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Breaking down UVM’s May 2020 budget request to the state of Vermont

Breaking down UVM's May 2020 budget request to the state of Vermont

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 20, 2020

The University of Vermont requested $15,046,457 in COVID-19 relief funds from Vermont’s House Appropriations Committee in May along with $72,750,000 for non-COVID expenses. The following graphs illustrate the summary of out-of-pocket expenses that the university incurred from COVID-19, expects to incur ...

Roughly 141 student-athletes are stripped of their normal seasons due to COVID-19

Men’s soccer forward Rasmus Tobinski, a first-year, heads the ball over the head of an Iona College player, Sept. 6. Tobinski hails from Kiel, Germany.

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 18, 2020

America East announced the postponement of fall sports for the fall semester on July 17 affecting roughly 141 UVM fall student-athletes. The league has postponed competition and championship events for fall sports which at UVM includes soccer, cross country and field hockey. The conference states...

Update: Vermont joins the lawsuit against the Trump Administration over ICE’s new rule

Update: Vermont joins the lawsuit against the Trump Administration over ICE's new rule

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 13, 2020

Vermont will be joining the lawsuit to stop the new federal immigration rule, announced today by Vermont’s Attorney General T.J. Donovan. This new rule calls for the deportation of international students if their school is forced to function online-only. Eighteen other attorney generals have formed ...

Over 600 UVM students could face deportation after new Trump administration rule

Rain pours down on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Law Enforcement Support Center  in Williston, Vermont July 8. This building is the

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 11, 2020

Roughly 671 UVM students may be subject to deportation if UVM is forced to switch to an entirely online semester for Fall 2020 due to a new policy from the Trump administration. The most recent immigration policy announced by the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program on July 6 states that any co...

Former City Council member Adam Roof runs for State Senate

City Councilor Adam Roof embraces a supporter at the Democratic election-day party, March 3. Roof lost the election to Jane Stromberg, a member of the Progressive party.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

July 6, 2020

Three months after losing his Ward 8 City Council seat to newcomer Jane Stromberg, Adam Roof is ready for his next step in politics, campaigning to be Chittenden Country’s State Senator.  Roof was the incumbent for the City Council race, which took place in March, and he acknowledges he has le...

Students demand UVM to abolish campus police and sever ties with City police in call for racial justice

Students demand UVM to abolish campus police and sever ties with City police in call for racial justice

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2020

Backed by lawmakers, faculty members and student organizations, five UVM students demanded the administration make institutional and systemic change before a community member becomes the next hashtag.   Nyria “RiRi” Stuart-Thompson ‘20, Hannah Lefevre ‘21, Dia Brown ‘21, Emmanuella Boateng ‘22...

Larner College of Medicine student dies unexpectedly

Larner College of Medicine student dies unexpectedly

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

June 25, 2020

Collins Oguejiofor, a UVM sophomore in the Larner College of Medicine, has died unexpectedly.  Oguejiofor was about to begin a clinical clerkship at Larner’s Connecticut branch campus when he died, according to a June 24 email to the Larner community from Richard Page, dean of the Larner College....

Letter to the Editor: Read the room

Letter to the Editor: Read the room

Letter to the Editor

June 16, 2020

Letter to the Editor Sean Brewer '21 I was the only Black person in all of my classes last semester. That simple sentence was to give you a basic understanding of the enforced isolation Black and Brown students are often placed in at this university. But, to give context to my perspective I attend...

Staff members discuss vote of no confidence for Vice President of Finance

(left to right) Trustee Don McCree, VP of Finance Richard Cate and University Budget Director Shari Bergquist sit at the Oct. 26 board of trustees meeting.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

June 10, 2020

A vote of no confidence could be held for a top UVM administrator after he was accused of voicing an all lives matter narrative at a Staff Council meeting. In a June 9 Staff Council meeting meant to discuss the most recent round of budget cuts due to COVID-19 shortfalls, staff raised questions abou...

Finance VP accused of making decisions that comply with a racist system

Richard Cate, University treasurer and vice president for finance, sits in his office, Sept. 26. Cate was tasked to handle all sustainability and climate action issues by President Suresh Garimella at the beginning of September.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

June 9, 2020

In a tense Staff Council meeting, UVM’s vice president of finance was accused of defending a racist system after steering away from questions regarding race at UVM.  The June 9 meeting was meant to discuss the latest round of budget cuts announced in a June 4 email. It was attended by 250 peop...

Joyner Lucas and the new Americana

Joyner Lucas and the new Americana

Luke Davis, Staff Writer

June 6, 2020

On March 27 2020, rising hip hop artist Joyner Lucas released ADHD, his debut studio album. Track 7 is entitled “Devil's Work” and is the fourth most popular song off the 13-song work, amassing nearly 30 million plays on Spotify since its release as a single on May 2, 2019.  The song is best ...

Construction workers patch up new Multi-purpose center project

Construction workers work on the Multi-purpose center May 26.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

June 3, 2020

Construction workers have to start patching up the new Multi-purpose center project to make sure that the gym is usable for Fall 2020.  Because construction on the Multi-purpose center is suspended for the time being, construction workers will have to replace everything that was removed so that stude...

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