The Vermont Cynic

SGA Updates

Craig Pelsor, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Proposal to address concerns over current exam schedule SGA is drafting a proposal to present to the Faculty Senate expressing concerns over the current exam schedule. The proposal would not likely affect the upcoming spring exams, but hopefully will affect next year at the earliest. Changes come in response to the re...

SGA finalizes 2017-2018 club budget

Lauren Schnepf, Senior Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

Each year, SGA is tasked with creating a budget to help fund all 147 student organizations recognized at UVM. The $1.3 million budget, allocates funds to SGA-recognized organizations for the 2017-2018 academic year. It was passed March 21. The budget has increased about $59,000 since last year, according to documents obta...

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

March 28, 2017

In at least the past ten years, the Cynic has not endorsed a candidate for SGA president. This year, w...

Students to choose new president

Erika B. Lewy and Lauren Schnepf

March 28, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

An SGA presidential campaign video set against a projection of a galaxy photo and scored with the “Game of Thrones” theme song has been viewed over 6 thousand times, according to Facebook.   The video was produced by candidate junior Niko Wu, a sociology major. Wu is running against junior Chris Petrillo, a mechanical engineering major.   ...

SGA to minimize emissions

SGA to minimize emissions

John Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

March 12, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

SGA is looking to greatly minimize UVM’s impact on the environment by 2025. In 2010, UVM commi...

Reading days must be reinstated

Reading days must be reinstated

Staff Editorial

March 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

When reading days were removed at the end of the fall 2015 semester, they were done so without...

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

December 6, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

For some students, the ability to sublet may be just as important a factor as rent and location...

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 level, and once that planning goes on...

SGA promotes innovation

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 27, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

Students will soon have access to a new program promoting innovation. UVM’s new center for student innovation and ideas is set to be completed by the end of next semester, SGA President Jason Maulucci said. The new program aims to help students with entrepreneurial ideas pursue their goals, Maulucci said. “What we...

SGA outlines resolution on syllabi

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 20, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

  Students have added their voice to faculty contract negotiations this year. A resolution passed by SGA Oct. 2 outlines undergraduates’ expectations for an upcoming bargaining agreement between the University and United Academics, the faculty union. SGA believes the expectation must be explicitly written into...

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

October 19, 2016

In one week, UVM received media attention from FOX News, the Huffington Post, Breitbart News Network an...

Mayor seeks students’ support in downtown project

October 18, 2016

Filed under News, Vermont

Burlington’s mayor is seeking support from UVM students for renovations to downtown Burlington. Mayor Miro Weinberger addressed SGA Oct. 11 at its weekly meeting. Weinberger came to discuss this year’s referendum questions three and four, which concern the Burlington Town Center development project. “This is a great...

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