enforcement for sorority versus fraternity life, claiming some policies are outdated.  Across the nation and at UVM,...

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Alternative program to police proposed

Jane Brinley September 28, 2021

A Vermont state representative presented his idea for a community-led first responder pilot program to promote safety options substitute to police intervention, at a Sept. 21 SGA meeting.  Brian Cina,...

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