The Vermont Cynic

Student runs for seat in City Council election

Student runs for seat in City Council election

Lee Hughes and Emma Jarnagin

March 5, 2018


Filed under News

In his campaign for Ward 8 councilman, UVM junior JF Carter Neubieser has broken University rules. Neubieser missed a Feb. 23 debate to attend student racial justice protests. He also campaigned in residence halls, he said, which is against University policy. Neubieser, Ward 8 school board candida...

Board of Trustees to discuss housing changes, fossil fuel divestment

Board of Trustees to discuss housing changes, fossil fuel divestment

Emma Jarnagin and Alex Verret

October 19, 2017


Filed under News

The UVM board of trustees will meet Friday Oct. 20 and Saturday Oct. 21 for its quarterly meeting. Topics including diversity, tuition increases, updates and new uses for residence halls will be discussed, according to the trustees board book. Tom Gustafson, Vice President for University Relations...

New club fee collection hurts club members

New club fee collection hurts club members

Letter to the editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The Student Government Association has been asked, by higher-ups in the controller’s office, to make sure all money coming in to student clubs is routed through University Tickets, a third-party vendor. This includes club membership dues, merchandise sales and ticket sales to members...

SGA first year elections begin today

SGA first year elections begin today

Greta Bjornson, News Editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under News

The Student Government Association will be holding elections for first-year senators this week. Voting begins at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 and ends 8 a.m. Sept. 14, said Nicole Woodcock, SGA vice president. Students may vote though the Lynx website. First-years who are running include: Ryan Croxford, Aida...

Water bottle ban dampens environmental objective

Water bottle ban dampens environmental objective

James Simpson

September 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In 2013, UVM took a leap in its pro-environment crusade by ending the sale of bottled water on campus. While the intentions of SGA were noble, it is time to rescind the measure and finally recognize it as the failure it is. As reported by NPR, the number of single-use plastic bottles s...

SGA president Petrillo presents to UVM board

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2017


Filed under News

SGA President Chris Petrillo gave his first presentation to the board of trustees May 19. Part of the SGA president’s role is to be the face of the Student Body at the board of trustees meeting, which occurs tri-annually In addition, the SGA president updates the board on what the SGA senate...

SGA executives have transformed UVM

SGA executives have transformed UVM

Staff Editorial

April 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

During the past two years, the entire student body of this University has been blessed to be led by two incredible student leaders. Since April 2015, Jason Maulucci and Tyler Davis have led this campus with strength, integrity and intelligence. Everything they have sought to complete was done...

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...

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, ...

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Chris Petrillo for SGA President

Staff Editorial

March 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

In at least the past ten years, the Cynic has not endorsed a candidate for SGA president. This year, we are endorsing Chris Petrillo. After two years and a historic administration, it is again time for UVM students to choose one person to represent them. Chris Petrillo is the best person to do so. ...

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 committed to being carbon neutral by 2025 as part of a nationwide effort by universities across the country. “I decided because of that to launch a study to look into how SGA could be carbon neutral by 2025,”...

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