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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

Students present list of demands to President Sullivan

Students present list of demands to President Sullivan

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor September 26, 2017

UVM students led by student diversity organizations presented a list of demands to UVM administration Monday, citing racial injustice on multiple levels at the University. The list, addressed to President...

School welcomes Mosaic Center to campus

Chloe Chaobal November 15, 2016

For the third time in its existence, the ALANA Student Center has officially changed its name. The African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Student Center formally opened it’s doors to the community...

Student to examine white identity and race

October 19, 2016

A retreat that caught international attention last year is being held again. Last year, UVM was put on an international stage after sending students on a weekend retreat to examine their white identity....

Black Lives Matter brings students together

Olivia Bowman and Kelsey Neubauer October 5, 2016

Although the Black Lives Matter flag is no longer flying in front of the Davis Center, the discussion is far from over.   The Student Life faculty hosted a “Blackout 2.0: Creating Space to...

ALANA Center may be renamed

ALANA Center may be renamed

April 12, 2016

After years of discussion, the ALANA Student Center may soon be known by a different name. The proposed name change coincides with the African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Center moving from...

UVM students protesting 1988

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen March 2, 2016

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor...

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 24, 2016

For 73 years, UVM fraternity members danced in blackface and satin tuxedos during the longest running winter carnival in the country. At its peak in the 1960s, this event, known as the Kake Walk, was...

The Living/Learning Center is pictured Feb. 4. The ALANA Student Center will be moving to the space currently occupied by the Career Center. SABRINA HOOD/The Vermont Cynic

ALANA moves to L/L in fall 2016

Alexandra Shannon February 12, 2016

Students will soon be able to access the ALANA Student Center on Athletic Campus. The Center is moving into the space that the Career Center currently occupies in the Living/Learning Center in fall...

SGA Updates

SGA Updates

Alexandra Shannon January 27, 2016

Interim Dean Speaks on Public Forum Bill Falls, the interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, spoke to SGA members in a public forum. Falls discussed the progress he has been making, as well...

ALANA handles reports of bias

ALANA handles reports of bias

December 4, 2015

If students experience racial bias or discrimination there are a number of ways to seek help on campus.The African, Latino, Asian and Native American Student Center is one outlet that offers emotional...

Using the written word for change

Hannah Kearns December 2, 2015

Dear readers, My name is Hannah Kearns and I am the newly-elected editor-in-chief of the award-winning Vermont Cynic. I am incredibly proud and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead this publication. As...

Students examine their white privilege

Bryan O'Keefe December 2, 2015

This article has been updated from a previous version. The ALANA Student Center organized an “Examining White Privilege Retreat,” which received backlash from conservative news outlets. In...

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