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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

Staff Union contract remains in negotiation

Staff Union contract remains in negotiation

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter April 11, 2022

UVM’s staff union failed to come to an agreement with UVM administration on the first union contract at an April 8 meeting, said Annie Valentine, UVM Staff United bargaining team member.  Negotiations...

Students run into Lake Champlain at 7 a.m., Nov. 20, 2019.

UVM advances research for water resources and flood forecasting

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor April 7, 2022

UVM is collaborating with 28 other institutions to advance hydrological research and provide actionable water resource intel and flood forecasting, according to an April 7 UVM press release.  The project...

A triple dorm in Davis Hall on Redstone campus.

UVM predicts uptick in dorm triples

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor April 7, 2022

Approximately 25% of on-campus UVM students live in triples, a percentage likely to increase in future years, said Kevin Hytten, interim director of Residential Life. In fall 2019, the University had...

ResLife holds exit sign take back day in response to stolen property “epidemic”

ResLife holds exit sign take back day in response to stolen property “epidemic”

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor April 6, 2022

Residential Life is allowing students to return stolen exit signs April 6 no questions asked, according to an April 6 email to on-campus students from Kevin Hytten, interim executive director of ResLife.  Possession...

Coolidge Hall on South Prospect Street April 1.

Black mold confirmed in Coolidge room

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter April 5, 2022

Two students were relocated on March 16 after reporting mold in their Coolidge Hall dorm room, said Kevin Hytten, interim director of Residential Life. Students suspect the mold may be toxic due to a...

Annie Valentine speaking during the SGA meeting March 29.

SGA unanimously votes in support of Staff Union

Shannon Turner, Cynic News Reporter April 4, 2022

SGA unanimously passed a resolution in support of UVM Staff United’s push for livable wages at their March 29 meeting. UVMSU consists of professional, office, specialized and technical staff members...

UVM nursing professor receives award for autism childbirth research

UVM nursing professor receives award for autism childbirth research

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor April 4, 2022

Registered Nurse Laura Foran Lewis, Ph.d., won the 2022 Best of The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological & Neonatal Nursing award, according to a March 29 UVM press release. Lewis earned the honor...

Board of trustees see 20% more female membership than in 2020

Board of trustees see 20% more female membership than in 2020

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor March 31, 2022

The board of trustees sees nearly half female-membership, according to a March 23 email from UVM Spokesperson Enrique Corredera, despite past concerns that reaching a 50/50 split by 2025 would be “impossible,”...

SGA senator asks a question during a meeting in the Livak Ballroom March 22.

What is SGA working on?

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 30, 2022

SGA hopes to improve transparency with the student body and further advertise their advocacy for students, said SGA Vice President Olivija Stephens, a junior. The webpage titled “What Is SGA Working...

First unmodified graduation since 2019

First unmodified graduation since 2019

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter March 29, 2022

UVM will hold a graduation ceremony without pandemic modifications this spring for the first  time in two years, according to a March 17 email from UVM President Suresh Garimella. UVM’s mask mandate...

Elliot Ruggles, sexual violence prevention and education coordinator, speaks during the SGA meeting March 22.

First month for sexual violence educator

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter March 28, 2022

Dr. Elliot Ruggles, UVM’s first sexual violence prevention and education coordinator, reflected on their first month in the position during public forum at the SGA meeting on March 22. Since their hiring...

Road salt lies on a path through the Waterman green March 17.

The Salt Mitigation Task Force announced

RJ Morrison, Cynic News Reporter March 24, 2022

A group of students, faculty and staff aims to minimize salt use to prevent structural and environmental harm, according to a March 4 press release. The Salt Mitigation Task Force began in January 2020,...

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