The Vermont Cynic

Environmental club fosters inclusivity

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2018


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A group on campus is aiming to make environmental studies more inclusive. The People of Color Environmental Collective is a community offering support to students and faculty of color across campus, said senior Kunal Palawat, one of the collective’s founders. “The role right now is to help...

Former UVM employee says she brought gun to student party

Former UVM employee says she brought gun to student party

Sawyer Loftus and Brandon Arcari

April 19, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

A former UVM employee walked up to the home of UVM students hosting a party, gun behind her back, with the intent to ask them to quiet down.   The former employee, Monica Devino, said in court Wednesday that she went to her neighbors’ house to break up the student party in September 2016. It was 1 a....

Uber driver crashes into Davis Center

Uber driver crashes into Davis Center

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

A car crashed into the Davis Center at 12:58 a.m. April 15. The driver of the vehicle, Uber driver Adeleke Fajobi, lost control after making a left turn onto Main street from University heights, damaging the shrubbery by the Davis Center Tunnel and knocking over the Nolin House sign. Fajobi then c...

Ex-staffer viewed porn on job

Ex-staffer viewed porn on job

Sawyer Loftus, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018


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A former UVM employee has admitted to watching pornography at work. Keith Kennedy, a former supervisor and hiring manager, will be used as evidence in a lawsuit against the University this week, which claims the University created a hostile workplace. Kennedy said he watched porn in the workplace "once or tw...

UVM employee accused of watching porn at work

UVM employee accused of watching porn at work

Sawyer Loftus and Joey Waldinger

April 12, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

A UVM employee accused of watching pornography at work will be used as evidence in a lawsuit against the University. The University’s lawyers tried to block the evidence from being used in former employee Cindy Ruescher’s lawsuit, according to court documents.  The employee in question was Ruesch...

State regulators investigate natural gas pipeline

State regulators investigate natural gas pipeline

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

April 12, 2018


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A natural gas pipeline running through Vermont is being investigated for safety violations. The pipeline - the Addison Natural Gas Pipeline - was constructed by Vermont Gas Systems and stretches 41 miles from Colchester to Middlebury. This effort began after it was discovered that a section of the pip...

SGA supports demand for Mosaic Center counselor

SGA supports demand for Mosaic Center counselor

Joey Waldinger and Cullen Paradis

April 12, 2018


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SGA is calling on the University to hire a counselor for students of color. First-year Carter Yee sponsored the resolution, which calls for Counseling and Psychiatry Services to hire a counselor to work in the Mosaic Center for Students of Color, Yee said. SGA voted unanimously for the resolution March 20. T...

More gender-inclusive restrooms created

More gender-inclusive restrooms created

Carly Frederickson, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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All single-occupancy public restrooms on Central Campus are now gender inclusive, according to an update on gender inclusive restrooms issued by LGBTQA Center Director Kate Jerman. Genderinclusive restrooms were first implemented on campus in 2016 after students organized a sit-in in the office of the d...

Admin honored for diversity work

Admin honored for diversity work

Missy Manzella and Lily Young

April 12, 2018


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Three handmade posters lean against the wall of Wanda Heading-Grant’s office, covered in pictures of her with her UVM colleagues. Heading-Grant made the posters when she returned to UVM after beating breast cancer, she said. Heading-Grant, vice president for human resources, diversity and multicultural aff...

The team behind the meme: Facebook group creates sense of community online

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


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Many UVM students with a Facebook account recognize the iconic photo of a frog framed by the words “Farm Fresh, Locally Grown Memes.” This is the cover photo for Make UV Groovy Again, a Facebook group dedicated to memes. The group has more than 3,400 members. The group was created in April 2017 by...

Former UVM employee suing for gender discrimination

Former UVM employee suing for gender discrimination

Staff Report

April 9, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

A gender discrimination lawsuit from a former UVM employee will go to trial Monday, April 16, according to an April 9 press release from a local lawyer. Cindy Ruescher, who was fired from UVM in April 2015, is suing the University for discrimination based on gender and then retaliation against her fo...

Ethan Foley and Gillian Natanagara win SGA Presidential Election

Ethan Foley and Gillian Natanagara win SGA Presidential Election

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Ethan Foley and Gillian Natanagara have been elected as the next president and vice president of SGA for the 2018-2019 academic year. Foley garnered 141 more votes than his opponent, Jamie Benson, and Natanagara received 216 more votes than her opponent Reginah Mako, in the highest turnout SGA election...

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