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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Board of trustees see 20% more female membership than in 2020

Board of trustees see 20% more female membership than in 2020

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor March 31, 2022

The board of trustees sees nearly half female-membership, according to a March 23 email from UVM Spokesperson Enrique Corredera, despite past concerns that reaching a 50/50 split by 2025 would be “impossible,”...

The Waterman building sits on S Prospect Street.

Board of trustees re-elects chair, appoints new members

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor March 2, 2022

Editor's note: This story was updated March 3 at 1:55 p.m. to correct new members' start dates.  UVM’s board of trustees re-elected Ron Lumbra as its chair and welcomed three recently-elected members...

Faculty union pushes for faculty and staff representation on board of trustees

Faculty union pushes for faculty and staff representation on board of trustees

Skyeler Devlin, Cynic News Reporter February 22, 2022

UVM’s faculty union, United Academics, aims to get faculty and staff representation on the board of trustees, according to a Feb. 14 email from UA communications. UA introduced a revised version of...

Don McCree, chair of the Budget, Finance and Investment Committee flips through the pages of the board of trustees meeting itinerary inside the Livak Ballroom 8:30 a.m. Oct. 29. McCree’s term is set to end March 2026.

Board of trustees approves School of the Arts, terminates several language programs

Ella Ruehsen, News Editor February 7, 2022

UVM’s board of trustees approved the proposed School of the Arts within the College of Arts and Sciences at a Feb. 4-5 meeting, according to a Feb. 5 press release.  This vote solidifies the proposed...

The Committee of the whole meets Oct. 29.

What to know from the Committee of the Whole meeting

Lucille Whittier , Cynic News Reporter November 1, 2021

The board of trustees saw four presentations regarding student governance, internships, academic reorganization and the UVM Foundation at its Oct. 26 Committee of the Whole meeting. The Committee of the...

Trustees gather for their Oct. 26, 2019 meeting.

More cuts across colleges may come, says UVM board of trustees

Staff Report February 8, 2021

More cuts to majors, minors and departments may come after UVM’s board of trustees pushed forward with plans Friday to reevaluate low-enrollment programs across the University. During the board’s...

Trustees gather for their Oct. 26, 2019 meeting. The board met virtually for their last meeting of the school year May 15.

Board of trustees affirms zero tuition increase in last meeting of the year

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter May 20, 2020

The UVM board of trustees will not increase tuition for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year despite mounting COVID-19 related expenses.  The board, led by Chair Ron Lumbra, also discussed UVM’s monetary...

Sustainability workgroup discusses potential future of UVM fossil fuel divestment

Sustainability workgroup discusses potential future of UVM fossil fuel divestment

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter April 27, 2020

A meeting that was supposed to include discussion about campus input on divestment resulted in the members scarcely touching the topic, before moving on to the next step in their agenda. The second...

Bernie Juskiewicz died April 8 due to complications from COVID-19. The trustee and former state representative will be honored by Vermont Monday, April 15 with flags flying at half-mast.

UVM trustee dies from COIVD-19 complications

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor April 9, 2020

A member of UVM's board of trustees and former state representative died Wednesday from complications relating to COVID-19. Bernie Juskiewicz, 77, died April 8, according to a UVM webpage that contains...

Members of the board of trustees prepare for the March 2 meeting where they selected Ron Lumbra to be the new chair and established the new sustainability work group.

UVM asks for student input on divestment amidst pressure from campus groups

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter April 5, 2020

On a Friday afternoon when many students might be gearing up for the weekend, over 100 others chose to pack themselves behind a partition in the Silver Maple Ballroom.  They came to ask the board of...

Members of the board of trustees prepare for the March 2 meeting where they selected Ron Lumbra to be the new chair and established the new sustainability work group.

BOT selects new chair and discusses sustainability

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor March 2, 2020

UVM’s board of trustees have selected a new chair and agreed to form a new working group to study sustainability, at its March 2 meeting. Ron Lumbra was selected to steer the board. He previously...

Richard Cate, vice president for finance and UVM treasurer, walks to his seat during the board of trustees meeting, Jan. 31. Cate became vice president for finance and treasurer in 2013.

Three takeaways from last week’s BOT meeting

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter February 5, 2020

Here are three takeaways from the board of trustees’ Budget, Finance and Investment Committee meeting Jan. 31. 1. A motion to freeze next academic year’s tuition rate was discussed by the committee....

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