The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

LTE: If I have a daughter who goes to UVM

LTE: If I have a daughter who goes to UVM

Caroline Shelley January 8, 2023

Content warning: mentions of sexual violence If I have a daughter who goes to UVM, I hope things will be different.  I hope she won’t be catcalled by strangers downtown or followed home by a middle-aged...

LTE: College students at high risk for sexual assault, administrators couldn’t care less

LTE: College students at high risk for sexual assault, administrators couldn’t care less

Mia Catalini January 8, 2023

In April 2021, survivors of sexual violence at the University of Vermont came forward on social media, bravely sharing their stories and criticizing the University’s administration for its lack of support.  Student...

Students: We deserve better housing

Students: We deserve better housing

UVM Union of Students October 27, 2022

One year ago, the Burlington Police Department announced a mass eviction of the more than 40 residents of the Sears Lane houseless encampment, a tent city occupying public land in Burlington’s South...

Letter to the Editor: What publicity can do for Jewish students

Letter to the Editor: What publicity can do for Jewish students

Matt Vogel October 17, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights investigation into antisemitism at the University of Vermont has thrust Jewish students to the center of global attention.  The rise in antisemitism...

Letter to the Editor: in support of Kitty Toll for Lieutenant Governor

Letter to the Editor: in support of Kitty Toll for Lieutenant Governor

Alaura Rich May 5, 2022

I am proud to support Kitty Toll of Danville for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont.  As a young Vermonter from St. Johnsbury and UVM student, I believe it’s critical that our next Lieutenant Governor...

LTE: Elliot Ruggles’ message to UVM

LTE: Elliot Ruggles’ message to UVM

Letter to the Editor March 22, 2022

Elliot Ruggles' sexual violence prevention and education coordinator Hello UVM students! I am absolutely thrilled to begin my work on campus with all of you. As we all know, there have been many emotions...

Letter to the Editor: Does UVM need more waste bins?

Letter to the Editor: Does UVM need more waste bins?

Letter to the Editor November 9, 2021

Ali Drew ‘22 Eco-Reps Writing Manager I am writing in response to Spencer Hurlburt’s recently published Cynic column on “UVM needs more waste bins.” Students often share their concern about...

Letter to the Editor: faculty of GSWS stand in solidarity with student survivors and supporters

Letter to the Editor: faculty of GSWS stand in solidarity with student survivors and supporters

We, the faculty of GSWS, stand in solidarity with the students demanding justice and accountability in the face of pervasive sexual violence and UVM’s institutional dereliction of its duties to support...

Letter to the Editor: What are you doing to help us, UVM?

Letter to the Editor: What are you doing to help us, UVM?

A Former UVM Student May 5, 2021

TW: Rape, Depression  I have been waiting to write this for too long.  Yesterday, I couldn’t even make it to my bed before the tears came. So, I just laid on the floor instead, too angry and...

Letter to the editor: End the stigma around menstruation

Letter to the editor: End the stigma around menstruation

Ali Drew March 11, 2021

Menstruation stigma must stop.  Menstruation is a shared experience among half the population, and yet it is still a widely stigmatized issue.  But there are a few different solutions to...

Perspectives: Professors need to meet students where theyre at

Perspectives: Professors need to meet students where they’re at

Sara Klimek, Senior Environmental Studies Major November 19, 2020

This year has certainly been like no other academic year for UVM students. While we have seen great resilience in our ability to shift classes from in-person to online formats within a matter of...

Letter to the editor: Open letter from alumnx to UVM administration regarding campus climate

Letter to the editor: Open letter from alumnx to UVM administration regarding campus climate

Letter to the Editor October 12, 2020

October 5, 2020    Dear President Garimella, Leadership Team, Board of Trustees, President’s Commission, Shared Governance Advisory Councils, and University of Vermont Community,  As...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Letter to the Editor