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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Crystal Malones impact on FSL at UVM

Crystal Malone’s impact on FSL at UVM

Delaney Roy, Features Staff Writer February 25, 2022

Crystal Malone ’47 made national headlines after pledging Alpha Xi Delta, according to a 1946 Burlington Free Press article. When Malone’s friends invited her to join Alpha Xi Delta as the sorority’s...

UVM Black student enrollment drops 16.2%

UVM Black student enrollment drops 16.2%

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor February 24, 2022

Enrollment of Black students at UVM dropped by 16.2% from fall 2020 to fall 2021, according to the Office of Institutional Research’s Catamount Data. One hundred eighty-six Black students enrolled in...

‘Mr. Cynic:’ The first Black editor-in-chief of the Vermont Cynic

‘Mr. Cynic:’ The first Black editor-in-chief of the Vermont Cynic

Reitz Wishtischin , Cynic News Reporter February 17, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated Feb. 19 at 5:13 p.m. to correct attribution errors on information pulled from McCollum’s son’s obituary instead of McCollum’s own.  Nicodemus McCollum III...

Dennis: athlete and first Black board Chair

Dennis: athlete and first Black board Chair

Matthew Rosenberg, Sports Editor February 16, 2022

Richard Dennis ‘57 made history at UVM during his time as an undergraduate, athlete and long after as a member of the board of trustees. Dennis, a native of Summit, New Jersey, was one of few Black...

The story of George Washington Henderson

The story of George Washington Henderson

Julia Dell'Amore, Features Staff Writer February 16, 2022

A formerly enslaved person, George Washingon Henderson, graduated at the top of UVM’s class of 1877, according to a 2001 Journal of Blacks in Higher Education article. The UVM community regarded Henderson...

Miles McCallum, president of UVM’s Black Student Union, poses with a 1988 poster for the union on Feb. 11.

The history of the Black Student Union

Lucia McCallum, Culture Staff Writer February 15, 2022

The Black Student Union creates a space of community for Black students at UVM, said senior Miles McCallum, president of the BSU. Although formally recognized by the SGA in 2004, McCallum said BSU took...

Edna Hall Brown, UVM’s first Black female grad

Edna Hall Brown, UVM’s first Black female grad

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter February 15, 2022

Edna Hall Brown is the first recorded Black woman to graduate from UVM, according to an April 2021 article by Ben Yousey-Hindes, assistant vice president for communications and stewardship at the UVM Foundation. Brown...

The real story of Andrew Harris

The real story of Andrew Harris

RJ Morrison, Cynic News Reporter February 6, 2022

The sign UVM has dedicated to Andrew Harris, the first Black person to graduate in the year 1838, does not detail the way the UVM community treated him while he was enrolled in the school. Among UVM’s...

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