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Student safety concerns go unaddressed

Pedestrians cross Main Street at the corner of University Heights, Oct. 19. The intersection is among the busiest in Vermont.

Maryann Makosiej and Sawyer Loftus

October 23, 2019

Here's what the city of Burlington and UVM are doing to address safety concerns at the U-Heights, Main Street intersection.

SGA places UVM employee in charge of how much SGA members get paid

SGA Senators indicate with a

Staff Report, Cynic News Staff

October 17, 2019

SGA passed a resolution that gives their business manager, a UVM employee, the power to change the amount executive members are paid at their weekly meeting Oct. 15. Blanka Caha, the SGA business manager, now has the power to raise or lower the amount of pay for the treasurer, president, vice president...

A look at UVM’s Boulder Society

The UVM boulder sits on its base outside Old Mill, Oct. 11. The boulder, being perfectly round, symbolises well-roundedness at the University.

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Over a century ago, UVM students came together and decided they needed a way for the student body to directly communicate with the administration. To answer this call, the students founded the Boulder Society in 1905. More than a hundred years later, the SGA has taken over the original role of the...

Breaking: Student journalists barred from official meeting with city and University officials

Behind this door, Burlington and UVM officials met to discuss proposal for an intersection a student research group deemed unsafe. Student Journalists were barred from that meeting.

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

October 16, 2019

Two student journalists were barred from attending a meeting between Burlington public works officials, UVM officials and Student Government representatives, Wednesday, Oct. 16. The Cynic along with a student journalist in the developing Community News Service were told by UVM and DPW officials that...

SGA weighs increasing their pay and who controls it

SGA Treasurer Taylor Gauthier, a junior, speaks during an SGA meeting, Oct. 8. A resolution granting the power to increase stipends to the business manager will be voted on next week.

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

October 15, 2019

SGA is weighing the possibility of handing over the power of determining how much members get paid to a UVM employee. A proposed SGA resolution would allow their professional business manager, Blanka Caha, to increase student stipends, as opposed to retaining that power within SGA. The only stipend m...

Campus Climate Survey data goes live online

A screenshot of a beta version of the online interface to access the results of the Campus Climate Survey.

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

In the wake of student demands for increased access to Campus Climate Survey data, UVM has released an online version of the data available to the UVM community. Wanda Heading-Grant, vice president of human resources and multicultural affairs, emailed the student body Sept. 23 outlining the release...

SGA plans to shut down Peer Advising and Center

Senior Alexis Walker, a peer tutor, helps a student in the Advising Center, Sept. 19. Created in 2014, the center will shut down next year at the termination of its contract with SGA.

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

September 24, 2019

SGA is shutting down the Advising Center as its four-year contract comes to a close, leaving thousands of students without peer advising programs.  The center was created in 2016 to act as a guide, encouraging UVM’s colleges to set up their own peer-to-peer advising, but only the College of Eng...

Hundreds of UVM students walk out of class to protest climate inaction

Hundreds of UVM students walk out of class to protest climate inaction

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2019

Hundreds of students gathered in the middle of campus Friday for UVM’s Climate Strike with a clear message for world leaders: our house is on fire. Sound the alarm. Around 600 students attended the strike at 11 a.m. Sept. 20 on the Andrew Harris Green. There, environmental groups including Vermont...

President works to rebrand SGA

SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, smiles while her photo is taken, Sept. 4. After winning the election that produced the biggest voter turnout seen in years, Scannell began her presidency with the intent of making herself more available for all students.

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...

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