The Vermont Cynic

Board of trustees lacks female representation despite majority female student population

Board of trustees lacks female representation despite majority female student population

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

November 5, 2019

Nineteen of the 25 individuals that sit on UVM’s board of trustees are men at a university where women make up the majority. UVM’s board of trustees met Oct. 24-25 in the Davis Center for its third and final meeting of 2019. Less than 25% of the members that met were women. The student body ...

Developing: UVM President hires communications officer to improve messaging

Developing: UVM President hires communications officer to improve messaging

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

November 2, 2019

President Suresh Garimella has created a new communications position within his administration to improve UVM’s profile and to oversee all communication efforts at the University. Garimella announced Nicci Brown’s appointment to the newly created position of chief communications officer in a Nov....

UVM commissions new replica of seal to replace one commissioned by eugenicist

UVM commissions new replica of seal to replace one commissioned by eugenicist

Lilly Young, Cynic News Reporter

October 31, 2019

A new replica of UVM’s seal is set to replace the current one that was commissioned nearly 100 years ago by a leading Vermont eugenicist. Gary Derr, vice president of executive operations, is in the process of creating a new seal. It will replace the seal commissioned by Vermont eugenicist Henry...

Muslim Student Association secures funding to bring rapper, poet, activist to UVM

Muslim Student Association secures funding to bring rapper, poet, activist to UVM

Lilly Page, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

The Muslim Student Association successfully secured more than $3,000 to fund an event with a Muslim American poet and activist, at the Oct. 22 SGA meeting. The activist, Mona Haydar, will be at Fleming Museum Nov. 4 to discuss her work and how she ties art and activism together. In the SGA meeting,...

UVM Police Services loses only female sergeant

UVM Police Services loses only female sergeant

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

UVM Police Services is now looking to fill a supervisory position after one of their sergeants left for a position in a federal agency. UVM police posted the position on UVM’s job website Oct. 23 and have had a separate job posting up since 2014 for regular patrol officer positions. Former UVM...

Give student journalists direct access

Give student journalists direct access

Staff Editorial

October 30, 2019

Over the past month, the Cynic has struggled to obtain interviews with several UVM employees. We’ve hit roadblock after roadblock in our efforts to tell the truth. For our Oct. 8 edition, the Cynic requested an interview with Daphne Wells, director of Student Life. Her email response to the Cynic stated...

UVM moves to invest millions more in sustainability projects

UVM moves to invest millions more in sustainability projects

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

October 29, 2019

UVM’s vice president of finance has agreed to double the amount of cash UVM has invested in environmentally friendly bonds at the SGA president’s request. Richard Cate, UVM treasurer and vice president of finance, will increase UVM’s investments in green bonds from $10 million to $20 million. Cate...

Catamount Country honors basketball all-star alumni T.J. Sorrentine and Taylor Coppenrath

Catamount Country honors basketball all-star alumni T.J. Sorrentine and Taylor Coppenrath

Hayley Rosen, Cynic Sports Reporter

October 29, 2019

Catamount country erupted in applause as the two newest banners sailed up into the rafters Saturday night, Oct. 26. The banners displayed the numbers 11 and 22, those of T.J. Sorrentine and Taylor Coppenrath, two UVM men’s basketball players from the class of 2005. The jerseys were retired before...

Students urge board of trustees to divest with little movement from the board

Students urge board of trustees to divest with little movement from the board

Zoe Stern and Julianne Lesch

October 28, 2019

More than 50 students filled the last session of the board of trustees to make their voices heard. The students occupied all the seats in Livak Ballroom, leaving standing room only. They lined the walls of the room with signs. One student’s sign read, “We are all accountable.” Students...

Board of trustees chair skips out on last meeting

Board of trustees chair skips out on last meeting

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

October 28, 2019

The most powerful individual on the board of trustees was absent from Saturday’s public comment meeting.  The comment meeting was the students’ only opportunity to voice their opinions to the board.  The board of trustees met at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 27 in Livak Ballroom for the last time before Jan. 30, 2020...

Happening Now: UVM board of trustees hold annual meeting and discuss changes to come

Happening Now: UVM board of trustees hold annual meeting and discuss changes to come

Cynic News Staff

October 25, 2019

The group that governs UVM is meeting all day Oct. 25-26 on the University's campus to discuss and vote on changes to come. The group, the board of trustees, meets three times per academic year in October, February and May. This will be President Suresh Garimella's first BOT meeting. Throughout...

Student safety concerns go unaddressed

Student safety concerns go unaddressed

Maryann Makosiej and Sawyer Loftus

October 23, 2019

Here's what the city of Burlington and UVM are doing to address safety concerns at the U-Heights, Main Street intersection.

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