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Programmed housing for the arts to move to Trinity campus

Programmed housing for the arts to move to Trinity campus

Ellyn Lapointe, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Residential Life will house a new Arts and Creativity community on Trinity campus beginning the fall semester of 2018. Arts Initiative staff and students have been working with ResLife to develop this new program, which will be centered around artistic expression and creativity, said Arts Init...

‘It’s okay to be white’ posters spotted around campus

‘It’s okay to be white’ posters spotted around campus

Staff Report

November 7, 2017

  Unsigned posters on white printer paper reading "It's okay to be white" were spotted around campus this morning. Two ripped papers were found posted with black tape to Davis Center doors around 8 a.m. A third poster was found taped to a light post near the fountain on the Waterman green...

Acclaimed cartoonist unfolds path to fame

Acclaimed cartoonist unfolds path to fame

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor

November 1, 2017

In the UVM Recital Hall, the blue light of an e-cigarette glowed against the dark of the stage. It brightened and diminished, mirroring the cadence of its user’s accent-inflected speech. Art Spiegelman sat in an armchair with his feet crossed. The suit vest and dress shirt he was wearing resembled...

Lewd and Lascivious conduct arrest in library

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

October 26, 2017

UVM Police arrested Bryce Whitney around 6:30p.m. on Oct. 25, following allegations he exposed himself to students on the second floor of Bailey/Howe. Whitney, who has no connection to UVM, was arrested on charges of “felony lewd and lascivious conduct,” issued a no trespass order for UVM’s...

Three preachers draw crowd, ire outside library

Three preachers draw crowd, ire outside library

Staff Report

October 24, 2017

At 12:45 p.m. today, in front of a preacher calling out to students outside the Bailey/Howe Library, a UVM sophomore kissed the man that he loved. The preacher, identified only as ‘John,’ looked on “with disgust” at the two men, the sophomore Thomas Rattigan said. John, the first of thr...

Students silently protest at board of trustees meeting; support divestment

Students silently protest at board of trustees meeting; support divestment

Staff Report

October 23, 2017

Student activists called upon the board of trustees to divest from fossil fuels in a silent protest at the board meeting Oct. 20. While the budget, finance and investment committee met, Student Climate Culture and Young Progressives entered Silver Maple Ballroom with signs demanding fossil fuel ...

Faculty negotiations halt: A month later, United Academics and UVM Administration contract talks remain at impasse

Faculty negotiations halt: A month later, United Academics and UVM Administration contract talks remain at impasse

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 22, 2017

UVM’s faculty union United Academics has been in a deadlock with the University over a contract dispute about salaries since Sept. 11. The union, which represents roughly 850 full and part-time faculty members, re-negotiates their contract with the University every three years. “After a p...

Day 2: live at the board of trustees meeting

Day 2: live at the board of trustees meeting

Cynic Staff

October 21, 2017

Saturday: 8 a.m. During public comment, three students involved in the social and racial justice campaign at UVM spoke to the board. Sophomore Harmony Edosomwan, BSU president, said the University-wide annual reports neglect to mention the wellbeing of  students of color and that their experiences...

Student under investigation: Police called to Bailey/Howe library twice in two weeks

Student under investigation: Police called to Bailey/Howe library twice in two weeks

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

October 19, 2017

The UVM police are investigating two separate incidents that occurred at Bailey/Howe Library in October. On Oct. 10, continuing education student Evan Friedman was placed under investigation following a trespass order, said Tim Bilodeau, deputy chief of UVM police services. On Oct. 1, continuing educati...

Burlington man arrested for murder

Burlington man arrested for murder

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 13, 2017

An attack with a meat cleaver at 72 Hyde St. Oct. 12 left one dead and one in the Intensive Care Unit at the UVM Medical Center. Aita Gurung is accused of murdering his wife and attempting to murder his mother-in-law, according to the Vermont Superior Court, in which Gurung appeared Oct. 13. H...

Student cited for racist threats on campus

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

October 9, 2017

UVM police services has cited a continuing education student after reports of violent racial slurs on campus. Administrators sent a campus-wide email Oct. 2 stating that threatening and racist language had been directed toward “African American students and general diversity initiatives at UVM....

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