The Vermont Cynic

COVID-19 test results delayed just before Thanksgiving break

A sign directs students to testing Sept. 25.
Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor November 21, 2020

COVID test results have been delayed due to an issue at the lab that processes UVM’s tests following a week of record-high case numbers at UVM. The delay comes just as students are returning home...

UVM admin pushes forward with plans to consolidate colleges despite faculty pushback

The Waterman building located on the corner of South Prospect Street and College Street stands with nobody around it, Sept. 30. Waterman is the largest academic building on campus.
Sabine Foerg and Paige Fisher November 18, 2020

The University of Vermont is reconsidering their long-held seven college organization in favor of a dramatic reorganization into four broader colleges, which could occur as early as March. 260 faculty...

BREAKING: UVM reports 35 new cases among students, faculty and staff

Students filter through the COVID testing entrance Nov. 6 in a line stretching back to the Howe Library stairs. Each student must blow their nose and use hand sanitizer before proceeding to the testing area.
Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor November 17, 2020

35 UVM community members tested positive for COVID-19 in just the last week, more than tripling last week’s record high of seven positive cases.  20 off-campus and seven on-campus students tested...

COVID-19 at UVM: In record high week, 35 community members test positive

A sign directs students to testing Sept. 25.
Staff Report November 16, 2020
Nov. 16, 2020: 35 UVM community members tested positive for COVID-19 in just the last week, more than tripling last week’s record high of seven positive cases. 

As cases rise, UVM permits students to return home early

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.
Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 16, 2020

UVM students will be allowed to return home early for break and remote classes in the wake of a spike of COVID-19 cases at UVM and Vermont as a whole.  Though the last day of classes before break is...

Art student renders pandemic life in new sculpture

Daisy Hutter poses with her sculpture '2020 Self Portrait
Laura Meyer, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

In the lobby of Williams Hall, a three-dimensional sculpture suspends from the ceiling. It is a portrait of a young woman wearing a mask. Her deep eyes and flowing hair are sketched in black and white,...

‘Joy and relief’: Hundreds gather on Church Street to celebrate Biden victory

People holding Biden signs celebrate the president elect's victory on Church Street Nov. 7.
Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter November 10, 2020

Moments after the news broke that Joe Biden would be the next president of the United States, a quiet morning in downtown Burlington transformed as community members marched downtown to celebrate the changing...

UVM students wait anxiously for 2020 presidential election results

Signs point to the polling place for potential voters Nov. 3.
Sabine Foerg and Paige Fisher November 10, 2020

As vote counts for the Presidential Election continued to trickle in following Election Day, UVM students anxiously waited, reflecting on the tumultuous weeks leading up to it and what’s next to come. Although...

‘There is no real surveillance of this place’: A look inside UVM quarantine as COVID cases rise

Jeanne Mance became UVM's designated quarantine and isolation building for students at the beginning of the semester. Located on Pearl Street, the residence hall is surrounded by other UVM buildings and Burlington homes.
Ella Ruehsen and Sawyer Loftus November 9, 2020

Driving down Colchester Avenue, as it turns into Pearl Street, it’s not hard to skip over UVM’s last residence hall—Jeanne Mance—before the landscape changes to the commercial center of downtown...

Students to retest for COVID-19 after Halloween weekend raises concerns

Students filter through the COVID testing entrance Nov. 6 in a line stretching back to the Howe Library stairs. Each student must blow their nose and use hand sanitizer before proceeding to the testing area.
Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 6, 2020

UVM students who were tested earlier this week must be retested this weekend due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases that may be associated with Halloween gatherings.  The Vermont Department...

Amidst political polarization, professors foster atmospheres of respect

The Waterman building located on the corner of South Prospect Street and College Street stands with nobody around it, Sept. 30. Waterman is the largest academic building on campus.
Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor November 5, 2020

Despite deep political divides both nationwide and on campus, UVM faculty members are trying to create respectful and open spaces for students to discuss divisive topics in classrooms. As a historic...

BREAKING: Six more positive COVID-19 cases days after Halloween

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.
Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter November 4, 2020

A day after UVM confirmed 31 students were in isolation, the University says six students have tested positive for COVID-19. Late Tuesday, UVM spokesperson Enrique Corredera confirmed one student received...

Load more stories
The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883
Headliners