The Vermont Cynic

President works to rebrand SGA

President works to rebrand SGA

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

September 13, 2019

When SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, learned there would be a photographer at her interview, she didn’t know what to wear. She decided to go classic with a UVM T-shirt, showing support for the school. Despite previously being an SGA senator, Scannell never imagined herself being SGA...

‘They’re just bad news,’ Turning Point USA attempts to reemerge at UVM

‘They’re just bad news,’ Turning Point USA attempts to reemerge at UVM

Sawyer Loftus and Lilly Young

September 11, 2019

A conservative student group could be derecognized for breaking SGA rules, but as the group’s future is considered, national representatives have come to rebuild. The group, Turning Point USA, is a national conservative nonprofit that was founded in 2012. The group seeks to promote ideas of freed...

UVM Police Chief remains on paid leave two months later, officials refuse to say why

UVM Police Chief remains on paid leave two months later, officials refuse to say why

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

September 10, 2019

The person in charge of UVM’s public safety has been on leave for two months, and those acting in her place refuse to clarify why she’s still being paid or when she’s coming back. Lianne Tuomey, UVM Police Services Chief, went on a leave of absence beginning July 11. She still remains on an ind...

UVMMC investigating if more funds could be taken by Trump Administration

UVMMC investigating if more funds could be taken by Trump Administration

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

September 9, 2019

UVM Medical Center may lose more federal funding than originally expected after a nurse was forced to participate in an abortion procedure, a violation of federal law. The Office for Civil Rights, a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education, released a Notice of Violation Aug. 28 stating that ...

Driver sexually assaults passenger on campus

Driver sexually assaults passenger on campus

Staff Report

September 6, 2019

A passenger of a vehicle was sexually assaulted while parked in a Redstone campus parking lot, late Sept. 5, according to UVM Police Services. The incident is still under investigation by the Chittenden County Unit for Special Investigations. The man was driving a minivan and described as white and...

No dean after a year of searching for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

No dean after a year of searching for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

September 5, 2019

UVM’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is without a dean a year after the search began, leaving the interim dean with an overflowing plate of responsibility. Former Dean Thomas Vogelmann announced he would retire in the summer of 2019 when a new dean was found, after 11 years on the job,...

Hate group stickers go up around campus, students and leadership react

Hate group stickers go up around campus, students and leadership react

Staff Report

September 4, 2019

The Vermont Cynic asked UVM groups what they thought about the reemergence of white nationalist stickers on UVM’s campus. Here’s what they said.

Looking to rip Juul? You can’t if you’re under 21 in VT

Looking to rip Juul? You can’t if you’re under 21 in VT

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

September 3, 2019

Starting Sept. 1, people under the age of 21 will no longer be able to buy tobacco products, including Juuls and vapes, in the state of Vermont. Known as “Tobacco 21,” this law was signed into effect by Gov. Phil Scott in May in an effort to reduce tobacco and e-cigarette use among youth in Vermont,...

UVM president sets his priority for the path forward: student success

UVM president sets his priority for the path forward: student success

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 2, 2019

New UVM president sits down for exclusive first one-on-one interview with The Vermont Cynic, to discuss his priorities.

UVM Police find multiple ‘white nationalist hate group stickers’ around campus

UVM Police find multiple ‘white nationalist hate group stickers’ around campus

Staff Report

August 28, 2019

White nationalist stickers and posters have once again been plastered throughout the University of Vermont's campus. UVM Police Services have found multiple stickers and posters from the group Patriot Front, a group designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a "white nationalist hate group." Stickers and posters found aro...

Fewer Vermonters enroll in the class of 2023 following a downward trend

Fewer Vermonters enroll in the class of 2023 following a downward trend

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

August 28, 2019

The largest university in Vermont is enrolling fewer and fewer Vermonters each year, following a decreasing trend beginning in 1997. Of the 2,640 students that make up the University of Ver- mont’s class of 2023, 554 are Vermonters. In-state enrollment peaked in 1997 at 34.5%. Since then, the number of ...

Class of 2023 ring in the new school year with new UVM President

Class of 2023 ring in the new school year with new UVM President

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

August 27, 2019

The class of 2023 took their first steps as UVM students as they paraded down Main Street as part of a running UVM tradition— Convocation. Over 2,600 students sat in Patrick Gym wearing vibrantly colored t-shirts, as they listened to speeches. SGA President Jillian Scannell welcomed the crowd....

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