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Posters highlight racial tensions

Posters highlight racial tensions

Brandon Arcari, Breaking News Assistant Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News

White pieces of printer paper featuring the phrase “It’s ok to be white” were taped up around campus Nov. 7 by an unknown party. The posters, which were affixed to police blue lights, streetlamps and doors, all read the same thing before most were removed by 7 a.m. that day. “It appears t...

‘It’s Okay to Be White’ posters linked to national effort

‘It’s Okay to Be White’ posters linked to national effort

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News

White pieces of printer paper featuring the phrase “It’s okay to be white” were posted around campus the morning of Nov. 7 by an unknown party. The posters, which were taped to police blue lights, lampposts and doors, all read the same message before some were taken down by passerby. “It appears tha...

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


Filed under Headliners, News

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


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

  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


Filed under Arts, Headliners

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


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News

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


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

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


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

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


Filed under Headliners, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

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


Filed under Headliners, News

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...

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