The Vermont Cynic

SGA meets for the first time this semester on Teams Feb. 2.

SGA challenges CAS cuts, takes control of Davis Center flagpole

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter February 5, 2021

Resolutions demanding the reversal of cuts to CAS and discussing a new Davis Center flagpole policy were at the top of the agenda in the first SGA meeting of the semester.  In this Tuesday’s meeting,...

Police cars parked in the Burlington Police parking lot on June 18.

Shooting near UVM campus injures one, perpetrator remains unknown

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter February 2, 2021

Less than a mile away from UVM’s campus, gunshots fired by an unknown individual Monday night injured one at the Dorset Street University Mall, according to the South Burlington Police. The shooting,...

Despite outcry, administration pushes ahead with gutting liberal arts at UVM

Despite outcry, administration pushes ahead with gutting liberal arts at UVM

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2021

Over the last two months, outraged students and faculty have continued to push back on administrators’ decisions to cut low-enrollment programs in UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences.  Just before...

The state installed COVID-19 sign stands off of exit 14E to let out-of-state travelers know the Vermont guidelines for COVID Jan. 25. A 14 day quarantine is required of all out-of-state travelers among other safety precautions.

UVM to maintain fall semester COVID regulations amid rising cases

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter February 1, 2021

Despite rising cases of COVID-19 in Vermont and an uptick in cases at the end of last semester, UVM will maintain the same strategy for containing the coronavirus during the spring semester.  Although...

Empty seats line up on the side of UVM’s Patrick Gymnasium Jan. 28. All UVM winter sports have been postponed until Feb. 4. as of Jan. 22.

UVM women’s basketball ends season while other sports remain on pause

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor January 30, 2021

UVM’s women’s basketball team has officially canceled the remainder of their season due to Covid-19, while all other UVM varsity sports remain on pause.  The decision to end the women’s basketball...

Street signs outside the Davis Center point students and visitors towards different campus buildings outside the Davis Center.

UVM announces plans to cut nearly 30 College of Arts and Sciences degree programs

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter December 3, 2020

UVM has proposed slashing 27 programs in the College of Arts and Sciences in another blow to the College, citing its mounting budgetary deficit of $8.6 million. In two separate emails sent to the UVM...

UVM hires new dean amid pandemic-induced hiring freeze

UVM hires new dean amid pandemic-induced hiring freeze

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor December 3, 2020

UVM has hired a new dean for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences despite a University-wide hiring freeze and increasing tensions over a plan that would dramatically reshape UVM’s seven colleges.   The...

SGA council members socially distance in their first in person meeting of the year, Sept. 8.

SGA affirms support for the Cynic following admin changes to student media oversight

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter December 1, 2020

UVM’s Student Government Association affirmed its support for the Cynic’s autonomy following changes from the University to the student newspaper’s oversight.  Senior Sawyer Loftus, Editor-In-Chief...

A sign directs students to testing Sept. 25.

COVID-19 test results delayed just before Thanksgiving break

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor November 21, 2020

COVID test results have been delayed due to an issue at the lab that processes UVM’s tests following a week of record-high case numbers at UVM. The delay comes just as students are returning home...

The Waterman building located on the corner of South Prospect Street and College Street stands with nobody around it, Sept. 30. Waterman is the largest academic building on campus.

UVM admin pushes forward with plans to consolidate colleges despite faculty pushback

Sabine Foerg and Paige Fisher November 18, 2020

The University of Vermont is reconsidering their long-held seven college organization in favor of a dramatic reorganization into four broader colleges, which could occur as early as March. 260 faculty...

Students filter through the COVID testing entrance Nov. 6 in a line stretching back to the Howe Library stairs. Each student must blow their nose and use hand sanitizer before proceeding to the testing area.

BREAKING: UVM reports 35 new cases among students, faculty and staff

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor November 17, 2020

35 UVM community members tested positive for COVID-19 in just the last week, more than tripling last week’s record high of seven positive cases.  20 off-campus and seven on-campus students tested...

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

As cases rise, UVM permits students to return home early

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 16, 2020

UVM students will be allowed to return home early for break and remote classes in the wake of a spike of COVID-19 cases at UVM and Vermont as a whole.  Though the last day of classes before break is...

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