The Vermont Cynic

Professor finds racial bias in health services

Erika B. Lewy

November 29, 2016

Mental health professionals may be more likely to take on new white patients than black patients according to a new study. The study, conducted by UVM researchers, found racial bias in mental health services. Professor Lance Smith lead the team. “We noticed that ‘Lakisha’ was more like...

$1 million donated to help bike paths

$1 million donated to help bike paths

Alexandra Shannon

November 15, 2016

A check of over $1 million was presented to Mayor Miro Weinberger by The Parks Foundation to improve the waterfront bike path. The Parks Foundation works to inspire the spirit of stewardship and philanthropy for Burlington’s parks and recreational properties, according to their website. Ove...

Burlington residents: love will ‘Trump’ hate

Erika B. Lewy

November 15, 2016

Hundreds of protesters braved near freezing temperatures Nov. 11, to attend a 7 p.m. vigil for “inclusiveness, kindness, and empathy” following the election Nov. 8.   The vigil concluded a day of protesting in and around City Hall Park on Friday. As night fell, calls for peace, hope, and unity c...

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

VT Democratic Party celebrates the newly elected

Colin Bushweller

November 15, 2016

Tears of happiness, sorrow and uncertainty were shed at the Vermont Democratic Party election reception. Vermont Democrats congregated in the Adirondack Ballroom in Burlington’s  Hilton Hotel to watch as election results trickled in the evening Nov. 8. “We did it the ‘Vermont way,’” Verm...

Mayor asks UVM to help pay for development

Colin Bushweller

November 15, 2016

Streets and sidewalks will be revamped over the next ten years and the city wants UVM to help pay. The mayor has requested $10 million from UVM and Champlain College by 2026. The city of Burlington is hoping to receive money from these institutions to counteract the tax-exempt statuses of the...

Community stands together in light of election results

Community stands together in light of election results

November 9, 2016

Students shed tears and held tight to their candles as night descended upon UVM’s campus. “How many of you are scared?” first-year Manza Campaz said. Multiple students raised their hand and embraced one another as they talked about the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. “Wel...

Trump sign marked with Swastika found near Hillel

Trump sign marked with Swastika found near Hillel

Lindsay Freed and Lauren Schnepf

November 9, 2016

A student found a campaign sign with a spray painted swastika Nov. 9. Sophomore Isabelle Schechter discovered a campaign lawn sign three doors down from the Hillel center, where she is working as an engagement intern, she said. The Hillel center is a Jewish organization on campus. It is unknown whether th...

Middlebury hosts civil rights activist

Chloe Chaobal

November 9, 2016

Over a hundred people congregated in a chapel at Middlebury College to address recent racial tensions. UVM’s Black Student Union took 22 students to listen to Shaun King, nationally renowned civil rights activist and senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, speak Nov. 1. “I think it’...

Study ties UVM to Vermont economy

Study ties UVM to Vermont economy

Chloe Chaobal

November 3, 2016

UVM recently completed a study revealing UVM’s economic impact on the state. A $25,000 study found UVM generated $1.33 billion for the state by May 2015, according to a release from University Communications. The study is a great public relations tool for the University, economics professor ...

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem

Lower water levels change lake’s ecosystem

November 2, 2016

A recent water level drop in Lake Champlain has affected both the lake’s ecosystem and residents using the lake. On Oct. 26, the depth of Lake Champlain at the King Street Ferry Dock was 93.78 feet, a foot lower than the historical average on this date, according to the National Weather Service....

Community marches against assaults

Community marches against assaults

Colin Bushweller

November 2, 2016

Cold weather and icy sleet did not prevent dozens of UVM students from marching in solidarity to protest domestic violence. Steps to End Domestic Violence, formerly know as Women Helping Battered Women, is a prevention and advocacy group that works to help victims of domestic violence. Students and...

Bernie Sanders attends Democratic rally on campus

Brandon Arcari

October 25, 2016

Senator Bernie Sanders drew crowds at a rally for the Democratic candidate for governor. Sanders came to show his support for Sue Minter, former secretary of transportation, in her race for governor. Minter is running with former state senator David Zuckerman as her lieutenant governor. While the...

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