The Vermont Cynic

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Chris Dillon, Staff Writer

April 1, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington is among the top five safest cities for kids, according to a recent study. The study, released in January by the data-based finance website ValuePenguin, gave Burlington high ranks for community, access to healthcare and education, but scored lower in the category related to crime.   ...

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

As in many other homes on Buell Street, residents of the Dismas House and their guests sat down at 6 p.m. on Thursday to share dinner and chat about their days. Everyone said what they were grateful for and swapped stories over bowls of pasta, vegetables and bowls of ice cream with a homemade wi...

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

Joey Waldinger, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Following their interest in Vermont's environmental laws, a team of Chinese researchers and government officials visited Burlington at the beginning of March. This delegation, which was representing the School of Law at Fudan University in Shanghai, studied how Vermont has drafted laws to clean ...

Community honors UVM student

Community honors UVM student

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

More than 100 friends and family members of the late Brett Cohen gathered at Stowe Mountain Resort to ski, ride and share memories in his honor. His friends, seniors Dewey Sheehan, Sloane Ross, Zack Pensak and Lucy Lee, worked with Stowe to get discounted day passes, reserve rooms, and organize a...

Bring it Back

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

After an 8-year push by students and the community, steps were made to bring back UVM varsity baseball. SGA President Jason Maulucci met with the Friends of UVM Baseball committee on Jan. 28 to work out a plan to reinstate the team. Varsity baseball was discontinued at UVM in 2009. Friends of ...

Burlington activists arrested by ICE officers

Burlington activists arrested by ICE officers

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Senior Jake Danford became close friends with a couple while interning at a Vermont advocacy group, Migrant Justice. Now, his friends may face deportation. The couple, Enrique Balcazar and Zully Palacios, were arrested by immigration enforcement March 17, he said. Danford hopes everyone remembers...

UVM hosts French-Canadian diplomatic conference

UVM hosts French-Canadian diplomatic conference

Brandon Arcari, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

UVM hosted a conference on the connections between Vermont and its neighbor to the north. The March 20 French-Canadian connections conference, focused on the relations between Vermont and Quebec. It featured speakers including UVM President Tom Sullivan, Gov. Phil Scott and Rita de Santis, the Qu...

New Burlington development to ease housing pressure

New Burlington development to ease housing pressure

Greta Brown, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington may be on a path to creating both affordable and eco-friendly places to live. The Cambrian Rise Project on North Avenue, a housing development project to revitalize the North End, was approved by the city’s Development Review Board Feb. 6, according to a Feb. 8 press release. ...

Senior dies, friends remember him as positive spirit

Senior dies, friends remember him as positive spirit

Olivia Bowman, News Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Voices in a College Street apartment chimed over one another while talking about their friend Brett Cohen and his passion for adventure.   Hailing from Needham, Mass., Cohen was a senior at UVM when he died Feb. 14 after a snowboarding incident at Stowe Mountain Resort.   “He...

Professor completes study on policing

Professor completes study on policing

Chloe Chaobal, Senior Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

  Black drivers in Vermont are four times more likely to be searched after being stopped by police, according to a recent report by a UVM professor.   The findings in the report, conducted by economics professor Stephanie Seguino, indicate patterns of policing within 29 of Vermont’...

The Governor and UVM

The Governor and UVM

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

February 15, 2017


Filed under News, Vermont

Gov. Phil Scott sat back in a wood chair in his large, fifth floor Montpelier office. He spoke quietly and slowly, pausing between thoughts, and leaned forward each time he told a story. He looked up as he described growing up in Barre, Vermont; he worked on construction jobs across the state, an...

UVM student dies after snowboarding incident

UVM student dies after snowboarding incident

Olivia Bowman, News Editor

February 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

  Senior Brett Cohen of Needham, Mass. died at the University of Vermont Medical Center Feb. 14. Annie Stevens, the vice provost for student affairs, announced Cohen’s death in a campus-wide e-mail Feb. 15. “We extend our deepest condolences to Brett’s family,” Stevens stated....

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