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Mayoral hopefuls face off at debate

Mayoral hopefuls face off at debate

Meg Trogolo, Staff Senior

March 5, 2018


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Students cheered and jeered while Burlington’s three mayoral candidates debated campaign issues in the Davis Center during an SGA-sponsored event. Candidate Infinite Culcleasure was at the UVM Medical Center while his partner gave birth and sent campaign representative Fareed Munasryah. Mayor Miro We...

Junior engineering major dies from hiking accident

Junior engineering major dies from hiking accident

Staff Report

March 5, 2018


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Junior Trent Ferguson died during a hiking accident March 2. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, announced Ferguson’s death in a campus-wide email March 4. Ferguson’s body was found by searchers March 3 near Bingham Falls in Stowe after he fell through the ice while hiking Friday after...

University responds to student protests

University responds to student protests

Staff Report

March 1, 2018


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After multiple protests led by student-led racial justice group NoNames for Justice, groups around campus have released statements ranging from warnings to support. NoNames released an email statement Feb. 27 recapping the events of the Waterman takeover, in which hundreds of students occupied the ...

Dancers Embrace Inclusion Through Movement

Dancers Embrace Inclusion Through Movement

March 1, 2018


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The 8th Annual Dance Showcase — held at Main Street Landing at the Black Box Theater on February 17th — was a charity dance event aimed at “Embracing Inclusion Through Movement” by supporting Vermont Family Network and Puppets in Education. Sarah Vogelsang-Card, the program director for Puppets...

Professor grabs student journalist and deletes photos after classroom was photographed

Professor grabs student journalist and deletes photos after classroom was photographed

Ben Elfland, Senior Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

This story updated from a previous version at 12:03 a.m. Feb. 28. UVM lecturer Isaac Cates grabbed a Cynic photographer’s arm, took his camera and — after struggling to delete the photos — handed the camera to a student to erase three photographs. Moments before, senior Oliver Poma...

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home

Waterman takeover ends, protesters return home

Joey Waldinger, Ben Elfland, Lee Hughes, Oliver Pomazi, Alek Fleury, Kyra Chevalier, Brandon Arcari, and Meg Trogolo

February 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, Editor's Picks, Headliners, News

Just after 9:30 p.m., protesters rolled up sleeping bags, cleaned up litter in the halls and gathered food they’d brought in preparation of a night on the floors of classrooms and hallways in the Waterman building. The leadership instructed protesters to clean up and leave Waterman building, rather ...

Protest Day 1: Wednesday, Feb. 21

Protest Day 1: Wednesday, Feb. 21

February 26, 2018


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1:12 PM Students gather outside Waterman Feb. 20, preparing to occupy the building. Sophomore Harmony Edowosman and UVM staffer John Mejia spoke on the front steps. “Whenever we have a rally such as this Tom Sullivan and the provost and the entire administration like to go home because they’re s...

Protesters demand deans sign list of demands

Protesters demand deans sign list of demands

Staff Report

February 26, 2018


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A class walkout occurred at 11 a.m. today led by student group NoNames for Justice. Some students gathered inside and in front of Waterman following the walkout. Others formed groups and met with the deans of their individual colleges insisting they sign a list of demands created by NoNames. ...

Student activists take over Waterman building, intend to stay for days

Student activists take over Waterman building, intend to stay for days

Cynic Staff Report

February 26, 2018


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Update 3:21 p.m. NoNames for Justice requested sleeping bags on Facebook, saying "we're staying at Waterman," and telling people to stay if they are in the building. The third-ever Waterman takeover began at the University of Vermont at 1 p.m. Feb. 26. More than 250 protesters from student raci...

Top administrators meet with NoNames for Justice activist leaders in closed session

Top administrators meet with NoNames for Justice activist leaders in closed session

February 26, 2018


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  Leaders of student activist group NoNames for Justice are now in closed talks with administration in the executive offices in Waterman building. The two parties entered talks after Arts and Sciences Dean Bill Falls signed NoNames' letter to deans outlining the group's requests, which...

Students call for resignations

Students call for resignations

Brandon Arcari, Caroline Derksen, Ben Elfland, Lindsay Freed, Lee Hughes, Oliver Pomazi, Meg Trogolo, and Joey Waldinger

February 26, 2018


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After three demonstrations last week, student protesters planned a class walkout and takeover of the Waterman building Monday, Feb. 25. Social justice advocacy organization NoNames for Justice held demonstrations Feb. 20, 22 and 23 protesting the administration’s response to white supremacy on campus. ...

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