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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

UVM should improve housing selection

UVM should improve housing selection

Lucas Martineau, Opinion Columnist April 25, 2022

My experience with sophomore room selection at UVM was mediocre and anxiety-inducing. I was only basing my decision off the Halls page on the UVM ResLife website, which provides no interior photos at...

City Council needs to change zoning regulations

City Council needs to change zoning regulations

Alexander McMurray, Opinion Columnist April 13, 2022

Lack of affordable housing is a harsh reality Burlington residents live with. The city and state government’s restraint of the market creates does not allow for sustainable growth or building affordable...

UVM should stop over-admitting students

UVM should stop over-admitting students

Sam Nylen, Opinion Columnist March 16, 2022

It’s no secret that UVM attracts more and more students each year, with UVM welcoming its largest class since 2015, according to  a Oct. 14, 2021 UVM Today article.  The increased enrollment disrupts...

Cynic Roundup: UVM continues in-person instruction despite high COVID-19 numbers

Kira Schaefer, Podcast Host November 16, 2021

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed in news last week. In this edition, Host Kira Schaefer interviews Cynic writer Eliza Barker on UVM's plans...

The Cynic Roundup: The Burlington Housing Crisis Explained

Kira Schaefer, Podcast Host October 18, 2021

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed in news last week. In this edition, Host Kira Schaefer interviews Cynic Culture Editor Sophia Venturo on...

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Student tenants feel taken advantage of by Burlington landlords

Rebecca Holt, Features Staff Writer April 23, 2021

UVM students renting in Burlington feel dissatisfied with housing conditions and relations with their landlords, however, one city councilwoman is working to make the overall renting power dynamics more...

Burlington City Council ward debate: UVM’s role in BTV housing

Burlington City Council ward debate: UVM’s role in BTV housing

Emily Johnston February 27, 2020

My main takeaway from the Feb. 21 Burlington Tenants Union City Council debate was that all candidates at the debate agree there is a housing crisis and they all agree UVM plays a role in this crisis. I...

Housing and local employment for refugees

Housing and local employment for refugees

Gabriella Marchesi and Sarang Murthy April 13, 2017

Housing The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program handles all refugees’ housing needs from the time they arrive in Vermont. A housing manager secures an affordable apartment for the family,...

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

December 6, 2016

For some students, the ability to sublet may be just as important a factor as rent and location are while searching for off-campus leases for next year. Students struggle to find subletters...

Phil Scott: the right choice for Governor to move our state forward

Jason Maulucci November 4, 2016

Disclaimer: Jason Maulucci is both the President of the UVM College Republicans and a staffer on Phil Scott's election campaign. During an election cycle in which the two major party nominees...

ResLife announces dorm space for upperclassmen

ResLife announces dorm space for upperclassmen

October 20, 2016

Upperclassmen may soon have an easier time finding housing. ResLife announced there will be more room for upperclassmen to live on-campus in the 2017-2018 academic year due to the completed construction...

Mayor seeks students’ support in downtown project

October 18, 2016

Burlington’s mayor is seeking support from UVM students for renovations to downtown Burlington. Mayor Miro Weinberger addressed SGA Oct. 11 at its weekly meeting. Weinberger came to discuss this...

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