The Vermont Cynic

UVM does not reach programmed housing goal

UVM does not reach programmed housing goal

Ellyn LaPointe, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under News

Last year, UVM set a goal to have 100 percent of incoming first-years enrolled in programmed housing. Reslife offers a number of programmed housing options, centered around a theme that seeks to create a community within the dorms, according to the UVM website. “Residence halls are more than simp...

The importance of multiple truths

The importance of multiple truths

Staff Editorial

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Everyone at UVM– from residents all the way up through administrators in Student Affairs– needs to be talking more about what does and does not work in Residential Life. These conversations have been happening for a while. Folks in the residential life sphere as well as those higher up in the Univers...

ResLife prioritizes the safety of residents

ResLife prioritizes the safety of residents

Letter to the Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Recently, the issue of police presence in the residence halls has received much attention. Despite numerous interviews and discussions, coverage has failed to capture the complexity and challenges involved in ensuring the health and safety of our students. Genuinely, I am appre...

Students watch as campus tranforms

Camilla Broccolo

November 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A group of prospective UVM students and families led by a tour guide shuffled past the construction site of the new residence hall that will be open in August 2017. This is just one of the buildings that will be included in the new housing model ResLife will be transitioning to starting next fall....

The administration must reprioritize

The administration must reprioritize

November 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The University has once again made a paramount decision without consulting some of the highest public tuition payers in the country: its students. Every single first-year student who comes to UVM in August will be forced to live in programmed housing. This decision has already been made by...

ResLife promotes themed housing

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Next academic year, 75 percent of first-year students will live in programmed housing. Students have no official input as of right now, said Joe Russell, associate director of residential education for ResLife. “There is a certain level of planning that has to happen at the administration le...

ResLife announces dorm space for upperclassmen

ResLife announces dorm space for upperclassmen

October 20, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 of the first-year residence hall in August 2017, an Oct. 12 email to students stated. Additiona...

ResLife staff gives advice on living in dorms

ResLife staff gives advice on living in dorms

October 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Roughly 5,500 students live on campus and have to adhere to the rules of the dorms.   Residence directors, assistant residence directors and police officers reserve the right to enter a room or suite under any circumstance that appears to be a danger to the health and safety of the students, ...

UVM tackles campus damages

October 13, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Every year new students move in and out of dorms and ResLife has to make sure they stay in good condition.   UVM ResLife inspects every room after students move out in spring, and in many cases issue fines for broken or missing items.   Fines can range from $27 for basic chairs...

Crime log

Crime log

Bryan O'Keefe

April 19, 2016


Filed under Crime Log, News

April 6 10:39 A.M.   Horses got out of a fenced-in area of UVM’s Morgan Horse Farm. The area was secure before police arrived.   April 6 10:10 P.M.   Police received a report of an unconscious woman in Harris Millis Dining Hall. She was taken to the Medical Center by UVM ...

Slade still working to keep local food

Slade still working to keep local food

Hannah Carpino

April 7, 2016


Filed under Life

In response to mounting outcry from Slade residents, ResLife proposed a compromise that would no longer mean the end of Slade as an independent community. Instead of absorbing Slade into the GreenHouse program, which is housed in University Heights South, ResLife announced Slade will remain a...

Slade Hall fights to stay in cottage on Trinity

Slade Hall fights to stay in cottage on Trinity

Hannah Carpino

March 23, 2016


Filed under Life

Slade Hall, an independent residential community self-described as a “UVM house of love,” is in danger due to proposed changes by ResLife and the University. The current residents have mobilized to save it, as outlined by the community “Save Slade” petition. For those unfamiliar with ...

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