The Vermont Cynic

A history of hazing: UVM starts new policy

A history of hazing: UVM starts new policy

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

November 4, 2017

UVM implemented a revised hazing policy this fall. The change comes after two incidents of hazing last school year. The board of trustees and President Tom Sullivan approved the policy in May. Most of the changes clarify what defines hazing in relation to a student organization. The policy outlines the ...

UVM ought to treat FSL differently

Letter to the Editor

September 30, 2017

Dear Editor, In response to the article “University treats FSL community unfairly,” I will limit my focus to saying that if UVM were to treat fraternity and sorority life fairly, there would be no more FSL. UVM’s Fraternity and Sorority life is a historically problematic emblem of racism ...

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...

Board of trustees third tri-annual meeting

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

New Minors and Certificates Presented to the Board The Faculty Senate approved two new minors and two new undergraduate certificates. The new public policy analysis minor will be in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the minor in education for cultural and linguistic diversity will be in the Co...

Hockey players suspended for hazing

John Suozzo

October 15, 2016

Lead members of UVM’s hockey team have been suspended for hazing. Four members of the men’s hockey team, including two captains, were suspended by the athletic department for five games because of their role in a recent hazing incident Sept. 24. First-year hockey team members were ...

A call to action against hazing

A call to action against hazing

October 12, 2016

Hazing is an epidemic at universities nationwide. It occurred right here on our campus Sept. 24 when first-year hockey team members were ordered to perform a series of humiliating and sickening tasks. [media-credit name="Hannah Kearns" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] Being strip...

Men’s hockey sanctioned following hazing incident

John Suozzo

October 6, 2016

Four members of the UVM men’s hockey team, including both of the team’s co-captains, have been suspended for five games due to their role in a hazing incident. On Sept. 24, first-year hockey team members were forced to partake in an initiation activity by upperclassmen at the residence of a few...

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