The Vermont Cynic

Construction workers patch up new Multi-purpose center project

Construction workers work on the Multi-purpose center May 26.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

8:00 am

Construction workers have to start patching up the new Multi-purpose center project to make sure that the gym is usable for Fall 2020.  Because construction on the Multi-purpose center is suspended for the time being, construction workers will have to replace everything that was removed so that stude...

Hundreds protest police brutality in Burlington as part of nation-wide outcry

Protest organizer Harmony Edosomwan stands on top of a blue pick-up truck speaking to the crowd with a megaphone at the May 30 protest.

Kate Vanni, Summer News Editor

May 31, 2020

As cities across the nation protest racial injustice, hundreds gathered in Burlington to speak out against the city’s Police Department and its treatment of black people. The protesters gathered at 6 p.m. May 30 in Battery Park to support the Black Lives Matter movement in wake of the murder of Ge...

Students begin move-out under strict COVID-19 guidelines after months of waiting

In-state students begin moving out of Harris-Millis residential hall May 29.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

May 29, 2020

After almost three months of waiting, on-campus students were finally notified of a detailed dorm move-out plan that starts as soon as this weekend. Vermont residents will be the first group to move out of their dorms May 29, 30 and 31, according to a May 22 email from Rafael Rodriguez, the executi...

UVM professors ask VT state government for protection from workload and pay cuts

Members of the Vermont legislature met over Zoom May 21 and heard testimonies from four UVM professors.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

May 27, 2020

Four UVM professors testified to the Vermont state legislature to ask senators for help in stopping proposed pay cuts and finding budget relief in other places.  UVM faculty members spoke to the Vermont Senate Committee on Education, demanding protection from non-tenure track faculty pay and workload cu...

UVM professor and doctor faces federal child pornography charges

Assistant Professor Eike Blohm was charged with possession and production of child pornography May 22, a month after he was arrested for voyeurism.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

May 26, 2020

A UVM assistant professor and doctor at the UVM Medical Center will now face federal trial for charges related to child pornography on top of previous charges of voyeurism. Eike Blohm, 38, was originally arrested on multiple counts of voyeurism April 17 for placing hidden cameras in staff bathrooms at UVMMC. He was charged with production and possession of chil...

Board of trustees affirms zero tuition increase in last meeting of the year

Trustees gather for their Oct. 26, 2019 meeting. The board met virtually for their last meeting of the school year May 15.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

May 20, 2020

The UVM board of trustees will not increase tuition for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year despite mounting COVID-19 related expenses.  The board, led by Chair Ron Lumbra, also discussed UVM’s monetary worries, remembering a trustee who lost his life from COVID-19 complications and updates from...

UVM junior dies unexpectedly

UVM junior dies unexpectedly

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

May 18, 2020

UVM junior Sarah “Sas” Starion has died unexpectedly in her Burlington apartment May 14, according to an email to the UVM community.  Starion was a junior studying Food Systems in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Starion was an active member of the Sustainability Learning Community,...

Faculty, staff and students protest looming budget cuts imposed by UVM leadership

Protestors gather in the Waterman Parking lot May 14. Waterman is home to the offices of UVM executives including President Suresh Garimella.

Kate Vanni and Emma Pinezich

May 14, 2020

A nearly empty UVM campus erupted with the blasting of car horns as protestors drove their cars around campus, showing solidarity against imposed budget cuts. The rally held May 14 was led by UVM United Against Cuts, a coalition of UVM students, faculty and community members who stand in solidarity...

UVM president warns community of likely layoffs and pay cuts

President Suresh Garimella is presented with the University mace at his Installation Ceremony, Oct. 4. During his address, Garimella said he is committed to bettering both UVM and Vermont.

Irene Choi and Emma Pinezich

May 14, 2020

As UVM’s financial wellbeing teeters, President Suresh Garimella warned the community that tactics such as salary reductions and layoffs might take place going forward. In a memo sent to the community May 11, Garimella outlined the current financial challenges facing UVM and some steps the university...

A Year in Illustrations

A Year in Illustrations

May 12, 2020

EEvery year the Cynic illustrations staff creates beautiful imagery to bring the words of its writers to life. This is a collection of some of the most exciting and inspiring illustrations that were produced these past two semesters. The Cynic is very fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated group tha...

To Chris,

Erika Lewy and Olivia Bowman go through a weekly critique of the Cynic with faculty adviser Chris Evans 2017.

May 8, 2020

This summer, our faculty adviser of 14 years will be moving on to bigger and better things. And there isn't much else to say other than that we love him. Chris, It’s hard to imagine the school year starting with anything other than a barbecue at your house. It’s hard to imagine anyone else running our we...

Students take to Minecraft to recreate their home away from home

Students take to Minecraft to recreate their home away from home

Taylor Perez, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Flying through corridors of brick buildings and familiar residential halls, it almost feels like home. It almost is. UVM students have collaborated to create a life-like creation of the campus on a Minecraft server.  Seniors Lauren Posklensky, Jarrod Lee and Tim Fitzgerald, and juniors Hunter Jensen, Brandon Goodwin, Lu...

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