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From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019

From the news desk: a look back at our top stories from 2019

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor January 2, 2020

The Vermont Cynic News team is often on the ground running. Our reporters are out gathering information, crafting stories, developing sources and editing content. There isn't always a moment to reflect...

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 in a North Winooski Avenue parking lot following visits to parties at Alpha Epsilon Pi and Delta Tau Delta. Gage died from hypothermia, which was worsened by being severely intoxicated. The Burlington Police Department have ruled the death accidental.

Police report reveals student’s final hours

Sawyer Loftus, Contributor April 9, 2019

Nearly two months after a UVM first-year was found dead in a snowbank, the Burlington Police Department has ruled the death accidental. Burlington Police began investigating the death of first-year Connor...

When action plans are not enough

When action plans are not enough

Staff Editorial April 3, 2019

The University announced March 29 the end to  an investigation into fraternity involvement in the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died in the early morning Feb. 2 from freezing temperatures and...

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 after leaving an off-campus fraternity. The investigation into his death prompted the activities ban.

Fraternity ban lifted for all but two chapters

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor March 29, 2019

While two fraternities remain under investigation, the fraternity activities ban may end for all but two chapters. The ban, which was instated Feb. 5 following the Feb. 2 death of first-year Connor...

Fraternity council addresses activities ban

Fraternity council addresses activities ban

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor March 27, 2019

The future of the fraternity activities ban is uncertain as investigations continue, following a March 19 campus visit from the North American Interfraternity Conference. The ban was instated Feb. 5 following...

Fraternity activities ban continues, no end date

Fraternity activities ban continues, no end date

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor February 27, 2019

The ban on UVM fraternity activities continues as no new information has been released by the administration. Fraternity activities were suspended Feb. 5 following the Feb. 2 death of first-year Connor...

It's time to fix our fraternities

It’s time to fix our fraternities

Staff Editorial February 13, 2019

Our campus suffered a tragic loss Feb. 2 with the death of first-year Connor Gage. Following a night at two fraternities, Gage died in the snow of a North Winooski Ave. parking lot. When a student dies,...

A collage of photos of Connor Gage posted Feb. 10 on his Caring Bridge site by family friend Andrew Topham. Gage died Feb. 2 in a North Winooski Avenue parking lot after exposure to sub-zero temperatures following visits to two off-campus fraternities.

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

Lily Young, Staff Writer February 13, 2019

Students and faculty around campus mourn the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died Feb. 2 in a North Winooski parking lot after exposure to subzero temperatures after attending two off-campus...

A collage of photos of Connor Gage posted Feb. 10 on his Caring Bridge site by family friend Andrew Topham. Gage died Feb. 2 in a North Winooski Avenue parking lot after exposure to sub-zero temperatures following visits to two off-campus fraternities.

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

Staff Report February 13, 2019

The investigation into the death of first-year Connor Gage continues as officials at the University waver on when they will be able to take action. Gage was 19 years old at the time of his death. He was...

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 after leaving an off-campus fraternity. The investigation into his death prompted the activities ban.

No plan to resume fraternity activities during investigation

Staff Report February 7, 2019

It’s undetermined when the ban on fraternity activities will end while the investigation into a first-year’s death continues, according to Vice Provost Annie Stevens. The ban was enacted following...

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

University suspends all fraternity activities due to student death

Staff Report February 5, 2019

University of Vermont administrators have suspended all fraternity activities until further notice, according to an email sent to students. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said any...

First-year died after attending off-campus fraternity

First-year died after attending off-campus fraternity

Staff Report February 4, 2019

First-year Connor Gage died Feb. 2 after exposure to subzero temperatures after leaving an off-campus fraternity. Gage pledged at an off-campus, unregistered organization over the weekend, according...

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