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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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...

Its 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...

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...

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,...

Kappa Sigma hosts fundraiser for Navy SEALS

March 3, 2016

Kappa Sigma Fraternity hosted a charity sleepover Feb. 26 to support the Navy SEAL Legacy foundation.This event was Kappa Sigma’s eighth annual Sleep Out for the Soldiers fundraiser. Brothers from UVM’s...

Panhellenic council wins national award

Alexandra Shannon September 2, 2015

The University of Vermont received its first national Panhellenic excellence award this summer. This award is granted by the National Panhellenic Conference to 43 colleges and universities across the...

Sorority returns to campus

Sorority returns to campus

November 18, 2014

WALKER SULTZBACHThe Vermont Cynic Members of the sorority interest group that formed the Alpha Theta chapter of Kappa Delta craft at the Redstone Lofts Nov. 12, 2013.  A group of 85 girls have come together...

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