The Vermont Cynic

UVM Police Chief remains on leave three months later with no end in sight

UVM Police Chief remains on leave three months later with no end in sight

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

October 22, 2019

The head of UVM Police Services remains on paid leave for the third consecutive month, without any explanation of why from anyone, including the police chief herself.

Here’s why UVM’s timepiece can’t tell time

Here’s why UVM’s timepiece can’t tell time

Irene Choi, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

It is a brisk fall afternoon at UVM. The Ira Allen clock tower stands tall against the blue sky, its bells ringing as students hurry to their next classes. The time is 3:23 p.m. The clock reads noon. Currently, all four sides of Ira Allen Chapel’s clock tower have different times displayed, none...

SGA places UVM employee in charge of how much SGA members get paid

SGA places UVM employee in charge of how much SGA members get paid

Staff Report, Cynic News Staff

October 17, 2019

SGA passed a resolution that gives their business manager, a UVM employee, the power to change the amount executive members are paid at their weekly meeting Oct. 15. Blanka Caha, the SGA business manager, now has the power to raise or lower the amount of pay for the treasurer, president, vice president...

A look at UVM’s Boulder Society

A look at UVM’s Boulder Society

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Over a century ago, UVM students came together and decided they needed a way for the student body to directly communicate with the administration. To answer this call, the students founded the Boulder Society in 1905. More than a hundred years later, the SGA has taken over the original role of the...

Who controls your privacy? Students left in the dark over who has access to their data at UVM

Who controls your privacy? Students left in the dark over who has access to their data at UVM

Julianne Lesch and Sawyer Loftus

October 16, 2019

“Under the current configuration, even faculty using the system for legitimate purposes may inadvertently see the information that can cause adverse effects for students, including unconscious bias,” the letter stated.

Breaking: Student journalists barred from official meeting with city and University officials

Breaking: Student journalists barred from official meeting with city and University officials

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

October 16, 2019

Two student journalists were barred from attending a meeting between Burlington public works officials, UVM officials and Student Government representatives, Wednesday, Oct. 16. The Cynic along with a student journalist in the developing Community News Service were told by UVM and DPW officials that...

SGA weighs increasing their pay and who controls it

SGA weighs increasing their pay and who controls it

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

October 15, 2019

SGA is weighing the possibility of handing over the power of determining how much members get paid to a UVM employee. A proposed SGA resolution would allow their professional business manager, Blanka Caha, to increase student stipends, as opposed to retaining that power within SGA. The only stipend m...

Controversial preacher raises First Amendment questions

Controversial preacher raises First Amendment questions

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Preacher Keith Darrell stood, Bible in hand, just after noon, Sept. 30, in the middle of Andrew Harris Commons. As students passed by, a small group stopped to listen. “Binary thinking is inescapable, you’re either serving the will of God or the will of Satan,” Darrell said. “Homosexuality ...

Students plan to push divestment once again at UVM

Students plan to push divestment once again at UVM

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

October 8, 2019

A student group is again pushing for UVM to divest from fossil fuels and plans to submit a proposal to the board of trustees this month. The board of trustees, who has control over UVM’s endowment, has previously not supported divestment. Organize, a newly formed environmental club, hopes their proposal will...

Presidential Installation Ceremony marks official start for new President

Presidential Installation Ceremony marks official start for new President

Lilly Page, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

In a symbolic transfer of power, UVM’s new President, Suresh Garimella, was handed the University mace and presidential medallion. This transfer of two physical objects signaled the official start to his presidency and a new chapter of UVM history. Suresh Garimella was installed as the 27th President...

HAPPENING NOW: UVM officially welcomes new President Suresh Garimella

HAPPENING NOW: UVM officially welcomes new President Suresh Garimella

Staff Report

October 3, 2019

Elected officials and members of the UVM community gathered inside the Ira Allen Chapel just after 1:30 p.m. to official install UVM's new President Suresh Garimella. In the audience was former Governor of Vermont Jim Douglas, Attorney General TJ Donovan, current Governor Phil Scott and U.S. Senator...

Three Years of Protest: What does the future hold for NoNames for Justice?

Three Years of Protest: What does the future hold for NoNames for Justice?

Julianne Lesch, Lilly Young, Irene Choi, and Sawyer Loftus

October 2, 2019

What does the future look like for NoNames? They have been active at UVM for years. Here’s what has and has not changed.

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