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SGA outsider wins presidency amid election difficulties

SGA outsider wins presidency amid election difficulties

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

4 days ago

Despite a forced restart to the SGA presidential and vice presidential elections, an SGA outsider running on a platform to get rid of the organization has won. Juniors Ben Bieri and Peter Lally surged to victory beating out junior Owen Doherty, junior Cody Smart and sophomore Lana Al-Namee, as well...

BREAKING: SGA presidential and vice presidential election forced to restart

BREAKING: SGA presidential and vice presidential election forced to restart

Lilly Page, News Staff Reporter

6 days ago

After over a thousand people voted in the SGA presidential and vice presidential election, SGA was forced to restart the election due to an unknown amount of ineligible graduates and alumni that had access to the voting platform. Senior Nick Bouffard, the Chair of the Elections Committee, sent out an email...

A debate of a different kind: SGA takes presidential debates to live stream

A debate of a different kind: SGA takes presidential debates to live stream

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

March 24, 2020

SGA attempted to keep things business as usual, despite a pandemic, with a virtual debate between candidates running for SGA president and vice president. Moderator Nick Boufford, a senior, was joined by SGA presidential candidates junior Owen Doherty, sophomore Lana Al-Namee, junior Ben Bieri and...

Environmental lobbying group sets up chapter on campus

Environmental lobbying group sets up chapter on campus

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

February 25, 2020

With the help of SGA, a statewide environmental lobbying group has established a branch on UVM’s campus.  Vermont Public Interest Research Group, a self-described environmental advocacy group, will set up camp on UVM’s campus as an SGA recognized club, following its approval at SGA’s Feb. 11 m...

SGA again requests UVM divest from fossil fuels

SGA again requests UVM divest from fossil fuels

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

January 29, 2020

To thundering applause and a standing ovation, SGA emphasized the importance of UVM’s divestment at their Jan. 21 meeting.  During their weekly meeting, junior Sophie Smith, chair of the Committee on the Environment, introduced a resolution urging the board of trustees to divest from fossil fuels....

Student food pantry finds a home on Central Campus

Student food pantry finds a home on Central Campus

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

January 29, 2020

A project that was started last year to address food insecurity on campus has found a place to open.  Rally Cat’s Cupboard, a food pantry created by SGA, is designed to help food insecure undergraduate, graduate and medical students.  It will be will open Feb. 24 and is located in Hills Ag...

SGA is scared to talk to you

SGA is scared to talk to you

Staff Editorial

January 22, 2020

Dear SGA senators, If you are afraid to talk to another student you don’t know, you should not be on SGA. In their first meeting back this semester, SGA debated for almost two hours over changes to their election process. One of those changes included a debate over the requirement for senators t...

Student and alumni race for spots on city council to represent wards one and eight

Student and alumni race for spots on city council to represent wards one and eight

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

January 22, 2020

As the Burlington City Council race heats up, the majority of the candidates running to represent the wards that make up UVM share a deep connection with the University. Four out of the five candidates for the two wards that make up UVM are alumni. Some of the top priorities of the five candidates...

UVM and SGA consider removing portions of campus safety feature

UVM and SGA consider removing portions of campus safety feature

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

December 10, 2019

SGA is working to assess the role of blue lights on UVM’s campus and determine if they should be removed and be replaced with an app.  But not all UVM students approve the idea, and UVM Emergency Management has yet to fully commit to the project. Blue lights are a series of alarm or panic s...

Letter to the Editor: How UVM’s values align with divestment

Letter to the Editor: How UVM’s values align with divestment

Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2019

Letter to the Editor Sophia Smith '21 Chair, SGA Committee on the Environment Member, Socially Responsible Investment Advisory Council Undergraduate Representative, Budget and financing subcommittee of board of trustees The push for divestment from fossil fuels has been an ongoing struggle with...

SGA explores adding a third branch of student government

SGA explores adding a third branch of student government

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

December 4, 2019

SGA’s Constitution Committee will explore how to add an additional judicial branch to handle internal SGA conflicts.  Senior Zach Merson, speaker of the senate and chair of the Constitution Committee, brought the idea of the addition to the entire SGA Nov. 19. Merson said currently there are on...

SGA senator selected to represent students and Burlington residents

SGA senator selected to represent students and Burlington residents

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

December 4, 2019

An SGA senator will now represent both UVM students and other Burlingtontonians as a member of the Ward 8 Steering Committee.  Sophomore Hannah King, senator on the Committee on Legislative and Community Affairs, was the second elected member from Ward 8. “Each ward has their own Neighborhood ...

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