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Fact check: is UVM cutting classes?

Fact check: is UVM cutting classes?

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

December 3, 2019

Posted on a cluttered Davis Center board, a poster with the image of a hand maneuvering a puppet has a message in white text with a red background strewn across its top. “Don’t be their puppet,” lays across the top, written in all capital letters , waiting for wandering student eyes. This poster and ...

UVM business administration student dies after stabbing

UVM business administration student dies after stabbing

Staff Report, Cynic News Staff

November 22, 2019

A UVM student who was stabbed in his hometown Nov. 19 has died from his injuries, according to a Nov. 21 email from Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs. UVM undergraduate student Nicolas “Cole” Kern was stabbed Nov. 19 in his hometown of Brookline, Massachusetts, during a drug dea...

$1.6M of green fund unused

$1.6M of green fund unused

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

November 22, 2019

Despite the fact that over 10,000 students are eligible to submit proposals to the Clean Energy Fund, only four did last semester. Due to the lack of participation, SGA is hoping to restructure the language of the fund so that more students submit proposals. SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, is working ...

Ice skating clubs form community at UVM

Ice skating clubs form community at UVM

Anya Kauffman, Cynic Sports Writer

November 21, 2019

At half-time each UVM hockey game, jerseys and pucks are replaced with glimmery leotards and patterned medleys of leaps and jumps. Students might be familiar with the UVM Figure Skating Club from their elaborate mid-hockey game sets. These sets are performed by the UVM Ice Cats, who are only one-t...

Men’s soccer loses championship bid

Men’s soccer loses championship bid

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

November 20, 2019

Despite UVM men’s soccer team dominating the University of Hartford’s half of Virtue Field Nov. 13, the Cats dropped the match during the first overtime period. Battling cold weather and a recent snowfall, the Cats donned gold jerseys. While the Catamounts dominated possession of the ball, the ...

Rosowsky up for university president job

Rosowsky up for university president job

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

November 20, 2019

UVM’s former provost visited the University of North Dakota last week to interview for the position of president along with six other finalists. Former Provost David Rosowsky met with faculty and students Nov. 14-15 at UND as part of the university’s presidential search. Rosowsky stepped down ...

SGA approves Navigate resolution

SGA approves Navigate resolution

Staff Report

November 19, 2019

SGA has passed a resolution that expresses concern for student privacy regarding the new advising system, Navigate. The resolution included a request for a settings page in which every student can decide which advising and staff members have access to their profile. Under the current settings, there are ...

Stranger attempts to sleep in student’s bed in Millis

Stranger attempts to sleep in student’s bed in Millis

Maryann Makoslej, Cynic News Reporter

November 19, 2019

An unidentified man attempted to sleep in a bed already occupied with a resident at Millis Hall Nov. 3, according to UVM Police Services. The man was believed to have been intoxicated, disoriented and possibly a resident of the building, said Acting UVM Police Chief Tim Bilodeau. UVM police have not ...

SGA passes resolution in support of peer advising

SGA passes resolution in support of peer advising

Staff Report

November 19, 2019

SGA passed a resolution to show support of the Peer Advising Center, after it was determined the center’s contract would not be renewed. The Peer Advising Center was established in October 2015 and was to be funded by SGA until the end of the fiscal year of 2020. The resolution was headed by junior Ol...

Just in: Garimella appoints Patricia Prelock Provost and Senior Vice President

Just in: Garimella appoints Patricia Prelock Provost and Senior Vice President

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

November 18, 2019

President Suresh Garimella has officially appointed Patricia Prelock as Provost and Senior Vice President, effective Nov. 18, according to an email sent to the UVM community. Prelock has been serving in this position on an interim basis since April of 2019 when former Provost David Rosowsky resigned....

UVM President unveils plan to freeze tuition

UVM President unveils plan to freeze tuition

Sawyer Loftus, News & Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

UVM President Suresh Garimella said he plans to push the board of trustees to approve a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 school year.  This would be the first move of its kind in 40 years of UVM history, Garimella said at a Nov. 14 press conference.  The freeze would leave UVM’s tuition sticker price as it is right now. Costs would rema...

What we know about the fire in Discovery Hall

What we know about the fire in Discovery Hall

Cynic News Staff

November 18, 2019

A chemical fire in one of UVM’s newest STEM buildings left a student injured and a portion of Central campus at a standstill, Nov. 15.  A “flash fire” erupted inside a chemical fume hood in a Discovery Hall lab just before 10 a.m. A team of graduate student researchers were working with chemi...

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