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Sustainability students denied housing requests

Sustainability students denied housing requests

Kate Germain, Culture Staff March 18, 2021

As the weather warms and UVM students make their plans for Fall 2021 housing, Sustainability students grapple with major changes in their learning community.   The UVM Department of Residential Life’s...

ResLife dismisses RAs' plea for hazard pay and more COVID-19 protection

ResLife dismisses RAs’ plea for hazard pay and more COVID-19 protection

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter September 18, 2020

Frustrated with the lack of protection and guidelines for COVID-19 situations, a group of anonymous RAs sent a list of demands to the director of ResLife.   Three days later, they received a response...

In-state students begin moving out of Harris-Millis residential hall May 29.

Students begin move-out under strict COVID-19 guidelines after months of waiting

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter May 29, 2020

After almost three months of waiting, on-campus students were finally notified of a detailed dorm move-out plan that starts as soon as this weekend. Vermont residents will be the first group to move...

Ask Cat: answers for your UVM questions

Ask Cat: answers for your UVM questions

Ask Cat May 10, 2019

Ask Cat: The Vermont Cynic's advice column. Q: Best study spot on campus? During my second semester at UVM, I got more acquainted with campus, and wandered into the newly restored Billings Library one...

Why Trinity campus is perfect for first-year students

Why Trinity campus is perfect for first-year students

Emily Johnston April 11, 2019

During the room selection process for rising sophomores, it became clear that most students didn’t want to live on Trinity campus. Yet, Trinity campus allows first-years to succeed. The Residential...

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. 

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...

How ResLife is violating our human rights

How ResLife is violating our human rights

Mills Sparksman October 4, 2018

Warning: This piece is satire! This year, I was assigned to a triple on Redstone campus. It was all that was left by the time I had a chance to select my room, and I was immediately disappointed by the...

UVM students targeted in housing scam

UVM students targeted in housing scam

Sawyer Loftus, Senior Staff Writer July 20, 2018

UVM students and the greater Burlington area have been targeted in a string of recent rental scams. UVM Police posted an alert about the scam on their Facebook page Wednesday July 17 to UVM students...

Be skeptical of ResLife changes

Be skeptical of ResLife changes

Isabella Abraham March 22, 2018

Living/Learning Communities seem like the way to maximize a residence hall experience, especially for first-year students — that’s definitely what ResLife wants incoming first-year students to think. There...

The Photo Co-op in the Living/Learning Center gives students access to the facility for $90 a semester. The Co-op offers a fully equipped darkroom and individual instruction in film photography.

Co-op educates photographers

Alec Collins, Staff Writer February 22, 2018

We may be living in the digital age, but some members of the UVM community are throwing it back to analog days by learning and practicing black-and-white film photography. The Photo Co-op in the Living/Learning...

Mumps outbreak alarms students

Mumps outbreak alarms students

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer February 19, 2018

A mumps outbreak at UVM was confirmed by the Vermont Department of Health last week. One student tested positive for the mumps, and two other students are highly likely to be positive as well, University...

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...

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