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

SGA lacks diversity, looks to find solutions

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2022

SGA faces a significant lack of diversity due to UVM’s campus climate and additional entry barriers for students of color, said Lina Balcom, interim director of Student Life. Students of color are unlikely...

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...

Director of Athletics Jeffrey Schulman and Cathleen Rahill, associate director of athletics presented at the weekly SGA meeting on Feb. 8.

Athletics works to end sexual violence

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter February 14, 2022

In an effort to communicate with the UVM community, Director of Athletics Jeffrey Schulman and Cathleen Rahill, associate director of athletics, addressed sexual violence prevention and training within...

SGA freezes one third of UVM clubs’ funding

SGA freezes one third of UVM clubs’ funding

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor November 10, 2021

Thirty-two percent of UVM clubs lost access to their SGA funding, according to a Nov. 4 email from SGA Treasurer Zyakkiriah Rhoden, a senior. ClubSigners, the president and treasurer of a club, must...

Alexander Yin, executive director of the office of institutional research, speaks at an SGA meeting Nov. 2. Yin covered issues of diversity in front of SGA senators.

UVM needs to improve teaching methods, data researcher says

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter November 9, 2021

UVM faculty need to improve teaching methods so students can learn better in the classroom, said Alexander Yin, executive director of the office of institutional research. The office of institutional...

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SGA swears in newly elected first-year senators

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter October 4, 2021

SGA swore in newly elected first-year senators at their Sept. 9 meeting, adding new voices to the association for the upcoming school year.  Labeled, “Emergency Business,” on the agenda, the new...

Students frustrated over lack of transparency from FSL on fraternity misconduct

Students frustrated over lack of transparency from FSL on fraternity misconduct

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor September 6, 2021

This article was updated Sept. 6 at 5:28 p.m. and Sept. 10 at 12:50 p.m. to correct factual errors. The current procedures intended to address fraternity and sorority misconduct at UVM evoke confusion...

Thousands of student protestors filled the steps of Waterman building and flooded out past South Prospect Street and onto the Waterman Green May 3.

Thousands call on UVM to reform handling of sexual violence

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor May 4, 2021

Thousands gathered yesterday to protest a widely-perceived repeated administrative mishandling of sexual assault cases at UVM, following a week of rapidly mounting outrage that has overtaken the campus...

Junior Sam Pasqualoni stands outside Williams Hall April 3. Pasqualoni won the presidential election for SGA April 1 as a write-in candidate.

New SGA president and VP elected as tensions between admin and students remain high

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Contributor April 15, 2021

On Friday April 2,  junior write-in candidate Samuel Pasqualoni and uncontested sophomore candidate Olivija Stephens secured their elected positions as SGA President and Vice President, respectively.  Pasqualoni...

Presidential candidates Aidan Fleming and Ian Lynch and VP candidate Olivija Stephens talk about their plans if elected during the SGA debate March 31.

SGA candidates for president and VP face off in debates before election

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Contributor April 1, 2021

One ambitious first-year, one write-in candidate and one uncontested VP candidate faced off Monday and Wednesday night at the Student Government Association’s president and VP election debates.  First-year...

SGA met for their March 10 meeting at 7:00 p.m. over Microsoft Teams.

SGA lowers barriers for students to run in upcoming elections

Sierra Byrne, Cynic News Reporter March 17, 2021

UVM’s Student Government Association lowered the signatures required for students to run for SGA president and VP and removed them altogether for senators after lengthy discussion last week.   Following...

SGA meets for the first time this semester on Teams Feb. 2.

SGA challenges CAS cuts, takes control of Davis Center flagpole

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter February 5, 2021

Resolutions demanding the reversal of cuts to CAS and discussing a new Davis Center flagpole policy were at the top of the agenda in the first SGA meeting of the semester.  In this Tuesday’s meeting,...

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