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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

Don McCree, chair of the Budget, Finance and Investment Committee flips through the pages of the board of trustees meeting itinerary inside the Livak Ballroom 8:30 a.m. Oct. 29. McCree’s term is set to end March 2026.

Board of trustees approves School of the Arts, terminates several language programs

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor February 7, 2022

UVM’s board of trustees approved the proposed School of the Arts within the College of Arts and Sciences at a Feb. 4-5 meeting, according to a Feb. 5 press release.  This vote solidifies the proposed...

The Committee of the whole meets Oct. 29.

What to know from the Committee of the Whole meeting

Lucille Whittier , Cynic News Reporter November 1, 2021

The board of trustees saw four presentations regarding student governance, internships, academic reorganization and the UVM Foundation at its Oct. 26 Committee of the Whole meeting. The Committee of the...

The Vermont Agricultural Board meets inside the Chittenden Bank Room Oct.29

What to know from the Vermont Agriculture Board meeting

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter October 29, 2021

The Vermont Agricultural College Board approved a request to the legislature for a $10 million increase in funds to stabilize in-state tuition rates, said Carol Ode, chair of Vermont agricultural college...

Members of the UVM Board committee sit inside the Boulder Society Room Oct. 29

What to know from the UVM Board Meeting

RJ Morrison, Cynic News Reporter October 29, 2021

The UVM Board approved the Wilbur Trust Fund grant awards during their Oct. 29 meeting at 11:30 a.m. The purpose of the UVM Board is to elect successors to fill vacancies among their members. The Board...

Don McCree, chair of the Budget, Finance and Investment Committee flips through the pages of the board of trustees meeting itinerary inside the Livak Ballroom 8:30 a.m. Oct. 29. McCree’s term is set to end March 2026.

What to know from the Finance and Investment Committee Meeting

Halsey McLaen, Cynic News Reporter October 29, 2021

This article was updated Oct. 29 at 3:13 p.m. to correct the name of one of the consulting companies.  The Finance and Investment Committee approved a tuition freeze for the 2022-23 academic year and...

The Vermont State House, built in 1883 is the icon of the smallest capital in the United States.

UVM faculty and staff miss opportunity for representation on board of trustees

Sierra Byrne, Cynic News Reporter April 30, 2021

Any hope of UVM faculty and staff becoming members of the board of trustees this year is gone after a recent bill proposed in the Vermont legislature missed its crossover deadline. Bill H.362 would...

Trustees gather for their Oct. 26, 2019 meeting.

More cuts across colleges may come, says UVM board of trustees

Staff Report February 8, 2021

More cuts to majors, minors and departments may come after UVM’s board of trustees pushed forward with plans Friday to reevaluate low-enrollment programs across the University. During the board’s...

(Left to Right) President Suresh Garimella, Chair Ron Lumbra and Provost Patricia Prelock sit at a board of trustees meeting, Oct. 26.

Five key takeaways from the board of trustees’ first meeting

Staff Report September 30, 2020

UVM will fund police patrols of student neighborhoods despite a $23 million budgetary shortfall from lower levels of student enrollment, the board of trustees decided in their first meeting of the year.  The...

(Left to Right) President Suresh Garimella, Chair Ron Lumbra and Provost Patricia Prelock sit at a board of trustees meeting, Oct. 26. Prelock was appointed Provost this afternoon by President Garimella.

In response to pandemic, UVM president forgoes salary

Alek Fleury and Irene Choi April 10, 2020

UVM President Suresh Garimella has requested to forgo his salary for the month of April and has asked that it be contributed to a special university fund to help during this crisis. “The board has...

Board, give due respect to all protestors

Board, give due respect to all protestors

Meg Trogolo February 13, 2020

UVM is one step closer to divesting from the fossil fuel industry, but the board of trustees needs to show more respect to everyone involved in the divestment movement. On Jan. 31, hours after a board...

Board must listen to students’ demands

Meg Trogolo February 6, 2020

UVM’s board of trustees has a listening problem. UVM students have been organizing in favor of divestment from fossil fuel companies for years, with the environmental club Organize leading the movement...

Pictured above are the 25 members of the board of trustees in alphabetical order by last name. The photos of the 19 men on the board are converted to grayscale, leaving only the six women – 24% of the board – in color.

BREAKING: UVM board of trustees update policy to encourage diversity among members

Sawyer Loftus , News and Sports Editor January 31, 2020

The UVM board of trustees has approved a new rule that would further prioritize diversity among future board members, according to a Jan. 31 UVM press release. In November 2019, the Vermont Cynic reported...

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