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

A testing vial sits in a makeshift distribution pipe at UVMs COVID-19 testing site.

UVM plans to stay in-person despite seeing highest COVID-19 case count of semester

Eliza Barker, Cynic News Reporter November 8, 2021

Despite reporting an uptick in COVID-19 cases, UVM has no plans to return to the remote model after Thanksgiving break, said Gary Derr, vice president for operations and public safety.  UVM reported...

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Sustainability-oriented team brings semi-pro soccer to Vermont

Matthew Rosenberg , Cynic Sports Reporter October 28, 2021

Vermont Green Football Club announced its launch Oct. 12, bringing sustainability into sports and semi-professional soccer to Burlington.  The club starts in May 2022 and will play its home matches...

The Office of International Education offers study abroad, exchange programs, travel-study short-term courses and support for international students, according to their website.

Study abroad approved for first time since onset of COVID-19 pandemic

Halsey McLaen , Cynic News Reporter October 19, 2021

The Office of International Education approved the spring 2022 study abroad program, according to an Oct. 15 letter from OIE Director Kim Howard to applicants.  Travel advisories from the U.S. Department...

Former UVM student pleads guilty to murder for hire and other charges

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor October 15, 2021

A former UVM nursing student pled guilty to murder for hire, conspiracy to kidnap and murder a person overseas and several child pornography offenses on Oct. 14, according to an Oct. 14 U.S. Department...

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...

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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...

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