The Vermont Cynic

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...

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

Ben & Jerry’s takes a political stance

Alexandra Shannon

October 20, 2016

Ice cream cones and voices were raised as Black Lives Matter supporters surrounded the front of Ben & Jerry’s on Church Street. Members of Black Lives Matter Vermont met outside of the scoop shop to show their solidarity for the company Saturday. Ben & Jerry’s announced their support ...

Mayor seeks students’ support in downtown project

October 18, 2016

Burlington’s mayor is seeking support from UVM students for renovations to downtown Burlington. Mayor Miro Weinberger addressed SGA Oct. 11 at its weekly meeting. Weinberger came to discuss this year’s referendum questions three and four, which concern the Burlington Town Center development proje...

Zoning causes protest

Chloe Chaobal

October 7, 2016

The Burlington skyline is reaching a new height, which some residents say will change the city UVM students call home.   The City Council unanimously voted Sept. 29 in favor of a zoning amendment to rezone downtown, which will allow the city to redevelop the Burlington Town Center Mall by ra...

City fights algae problem

September 29, 2016

Burlington is starting a new initiative to fight the growing algae blooms in Lake Champlain.   The city has teamed up with the engineering, planning and construction firm EcoSolutions in order to aid in controlling the growing blue-green algae bloom problem in Lake Champlain. EcoSolutions...

Drone lab creates 3-D map of VT.

Alexandra Shannon

September 8, 2016

A 3-D map of Vermont is being made through the use of drones at UVM.   The drone program is a part of the UVM Spatial Analysis Laboratory directed by Research Associate Lecturer Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne.   The project, called “Rapid, Local Aerial Photography & Mapping,” uses small...

New housing reserved for Champlain College

New housing reserved for Champlain College

Bryan O'Keefe

May 5, 2016

Changes downtown will bring hundreds of new housing units to Burlington.   As a part of the redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center mall, at least 270 residential housing units will be constructed, according to the Predevelopment Agreement between the city and property owner BTC Mall ...

Greek tax proposal is denied

Greek tax proposal is denied

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

May 3, 2016

A proposed compromise on a tax on Greek houses was denied by the Vermont Senate. On April 26, the Senate voted against a proposed partial payment of tax for Greek homes made by Greek students and SGA members, SGA President Jason Maulucci said. The proposal for partial pay came after a talk in th...

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