The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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

UVM needs better street lighting

UVM needs better street lighting

Reece Coren, Opinion Columnist October 21, 2021

Walking down Colchester Avenue on any quiet weeknight, the only light comes from headlights of passing cars. Whether it’s the Trinity parking lot, outside of the Davis Center or any pedestrian walkway...

SGA council members socially distance in their first in person meeting of the year, Sept. 8.

SGA raises concerns over new student safety app’s reliance on police

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor October 14, 2020

UVM’s Student Government Association raised concerns about a new University app’s reliance on police services, intended to help students in emergency situations. The group discussed the new app,...

A blue light shines through the falling snow on the Andrew Harris Green, Dec. 6. UVM Emergency Management and SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, are currently working to evaluate the use of the lights on campuses nationwide.

UVM and SGA consider removing portions of campus safety feature

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor December 10, 2019

SGA is working to assess the role of blue lights on UVM’s campus and determine if they should be removed and be replaced with an app.  But not all UVM students approve the idea, and UVM Emergency...

Concerns after rape on campus

Concerns after rape on campus

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer March 6, 2019

A recent rape on campus has raised concerns about dorm safety and resources available to victims. Thirty-seven year old Tyson Cyphers, an Essex Junction resident, was arrested Feb. 23 on three different...

Photo courtesy of UVM Police Services

Threat of violence prompts CatAlert

Bryan O'Keefe March 16, 2016

The UVM community was alerted through the CatAlert system regarding potential violent threats made toward a current student Sunday. Ronald Reda, a man in his late 40s, reportedly threatened to harm...

A construction worker makes progress on the new STEM Lab Building Nov. 23. The construction of the building is scheduled to be completed by May 2019. STU LAPERLE/The Vermont Cynic

Construction to continue beyond 2019

January 28, 2016

UVM and the UVM Medical Center are preparing for on-campus construction beyond 2019 due to the amount of buildings under construction.Construction is divided into three phases: the STEM labo- ratory, the...

UVM Bans Hoverboards

Bryan O'Keefe January 27, 2016

Self-balancing two-wheeled boards, or “hoverboards,” will no longer be allowed in UVM residence halls, according to an email sent out by ResLife on Jan. 11.   The ban was discussed over...

Campus shooting: a UVM outlook

October 28, 2015

There have been 54 school shootings so far in 2015, 24 of which took place on college campuses, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun safety advocacy movement.Of these campus shootings, 17 resulted...

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