The Vermont Cynic

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing

Nurses to picket UVMMC budget hearing
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer August 21, 2018

The Green Mountain Care Board will continue to approve the University of Vermont Medical Center’s annual budget as the UVMMC Nurses stage protest. The nurse’s union called on the board last week...

Burlington City Council to decide fate of mural

The mural in question,
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer August 14, 2018

The Burlington City Council has promised action following the approval of a report that called for the removal of a mural on Leahy Way by August 29, 2022. The report from the Mural Task Force recommends...

UVM students targeted in housing scam

UVM students targeted in housing scam
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer July 20, 2018

UVM students and the greater Burlington area have been targeted in a string of recent rental scams. UVM Police posted an alert about the scam on their Facebook page Wednesday July 17 to UVM students...

Marijuana remains illegal on campus despite statewide legalization

Marijuana remains illegal on campus despite statewide legalization
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer July 18, 2018

Dennis, a pseudonym, describes himself as a “low-level” marijuana dealer on campus. A fan of marijuana, Dennis looks forward to legalization, but personally he doesn’t touch it after a bad experience...

UVM Medical Center nurses announce plans to strike

UVMMC Nurses waving at cars at their
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer June 30, 2018

  The UVM Medical Center nurses will issue a strike notice to the UVM Medical Center Monday morning. After a week of negotiations, the bargaining committee has voted to issue a strike notice,...

Nurses vote to strike

Representatives from the nurses' union stand behind lead negotiator, Julie MacMillan as she announces a vote in favor of striking.
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer June 13, 2018

University of Vermont Medical Center nurses have voted in favor of a potential two day strike. The approval was announced at a June 13 press conference lead by negotiator Julie MacMillan. MacMillan...

Deal reached between United Academics and UVM

Cover of the fact finding report between UVM and UA.
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer June 3, 2018

After 15 months of negotiations, UVM and faculty union United Academics announced that they have reached an agreement on new contracts. UA announced in a May 29 press release that the contract agreement...

No deal between nurses and UVM Medical Center

Registered Nurse, Sarah Ferguson, announces the submission of 20 unfair labor complaints against UVMMC
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer June 3, 2018

After months of negotiations, lead negotiator Julie McMillan of the UVM Medical Center nurses’ union announced they had not yet reached a deal with UVM Medical Center. The announcement came at a...

Faculty union and University reach tentative agreement over contracts

Faculty union and University reach tentative agreement over contracts
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer May 22, 2018

After nearly a year of negotiations,  UVM has announced it reached a tentative agreement on new contracts with the faculty union United Academics. UA has been in negotiations with the University since...

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions

UVM nurses rally to improve work conditions
Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer May 22, 2018

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders joined with UVM Medical Center Nurses May 12 to work toward improving staffing and work conditions at UVM Medical Center. The Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals...

Joey Waldinger and Sawyer Loftus March 22, 2018

Gun advocates had just started their rally in support of the right to bear arms when a group of protesters in the back stood up, turned their backs on the crowd and walked out. Turning Point USA and...

Press Release: Burlington Police Chief on Student Racial Justice Protests

Brandon Del Pozo, Burlington Police Chief February 23, 2018

RECENT CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IN BURLINGTON Last night, a group of approximately one hundred UVM students blocked traffic on Main Street during rush hour. The Burlington Police Department made the decision...

Load more stories
The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883
Vermont