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Your latest COVID-19 updates

Your latest COVID-19 updates

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

April 7, 2020

Graduation ceremony uncertain, new grading options and a makeover for the Patrick Gym.

UVM Admissions makes virtual moves to continue recruiting prospective students

Two Advocat tour guides give a virtual tour to prospective students. UVM's campus remains closed except for essential operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

April 7, 2020

Typically this time of year, hundreds of admitted students and families flock to UVM to see campus, connect with current students and ask questions. Now, six Admitted Student Visit Days are taking place as virtually broadcasted events. The first remote Admitted Students Day was Monday, March 30, Advocat...

UVM President reflects on leadership amid COVID-19 pandemic

UVM President Suresh Garimella addresses a gathered crowd of media and UVM community members at press conference Nov. 14, 2019.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

UVM President Suresh Garimella said a year ago, he would have never thought he’d be leading a University through a pandemic. Now, as his first year as president nears its finish line, he’s had to make tough decisions as students, faculty, staff and parents have all asked, what’s next during...

BREAKING: UVM to continue online learning through end of semester and students urged to leave

President Suresh Garimella addresses assembled media at a press conference, Nov. 14.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

UVM will continue its remote learning model through the end of the semester and close its residential halls, as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies throughout the country and Vermont. As the chance for a physical return to campus comes to a close, the University said Commencement is unlikely to occur...

Your latest COVID-19 updates

President Suresh Garimella addresses assembled media at a press conference, Nov. 14.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

UVM Foundation sets up new fund The UVM Foundation has set up a new fund where alumni can donate to help with the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Pandemic Response Fund was created by President Garimella to make sure the most funds can be used most effectively, accordin...

UVM’s hand sanitizer falls below CDC reccomendations

Hand sanitizer stations like this one are mounted throughout the University. According to the wall mounted cases, the sanitizer does not contain any alcohol despite CDC recommendations.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

March 18, 2020

Amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, UVM has not and will not have CDC recommended hand sanitizer for use throughout the University. In a March 17 email, Gary Derr, Vice President for operations and public safety, stated wall-mounted hand sanitizer stations throughout the University do not contain...

Students advised to bring academic materials home as concerns over the new coronavirus heighten

Students advised to bring academic materials home as concerns over the new coronavirus heighten

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

March 6, 2020

The University has advised students to bring coursework home over spring break in the event that the COVID-19 epidemic worsens and students are prevented from returning as scheduled. Faculty were advised to pass this information along to their students in a March 3 letter from Provost Patricia Prelock. “While...

The sights and sounds of homecoming for Vermont’s presidential candidate

Sen. Bernie Sanders takes the stage in Essex Junction, March 3, 2020.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

March 6, 2020

ESSEX JUNCTION—On a rainy Super Tuesday, thousands of people stood for hours in Essex Junction, Vermont, watching live results on the big screen as presidential primaries across the country were called. All were there for the same reason March 3: to catch a glimpse of Democratic presidential candidate...

VT considers new tobacco restrictions

The ban on flavored tobacco products will go to vote in either late April or mid-May. UVM offers resources to students trying to quit nicotine products, with information available at Living Well.

Maryann Makosiej, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2020

A controversial push to ban all flavored tobacco products in Vermont has been met with mixed reactions from students, health professionals and tobacco shops alike. The bill, introduced Jan. 14, proposes to ban the sale or possession of flavored cigarettes, flavored electronic cigarettes and flavored substan...

Progressives sweep Burlington Town Meeting Day 2020

Ward 1 winner Zoraya Hightower stands center with Ward 2 winner Max Tracy right. Hightower unseated Independent Sharon Bushor.

Staff Report

March 4, 2020

The Progressive Party has secured a majority on the Burlington City Council after sweeping elections across the city. In Ward 8, predominantly a student ward, Progressive candidate Jane Stromberg unseated five-year incumbent Adam Roof, a Democrat. Meanwhile, in Ward 1, the other ward that encompasses...

Happening now: Live updates from the Bernie Sanders Vermont rally

Happening now: Live updates from the Bernie Sanders Vermont rally

Staff Report

March 3, 2020

ESSEX, VT–Two Cynic reporters have traveled to the Champlain Valley Exposition for the Sen. Bernie Sanders Super Tuesday rally. We will be updating this story. 6:30: As supporters start to file into the room, the room is getting increasingly hot, loud and crowded. Future voter and first ...

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 8 voters had to say

Seen here is the ward 8 polling place at the Fletcher Free Library.

Staff Report

March 3, 2020

Voters throughout the city of Burlington took to the polls March 3 to make their voices heard. In Ward 8, Democrat incumbent Adam Roof faced off against Jane Stromberg in the race for city council. Here are what the voters had to say on the ground at the Ward 8 polling place, the Fletcher Free Li...

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