The Vermont Cynic

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 times and bad. In fact, in moments like these, we need journalists more than ever to articulate r...

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 to be the foremost record of life at UVM. When the Cynic was founded in 1883, its mission statem...

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 afternoon before finals week. Billings Library initially scared me because it is so incredibly quie...

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 like-minded people who are now some of my best friends. The Cynic staff is made up of writers, pho...

$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 $1 million cash gift to UVM, President Tom Sullivan said at an April 15 press conference.“It gives ...

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 Nancy Welch said. “At UVM, these actions — and the establishment of courses in women’s...

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 2016. The ALANA Student Center is currently located in the Blundell House on South Prospect Street. The Ce...

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, UVM had its best ever October and December in terms of fundraising, said Rich Bundy, president and C...

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 used a popular vote.The proposed bill, S-241, is currently before the State Senate committee on...

Sullivan requests increase in state funding

<p>Sullivan requests increase in state funding</p>

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 the University.During his presentation he also said UVM’s out-of-state tuition dollars fund the University, and a...

Students go campaigning in New Hampshire

February 9, 2016

UVM students campaigned in New Hampshire this past weekend, in preparation for the state’s primary.A local student group, UVM Students for Bernie Sanders, bused students to New Hampshire Feb. 6 to Feb. 9.He said he saw a broad spectrum of political views while campaigning.First-year Adrian Burnett is on...

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