The Vermont Cynic

First-year retention rate falls behind

First-year retention rate falls behind

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

First-year programmed housing plan moves forward

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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