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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

A box of KN95 masks sits behind the front desk of the Davis Center on the first floor Jan. 21.

Free KN95 masks available to UVM community

Ella Ruehsen , Cynic News Editor January 21, 2022

KN95 masks are now available for pickup to UVM community members, according to a Jan. 21 email from Gary Derr, vice president of operations and public safety.  The masks are being distributed out of...

The Waterman building sits on S Prospect Street.

Graduate students push to unionize, despite administrative concerns

Staff Report January 21, 2022

A growing group of graduate students are collaborating on efforts to unionize, said masters student George Love.  However, UVM administration feels a unionized environment would impact the relationship...

UVM SSC: its more than just discounted lift tickets

UVM SSC: it’s more than just discounted lift tickets

Avery Delisle, Culture Staff Writer January 20, 2022

As temperatures continue to drop and students return back to campus, the Ski and Snowboard Club kicks into full gear for the upcoming semester. The Ski and Snowboard Club is the largest collegiate ski...

A classroom on the first floor of Innovation Hall sits empty on Jan. 13.

Some say educational quality worsened in pandemic, despite UVM’s best efforts

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor January 20, 2022

Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, UVM tries its best to support students while still building academic success, said Jennifer Dickinson, vice provost for academic affairs and student success. Some...

Sisters Emily and Abby Portman stand behind the counter of their very own Poppy Cafe & Market on Jan. 13. The cafe is located at 88 Oak St.

Three unique eateries share one location in the Old North End

Tulley Hescock, Features Staff Writer January 19, 2022

Community, identity and sandwiches come together in the Old North End at Poppy Cafe & Market, owned by sisters Abby and Emily Portman.  The cafe is located in a cooperatively owned building at...

Members of the faculty union, United Academics, pose for a photo at the 2019 Climate March.

UVM delayed mandating faculty COVID vaccinations until federally required, despite earlier faculty union demands

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter January 19, 2022

The faculty union's requests for mandated COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty members went unheard for four months, until Dec. 6, when UVM put out a press release stating they had adopted the requirement...

UVM Professor Aaron Kindsvatter records himself inside his home for his first video titled “Racism and the Secular Religion at the University of Vermont.”

Professor leaves UVM five months after refusing public demand of resignation

RJ Morrison, Cynic News Reporter January 18, 2022

Editor's note: This article was updated at 8:46 p.m. Jan. 18 to correct a counting error in the headline.  Following calls for his resignation, former CESS professor Aaron Kindsvatter resigned Aug....

The Black Lives Matter flag hangs framed in the Patrick Gym lobby on Jan. 14.

BLM flag temporarily hung in Patrick Gym, students remain frustrated with flag policies

Reitz Wishtischin, Cynic News Reporter January 17, 2022

The UVM Student Athletes of Color Affinity Group hung a framed Black Lives Matter flag in the Patrick Gym, Nov. 17, 2021, but the installation is not permanent, said senior Carolyn Carrera, vice president...

Snow-covered cars fill the parking lot to the Redstone Lofts on Redstone Campus March 3.

Burlington to experience severe windchill, UVM recommends students stay inside if possible

Staff Report January 14, 2022

Burlington will experience the coldest temperatures of the season on Friday and Saturday,  which includes dangerously cold wind chills, according to a Jan. 14 CatAlert sent by the UVM Emergency Operations...

Students do work in individual cubicles on the second floor of the Howe Library.

UVM anticipates COVID case peak, plans to move forward with in-person classes due to COVID vaccine requirements

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor January 13, 2022

UVM anticipates an increase in COVID cases among students, faculty and staff, and plan to continue in-person operations as COVID cases peak, according to a Jan. 11 email from Patricia Prelock, provost...

Tertiary image for vaccine story

UVM to require COVID-19 booster shots for in-person students

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Editor December 22, 2021

All UVM students are required to receive COVID-19 boosters, according to a Dec. 22 email from Patricia Prelock, provost and senior vice president, and Gary Derr, vice president for operations and public...

A chair with a pride flag pillow sits in Student Longue B in the Prism Center Nov. 3. The Prism Center is located in Living/Learning Building C.

A look at UVM’s Prism Center

Lucille Whittier, Cynic News Reporter December 10, 2021

Nestled on the bottom floor of Living/Learning Building C are a cozy pair of living rooms complete with sofas, food and games. This space is the Prism Center, a safe home base for UVM’s LGBTQ+ students...

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