The Vermont Cynic

Health center director steps down after two decades

Health center director steps down after two decades

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News

The director of the Center for Health & Wellbeing is stepping down after eight years in the role. Though he has loved working with students, Jon Porter wanted to return to an environment where he would be doing more long-term clinical work, he said. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” ...

Hudziak talks WE progress, concerns

Hudziak talks WE progress, concerns

Kassondra Little, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under News

After a public forum with the director of the Wellness Environment, SGA president Chris Petrillo says his questions remain unanswered. Wellness Environment founder Dr. Jim Hudziak addressed SGA during public forum at the Nov. 7 meeting to give a “WE update” and to the answer questions from t...

City of Burlington requests larger UVM payment for downtown services

City of Burlington requests larger UVM payment for downtown services

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

November 5, 2017


Filed under News

For the first time ever, the city of Burlington is asking UVM to pay for using Burlington infrastructure. In 2017, the University paid $3 million to the city for fire and police services, according to the UVM 2017 payment for services agreement report.   Burlington’s proposal is asking for UVM to pay...

SGA president Petrillo presents to UVM board

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under News

SGA President Chris Petrillo gave his first presentation to the board of trustees May 19. Part of the SGA president’s role is to be the face of the Student Body at the board of trustees meeting, which occurs tri-annually In addition, the SGA president updates the board on what the SGA senate...

New president marks beginning of an era

New president marks beginning of an era

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

April 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Junior Chris Petrillo took off his baseball cap and pushed up the sleeves of the longsleeve shirt bearing the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity logo as he sat down. Petrillo leaned forward on the couch located in the back corner of the SGA office, placing his elbows on his knees, avoiding looking at the ...

SGA Updates

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Proposal to address concerns over current exam schedule SGA is drafting a proposal to present to the Faculty Senate expressing concerns over the current exam schedule. The proposal would not likely affect the upcoming spring exams, but hopefully will affect next year at the earliest. Changes come...

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Staff Editorial

March 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In at least the past ten years, the Cynic has not endorsed a candidate for SGA president. This year, we are endorsing Chris Petrillo. After two years and a historic administration, it is again time for UVM students to choose one person to represent them. Chris Petrillo is the best person to do so. ...

Students to choose new president

Erika B. Lewy and Lauren Schnepf

March 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

An SGA presidential campaign video set against a projection of a galaxy photo and scored with the “Game of Thrones” theme song has been viewed over 6 thousand times, according to Facebook.   The video was produced by candidate junior Niko Wu, a sociology major. Wu is running against junior Chris Petrillo, a mechanical engineering major.   ...

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