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Campus Climate Survey data goes live online

Campus Climate Survey data goes live online

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

In the wake of student demands for increased access to Campus Climate Survey data, UVM has released an online version of the data available to the UVM community. Wanda Heading-Grant, vice president of human resources and multicultural affairs, emailed the student body Sept. 23 outlining the release...

A ‘stretched’ CAPS gets a new leader

A ‘stretched’ CAPS gets a new leader

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

September 25, 2019

Last year UVM Counseling and Psychiatry Services was left running “very thin,” said the former interim director. Now UVM has hired a new director, who has worked at five universities in the last 20 years.  The addition of Carrie Flieder as director of CAPS rounds out a time of transition ...

Breaking: Students rally in front of Waterman, demand Campus Climate data

Breaking: Students rally in front of Waterman, demand Campus Climate data

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 25, 2019

UVM students and staff members rallied outside of Waterman building to push the administration to give students all of the Campus Climate Survey data. The protest, led by student activist groups NoNames for Justice and Queer Student Action, was a response to UVM administration failing to address concerns...

SGA plans to shut down Peer Advising and Center

SGA plans to shut down Peer Advising and Center

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

September 24, 2019

SGA is shutting down the Advising Center as its four-year contract comes to a close, leaving thousands of students without peer advising programs.  The center was created in 2016 to act as a guide, encouraging UVM’s colleges to set up their own peer-to-peer advising, but only the College of Eng...

Climate activists block traffic during rush hour in Burlington

Climate activists block traffic during rush hour in Burlington

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 23, 2019

A group of protestors blocked portions of Main Street during peak rush hour traffic Monday evening in Burlington, right outside the UVM Davis Center. At least 20 protestors were blocking both lanes of traffic and were part of a group called "Extinction Rebellion BTV." The group is made up of concerned...

Students call on UVM administration to release more Campus Climate data ahead of rally

Students call on UVM administration to release more Campus Climate data ahead of rally

Lilly Young, Cynic News Reporter

September 23, 2019

A student activist group is calling on UVM to release all of the data from the 2019 Campus Climate Survey ahead of a rally.  In the winter of 2019, students, faculty and staff were asked to take the Campus Climate Survey in order for the University to assess how students and faculty feel about the s...

Hundreds of UVM students walk out of class to protest climate inaction

Hundreds of UVM students walk out of class to protest climate inaction

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2019

Hundreds of students gathered in the middle of campus Friday for UVM’s Climate Strike with a clear message for world leaders: our house is on fire. Sound the alarm. Around 600 students attended the strike at 11 a.m. Sept. 20 on the Andrew Harris Green. There, environmental groups including Vermont...

Cynic History: a decade of UVM climate rallies

Cynic History: a decade of UVM climate rallies

Bridget Higdon, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2019

Ahead of today's global climate strike, the Cynic searched its archives to find environmental protest coverage from the past decade.  Students at UVM have been involved in dozens of climate protests over the years. Climate justice and environmental action are issues that for many are intertwined ...

Student emails hit with scams once again

Student emails hit with scams once again

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

UVM students were once again targeted by email scams that aimed to steal their money, according to UVM Police Services. UVM students received an email alert from UVM Police Services Sept. 6, warning them of fake emails that offered them employment assisting a doctor in supporting students with disabilities...

New dean of libraries says he’ll increase student resources to succeed

New dean of libraries says he’ll increase student resources to succeed

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

September 19, 2019

UVM’s new dean of libraries discovered his love of books when he was a child, but he didn’t plan on being a librarian until college. Dr. Bryn Geffert was appointed dean of libraries May 13 and before UVM, had only experienced smaller liberal arts colleges. “All of my work has been at liberal...

Arab students establish new club to create community

Arab students establish new club to create community

Lilly Young, Cynic News Reporter

September 17, 2019

A new club has formed at UVM that gives an isolated group a community, and they are hoping to be recognized by SGA this semester. The Society of Arab Students meetings will be a place where Arab students can reconnect with their culture and re-spark that connection away from home, said junior Hannah...

Help wanted: UVM Police remain understaffed despite-five year search

Help wanted: UVM Police remain understaffed despite-five year search

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

September 16, 2019

With their contract expired, UVM Police Services is using the opportunity to negotiate a new contract with the University to help recruit and retain officers. But, as UVM Police Services remains understaffed, some on campus remain alarmed over the department’s ability to keep UVM safe. UVM Police...

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