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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 alcohol consumption, according to autopsy results. The action the University is taking based on the resu...

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 the death of first-year Connor Gage. Gage died Feb. 2 after attending at least one fraterni...

Prioritize safety, not just punishment

Prioritize safety, not just punishment

Letter to the Editor

March 9, 2019

For weeks now, the University has upheld a ban on all fraternity activity, including philanthropy and leadership development. This was enacted in response to the death of first-year Connor Gage. The administration declared the ban after the Burlington Police Department found that Gage was likely pres...

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 Gage, according to a Feb. 5 Cynic article. Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, said t...

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, it impacts campus and our community — especially since this situation was entirely preventable. Had s...

Campus remembers first-year: Student response

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 fraternities, according to a Feb. 4 Cynic article. On the night of Gage’s death, each floor in...

Campus remembers first-year: What we know

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 from Little Falls, New York, and was a member of the Wellness Environment studying neuroscience. Gage wa...

Expelled fraternity returns

Expelled fraternity returns

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 13, 2018

Sigma Phi Epsilon has been added to the list of recognized UVM fraternities, nearly seven years after it left campus in 2011 following a survey that asked, “if I could rape someone, who would it be?” One member of the fraternity added the question to his individual copy of the original ques...

University treats FSL community unfairly

University treats FSL community unfairly

Ian Nathan

September 21, 2017

"Alpha Beta Chode” was chalked on the sidewalk outside of the Royall Tyler Theatre in spring 2017. This phrase targeted a population on campus, yet nobody spoke up about it. This University, for some time now, has pushed a hypocritical agenda that preaches awareness and respect, unless...

New law taxes Greeks

New law taxes Greeks

John Riedel, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014

MAEVE CUTTS The Vermont Cynic Director of Student Life Pat Brown discusses the impact of Sorority and Fraternity houses paying property taxes in his office Nov. 7. Fraternities and sororities may be paying property taxes in fiscal year 2018, according to a new law. Senator Tim Ashe spearheaded the l...

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