The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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

Members of SGA take notes during a public forum in the Livak Ballroom Feb. 22.

UVM works towards updated curriculum

Audrie Caruso , Cynic News Reporter February 28, 2022

UVM’s committee on general education requirements plans to update degree requirements for fall 2023 in response to accreditation demands, said Jennifer Dickinson, vice provost for academic affairs and...

UVM Black student enrollment drops 16.2%

UVM Black student enrollment drops 16.2%

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor February 24, 2022

Enrollment of Black students at UVM dropped by 16.2% from fall 2020 to fall 2021, according to the Office of Institutional Research’s Catamount Data. One hundred eighty-six Black students enrolled in...

The Waterman building sits on S Prospect Street.

UVM apologizes for Instagram post

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor February 24, 2022

Patricia Prelock, provost and senior vice president, apologized to the UVM community for the University’s Feb. 17 Instagram post about sexual violence, according to a Feb. 23 email.  “[The Instagram...

The UVM admissions building is found on South Prospect street Sunday April 10.

AdvoCats halt tours on Admitted Students Visit Day, both in support of survivors, and to avoid being targeted by protestors

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor February 23, 2022

UVM’s student tour guides, known as AdvoCats, stood in support of survivors at Friday’s protest but denounced its methods, according to a Feb. 21 Instagram post on @uvmadvocats.  AdvoCats stand...

The UVM Medical Center Emergency Department Entrance lights the night of Feb. 17.

Roofies reported, investigation underway

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor February 22, 2022

UVM Police Services received an anonymous report of multiple Rohypnol druggings by an unknown perpetrator at an off-campus party over the weekend, according to a Feb. 14 CatAlert. No known reports exist...

Faculty union pushes for faculty and staff representation on board of trustees

Faculty union pushes for faculty and staff representation on board of trustees

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter February 22, 2022

UVM’s faculty union, United Academics, aims to get faculty and staff representation on the board of trustees, according to a Feb. 14 email from UA communications. UA introduced a revised version of...

Members of UVM Staff United speak at a town hall meeting Feb. 17. The meeting took place in the Jost Foundation Room in the Davis Center.

UVM Staff United fights for livable wages

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter February 22, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated Feb. 24 at 9:30 p.m. to remove the name of the Asian Student Union from those who attended the town hall meeting.  UVM’s staff union, UVM Staff United, held...

An admitted student and parent walk past the protest, Feb. 18.

Hundreds protest sexual violence at UVM on Admitted Students Visit Day

Ella Ruehsen and Halsey McLaen February 21, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated Feb. 22 at 9:00 p.m. to correct the spelling of a source's last name and to correct the year used in one of the timeline points.  Hundreds gathered on Feb. 18,...

‘Mr. Cynic:’ The first Black editor-in-chief of the Vermont Cynic

‘Mr. Cynic:’ The first Black editor-in-chief of the Vermont Cynic

Reitz Wishtischin , Cynic News Reporter February 17, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated Feb. 19 at 5:13 p.m. to correct attribution errors on information pulled from McCollum’s son’s obituary instead of McCollum’s own.  Nicodemus McCollum III...

UVM sees highest number of applicants to date as in-state applicants continue to drop

RJ Morrison, Cynic News Reporter February 15, 2022

Despite a record number of students who applied to UVM this year, the number of in-state applicants fell, said Jay Jacobs, vice provost for enrollment management. The University received more than 30,000...

Edna Hall Brown, UVM’s first Black female grad

Edna Hall Brown, UVM’s first Black female grad

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter February 15, 2022

Edna Hall Brown is the first recorded Black woman to graduate from UVM, according to an April 2021 article by Ben Yousey-Hindes, assistant vice president for communications and stewardship at the UVM Foundation. Brown...

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.

UVM requests $10 million funding increase from House Committee

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter February 14, 2022

UVM President Suresh Garimella requested a $10 million increase in the University’s base appropriation from the state’s House Committee on Education Feb. 10. The current base State Appropriation budget...

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