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

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

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 out of their dorms May 29, 30 and 31, according to a May 22 email from Rafael Rodriguez, the executi...

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 afternoon before finals week. Billings Library initially scared me because it is so incredibly quie...

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 Life website’s Returner Room Selection page used to say students living in traditional housing could ch...

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...

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 outcome. Having lived in Davis hall for approximately a month, I can now conclude that living in...

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 and the community. Scammers have copied real property ads and replaced contact information in attempts...

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 are numerous LLCs spanning all of UVM’s campus this year, and ResLife is planning on main...

Co-op educates photographers

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.

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 Center is a space for UVM students, staff and  their families to develop their creative...

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 Communications Director Enrique Corredera stated in a Feb. 17 email. The Vermont Department of Health’s c...

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...

WE residents circulate petition to re-hire RA

WE residents circulate petition to re-hire RA

Emma Jarnagin, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Central Campus Residence Hall residents have started a petition to have their RA reinstated after her dismissal. Sophomore Carter Bradshaw has been relocated to Wellness Environment housing in Christie Wright Patterson after being fired Oct. 16. The petition stated she was terminated for “havin...

Programmed housing for the arts to move to Trinity campus

Programmed housing for the arts to move to Trinity campus

Ellyn Lapointe, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Residential Life will house a new Arts and Creativity community on Trinity campus beginning the fall semester of 2018. Arts Initiative staff and students have been working with ResLife to develop this new program, which will be centered around artistic expression and creativity, said Arts Init...

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