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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: The killing of independent student media at UVM

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: The killing of independent student media at UVM
Sawyer Loftus, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2020

“It’s a dangerous thing to start a paper.” As I read these words etched across a March 1883 edition of the Burlington Clipper, a weekly newspaper that used to run in the Queen City, the words...

A Letter to Our Readers

A Letter to Our Readers
Staff Editorial March 18, 2020

Dear Readers, Despite other recent closings and cancellations, we are writing to let you know the Vermont Cynic is still operating.  It is the duty of the press to bring you the news in both good...

Why student media is crucial

Why student media is crucial
Staff Editorial February 5, 2020

On Jan. 29, the Vermont Cynic celebrated Student Press Freedom Day, a national day that honors student journalists and brings awareness to the rights of student media. At the Cynic, we believe our newspaper...

Ask Cat: answers for your UVM questions

Ask Cat: answers for your UVM questions
Ask Cat May 10, 2019

Ask Cat: The Vermont Cynic's advice column. Q: Best study spot on campus? During my second semester at UVM, I got more acquainted with campus, and wandered into the newly restored Billings Library one...

A letter from the Editor’s desk

A letter from the Editor’s desk
Staff Editorial May 9, 2019

Dear students, parents, faculty and alumni, Welcome to UVM! At the start of my first year, I attended the first Vermont Cynic General Meeting of the fall semester. There, I found a welcoming group of...

$19.7 million donated to College of Medicine: “Largest one-time donation in UVM history”

President Tom Sullivan(Right) and Frederick Morin, Dean of the College of Medicine(Center), announce a $19.7 million donation to the College of Medicine. Photo by Cole Wangsness
April 15, 2016

A $19.7 million donation, the largest in UVM’s history, was given to the College of Medicine by an alumnus.Dr. Robert Larner ‘39 donated a piece of property worth $18.7 million in Los Angelesand a...

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

UVM student's protesting 1988
Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen March 2, 2016

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor...

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition
Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 24, 2016

For 73 years, UVM fraternity members danced in blackface and satin tuxedos during the longest running winter carnival in the country. At its peak in the 1960s, this event, known as the Kake Walk, was...

ALANA moves to L/L in fall 2016

The Living/Learning Center is pictured Feb. 4. The ALANA Student Center will be moving to the space currently occupied by the Career Center. SABRINA HOOD/The Vermont Cynic
Alexandra Shannon February 12, 2016

Students will soon be able to access the ALANA Student Center on Athletic Campus. The Center is moving into the space that the Career Center currently occupies in the Living/Learning Center in fall...

Campaign raises $250 million

The board of trustees budget, finance and investment committee discuss monetary issues. The board meets four times a year to discuss University policy. HANNAH KEARNS/The Vermont Cynic
Bryan O'Keefe February 12, 2016

Over $250 million has been raised for UVM’s Move Mountains campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the University’s history, as announced in the Feb. 5 board of trustees meeting. In 2015,...

Vt. debates legalizing cannabis

February 11, 2016

Vermont is debating becoming the fifth state in the U.S. to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.Vermont would be the first state in the union to legalize through legislation - all other states have...

Sullivan requests increase in state funding

Sullivan requests increase in state funding
February 10, 2016

President Tom Sullivan visited the Statehouse Jan. 27 to ask the House and Senate Committees on Education for more funding for fiscal year 2017.Sullivan asked for a 5.2 percent increase in funding for...

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