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UPDATE: UVM to shut down campus at 1:30 due to hazardous conditions

Pictured here is the snow sleet risk for Vermont from the National Weather Service from Feb. 7 through Feb. 8.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

February 7, 2020

Update: UVM President Suresh Garimella has declared a "state of campus emergency" due to hazardous weather. All classes starting at 1:10 p.m. and later are cancelled. All academic and administrative offices will close at 1:30 p.m. Earlier story below: UVM employees and faculty are still required to...

UVM student takes the helm for alumna’s VT senate campaign

 Junior Skyler Nash is the campaign manager for Kesha Ram’s run for a seat on the Vermont State Senate.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

January 30, 2020

Junior Skyler Nash is not just balancing a busy school schedule; he’s also managing a campaign for a UVM alumna’s run for a seat on the Vermont State Senate. For Nash, a typical day means plenty of meetings, radio interviews and traveling around the state with Kesha Ram ‘08. Together, they ma...

Student and alumni race for spots on city council to represent wards one and eight

Student and alumni race for spots on city council to represent wards one and eight

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

January 22, 2020

As the Burlington City Council race heats up, the majority of the candidates running to represent the wards that make up UVM share a deep connection with the University. Four out of the five candidates for the two wards that make up UVM are alumni. Some of the top priorities of the five candidates...

UVM chief public health officer quietly leaves after one year on the job

Dr. Harry Chen, Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

January 21, 2020

The executive director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and chief public health officer for UVM has stepped down from his role.  Dr. Harry Chen, who is a former commissioner of health for the state of Vermont, is “transitioning” from his role, executive director of the Center for Health and Wellbei...

UVM Police Chief returns from unexplained leave in new position

UVM Police Chief returns from unexplained leave in new position

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

December 18, 2019

Former UVM Police Chief Lianne Tuomey has been back on campus for over a month, but in a new role, following an unexplained four-month leave.  Tuomey took a voluntary leave of absence on July 11 from the force. She has now retired from her position as police chief to take on a new role as a senior a...

BPD officers must strive for de-escalation

BPD officers must strive for de-escalation

Meg Trogolo

December 4, 2019

On Nov. 8, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan made an announcement that proved Vermont law enforcement cares more about loyalty to each other than keeping Vermonters safe. Donovan said in a press conference that he would not continue to investigate Burlington police officer Cory Campbell’s invol...

What we know about the fire in Discovery Hall

Firefighters stand outside Innovation and Discovery Halls Nov. 15. A chemical fire in a lab closed the two buildings down all day Friday.

Cynic News Staff

November 18, 2019

A chemical fire in one of UVM’s newest STEM buildings left a student injured and a portion of Central campus at a standstill, Nov. 15.  A “flash fire” erupted inside a chemical fume hood in a Discovery Hall lab just before 10 a.m. A team of graduate student researchers were working with chemi...

As snow storm approaches, Burlington puts parking ban in place

File Photo Nov. 2019.

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

November 11, 2019

Here's what you need to know about tonight's parking ban.

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

Douglas Kilburn's son, Tyler (left), and widow, Sherry (right) embrace after Tyler made a statement to the press Nov. 8. Tyler asked the public to remember his father was more than just a few seconds of body camera footage.

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

November 11, 2019

A Burlington police officer will not face charges after he punched a man in the head, resulting in the man’s death, ruled the Vermont Attorney General. Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced Nov. 8 that Burlington police officer Cory Campbell would not be held responsible for the death of...

Give public transit back to the public

Give public transit back to the public

Chris Harrell

October 24, 2019

Any good, self-respecting Catamount carries three items with them when they leave their house: an autographed picture of Rally Cat, a flask full of Vermont maple syrup and their CATcard. I’m kidding about the first two, of course, but even if you don’t live in a dorm or eat at the dining halls, you...

Student safety concerns go unaddressed

Pedestrians cross Main Street at the corner of University Heights, Oct. 19. The intersection is among the busiest in Vermont.

Maryann Makosiej and Sawyer Loftus

October 23, 2019

Here's what the city of Burlington and UVM are doing to address safety concerns at the U-Heights, Main Street intersection.

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

How a Brit experiences the wonders of American college life

Anna Rees

October 17, 2019

Some might say the transition from rural Wales to the U.S. wouldn’t come with many adjustments, but you couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve been here for just over a month and it’s fair to say my visit in Trumpyland has been an experience. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve got their similarities; w...

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