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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 Professor Aaron Kindsvatter records himself inside his home for his first video titled “Racism and the Secular Religion at the University of Vermont.”

Students call for professor to resign over his video claiming white discrimination

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor March 15, 2021

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 3:05 p.m. March 16. UPDATE: March 16 In a third video Kindsvatter responded to the call for his resignation, “No, nope, not a chance, never gonna happen,...

The monitor in Billings-Ira Allen lecture hall displays a UVM screen saver Feb. 24. The empty lecture hall is where Associate professor and Directory of Graduate Studies Jacques Bailly teaches his in-person classes this semester.

An academic ‘persecution:’ The death of classics at UVM

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter March 15, 2021

When UVM was founded in 1791, the study of classics was a cornerstone of every student's academic experience.  Now,  200 years later, UVM plans to terminate the department, saying goodbye to one of...

Garbage bags full of tissues sit outside of UVMs COVID testing center March 4.

COVID-19 at UVM: 32 positive test results in first week of increased testing

Staff Report March 9, 2021

In UVM’s first week of twice-weekly testing, 32 positive test results were received out of the nearly 20,000 tests administered during the first week of March.  According to UVM’s COVID-19 dashboard,...

A USPS sticker with “Save the Arts” is stuck to a UVM streetlamp next to Rally cat Feb. 9. Similar stickers with different messages pertaining to the recent CAS budget cuts have appeared on other streetlamps around campus.

‘I’m going to miss this:’ Three cut lecturers reflect on time at UVM

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter March 8, 2021

As UVM undertakes a dramatic reorganization of its academic structure, slashing programs amid budgetary shortfalls, Charles Briggs of the history department, Jamie Williamson of the English department...

Mayor Miro Weinberger delivers his victory speech inside the Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain March 3.

Weinberger celebrates victory but acknowledges tough road ahead

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor March 3, 2021

Mayor Miro Weinberger held onto his spot as the leader of Burlington, pushing back against a tide of Progressive wins years in the making in the Queen City.  After winning by less than 1% and garnering...

A Ward 8 sandwich board sign stands outside the Fletcher Free Library March 2.

‘Voting changes the future:’ Students volunteer at the polls, campaign for candidates at Ward 8

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2021

Fighting against cold winter winds, UVM students in Ward 8 gathered at the Fletcher Free Library to cast their votes in the 2021 Burlington mayoral election. Although Democratic incumbent Miro Weinberger...

The now four-term Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger stands on North Ave during a “honk and wave” with his supporters Feb. 19. As cars passed by they honked in support.

Mayor Miro Weinberger narrowly wins fourth term despite student wards going for Tracy

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

Democrat Mayor Miro Weinberger has won a fourth term by a mere 129 votes, according to the unofficial results provided by the city.  Weinberger, who has served as mayor for nine years, came in with...

Students line up in the COVID testing line March 1. At 5:00 one end of the line started near Aiken and the other started past the Royal Tyler Theatre.

COVID cases decrease and students wait in long lines on first day of twice-weekly testing

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor March 2, 2021

On the first day of twice-weekly mandatory testing, the UVM COVID-19 testing center attempted to parse through 5,000 students, as the lines to get tested stretched across campus. The coronavirus testing...

Burlington residents walk in and out of the Mater Christi School to vote during Town Meeting Day March 2.

UVM students and community members cast mayoral ballots in Ward 1

Paige Fisher and Sierra Byrne March 2, 2021

UVM students and Burlington community members arrived at the Ward 1 voting location, Mater Christi School, to cast their vote on the 2021 Burlington mayoral election.  On the ballot for mayor are Democratic...

Max Tracy 2021 Burlington Mayoral Candidate stands at the top of the City Hall steps Feb. 18.

Meet the candidates: Progressive Max Tracy

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

Having walked the UVM campus himself, Burlington mayoral candidate Max Tracy ‘09 feels he is prepared to represent students as the next mayor.  Tracy, a progressive, has represented Ward 2 on Burlington's...

Burlington Mayoral incumbent Miro Weinberger stands on North Ave during a “honk and wave” with his supporters Feb. 19. As cars passed by they honked in support.

Meet the candidates: Incumbent Democrat Miro Weinberger

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

With almost a decade of experience leading the city, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said he is best fit to serve another term despite competition from a Progressive and several independent candidates. Weinberger,...

Meet the candidates: Independent Ali Dieng

Meet the candidates: Independent Ali Dieng

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

Running on a platform that stresses equity, transparency and unity, Independent Ali Dieng is bringing his experience as a teacher and lawmaker to the race for mayor today.  Dieng has represented Ward...

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