The Vermont Cynic

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Nine student activists could face consequences following rally

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor

2 days ago


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Students who spoke at a social justice rally last month could soon face disciplinary actions, according to letters obtained by the Cynic. Leaders from NoNames for Justice and other social justice groups have received letters from the University asking them to admit they violated student conduct polic...

Men’s basketball heads to March Madness

Men’s basketball heads to March Madness

Jared Paquette, Staff Writer

5 days ago


Filed under Game Recaps, Headliners, March Madness, Sports

The UVM men’s basketball team has made it to the NCAA March Madness tournament for the first time since 2017, when they were eliminated in the first round. The Catamounts defeated the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers in the American East title rematch March 16 with the final score of 66-49, securing themse...

SGA edged out of presidential search

SGA edged out of presidential search

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

A faculty panel met with two finalists during the presidential search, but no student panel equivalent was created. SGA has planned a resolution criticizing the lack of student inclusion in the process. SGA President Ethan Foley, a junior, learned while attending a Feb. 25 Faculty Senate meeting that a...

BSU Fashion Show breaks from tradition

BSU Fashion Show breaks from tradition

Keely Lyons, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Headliners, Life

UVM’s Black Student Union held their annual fashion show Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Davis Center’s Grand Maple Ballroom. This year’s theme was “Paint it Black,” and it defied tradition in many ways. Typically, clothing is the centerpiece of the show, but this year, the models were front a...

Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Student protestors host rally on anniversary of Waterman building takeover

Lee Hughes and Maeve Gurnis

February 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Over 100 students participated in a rally Feb. 26 in the Waterman lobby, the one year anniversary of the 2018 Waterman takeover. NoNames for Justice, a student activist group, hosted a rally 2 p.m. Tuesday in the lobby of the Waterman building to protest injustices on campus and celebrate the pr...

Provost to step down

Provost to step down

Lindsay Freed

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Provost David Rosowsky is stepping down at the end of the semester. Rosowsky is leaving to allow incoming president Suresh Garimella to build his own leadership team, according to an email Rosowsky sent to the UVM community Feb. 25. “It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the Universit...

Garimella approved as president

Garimella approved as president

Staff Report

February 22, 2019


Filed under Headliners, Uncategorized

Dr. Suresh Garimella has been officially chosen as UVM's 27th president. The announcement came in a Feb. 22 email to the UVM community from Board of Trustees Chair David Daigle. "Following a comprehensive, nationwide search that attracted 90 applicants, Dr. Garimella clearly emerged as the most...

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

February 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Faculty and student outcry has followed cuts in certain College of Arts and Sciences’ programs due to declining enrollment. The faculty union, United Academics, held a teach-in Feb. 14 in front of Howe Library, while students participated with UA in letter-writing campaigns and distribution of posters cri...

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Lily Young, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Students and faculty around campus mourn the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died Feb. 2 in a North Winooski parking lot after exposure to subzero temperatures after attending two off-campus fraternities, according to a Feb. 4 Cynic article. On the night of Gage’s death, each floor in...

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

Staff Report

February 13, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

The investigation into the death of first-year Connor Gage continues as officials at the University waver on when they will be able to take action. Gage was 19 years old at the time of his death. He was from Little Falls, New York, and was a member of the Wellness Environment studying neuroscience. Gage wa...

No plan to resume fraternity activities during investigation

No plan to resume fraternity activities during investigation

Staff Report

February 7, 2019


Filed under Headliners, News

It’s undetermined when the ban on fraternity activities will end while the investigation into a first-year’s death continues, according to Vice Provost Annie Stevens. The ban was enacted following the death of Connor Gage, a Wellness Environment student who died after attending two off-campus...

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

Staff Report

February 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

University of Vermont administrators have suspended all fraternity activities until further notice, according to an email sent to students. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said any and all fraternity activities including recruitment, social events and philanthropy are suspended, due...

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