The Vermont Cynic

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 consultation from students and student leaders on this campus. These student leaders are the same leaders who work tirelessly and often without pay with solely the best interests of the campus student b...

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 are while searching for off-campus leases for next year. Students struggle to find subletters to take over their off-campus leases while they study abroad, and it’s causing emotional and financial s...

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...

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. ...

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 ...

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

SGA reflects on Black Lives Matter

Greta Bjornson

October 19, 2016


Filed under Life

In one week, UVM received media attention from FOX News, the Huffington Post, Breitbart News Network and the Washington Post, just to name a few. The decision by SGA to put the Black Lives Matter flag next to the American flag outside the Davis Center sparked national conversation, and also promp...

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 proje...

Student government organizes new visions for 2016

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Executive members of SGA have set the course for several new initiatives this year. Upon entering their second year in office, SGA President Jason Maulucci and Vice President Tyler Davis have set a goal for SGA for the 2016 school year: holding the organization accountable in order to elevate its rol...

UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

UVM students stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

At the University of Vermont, blackout is no longer just a hashtag.   Over 100 students, staff and community members gathered under the new “Black Lives Matter” flag flown in front of the Davis Center for a moment of silence and many photographs at 4:30 p.m. Monday.   They...

Black Lives Matter flag stolen overnight

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 25, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

The Black Lives Matter flag was removed by an unknown person Saturday night, according to an email from Beverly Colston, director of the ALANA Student Center.   The disappearance of the flag is being investigated by police as an act of vandalism, Colston said in the email.   “Ple...

SGA Updates 9/11/2016

SGA Updates 9/11/2016

Caroline Alkire

September 14, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

  President Sullivan addresses senators President Sullivan reported on Summer University at UVM; 5,400 students took summer classes this year.   He also praised the peer to peer program created by the SGA.   SGA seeks new dining plan   Senators discussed t...

Advising program to expand by end of year

Advising program to expand by end of year

September 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

UVM’s peer mentor program has launched with plans to expand by the end of the academic year.It will cost $102,000 to implement the program for the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the official bill titled the Peer Advising for Learning Success Act.The student advisers will be paid a $300 per-s...

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