The Vermont Cynic

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...

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...

Fraternity life & rape culture

Fraternity life & rape culture

Staff Editorial September 12, 2018

This story updated at 12:24 September 17 to reflect the correct question on the survey and to include who added it. The fraternity was found not guilty by a University investigation.  A UVM fraternity...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

Erika B. Lewy January 18, 2017

UVM fraternities and sororities are facing a decrease in membership following the loss of their property tax exemption.   On Jan. 1, a 2014 state law that repealed Greek organizations' exemption...

The 411 on going Greek this semester

Greta Bjornson September 3, 2016

Each fall, SGA-recognized clubs gather around campus to convince new members to join their ranks. But, for some organizations, the process of joining looks a bit different from signing a name and email...

‘Sorority Life’ piece: rude and misinformed

April 8, 2016

Dear Editor,This is in regards to the “Reflections on sorority life” piece that was recently published. Not only is it offensive to a large number of UVM students, but it is horribly misinformed. As...

An honest response to last week’s ‘sorority life’ piece

March 31, 2016

Dear editor,In case this message finds its way into the hands of a reader who may not have seen the article I am referencing, yet another uninspired satirical list of offensive stereotypes about sorority...

Illustration by SAM WOOLFOLK

Sorority holds fundraiser to combat cancer

Anna Power March 30, 2016

Cupcakes, brownies, cookies and other treats filled the Delta Delta Delta house March 20. Delta Desserts is an annual event held to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Tickets were $5...

Reflections on sorority life

Reflections on sorority life

Daltrey Burris March 23, 2016

[media-credit name="ALYSSA HANDELMANN" align="alignnone" width="403"][/media-credit] To my innumerable hordes of female readers, While I lack any semblance of official affiliation with Greek life,...

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