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Counterprotest of white supremacy group just off campus

Counterprotest of white supremacy group  just off campus

Alek Fleury, Photo Editor

February 16, 2018


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Roughly 250 anti-racism protesters gathered on Williston road Saturday to counter a rally planned by white supremacist group Patriot Front, according to Seven Days VT. The Anti-Defamation League, a nonprofit focused on human rights, describes Patriot Front as “a white supremacist group whose members...

College of Arts and Sciences updates audit system

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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The College of Arts and Sciences was the final school to end the use of CATS reports last week. The entire University has moved to a new audit system to track academic progress: Degree Works. Some students said they are already experiencing problems. CAS gained access to Degree Works Feb. 5, an...

UVM Medical Center to offer elective abortions

UVM Medical Center to offer elective abortions

Kass Little, Senior Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


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The University of Vermont Medical Center revoked a longstanding policy and will now offer elective abortion procedures.   The UVM Medical Center board of trustees voted unanimously to repeal the previous policy in Sept. 2017, said Dr. Ira Bernstein, chief of women’s health care services and th...

Admin says nope to dope

Admin says nope to dope

Ben Elfland, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Vermont legalized marijuana last month, but campus residents will still have to toke up behind closed doors. Governor Phil Scott signed a bill that legalized the use and possession of a limited amount of cannabis in Vermont Jan. 22, but UVM’s on-campus prohibition policy will not change. An em...

Students need more mental health services

Students need more mental health services

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


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At the end of last semester, senior George S. Tolley IV sought help from Counseling and Psychiatry Services for the first time of his college career, he said. His was a special case, so after calling the office on a Tuesday he managed to get an appointment the following Friday, but most students ...

Getting paid to exercise in WE

Getting paid to exercise in WE

Brandon Arcari, Lindsay Freed, and Joey Waldinger

February 9, 2018


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Students will be paid to exercise in a new Wellness Environment study. The study asks participants to wear chest-strap heart monitors in addition to Apple Watches that were given to students who took part in the previous WE app exercise study. Apple is funding the study, providing both the ches...

Greek life receives recognition for alcohol awareness training

Greek life receives recognition for alcohol awareness training

Ben Elfland, Staff Writer

February 8, 2018


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After a required alcohol awareness training, some fraternity brothers are rethinking how much they can drink before hitting the slopes. Brief Alcohol Screen and Intervention for College Students became a required training for incoming fraternity and sorority members four years ago. The program has re...

UVM and Burlington reach deal on MOU

UVM and Burlington reach deal on MOU

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

February 7, 2018


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UVM and Champlain College have reached a decision in a $447,890 plan to pay for Burlington infrastructure improvements. Mayor Miro Weinberger announced Feb. 7 that UVM and Champlain College have agreed to help financially support the city infrastructure improvement plans. The plan calls for payments...

Director of student life will retire at end of the year

Director of student life will retire at end of the year

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

February 7, 2018


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The director of student life will retire after 39 years at UVM at the end of this year. Pat Brown has many memories from his years from “rock n roll shows at the gym to student protests on Waterman,” he said. But his most treasured memories are those of students he has worked with who have d...

Faculty union and SGA clash over salary raises

Emma Jarnagin, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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The faculty union is asking for a raise which could potentially increase tuition, said SGA president Chris Petrillo. United Academics, the faculty union at UVM,  negotiates its contract with the university every three years. The negotiations will determine whether or not they will get a raise, ...

BSU Flashmob 2018

BSU Flashmob 2018

February 7, 2018


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In honor of the first day of Black History Month, the Black Student Union (BSU) held a flashmob on Thursday February 1st in the Davis Center. The Vermont Cynic interviewed Publicist Daneil Whyte of the BSU about this action, and asked if the students can expect more events to come! Whyte said that there...

Activists fight to keep F-35s from BTV skies

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

February 4, 2018


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The controversy over the placement of F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport forced a Burlington City council meeting to take place Jan. 29. The jets would replace the current F-16s and are opposed by activist group Save Our Skies, who say they would pose health risks. The council will...

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