The Vermont Cynic

First-year retention rate falls behind

Students rush past Royall Tyler Theatre on their way to class. UVM has recently fallen behind other school in relation to its retention rate, which is 86.6 percent, between a class's first and second fall semesters.

Lee Hughes and Rachel Halpern

December 6, 2018

UVM has fallen behind its comparative schools in retention rate of students. Comparative schools, like Boston University, outdo UVM by four to five percent, a trend driven by a need to better connect students with academic opportunities and lower levels of school spirit, said Alexander Yin, director of...

First-year programmed housing plan moves forward

UVM undergraduates will be allowed to return to their dorms from 8 a.m. Saturday, March 14 until 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17 to gather “essential items necessary for remote instruction,” according to a March 11 email from Rafael Rodriguez, director of Residential Life. 

Lily Young, Staff Writer

November 28, 2018

There will be 100 percent participation in learning communities by first-years by fall 2019. Next school year, all first-year housing options will be in learning communities. Residential Life Director Rafael Rodriguez said that this has been a major goal for Reslife for the past three years. Sophomor...

New ResLife plan fails students

New ResLife plan fails students

Mills Sparkman

February 15, 2018

Complaints about rooming situations are common on college campuses, but students are especially disgruntled this spring. This year, ResLife required students to select their learning community preferences by November, while last year most students made their selections in March. One argument for thi...

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