The Vermont Cynic

Students to choose new president

Erika B. Lewy and Lauren Schnepf

March 28, 2017

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

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,”...

Reading days must be reinstated

Reading days must be reinstated

Staff Editorial

March 8, 2017

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

Olivia Bowman

September 26, 2016

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

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...

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