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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Thousands of student protestors filled the steps of Waterman building and flooded out past South Prospect Street and onto the Waterman Green May 3.

UVM releases third update to sexual misconduct plan

Ella Ruehsen, News and Sports Editor August 31, 2021

UVM announced updates to its sexual misconduct response plan, including a new staff position and a partnership with a local advocacy nonprofit, in an Aug. 31 email.  The University established a new...

Editorial Board: UVM should be investigated for handling of reports of sexual violence

Editorial Board: UVM should be investigated for handling of reports of sexual violence

Editorial Board May 3, 2021

Over the last week, an overwhelming number of survivors of sexual assault and misconduct have come forward, condemning the University of Vermont’s handling of investigations into their experiences. The...

Junior Kendall Ware stands in her Vermont Swimming and Diving shirt in front of the Patrick Gym, Oct. 9. Ware will be graduating this year to enter a Speech Pathology grad program at UVM.

Students demand change amid claims that UVM Athletics mishandled sexual assault investigation

Hayley Rosen and Emma Pinezich October 13, 2020

Nearly two weeks after UVM Junior Kendall Ware came forward about UVM Athletic Department’s gross mishandling of her sexual assault investigation, students are calling for systemic change, asking for...

Advocates concerned over changes in UVMs sexual assault policy

Advocates concerned over changes in UVM’s sexual assault policy

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor October 7, 2020

Correction: This article was updated at 9:28 a.m. Oct. 8 to correct a previous error. UVM will continue to investigate off-campus sexual assault cases through the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal...

A #meToo sign outside Living Well that allowed students to sign about their own #meToo stories.

New federal changes could force UVM to change sexual assault policies

Brandon Arcari and Sawyer Loftus January 2, 2019

Updates to federal rules on sexual assault investigations by the Department of Education could soon force UVM to change its policies. The newly-published updates, originally leaked in September, would...

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Society cannot tolerate sexual misconduct

Olivia Stafford October 18, 2018

Studies show that 20 to 25 percent of women and 15 percent of men are victims of sexual misconduct at college, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Close to 90 percent of these cases...

Sophomore sues University for suspension

Sophomore sues University for suspension

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor December 4, 2017

An unnamed sophomore is suing the University over a one-semester suspension following allegations that he groped a female student. The student’s lawyers are arguing that the University chose...

Nick Stanton, UVM Title IX Coordinator

UVM sophomore sues school following suspension

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor November 28, 2017

An unnamed sophomore is suing the University over a one-semester suspension following allegations that he groped a female student. The student’s lawyers argue that the University chose to make an...

Weakening Title IX could hurt University

Weakening Title IX could hurt University

Keely Lyons October 12, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her plan to roll back the Obama-era Title IX guidance Sept. 22. Title IX is a statute which prohibits sex-based discrimination in...

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