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The Vermont Cynic

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 students stand in the testing line March 29 to comply with UVMs mandatory twice a week testing requirement.

COVID cases remain high despite continued twice-weekly testing

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter March 30, 2021

COVID-19 cases remain high with 80 positive cases identified in the last week, despite continued twice-weekly testing.  UVM’s COVID-19 dashboard was updated Monday, showing of the nearly 20,000 tests...

The religion department building was built in 1891 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

‘What it means to be human:’ religion department defends value to the community following CAS cuts

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter March 29, 2021

Despite thousands worldwide expressing their anger, UVM has announced its intention to cut one of its core liberal arts departments: religion. During finals week of fall 2021, the UVM community received...

Akes Place sits on Church street March 25.

Gov. Scott reopens bars despite concern from Burlington and UVM officials

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Contributor March 29, 2021

Last week, Vermont officials reopened bars state-wide despite growing concerns from the Burlington and UVM community following a week of record high off-campus COVID-19 cases.  As of Wednesday March...

A testing vial sits in a makeshift distribution pipe at UVMs COVID-19 testing site.

COVID-19 at UVM: Off-campus cases rise sharply, UK variant detected

Ella Ruehsen , Assistant News Editor March 23, 2021

UVM reported nearly 100 new COVID-19 cases in the last week, nearly 70 of which were off-campus, marking an all-time high in UVM’s weekly case-count since the start of the pandemic.  Additionally,...

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

UVM to continue heightened testing as off-campus COVID cases climb

Staff Report March 19, 2021

UVM is extending twice-weekly-testing for all students an additional two weeks, following an uptick in off-campus COVID-19 cases. According to a March 19 email from Garry Derr, Vice President for Operations...

In a year marked by financial hardship at UVM, its president made over $800,000

In a year marked by financial hardship at UVM, its president made over $800,000

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter March 19, 2021

UVM President Suresh Garimella made over $200,000 outside of his UVM compensation last year, amounting to a cumulative income of nearly $1 million. In the same year that Garimella brought in roughly...

Masked students stand in lines outside the COVID-19 testing center.

17 cases reported on Monday alone, ‘concerning’ to UVM officials

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor March 17, 2021

Seventeen students tested positive for COVID-19 this Monday alone, just after the school announced tentative plans to hold in-person graduation. Erica Caloiero, interim VP for student affairs, announced...

SGA met for their March 10 meeting at 7:00 p.m. over Microsoft Teams.

SGA lowers barriers for students to run in upcoming elections

Sierra Byrne, Cynic News Reporter March 17, 2021

UVM’s Student Government Association lowered the signatures required for students to run for SGA president and VP and removed them altogether for senators after lengthy discussion last week.   Following...

Andrew Lucas, UVM sophomore and defensemen for the mens hockey team faces off against the University of Maine in the Gutterman Fieldhouse earlier this season.

Men’s hockey loses in first round of playoffs, finishing season in last place

Max Clifford, Cynic Sports Reporter March 17, 2021

UVM men’s hockey team lost in the first round of the Hockey East tournament March 10, marking the end of a season in which the Catamounts finished in last place.  Wednesday’s action saw the Catamounts...

No, not a chance,: Professor says he wont resign despite thousands calling for action following racist videos

‘No, not a chance,’: Professor says he won’t resign despite thousands calling for action following ‘racist’ videos

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor March 16, 2021

Following mounting calls for his resignation, a UVM professor that posted a video on the internet decrying supposed white discrimination on campus a week ago says, he’s not leaving. The new video...

To meet the new testing requirements some students now need to get tested on Saturdays.

COVID-19 round-up: 41 positives, extended twice-weekly testing and graduation plans

Ella Ruehsen , Assistant News Editor March 16, 2021

Forty-one new cases of COVID-19 were discovered among the student body in the last week, with 21 from on-campus students and 20 from off-campus students.  Three days before the week’s results were...

First-year students walk down Main Street Aug. 26, 2019 on their way to the University green at convocation.

UVM announces plans for graduation and a full on campus fall semester

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor March 15, 2021

UVM will return to in-person learning next fall and is planning on having in-person graduation in just three months according to a March 15 email from President Suresh Garimella.  Garimella stated...

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