The Vermont Cynic

UVM needs to help us keep our promise

UVM needs to help us keep our promise

Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist

October 14, 2020

The French have a saying: con comme ses pieds. It means “stupid as the feet”, and it essentially encompasses my personality.  I forgot to take my COVID test. It was a lapse in brain function, and will surely join the ranks of regrettable moments in my life that I wish had gone very different ...

At least 700 students have been sanctioned for COVID-19 violations

Annie Stevens makes a phone call at a student protest for racial
justice Feb. 22, 2018 in front of the Waterman Building.

Anna Morrill, Cynic News Reporter

September 30, 2020

Although 700 UVM students have already been disciplined for COVID-19-related violations just four weeks into the semester, students still congregated in large crowds without masks this past weekend. Vice Provost Anna Stevens said 700 students have been held accountable for COVID-19 related violation...

ResLife dismisses RAs’ plea for hazard pay and more COVID-19 protection

ResLife dismisses RAs' plea for hazard pay and more COVID-19 protection

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

September 18, 2020

Frustrated with the lack of protection and guidelines for COVID-19 situations, a group of anonymous RAs sent a list of demands to the director of ResLife.   Three days later, they received a response that was “vague and frustrating,” according to one RA, that made no commitments to change any ResLife ru...

Weekly COVID testing to continue through November, UVM President says

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2020

UVM will continue mandatory COVID-19 testing for students through the beginning of November, the University announced just days before student testing was set to expire. Before UVM President Suresh Garimella announced the extension in a Sept. 16 email, weekly testing was slated to end Friday, Sept. 18...

A week of news

A week of news

Staff Report

May 31, 2020

UVM explores what the Fall semester might look like UVM is exploring changes to the school year to lessen the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a May 22 VPR article. UVM's Vice President for Operations and Public Safety, Gary Derr, told VPR that in person classes could end early. “What we’re...

UVM forced to make budget cuts amidst pandemic’s economic crisis

Richard Cate, vice president for finance and UVM treasurer, walks to his seat during the board of trustees meeting, Jan. 31. Cate became vice president for finance and treasurer in 2013.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

April 29, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to wreak financial havoc on workers, families and schools all across the nation, UVM faces further budget cuts that will impact the entire UVM community. After a notice from Provost Patty Prelock, Vice President of Finance Richard Cate and UVM President Suresh Garimella, college...

The Dig – Escaping COVID-19 in Nicaragua

The Dig - Escaping COVID-19 in Nicaragua

Jean Macbride, Multimedia Reporter

April 12, 2020

Verena Nelson (UVM '13) was spending the winter in Nicaragua with her boyfriend, teaching English through the website VIPkid to pay living expenses. When the COVID-19 virus hit nearby Costa Rica, Nelson was one of many expats trying to get out of the country, which is ruled by a communist dictator and is ...

Stay calm, despite COVID-19 threats

Sophie Oehler, Opinion Writer

March 22, 2020

A virus like COVID-19 can kill us. But fear will destroy us. We can’t let that happen.

Your Friday COVID-19 updates

Senior forward Anthony Lamb reaches for the ball at a home game against University of Maine Feb. 5. UVM athletics has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-2020 athletic season, following a slew of other athletic cancellations.   

Staff Report

March 13, 2020

In the last 48 hours, UVM has made several announcements regarding how COVID-19 will affect students. Here's what you need to know: UVM athletics cancels all activities UVM athletics has cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 athletic season, following a slew of other athletic cancellations.    All...

BREAKING: UVM switches to online classes amidst coronavirus outbreak

A man and woman don masks at the Bernie Sanders Rally March 3, in Essex Junction. Concerns about the Coronavirus have influenced many peoples' conduct in the recent weeks, including the use of protective masks.

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

UVM is cancelling all classes  March 16 and 17 and will switch to remote learning methods for regularly scheduled classes starting March 18 due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a 1:24 p.m. March 11 email from UVM President Suresh Garimella. Gary Derr, vice president for operations and publ...

Students advised to bring academic materials home as concerns over the new coronavirus heighten

Students advised to bring academic materials home as concerns over the new coronavirus heighten

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

March 6, 2020

The University has advised students to bring coursework home over spring break in the event that the COVID-19 epidemic worsens and students are prevented from returning as scheduled. Faculty were advised to pass this information along to their students in a March 3 letter from Provost Patricia Prelock. “While...

BREAKING: UVM students pulled out of Italy, as Coronavirus concerns intensify

A man and woman don masks at the Bernie Sanders Rally March 3, in Essex Junction. Concerns about the Coronavirus have influenced many peoples' conduct in the recent weeks, including the use of protective masks.

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

March 4, 2020

Due to the spread of Coronavirus, UVM students have been pulled out of study abroad programs in Italy as UVM advises faculty, students and staff traveling to impacted countries to reconsider. Gary Derr, Vice President for Operations and Public Safety said students from Italy programs are being moved,...

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