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Help wanted: UVM Police remain understaffed despite-five year search

Help wanted: UVM Police remain understaffed despite-five year search

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

1 day ago

With their contract expired, UVM Police Services is using the opportunity to negotiate a new contract with the University to help recruit and retain officers. But, as UVM Police Services remains understaffed, some on campus remain alarmed over the department’s ability to keep UVM safe. UVM Police...

President works to rebrand SGA

President works to rebrand SGA

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

4 days ago

When SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, learned there would be a photographer at her interview, she didn’t know what to wear. She decided to go classic with a UVM T-shirt, showing support for the school. Despite previously being an SGA senator, Scannell never imagined herself being SGA...

‘They’re just bad news,’ Turning Point USA attempts to reemerge at UVM

‘They’re just bad news,’ Turning Point USA attempts to reemerge at UVM

Sawyer Loftus and Lilly Young

6 days ago

A conservative student group could be derecognized for breaking SGA rules, but as the group’s future is considered, national representatives have come to rebuild. The group, Turning Point USA, is a national conservative nonprofit that was founded in 2012. The group seeks to promote ideas of freed...

UVMMC investigating if more funds could be taken by Trump Administration

UVMMC investigating if more funds could be taken by Trump Administration

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

September 9, 2019

UVM Medical Center may lose more federal funding than originally expected after a nurse was forced to participate in an abortion procedure, a violation of federal law. The Office for Civil Rights, a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education, released a Notice of Violation Aug. 28 stating that ...

Driver sexually assaults passenger on campus

Driver sexually assaults passenger on campus

Staff Report

September 6, 2019

A passenger of a vehicle was sexually assaulted while parked in a Redstone campus parking lot, late Sept. 5, according to UVM Police Services. The incident is still under investigation by the Chittenden County Unit for Special Investigations. The man was driving a minivan and described as white and...

UVM president sets his priority for the path forward: student success

UVM president sets his priority for the path forward: student success

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 2, 2019

New UVM president sits down for exclusive first one-on-one interview with The Vermont Cynic, to discuss his priorities.

UVM Police find multiple ‘white nationalist hate group stickers’ around campus

UVM Police find multiple ‘white nationalist hate group stickers’ around campus

Staff Report

August 28, 2019

White nationalist stickers and posters have once again been plastered throughout the University of Vermont's campus. UVM Police Services have found multiple stickers and posters from the group Patriot Front, a group designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a "white nationalist hate group." Stickers and posters found aro...

Fewer Vermonters enroll in the class of 2023 following a downward trend

Fewer Vermonters enroll in the class of 2023 following a downward trend

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

August 28, 2019

The largest university in Vermont is enrolling fewer and fewer Vermonters each year, following a decreasing trend beginning in 1997. Of the 2,640 students that make up the University of Ver- mont’s class of 2023, 554 are Vermonters. In-state enrollment peaked in 1997 at 34.5%. Since then, the number of ...

Class of 2023 ring in the new school year with new UVM President

Class of 2023 ring in the new school year with new UVM President

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

August 27, 2019

The class of 2023 took their first steps as UVM students as they paraded down Main Street as part of a running UVM tradition— Convocation. Over 2,600 students sat in Patrick Gym wearing vibrantly colored t-shirts, as they listened to speeches. SGA President Jillian Scannell welcomed the crowd....

VT Supreme Court rules against UVM, says police document should be made public

VT Supreme Court rules against UVM, says police document should be made public

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

August 26, 2019

Vermont’s highest court has ruled the UVM Police Services arrest record should be available to the public despite the university refusing to hand it over. The Vermont Supreme Court issued their ruling in favor of appellant Jacob Oblak, a recent graduate of Vermont Law School, Aug. 23 after Oblak ar...

CATcards to go digital through Apple partnership

CATcards to go digital through Apple partnership

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

August 21, 2019

A lost CATcard is a rite of passage almost all UVM students have experienced. Now, misplacing your CATcard could be a distant memory. The CATcard Service Center recently announced a partnership with Apple in which students who have an iPhone or an Apple Watch can integrate their CATcard details i...

Review: Lake Street Dive shines at sold-out show

Review: Lake Street Dive shines at sold-out show

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

July 30, 2019

When I found out I was attending the sold-out Lake Street Dive concert on July 25 at Burlington’s Waterfront Park, I gasped so loudly that my coworkers stared at me. I didn’t let out my breath until the show was over.  As I rode down College Street from work to the show, I saw the full scale of what ...

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