The Vermont Cynic

Sullivan’s duty to the community

Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear President Sullivan, I hope that you can see fit to address the University as to where we stand as a community concerning the current state of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. There is a palpable sense of hurt and foreboding among our female students and...

Presidential search committee takes shape

Presidential search committee takes shape

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The search committee for the next president of UVM has been officially announced by the UVM board of trustees. The newly selected committee was announced in a Sept. 10 email to the University community. The committee is comprised of 24 members and is co-chaired by David Daigle, the current chair of ...

University responds to student protests

University responds to student protests

Staff Report

March 1, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

After multiple protests led by student-led racial justice group NoNames for Justice, groups around campus have released statements ranging from warnings to support. NoNames released an email statement Feb. 27 recapping the events of the Waterman takeover, in which hundreds of students occupied the ...

Students call for resignations

Students call for resignations

Brandon Arcari, Caroline Derksen, Ben Elfland, Lindsay Freed, Lee Hughes, Oliver Pomazi, Meg Trogolo, and Joey Waldinger

February 26, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

After three demonstrations last week, student protesters planned a class walkout and takeover of the Waterman building Monday, Feb. 25. Social justice advocacy organization NoNames for Justice held demonstrations Feb. 20, 22 and 23 protesting the administration’s response to white supremacy on campus. ...

Students protest University president

Students protest University president

Joey Waldinger, Oliver Pomazi, Brandon Arcari, Meg Trogolo, Caroline Derksen, and Ben Elfland

February 23, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

President Tom Sullivan did not meet with student racial justice protesters who blocked traffic for three hours. The group, who said it wanted to “me et on common ground,” began protesting on South Prospect Street and Main Street at 4:30 p.m. After three hours, they marched to occupy Waterma...

NoNames for Justice protest blocks off Main Street

NoNames for Justice protest blocks off Main Street

Joey Waldinger, Brandon Arcari

February 22, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

Members of NoNames for Justice, a student activist group, said they were willing to be arrested during their protest on South Prospect and Main Street.   At 7:45 p.m., protesters moved into the Waterman building. The protest began at 4:30 p.m. when a group of graduate students walked out of a fina...

Students call for administrators to resign over handling of bias incidents

Students call for administrators to resign over handling of bias incidents

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

February 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

This article updated at 4:10 p.m. Feb. 21.  Students and community members occupied the Waterman Feb. 20, calling for administrators to resign over the University’s handling of racial bias incidents. The rally, referred to as the “Done with the Bullsh*t Rally,” protested the University...

A history of hazing: UVM starts new policy

A history of hazing: UVM starts new policy

Meg Trogolo, Staff Writer

November 4, 2017


Filed under News

UVM implemented a revised hazing policy this fall. The change comes after two incidents of hazing last school year. The board of trustees and President Tom Sullivan approved the policy in May. Most of the changes clarify what defines hazing in relation to a student organization. The policy outlines the ...

Sullivan’s Perkins letter was in poor taste

Sullivan’s Perkins letter was in poor taste

Letter to the Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

President Sullivan, Your office’s recent email comparing students here at UVM to McCarthy was in incredibly poor taste. Students who are concerned or angry that a UVM building is named Perkins should not be vilified. If you are interested in the history of rhetoric in this country perhaps you...

Support your fellow UVM student leaders

Support your fellow UVM student leaders

Staff Editorial

October 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The past two weeks on campus have been filled with protests, marches, rallies and emails about diversity and inclusion at UVM. Student leaders of various diversity organizations on campus delivered a list of demands to president Tom Sullivan asking for the University to take specific action ...

Sullivan responds to diversity protest

Sullivan responds to diversity protest

Brandon Arcari and Lilly Young

October 2, 2017


Filed under Headliners, News

President Tom Sullivan met with 12 leaders of student diversity organizations Wednesday regarding the list of demands presented to him. Leaders of the Black Student Union, the Asian Student Union and Alianza Latinx coordinated a march to the Waterman building Sept. 25. The group brought a lis...

Lowest tuition increase in 40 years approved by board of trustees

Lowest tuition increase in 40 years approved by board of trustees

Linsday Freed, Staff Writer

May 29, 2017


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The lowest tuition percentage increase since 1977 was passed by the board of trustees May 20. In-state tuition will rise 2.7 percent, from $15,096 to $15,504, and out-of state tuition will rise 2.5 percent, from $38,180 to $39,120, for the 2017-2018 academic year, said trustee Soraiya Thura, who sits...

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