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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

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.

Garimella announces fourth consecutive tuition freeze

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 15, 2021

UVM President Suresh Garimella announced plans to freeze tuition for a fourth consecutive year in a Sept. 15 press release. Garimella has maintained the freeze every year since his arrival at UVM.  Garimella’s...

An email reminds students to complete an EVERFI training before Sept. 30.

Students confused about legitimacy of sexual assault prevention training email

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter September 13, 2021

UVM students are unsure if the recent Sexual Assault Prevention Course email is real or a scam. EVERFI sent an email to UVM students on Sept. 6 stating that students are required to take a sexual assault...

A group of students cross at the intersection on Main Street by University Heights the morning of Sept. 8.

UVM lecturer withholds information about press conference to keep certain message intact

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 13, 2021

Senior lecturer Richard Watts said he withheld a press release about a press conference Wednesday from stakeholders until the morning of to prevent potential event coverage from diversifying in voices.  Watts...

A collection of recent email scams appear on a laptop screen Sept. 1.

As phishing and scams flood student inboxes, UVM continues to improve cybersecurity

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter September 8, 2021

In a modern world with ever-improving technology benefiting both the well- and ill-intentioned, UVM finds itself fighting an endless battle to maintain online security for community members.  UVM Police...

The freshly-painted water tower stands tall Sept. 3.

City completes recent construction on famed ‘UVM water tower’

Maggie Talty , Cynic News Reporter September 7, 2021

Workers scaling the exterior of the tower have grabbed the attention of campus onlookers in recent months. This work, which started spring 2020, came to a close Aug. 27, 2021.  As a prominent piece...

Students frustrated over lack of transparency from FSL on fraternity misconduct

Students frustrated over lack of transparency from FSL on fraternity misconduct

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 6, 2021

This article was updated Sept. 6 at 5:28 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 12:50 p.m. to correct factual errors. The current procedures intended to address fraternity and sorority misconduct at UVM evoke confusion...

Thousands of student protestors filled the steps of Waterman building and flooded out past South Prospect Street and onto the Waterman Green May 3.

UVM releases third update to sexual misconduct plan

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor August 31, 2021

UVM announced updates to its sexual misconduct response plan, including a new staff position and a partnership with a local advocacy nonprofit, in an Aug. 31 email.  The University established a new...

A Walgreens employee fills a syringe with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine in the Patrick Gym May 2.

If COVID conditions worsen, unvaccinated students may be removed from campus

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor August 31, 2021

Unvaccinated students could be removed from UVM’s campus if a COVID-19 outbreak called for such measures, said Gary Derr, VP of operations and public safety. The COVID-19 Immunization Exemption form...

A sign reminds students to put their masks on before they enter Aug. 28.

Despite University-wide mask policy, RAs not required to enforce masks in dorms

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor August 30, 2021

Residential Advisors are no longer tasked with enforcing masking despite UVM’s indoor mask policy, said Gary Derr, VP of operations and public safety.  Last year, RAs enforced the Green and Gold...

Top picks from the Cynics News Editor: 2020-2021 headlines you may have missed

Top picks from the Cynic’s News Editor: 2020-2021 headlines you may have missed

Ella Ruehsen , News and Sports Editor August 30, 2021

Following an unprecedented year of hardships for students and updates in the news cycle, some may not have followed the many newsworthy events that have occurred on campus.  This year’s News and...

Provost and Senior Vice President Patricia Prelock speaks at Governor Phil Scotts weekly press conference July 13.

UVM to use state COVID-19 relief funds in partnership with CCV for career education for Vermonters

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor July 14, 2021

UVM announced a career education program in partnership with the Community College of Vermont at the governor’s weekly press conference July 13. The program, Upskill Vermont, provides Vermont residents...

Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopened their doors for the first time a year June 29.

Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopens a year after destructive fire

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor July 1, 2021

After nearly a year of planning and rebuilding, Pearl Street Pipe and Beverage reopened on June 24, with a new name and a new look.  Following the July 1 fire last summer, the interior was left destroyed...

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