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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Students rally together calling for UVM to divest from the gun industry on the University green April 12.

Dozens gather, urge University to divest from firearms industry

Ella Ruehsen, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2023

Editor’s note: This story will be updated as new information from UVM administration becomes available. More than 30 people gathered on the University green April 12, calling on UVM to evaluate its...

Erica Victoria, CARE team outreach coordinator, and Elliot Ruggles, sexual violence and education coordinator, lead “How to Fumble Toward Repair: A Transformative Justice Workshop” in the Living Well Studio April 12.

SGA initiatives for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Norah White, Cynic News Reporter April 17, 2023

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and SGA is engaging in new initiatives alongside administration to not only bring awareness to sexual assault but also to focus on the theme of sexual liberation...

The Waterman Building (left) and UVM Hillels building (right).

Feds conclude investigation into UVM’s handling of antisemitism allegations

Norah White, Cynic News Reporter April 12, 2023

UVM has agreed to a voluntary resolution of an antisemitism investigation that has been ongoin since September 2022, according to an April 3 letter to the UVM community from UVM President Suresh Garimella. The...

Photo Illustration: A student reviewing their degree audit. UVM is implementing a new core curriculum for fall 2023 which will consist of 42 general education credits in liberal arts, core skills and common ground values.

UVM to implement more gen ed requirements in the fall

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter April 12, 2023

UVM will implement a new general education curriculum in fall 2023, according to the Catamount Core Assessment webpage.  The Catamount Core Curriculum, UVM’s new 42-credit general education program,...

Photo Illustration: An RA at the front desk of Living/Learning March 9. Residential Life announced additional responsibilities for RAs beginning fall 2023, which has led to some pushback by students in the role.

RAs, ResLife at odds over job duties 

Norah White, Cynic News Reporter April 6, 2023

Some residential advisors at UVM are concerned about an increase in responsibilities this academic year without prior notice, three RAs said, though ResLife Director Charles Holmes-Hope says changes were...

Senior guard Emma Utterback makes a move on a UCONN defender during the women’s game March 18.

UVM basketball programs both go dancing for second time in school history

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter April 3, 2023

The UVM women’s and men’s basketball teams made historic appearances in the NCAA Tournament, according to Jeff Schulman, director of athletics.  2023 marks just the second time in UVM athletics...

Clockwise from left: Sethuraman Panchanathan, Michele Cohen 72 and Mark Levine.

National Science Foundation director to speak at University commencement

Eric Scharf, Managing Editor March 28, 2023

Sethuraman Panchanathan, director of the National Science Foundation, has been selected to address UVM’s 2023 commencement ceremony, according to a March 27 University press release. “Dr. Panchanathan...

 The Fletcher Free Library on College Street, where Ward 8 voting was held March 7. Ward 8 is where parts of Athletic and Redstone campus residents vote.

Town Meeting Day recap: King wins council seat, Question 7 and Proposition Zero fail

Molly Yeska, Cynic News Reporter March 20, 2023

Hannah King ‘22, a Democrat, won the Ward 8 City Councilor position over Progressive Rhone Allison, a junior, with 54.81% of the vote, according to the City of Burlington’s candidate results. Ward...

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger opposes the Community Control Board, which was proposed as a way to implement community oversight of the Burlington Police Department.

Mayor comes out against police reform measures ahead of Town Meeting Day, despite support for the initiative from many

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter March 6, 2023

Editor's note: This story was updated March 7 at 12:22 p.m. to contextualize the history behind getting the Community Control Board on the ballot and to give more equal voice to proponents and opponents.  Burlington...

Leahy to take post at UVM

Leahy to take post at UVM

Andrew Gould, News Editor March 6, 2023

Patrick Leahy, former U.S. Senator from Vermont, was appointed as the president’s distinguished fellow at UVM, according to a March 2 press release. In the new position, Leahy will participate in...

Democrat Hannah King ‘22 (right) and Progressive Rhone Allison, a junior (left), debate for the Ward 8 city council seat in the Davis Center Feb. 23.

Allison, King debate for Ward 8 council seat

Andrew Gould, News Editor February 28, 2023

Two candidates debated Feb. 23 at the Davis Center in the race to represent student-populated Ward 8 in Burlington’s City Council. Democrat Hannah King ‘22 and Progressive Rhone Allison, a junior,...

Mercy Hall, a residential building on Trinity campus.

City Council cites enrollment, housing concerns in tabling Trinity rezoning

Molly Yeska, Cynic News Reporter February 27, 2023

The Burlington City Council tabled UVM’s zoning proposal for more developments on Trinity campus, according to a Feb. 21 VTDigger article. The zoning plan would allow the University to build denser...

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