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UVM President unveils plan to freeze tuition

UVM President unveils plan to freeze tuition

Sawyer Loftus, News & Sports Editor

2 hours ago

UVM President Suresh Garimella said he plans to push the board of trustees to approve a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 school year.  This would be the first move of its kind in 40 years of UVM history, Garimella said at a Nov. 14 press conference.  The freeze would leave UVM’s tuition sticker price as it is right now. Costs would rema...

What we know about the fire in Discovery Hall

What we know about the fire in Discovery Hall

Cynic News Staff

4 hours ago

A chemical fire in one of UVM’s newest STEM buildings left a student injured and a portion of Central campus at a standstill, Nov. 15.  A “flash fire” erupted inside a chemical fume hood in a Discovery Hall lab just before 10 a.m. A team of graduate student researchers were working with chemi...

BREAKING: Fire closes Innovation and Discovery Halls

BREAKING: Fire closes Innovation and Discovery Halls

Staff Report, Cynic News Staff

3 days ago

  Update 3: The fire department has given the all-clear. The Discovery and Innovation Halls are open, but all classes in those buildings are still canceled. Update 2: The fire started when a team of graduate students working in a lab were practicing with chemicals according to UVM spokespers...

Preview: UVM men’s soccer coach talks semifinals ahead of the game

Preview: UVM men’s soccer coach talks semifinals ahead of the game

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

5 days ago

As UVM men’s soccer heads into their shot at the America East championship, the team has a sense of unfinished business, head coach Rob Dow said. The team’s last match against now No. 1 seed University of New Hampshire was an awesome test, Dow said. The game ended in a 1-1 tie that brought the...

UVM charts new course for Navigate

UVM charts new course for Navigate

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

5 days ago

Changes to be made to address faculty concerns

Here’s why men’s soccer won’t bring home the championship

Here’s why men’s soccer won’t bring home the championship

Hayley Rosen, Sports Reporter

5 days ago

While a UVM victory seems probable in their upcoming Nov. 13 game against No. 3 seeded University of Hartford, it appears unlikely that they will advance farther than that. UVM is likely to win in their first contest against Hartford Nov. 13, as the team previously won against Hartford 3-0 Oct. 19 of...

SGA forbids clubs from using Venmo

SGA forbids clubs from using Venmo

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

6 days ago

SGA has passed an amendment to their financial policy that will now impose penalties for clubs using unauthorized apps, such as Venmo. Use of these unauthorized apps has been banned for years, said sophomore Lana Al-Namee, member of the Finance Committee. Now, any club member caught using Venmo for club purpo...

Men’s soccer seeded second in semis

Men’s soccer seeded second in semis

Hayley Rosen, Sports Reporter

6 days ago

Both tension and visible breath were in the air during the America East men’s soccer championship game between UVM and University of New Hampshire Nov. 6. Going into the game, UNH was ranked No. 18 nationally, whereas UVM was ranked significantly lower at No. 60. In America East, UNH was the No. 1...

As snow storm approaches, Burlington puts parking ban in place

As snow storm approaches, Burlington puts parking ban in place

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

November 11, 2019

Here's what you need to know about tonight's parking ban.

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

November 11, 2019

A Burlington police officer will not face charges after he punched a man in the head, resulting in the man’s death, ruled the Vermont Attorney General. Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced Nov. 8 that Burlington police officer Cory Campbell would not be held responsible for the death of...

Student demand for CAPS services rises

Student demand for CAPS services rises

Irene Choi, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

An increase in student demand for mental health services has led to the creation of two new drop-in programs, Let’sTalk and THRIVE, from UVM’s Counseling and Psychiatry Services. At UVM, there has been a 5.6% average increase in student enrollment, but a 29.6% average increase in demand for ment...

UVM forced to add 25 general education requirements

UVM forced to add 25 general education requirements

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

UVM will be forced to triple its number of distribution requirements for students because they are not meeting standards for accreditation.  Students will need to take 40 general education credit requirements in order for UVM to continue being reaccredited with the New England Commission for Hig...

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