The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Provost and Senior Vice President Patricia Prelock speaks at Governor Phil Scotts weekly press conference July 13.

UVM to use state COVID-19 relief funds in partnership with CCV for career education for Vermonters

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor July 14, 2021

UVM announced a career education program in partnership with the Community College of Vermont at the governor’s weekly press conference July 13. The program, Upskill Vermont, provides Vermont residents...

The book, “Breeding Better Vermonters,” lies open to a page titled “The Quest for a Eugenic Vermont,” April 17.

Eugenics at UVM: why Abenaki leaders feel the apology wasn’t enough

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter May 10, 2021

A shadow looms over an empty space on the wall of Howe Memorial Library where a portrait of former UVM President Guy Bailey once hung next to that of David W. Howe.  Nearly three years ago, Bailey’s...

Feature image for Covid Testing Story

COVID cases remain high while large gatherings raise concerns among UVM admin

Staff Report April 13, 2021

In a marked decrease from the last round of COVID-19 testing numbers, UVM’s latest numbers show that 59 students and one staff member tested positive for the virus. According to UVM’s COVID-19 dashboard,...

The UVM testing hours have been updated starting the week of April 5 to accommodate the twice-a-week testing.

Campus reopens for tours as COVID cases continue to rise

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor April 6, 2021

Despite nearly 100 students testing positive for COVID-19 this past week, UVM announced it has restarted in-person admissions tours again for prospective students and their families. UVM reported 54...

No, not a chance,: Professor says he wont resign despite thousands calling for action following racist videos

‘No, not a chance,’: Professor says he won’t resign despite thousands calling for action following ‘racist’ videos

Kate Vanni, Assistant Managing Editor March 16, 2021

Following mounting calls for his resignation, a UVM professor that posted a video on the internet decrying supposed white discrimination on campus a week ago says, he’s not leaving. The new video...

It begins with the top: Despite calls to action, faculty of color at UVM remains far below national average

‘It begins with the top:’ Despite calls to action, faculty of color at UVM remains far below national average

Sabine Foerg and Nicole Hardy February 14, 2021

Nearly six months after a group of faculty and staff members of color wrote to UVM administrators asking to diversify personnel and improve the school’s climate, the UVM Faculty Senate has approved a...

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

BREAKING: Six more positive COVID-19 cases days after Halloween

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter November 4, 2020

A day after UVM confirmed 31 students were in isolation, the University says six students have tested positive for COVID-19. Late Tuesday, UVM spokesperson Enrique Corredera confirmed one student received...

Molly Gray delivers a victory speech from a podium inside the Great Northern, a Burlington restaurant, Nov. 3. Gray smiles as she delivers the speech to the press and assembled supporters.

Democrat Molly Gray declares victory in closely contested Lieutenant Governor’s race

Tulley Hescock, Assistant Feature Editor November 4, 2020

Democrat Molly Gray announced victory in a closely contested Lieutenant Governor’s race at a restaurant in Burlington Tuesday night, celebrating her win over Republican Scott Milne.  Gray won the...

UVM Medical Center President Dr. Stephen Leffler answers questions from the media outside the medical center Oct. 29. Wednesday, UVM Medical Center and UVM Health Networks data systems shut down in light of a confirmed cyberattack.

Despite UVM Medical Center cyberattack officials say UVM data secure

Emma Pinezich and Sawyer Loftus October 29, 2020

A confirmed cyberattack against the University of Vermont Health Network, that caused most of the network’s digital systems to shut down, has not impacted the University, according to UVM officials. The...

UVM Medical Center stands on UVMs campus April 22. The Center, which has treated COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, will now be a vaccine trial site.

UVM Medical Center and Medical School selected as testing site for COVID-19 vaccine

News Staff October 27, 2020

The UVM Medical Center and the Larner College of Medicine will be a trial site for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to an all-staff email from UVMMC President and CEO John Brumsted. The medical center...

Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, addresses gathered media in the Grand Maple Ball Room at UVM Oct. 10. Birx praised the University and Vermonts response to the virus.

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator praises UVM, cautions potential outbreaks

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor October 10, 2020

In a visit to the University of Vermont’s campus Saturday, Dr. Deborah Birx, the Response Coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force praised the University and the states’ handling of the...

Dr. Anthony Fauci joined Vermont Gov. Phil Scotts coronavirus press briefing Sept. 14, where he applauded the states low COVID-19 positivity rate.

Dr. Fauci applauds Vermont’s response to pandemic, calls on nation to follow its lead

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter September 16, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading expert on infectious disease, called Vermont’s handling of COVID-19 some of the best in the country, at a press briefing with Vermont reporters Sept. 15.  Fauci...

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