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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

A classroom on the first floor of Innovation Hall Jan. 13.

National Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science officially recognized at UVM

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter March 23, 2022

The National Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science officially became a recognized chapter at UVM, according to a March 21 UVM press release. The SACNAS chapter...

Athletics media policies effects on sexual violence coverage

Athletics media policies’ effects on sexual violence coverage

Lucille Whittier and Ella Ruehsen March 22, 2022

UVM athletics declined to send a courtesy photo for story pertaining to sexual violence, seven months after saying the department would not facilitate photoshoots of this nature, according to a March 20...

 Chrysanthemum Harrell ‘22 speaks in front of the crowd March 16. She stands among members of Staff United holding signs expressing activism.

Staff union protests for livable wages upon receiving administrative response to proposal

Staff Report March 21, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated March 23 at 10:00 a.m. to correct base pay errors and cut outdated numbers of union representation.  UVM Staff United protested on March 17 in hopes of negotiating...

A K95 mask lies on the gravel next to a sidewalk March 17.

UVM community debates mask mandate lift

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter March 21, 2022

UVM should have taken more time to prepare for the mask mandate dropping, since many community members are at risk for COVID-19 or directly involved with someone who is, said Ellie Miller, president of...

The Waterman building sits on S Prospect Street March 2022.

Several colleges without diversity training

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter March 18, 2022

Editor's note: The print edition of this article contained inaccurate information on the introduction date of EVERFI trainings.  UVM does not have mandatory diversity training for their faculty, which...

A box of KN95 masks sits behind the front desk of the Davis Center on the first floor Jan. 21.

BREAKING: UVM to drop mask mandate March 19

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor March 16, 2022

UVM announced plans to drop its indoor mask mandate beginning March 19, according to a March 16 email from Provost Patricia Prelock and Gary Derr, vice president for operations and public safety.  Masks...

UVM to keep indirect investments in fossil fuels until contracts lapse

UVM to keep indirect investments in fossil fuels until contracts lapse

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 16, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated March 18 at 12:49 p.m. to correct information about the trustee appointment process.  UVM will continue to invest in multiple private equity investments linked to...

FSL members form queer affinity space

FSL members form queer affinity space

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter March 15, 2022

A new affinity group for queer identifying people in sororities, the Queer Panhellenic Association, aims to create community for the LGBTQ+ students in UVM Sorority Life. QPA hopes to become a place where...

Ali House holds up her campaign sign outside the Fletcher Free Library March 1.

Six UVM-affiliated candidates win seats

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor March 14, 2022

Senior Ali House is the first full-time student to be elected to City Council, said first-year Adam Franz, newly-elected Ward 8 Inspector of Elections, who worked on House’s campaign. Burlington elected...

Members of SGA take notes during a public forum in the Livak Ballroom Feb. 22.

SGA lacks diversity, looks to find solutions

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2022

SGA faces a significant lack of diversity due to UVM’s campus climate and additional entry barriers for students of color, said Lina Balcom, interim director of Student Life. Students of color are unlikely...

The Waterman building sits on S Prospect Street.

Board of trustees re-elects chair, appoints new members

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor March 2, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated March 3 at 1:55 p.m. to correct new members' start dates.  UVM’s board of trustees re-elected Ron Lumbra as its chair and welcomed three recently-elected members...

UVM research partner faces backlash

UVM research partner faces backlash

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor March 1, 2022

Environmentalists stand in opposition to UVM’s research partner, GlobalFoundries, over perceived attempts to dodge state climate laws, according to an Oct. 27 VTDigger article. The outrage comes in...

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