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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

UVM needs to bring back required testing

UVM needs to bring back required testing

Grace Visco, Opinion Columnist October 15, 2021

During the 2020-21 school year, UVM required COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff, according to UVM’s Green and Gold Promise. They do not now. UVM needs to bring back weekly testing. The...

Students sit close to one another, maskless, in a lecture hall prior to the COVID-19 pandemic November 2019.

BREAKING: UVM announces UVM Forward, the University’s reopening plan for Fall 2021

Ellie Scott, Summer News Editor June 17, 2021

The University of Vermont announced its reopening plan, which eliminates required testing and mask mandates for fully vaccinated individuals effective August 2. The Fall 2021 plan, UVM Forward, was...

Students pack up their dorm belongings outside Harris-Millis Hall March 18.

Harsh COVID sanctions exacerbate confusion and anxiety among students

Will Guisbond, Cynic Staff Writer April 6, 2021

Following two semesters of strict COVID-19 rules and shifting punishments for policy violations, fear and isolation have left some students feeling anxious, tired and confused.  After sharp increases...

A sign in the entryway of the Davis Center COVID-19 testing location warns students that if they have symptoms they cannot test at this location. As the number of COVID-19 cases has increased at UVM over the last three weeks, officials put in place new restrictions Feb. 25.

BREAKING: UVM announces twice weekly COVID-19 testing, harsher penalties

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2021

UVM is doubling down its COVID-19 safety measures with increased testing and harsher penalties for rule violations after a record-high 62 cases were detected among students last week. In a Feb. 25 email...

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

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

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...

A group of students sit together on the Redstone Green, Sept. 11. Students had gathered in large groups several days before over Labor Day weekend, drawing UVM Police to the scene.

‘You can’t put reins on kids’: Hundreds gather on Redstone Green as cops watch, unsure how to act

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter September 16, 2020

As the midnight moon cast down on the Redstone Green Sept. 6, two UVM police officers watched as a group of 150 students openly violated the University’s strict COVID-19 social conduct policy.  Despite...

All students returning to campus fall 2020 must sign UVM’s Green and Gold Promise, released today

All students returning to campus fall 2020 must sign UVM’s Green and Gold Promise, released today

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief July 8, 2020

UVM students must sign the Green and Gold Promise if they decide to participate in on-campus learning for fall 2020 according to the July 2 email from UVM's Provost.  The promise is a form students...

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