The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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

The UVM Medical Center Emergency Department Entrance lights the night of Feb. 17.

Roofies reported, investigation underway

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor February 22, 2022

UVM Police Services received an anonymous report of multiple Rohypnol druggings by an unknown perpetrator at an off-campus party over the weekend, according to a Feb. 14 CatAlert. No known reports exist...

Faculty union pushes for faculty and staff representation on board of trustees

Faculty union pushes for faculty and staff representation on board of trustees

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter February 22, 2022

UVM’s faculty union, United Academics, aims to get faculty and staff representation on the board of trustees, according to a Feb. 14 email from UA communications. UA introduced a revised version of...

Members of UVM Staff United speak at a town hall meeting Feb. 17. The meeting took place in the Jost Foundation Room in the Davis Center.

UVM Staff United fights for livable wages

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter February 22, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated Feb. 24 at 9:30 p.m. to remove the name of the Asian Student Union from those who attended the town hall meeting.  UVM’s staff union, UVM Staff United, held...

An admitted student and parent walk past the protest, Feb. 18.

Hundreds protest sexual violence at UVM on Admitted Students Visit Day

Ella Ruehsen and Halsey McLaen February 21, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated Feb. 22 at 9:00 p.m. to correct the spelling of a source's last name and to correct the year used in one of the timeline points.  Hundreds gathered on Feb. 18,...

‘Mr. Cynic:’ The first Black editor-in-chief of the Vermont Cynic

‘Mr. Cynic:’ The first Black editor-in-chief of the Vermont Cynic

Reitz Wishtischin , Cynic News Reporter February 17, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated Feb. 19 at 5:13 p.m. to correct attribution errors on information pulled from McCollum’s son’s obituary instead of McCollum’s own.  Nicodemus McCollum III...

UVM sees highest number of applicants to date as in-state applicants continue to drop

RJ Morrison, Cynic News Reporter February 15, 2022

Despite a record number of students who applied to UVM this year, the number of in-state applicants fell, said Jay Jacobs, vice provost for enrollment management. The University received more than 30,000...

Edna Hall Brown, UVM’s first Black female grad

Edna Hall Brown, UVM’s first Black female grad

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter February 15, 2022

Edna Hall Brown is the first recorded Black woman to graduate from UVM, according to an April 2021 article by Ben Yousey-Hindes, assistant vice president for communications and stewardship at the UVM Foundation. Brown...

UVM President Suresh Garimella announced UVM will freeze tuition for the 2020-2021 school year at an Oct. 26 press conference, marking the third consecutive year of the schools tuition freeze. The president also announced a room and board freeze and a new scholarship for underrepresented students to attend UVM.

UVM requests $10 million funding increase from House Committee

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter February 14, 2022

UVM President Suresh Garimella requested a $10 million increase in the University’s base appropriation from the state’s House Committee on Education Feb. 10. The current base State Appropriation budget...

Director of Athletics Jeffrey Schulman and Cathleen Rahill, associate director of athletics presented at the weekly SGA meeting on Feb. 8.

Athletics works to end sexual violence

Isabelle Tanner , Cynic News Reporter February 14, 2022

In an effort to communicate with the UVM community, Director of Athletics Jeffrey Schulman and Cathleen Rahill, associate director of athletics, addressed sexual violence prevention and training within...

Organize engagement drops following achieving divestment

Organize engagement drops following achieving divestment

Lila Cumming, Cynic news Reporter February 11, 2022

Organize lost momentum after the University announced the club’s initial goal of divesting UVM funding from fossil fuels in July 2020, said Organize President David Sidelle, a senior. Organize now focuses...

Sexual violence prevention position filled

Sexual violence prevention position filled

Reitz Wishtischin, Cynic News Reporter February 9, 2022

The University hired its first Sexual Violence and Education Coordinator, Dr. Elliot Ruggles, Jan. 13, eight months after students demanded change in UVM’s handling of sexual violence. Ruggles begins...

The Board of Trustees toured the Patrick Gymnasium on Feb. 4. The tour showcased the progress of construction of the Multi-Athletic Center and newly finished bike room and group fitness rooms.

Multimillion dollar recreation facility slated for summer completion

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor February 8, 2022

UVM’s board of trustees toured new recreation facilities in the Patrick Gym, Feb. 4, which will quadruple the amount of designated group fitness space on campus, according to a Feb. 5 press release. The...

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