The Vermont Cynic

Campaign signs for Mayor Miro Weinberger and one of his challengers Max Tracy fill the patch of grass inside the roundabout intersecting Shelburne road and South Willard St. Feb. 5.

Student groups split on supporting a candidate for Burlington mayor

Lila Cumming and Paige Fisher March 2, 2021

A contested race with three frontrunners for Burlington Mayor—one Democrat, one Progressive and one Independent—  has student groups split on who should be the next leader of Vermont’s Queen City.  Residents...

A sign in the entryway of the Davis Center COVID-19 testing location warns students that if they have symptoms they cannot test at this location. As the number of COVID-19 cases has increased at UVM over the last three weeks, officials put in place new restrictions Feb. 25.

BREAKING: UVM announces twice weekly COVID-19 testing, harsher penalties

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2021

UVM is doubling down its COVID-19 safety measures with increased testing and harsher penalties for rule violations after a record-high 62 cases were detected among students last week. In a Feb. 25 email...

City Market at the S. Winooski location is open to customers from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 17. This City Market location was closed on February 13 and 14.

City Market employees demand hazard pay after COVID cases lead to temporary closure

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2021

City Market management refused to give hazard pay to its employees for the second time in one month despite cases of COVID-19 among employees and pressure from the workers’ union and Burlington community...

Ella Ruehsen, a UVM sophomore and assistant news editor for the Cynic stands at the center window of Slade Hall Feb. 13. Slade Hall is a residence hall on Redstone Campus which has been reserved for COVID positive students.

Inside COVID isolation at UVM: reporter recounts surreal stay with no masks and limited supervision

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor February 23, 2021

Editor's note: This piece takes on a different form of journalism Cynic readers may not be accustomed to. Read the letter from the Editor-in-Chief here to learn more.    Since this past fall...

UVM Students come to the first floor of the Davis Center to get tested weekly for COVID-19.

‘This is something we anticipated:’ UVM says virus is under control as cases continue to rise

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor February 22, 2021

UVM has surpassed previous testing highs for the second week in a row, but officials say the University’s COVID-19 policies and mitigation strategy will remain the same.  With 64 new positive cases...

Mercy Hall, a residential building on Trinity campus is where quarantining students are being moved.

BREAKING: UVM expands quarantine housing as cases near 100 for the semester

Ella Ruehsen and Emma Pinezich February 21, 2021

The University of Vermont is adding an additional on-campus location to quarantine students after nearly 80 tested positive for COVID-19 in the first two weeks of the semester. In an email sent Sunday...

UVM Medical Center Pharmacist Julie Finnigan extracts the Pfizer COVID vaccine from a vile.

Where do UVM students fit into the state’s vaccination plan? The answer is complicated.

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter February 17, 2021

UVM students will remain in the dark as state and University officials have not yet established a plan to roll-out the COVID-19 vaccine. While UVM’s weekly testing report indicating that nearly 50...

Colorful decals lead students through the check-in line and to the testing area Feb. 15.

COVID-19 at UVM: Nearly 50 positive cases reported among students in all-time high

Staff Report February 16, 2021
Feb. 16, 2021 Nearly 50 students tested positive for COVID-19 last week marking the highest number of student positives to date at UVM.  Thirty-six on-campus residential students and 10 off-campus students tested positive for COVID-19 out of 11,036 total student swabs taken between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14.
'It begins with the top:' Despite calls to action, faculty of color at UVM remains far below national average

‘It begins with the top:’ Despite calls to action, faculty of color at UVM remains far below national average

Sabine Foerg and Nicole Hardy February 14, 2021

Nearly six months after a group of faculty and staff members of color wrote to UVM administrators asking to diversify personnel and improve the school’s climate, the UVM Faculty Senate has approved a...

A Color COVID-19 testing kit is opened to display the contents of the kit Jan. 25. The kit includes a nasal swab, a testing tube, a biohazard bag and a return shipping mailer.

More than 1,000 students missing pre-arrival test results during spike in cases

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter February 12, 2021

Over 1,000 UVM students did not get their pre-arrival test results back in time for the first day of school, according to a representative from the company that ran the tests.  The company, Color,...

A live streamed teaching event was shared over YouTube Feb. 3. from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in protest of the recent cuts made to the College of Arts and Sciences.

Faculty and students protest CAS cuts in all day teach-in

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter February 8, 2021

An eight-hour long teach-in took place last Wednesday where faculty, staff and students protested the proposed elimination of over two dozen programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the firing...

Trustees gather for their Oct. 26, 2019 meeting.

More cuts across colleges may come, says UVM board of trustees

Staff Report February 8, 2021

More cuts to majors, minors and departments may come after UVM’s board of trustees pushed forward with plans Friday to reevaluate low-enrollment programs across the University. During the board’s...

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