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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

President Suresh Garimella is the 27th president of UVM. His presidency began July 2019.

Thousands voice no confidence in Garimella administration as grievances mount

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor April 13, 2021

Over 3,000 people have voiced their lack of confidence in UVM President Suresh Garimella and his administration following a series of budget cuts and other perceived administrative failures.  On March...

Executive Director of Residential life Rafael Rodriguez presents options for student wishing to stay on
campus during Spring Break, over Teams Oct. 12.

Administrators announce change in spring semester plans for remote students

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter October 21, 2020

UVMStrong’s recently announced plans for the spring semester have caused concerns about what a greater influx of students returning to Burlington next semester will mean for COVID-19 safety.  UVM...

Be consistent with your praise

Be consistent with your praise

Staff Editorial October 20, 2020

On Saturday, October 10, we wrote and published a story about Dr. Deborah Birx, the Response Coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and her visit to UVM’s campus. The doctor had some...

Call out the administration, not students

Call out the administration, not students

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor September 16, 2020

Instagram accounts have cropped up to showcase students without masks, @catswearmasks having one video of the Redstone Green with nearly 2,000 views. It is easy in a pandemic to start an ‘us vs. them’...

Testing questions go unanswered

Testing questions go unanswered

Staff Editorial September 8, 2020

Thursday night, after a whole day of waiting for UVM to post the new testing numbers to their coronavirus dashboard, our News Editor texted our Managing Editor when the numbers finally went up.  They...

Paul Yoon, senior advisor for diversity assessment and research.

University to Conduct Climate Survey

Lindsay Freed and Rachel Halpern October 1, 2018

For the first time since 2011, UVM will be surveying students, faculty and staff about the social climate on campus. The campus climate survey is a survey of all students, faculty and staff at the University...

T. Simeon Ananou, the new CIO, effective July 1.

New chief information officer announced

Lee Hughes, Senior Staff Writer May 1, 2018

President Tom Sullivan announced in a May 1 press release that T. Simeon Ananou will be the new chief information officer for UVM beginning July 1. In the press release, Ananou said that he is honored...

Stay apprised, seek understanding

Staff Editorial February 28, 2018

We have dedicated this issue to covering the protests, calls for resignation and administrative responses of the past week. In the reporting of activist group NoNames for Justice’s actions, it has become...

Former UVM President Passes Away

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor January 16, 2018

Former UVM president John Hennessey passed away Jan. 11. He was 92. Hennessey served as UVM’s provost from 1986 to 1989. He then took over as interim president when President Lattie Coor left. He...

The administration must reprioritize

The administration must reprioritize

November 9, 2016

The University has once again made a paramount decision without consulting some of the highest public tuition payers in the country: its students. Every single first-year student who comes to...

A hard road to pay equity

December 9, 2014

Soon, the administration and the teachers union will sign their new contracts.This year has been marked by slow progress and protests decrying the model of the “corporate university” and the overpaid...

More Vermonters please

November 11, 2014

There aren’t enough Vermonters in the UVM administration.Our college is comprised of a variety of members. We have both in-state and out-of-state students, and it is great to hear from different perspectives...

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