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UVM asks Vermont for millions in relief due to COVID-19 stresses

UVM President shakes former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas' hand outside of Ira Allen Chapel following his installation ceremony.

Irene Choi and Sawyer Loftus

April 16, 2020

UVM has called on the state of Vermont to give the University $25 million in additional funds to confront “serious challenges” facing the University due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UVM President Suresh Garimella stated in an April 15 letter to Gov. Phil Scott that the University has faced millions...

UVM community innovates to save lives in fight against COVID-19

From emergency ventilators to personal protective equipment, members of the UVM community have stepped up to aid in the fight against COVID-19. Left, a portion of an emergency ventilator is made (Photo by Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist). Right, Than Moore stand in front of the UVMMC Emergency Room (Photo by Taran Catania SI-MBA'20).

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

April 16, 2020

Despite bleak circumstances, many UVM community members have stepped up to face the COVID-19 crisis head-on. From creating life-saving devices for coronavirus patients to protecting medical professionals in the workplace and helping students with mental health struggles, the UVM community is working...

In response to pandemic, UVM president forgoes salary

(Left to Right) President Suresh Garimella, Chair Ron Lumbra and Provost Patricia Prelock sit at a board of trustees meeting, Oct. 26. Prelock was appointed Provost this afternoon by President Garimella.

Alek Fleury and Irene Choi

April 10, 2020

UVM President Suresh Garimella has requested to forgo his salary for the month of April and has asked that it be contributed to a special university fund to help during this crisis. “The board has approved his generous request with our thanks and deep respect during this uniquely challenging and ...

UVM trustee dies from COIVD-19 complications

Bernie Juskiewicz died April 8 due to complications from COVID-19. The trustee and former state representative will be honored by Vermont Monday, April 15 with flags flying at half-mast.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

April 9, 2020

A member of UVM's board of trustees and former state representative died Wednesday from complications relating to COVID-19. Bernie Juskiewicz, 77, died April 8, according to a UVM webpage that contains a letter to the University community. Juskiewicz had served as the chair of the audit committee...

Your latest COVID-19 updates

Your latest COVID-19 updates

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

April 7, 2020

Graduation ceremony uncertain, new grading options and a makeover for the Patrick Gym.

UVM Admissions makes virtual moves to continue recruiting prospective students

Two Advocat tour guides give a virtual tour to prospective students. UVM's campus remains closed except for essential operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

April 7, 2020

Typically this time of year, hundreds of admitted students and families flock to UVM to see campus, connect with current students and ask questions. Now, six Admitted Student Visit Days are taking place as virtually broadcasted events. The first remote Admitted Students Day was Monday, March 30, Advocat...

UVM President reflects on leadership amid COVID-19 pandemic

UVM President Suresh Garimella addresses a gathered crowd of media and UVM community members at press conference Nov. 14, 2019.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

April 2, 2020

UVM President Suresh Garimella said a year ago, he would have never thought he’d be leading a University through a pandemic. Now, as his first year as president nears its finish line, he’s had to make tough decisions as students, faculty, staff and parents have all asked, what’s next during...

COVID-19 Dispatch Part 1: As New York City hospitals fill up, medical masks run out

 Columbus Avenue in New York City is empty except for a dog walker, Mar. 26.

Gabby Felitto

March 31, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads, many medical professionals are overwhelmed. To make matters worse, a shortage of masks and other supplies is beginning to take hold, according to a March 19 New York Times article. While health care workers are struggling to get supplied with the masks they need to work, I hav...

How UVM students say their lives are impacted by COVID-19

How UVM students say their lives are impacted by COVID-19

Kate Vanni, Layout and Illustrations Editor

March 27, 2020

The Vermont Cynic asked UVM students to fill out a survey to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them. Over the course of the last week, UVM students took the time to fill out the survey. Here are graphical representations of their responses. Are you staying on campus? If you are choo...

Illustrations reflect student life during COVID-19

Illustrations reflect student life during COVID-19

Illustrations Staff

March 27, 2020

The Vermont Cynic asked its illustrators to paint, sketch or draw what their life is like now during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is what they came up with. Eleni Papas "I’m currently living in Katonah, which is a small town about an hour north of New York City. For this painting, I tried to go b...

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts – Quarantine Edition

Green Mountain Shower Thoughts - Quarantine Edition

Jacob Goodwin and Nate Dole

March 27, 2020

Jacob and Nate talk about life while quarantined because of COVID-19.

BREAKING: UVM to continue online learning through end of semester and students urged to leave

President Suresh Garimella addresses assembled media at a press conference, Nov. 14.

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

UVM will continue its remote learning model through the end of the semester and close its residential halls, as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies throughout the country and Vermont. As the chance for a physical return to campus comes to a close, the University said Commencement is unlikely to occur...

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