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In response to pandemic, UVM president forgoes salary

(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.

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 approved his generous request with our thanks and deep respect during this uniquely challenging and ...

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 meeting where students demonstrated in support of divestment, Vermont Rep. Curt McCormack, a trustee,...

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 in recent months. However, the board voted against divestment during their October 2019 meeting and ...

The Cynic Reports – Divestment Protests and Gender Parity of the Board Of Trustees

The Cynic Reports - Divestment Protests and Gender Parity of the Board Of Trustees

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

February 4, 2020

Managing Editor Alek Fleury brings you this week's top Cynic stories.

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

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.

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 that the board of trustees lacks female representation, despite the University having a majority fema...

Letter to the Editor: How UVM’s values align with divestment

Letter to the Editor: How UVM's values align with divestment

Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2019

Letter to the Editor Sophia Smith '21 Chair, SGA Committee on the Environment Member, Socially Responsible Investment Advisory Council Undergraduate Representative, Budget and financing subcommittee of board of trustees The push for divestment from fossil fuels has been an ongoing struggle with...

Student protestors fill last session of board of trustees to push divestment

Students protest silently during a board of trustees meeting in Livak Ballroom, Oct. 26. The meeting was one of several that took place over the course of Oct. 25-26.

Zoe Stern and Julianne Lesch

October 26, 2019

Student protestors filled the seats in the Livak Ballroom, leaving standing room only Oct. 26, at the last session of the UVM board of trustees’ annual October meeting. Student group Organize, a group focused on pushing UVM to divest from fossil fuels used the period of public comment Oct. 26 to...

Happening Now: UVM board of trustees hold annual meeting and discuss changes to come

David Daigle meets with the Board of Trustees, Oct. 25. The Board meets in person three times a year.

Cynic News Staff

October 25, 2019

The group that governs UVM is meeting all day Oct. 25-26 on the University's campus to discuss and vote on changes to come. The group, the board of trustees, meets three times per academic year in October, February and May. This will be President Suresh Garimella's first BOT meeting. Throughout...

Board of trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased

The Tarrant Event Center, named after the project's leading donors, is set to begin construction in early 2019. Richard and Deb Tarrant donated $15 million to the new multipurpose facility.

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

May 22, 2019

Construction on the multi-million dollar Multipurpose Center project could start as soon as this week following final approval from the UVM board of trustees. The board of trustees meets three times per academic year. This year they met May 17 and May 18 at the University to close out the 2018-201...

Student trustee looks to next generations

Junior David Gringeri poses in a window in the Davis Center. Gringeri is the newest member of the board of trustees and was sworn in as a student trustee March 1, replacing senior Caitlin McHugh, whose term ended in February.

Lee Hughes and Lindsay Freed

April 19, 2019

A local farmer and business major is the new undergraduate member of the board of trustees. Junior David Gringeri was sworn in as a student trustee March 1, replacing junior Caitlin McHugh, whose term ended in February. Gringeri is from Fair Haven, Vermont, where he grew up helping his parents on ...

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

A student asks a question during Suresh Garimell'a only visit to campus Feb. 14 before he was approved to be the next University president. Garimella was the sole finalist from the presidential search presented to the public, but there were two interviewed by the faculty panel.

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

SGA passed a resolution April 9 condemning the 2018-2019 presidential search process. The resolution criticizes the University for its underrepresentation of students throughout the process, with one student representing over 10,000 undergraduates. The resolution calls for future search committees to ...

SGA edged out of presidential search

A student asks a question during Suresh Garimell'a only visit to campus Feb. 14 before he was approved to be the next University president. Garimella was the sole finalist from the presidential search presented to the public, but there were two interviewed by the faculty panel.

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2019

A faculty panel met with two finalists during the presidential search, but no student panel equivalent was created. SGA has planned a resolution criticizing the lack of student inclusion in the process. SGA President Ethan Foley, a junior, learned while attending a Feb. 25 Faculty Senate meeting that a...

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