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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,...

SGA council members socially distance in their first in person meeting of the year, Sept. 8.

SGA affirms support for the Cynic following admin changes to student media oversight

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter December 1, 2020

UVM’s Student Government Association affirmed its support for the Cynic’s autonomy following changes from the University to the student newspaper’s oversight.  Senior Sawyer Loftus, Editor-In-Chief...

UVMs Student Government Association discussed student voting and changes to the former Clean Energy Fund at their weekly meeting Oct. 6.

SGA funds program for first-generation college students following federal aid cuts

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter November 13, 2020

SGA plans to fund a program for one year that assists first-generation college students with academic support and professional mentoring after the federal government cut its funding this year.  UVM’s...

SGA council members socially distance in their first in person meeting of the year, Sept. 8.

SGA raises concerns over new student safety app’s reliance on police

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor October 14, 2020

UVM’s Student Government Association raised concerns about a new University app’s reliance on police services, intended to help students in emergency situations. The group discussed the new app,...

UVMs Student Government Association discussed student voting and changes to the former Clean Energy Fund at their weekly meeting Oct. 6.

Students and admin broaden goals of student fund for environmental projects

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter October 8, 2020

A fund for environmental projects has been revised to engage more students due to low levels of student involvement in the past, despite the fact that students' tuition finances the fund. UVM’s Student...

SGA council members meet in the Davis center’s Grand Maple Ballroom while Gail Shampnois, the director of the Office of Student & Community Relations speaks via Microsoft Teams, Sept. 15.

SGA derecognizes conservative student group as membership dwindles

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter October 2, 2020

A conservative campus group that supports Donald Trump is no longer recognized as a club at UVM just 30 days short of the election after a resolution was passed by SGA.  SGA derecognized the club in...

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