Apologies from the Cynic

The Cynic has prided itself on credibility and maintaining a high standard within journalism and professionalism.

In the past few weeks, mistakes were made in ways that affect that reputation.

First, on Oct. 23 at the Associated Collegiate Press national convention in New Orleans, three underage members of our organization were cited for consuming alcohol.

SGA proceeded to censure the Cynic on Oct. 29.

This incident was not reflective of our values or the high standard we strive to hold ourselves to.

I want to apologize to both the members of this organization as well as our readers for this minor blemish and I hope that it will not affect the credibility of our journalism as we move forward from it.

Second, in last weekÕs issue we made a noticeable mistake on our front page.

In the headline of our front page feature on Dr. Kathleen Cook, we printed an incorrect date corresponding to her life.

The mistake is embarrasing to us and something we sincerely regret not seeing in time.

In an effort to correct this error and maintain a high standard as journalists, students and members of the UVM community, we have decided to reprint 1,000 copies of the revised issue.

If you are interested in obtaining one of these copies, they will be distributed to the second shelf of our Davis Center stands.

Additionally, you may get a copy directly from our office in the Davis Center.

Again, we sincerely apologize for this error and extend our deepest condolences to all of those who were affected by the loss of Dr. Cook.

She had a profound impact not only on individual students, but also to the inclusive nature of the UVM community as we know it, and this issue is an attempt to pay tribute to her lasting influence.

As the Cynic makes a transition in leadership, I have no doubt that our successorsÑNatalie Williams and Taylor FeussÑwill continue this emphasis on credibiliity and professionalism.

From your outgoing editor, best of luck and happy reading.