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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

An engineering student working in a lab in Votey 334 Feb 6. In 2022, the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences received $16.3 million in research funds out of $214 million in total sponsored funding across the University.

Sponsored research funds for UVM grow in 2022, double those of 2013

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter February 7, 2023

UVM saw annual sponsored research funds more than double last year compared to 2013, according to UVM’s 2022 Research Review. The $214 million in sponsored research funds the University received made...

The side effects of UVM’s growth

The side effects of UVM’s growth

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer February 6, 2023

UVM is on an upward trend towards becoming a more competitive, reputed institution. But with growth there are always some growing pains.  The University of Vermont saw a record number of applicants...

UVM Medical Center seen Jan. 2. The hospital’s support and technical staff voted 997-163 and 123-18, respectively, in support of unionizing.

UVM Medical Center support staff vote to unionize

Ethan Brodie, Cynic News Reporter February 6, 2023

UVM Medical Center support and technical staff voted late January to unionize and join the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, according to a Jan. 27 VTDigger article. The vote was...

Junior Asmodi Buntin describes her style as a combination of “trad goth, vampire goth and dark academia.”

Cynic Fit Check: Asmodi Buntin

Olivia Nardone, Culture Staff Writer February 3, 2023

Asmodi Buntin is a junior from Delaware and is majoring in molecular genetics.  Buntin is wearing six layers today to defend against the cold Vermont winter. She recommends this as the best way...

Learning platforms should be streamlined

Learning platforms should be streamlined

Mary Kueser, Opinion Editor January 31, 2023

Almost every day of my college career at UVM, I’ve logged on to Blackboard to check my grades, assignments and class discussion boards.  Some days, I’ve also logged into Yellowdig, Canvas, Packback...

A fire truck and ambulance outside the Davis Center Jan. 27. The Burlington Fire Department and UVM Rescue will respond to any medical calls on campus.

More fire trucks on campus in 2022 indicates return to pre-COVID numbers, chief says

Ethan Brodie, Cynic News Reporter January 30, 2023

Fire alarm activations at UVM increased by roughly 18% in 2022 compared to 2021, according to University Fire Marshall Barry Simays. Even with the uptick in fire alarm activations at UVM from 2020 to...

A Burlington Police car driving past the department station on 1 North Ave. Jan. 20. Mayor Miro Weinberger released a new public safety plan focusing on 2022’s historic number of homicides.

Mayor, progressives differ on plans to curtail Burlington crime uptick

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter January 27, 2023

A new public safety plan, released by Mayor Miro Weinberger on Jan. 12, outlines the steps being taken in order to address a historic number of homicides in Burlington in 2022.  The mayor’s plan...

Companies jeopardize those with food allergies despite new Act’s well-meaning intentions

Companies jeopardize those with food allergies despite new Act’s well-meaning intentions

Emma Dinsmore, Opinion Columnist January 24, 2023

A new Act implemented by Congress this month should have made the lives of people with food allergies safer and easier. The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education and Research Act went into effect...

Sonja Lunde, the Fleming Museum of Art’s new director, in the museum’s Marble Court Jan. 19. Lunde previously worked at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts for 14 years.

Fleming welcomes new director and new focus on community-engaged practice

Eamon Dunn, Culture Editor January 24, 2023

On a gloomy winter day, wearing a bright yellow top contrasting the weather, Sonja Lunde, the Fleming Museum of Art’s new director, spoke about the future of the museum. Departing from her 14-year...

The UVM Chess Club during their meeting Jan. 22. The team placed sixth in the 2023 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship.

Rally Cat’s Gambit: UVM chess places in large-scale tournament

Andrew Gould, News Editor January 23, 2023

UVM’s Chess Club placed sixth in a large-scale team collegiate competition in Seattle earlier this month. The 2023 Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship, held Jan. 5-8 in Seattle, was...

Anthony Lamb 20 reaches for the ball at a home game against University of Maine Feb. 5, 2020. Lamb, who signed with an NBA team this fall, has been accused of raping a fellow student-athlete while at UVM, according to a recently filed lawsuit against the University.

Lawsuit alleges UVM protected NBA player Anthony Lamb from rape allegations

Ella Ruehsen, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2022

Editor's note: The headline of this story was updated Dec. 12 at 11:50 a.m. to more accurately reflect Lamb's NBA status. NBA player and former UVM basketball star Anthony Lamb ‘20 has come under...

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