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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

UVM Medical Center seen Jan. 2. The hospital’s support and technical staff voted 997-163 and 123-18, respectively, in support of unionizing.

UVM Medical Center support staff vote to unionize

Ethan Brodie, Cynic News Reporter February 6, 2023

UVM Medical Center support and technical staff voted late January to unionize and join the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, according to a Jan. 27 VTDigger article. The vote was...

Out-of-state students need a better way to get medication

Out-of-state students need a better way to get medication

Mary Kueser, Opinion Columnist April 18, 2022

I was diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder over the 2020-2021 winter break. I was excited to access medication that would make academics more manageable. The difficulty of receiving...

UVM Medical Center President Dr. Stephen Leffler answers questions from the media outside the medical center Oct. 29. Wednesday, UVM Medical Center and UVM Health Networks data systems shut down in light of a confirmed cyberattack.

Despite UVM Medical Center cyberattack officials say UVM data secure

Emma Pinezich and Sawyer Loftus October 29, 2020

A confirmed cyberattack against the University of Vermont Health Network, that caused most of the network’s digital systems to shut down, has not impacted the University, according to UVM officials. The...

UVM Medical Center stands on UVMs campus April 22. The Center, which has treated COVID patients since the beginning of the pandemic, will now be a vaccine trial site.

UVM Medical Center and Medical School selected as testing site for COVID-19 vaccine

News Staff October 27, 2020

The UVM Medical Center and the Larner College of Medicine will be a trial site for a COVID-19 vaccine, according to an all-staff email from UVMMC President and CEO John Brumsted. The medical center...

Light it blue

Light it blue

Bridget Higdon, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2020

UVM shrugged off its green and gold and dressed itself in blue this week as the Davis Center was lit to honor frontline health care workers indefinitely.  For over a week, the Davis Center has...

UVM nursing students in the class of 2020 will graduate early and receive temporary working permits to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic as early as May 2.

UVM nursing students will graduate early to aid in pandemic

Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter April 29, 2020

Senior UVM nursing students will be graduating early and receiving temporary working permits to directly aid in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The class of 95 students was alerted to the change...

Assistant Professor Eike Blohm was charged with possession and production of child pornography May 22, a month after he was arrested for voyeurism.

UVM professor and ER doctor removed from class following arrest

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter April 26, 2020

A UVM professor and doctor at UVM Medical Center who was arrested for voyeurism will not continue to teach for the rest of the semester.  However, the question still looms of what will happen to the...

Douglas Kilburns son, Tyler (left), and widow, Sherry (right) embrace after Tyler made a statement to the press Nov. 8. Tyler asked the public to remember his father was more than just a few seconds of body camera footage.

No charges for Burlington police officer in use of force case

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor November 11, 2019

A Burlington police officer will not face charges after he punched a man in the head, resulting in the man’s death, ruled the Vermont Attorney General. Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced...

Pictured is the view of the Medical Center from Converse Lot. The Office for Civil Rights, a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Education, released a Notice of Violation Aug. 28 stating that UVM Medical Center forced a health care worker to assist with an abortion against her will.

UVMMC investigating if more funds could be taken by Trump Administration

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter September 9, 2019

UVM Medical Center may lose more federal funding than originally expected after a nurse was forced to participate in an abortion procedure, a violation of federal law. The Office for Civil Rights, a sub-agency...

Senior lecturer of art and art history Cameron Davis stands in front of one of her pieces March 28 in the UVM Medical Center. Her collection is entitled “Endless Spring” which the refers to one of many Buddhist terms for enlightenment or awakening.

Senior Lecturer’s art addresses ecological changes

Juliet Malkowski, Staff Writer April 2, 2019

Despite the bleakness of late winter, looking at Cameron Davis’s bright, earthy canvases is like stepping into the beauty of springtime. Davis is a senior lecturer of art and art history, and teaches...

Vermont Federation of Nurses and Healthcare Professionals President Deb Snell steps away from the podium after a press conference Sept. 2, 2018. Negotiations with UVM Medical Center are still ongoing to improve the technical employees contracts.

Technical professionals continue hospital negotiations

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer January 30, 2019

Hospital technical employees’ contracts are currently under negotation. Following strikes from nurses in the summer of 2018, contract negotiations are taking place with the University of Vermont Medical...

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

UVM Medical Center Nurses spend summer working for new contract

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor August 28, 2018

Sawyer Loftus For the past four months, nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center have been in a constant back-and-forth with hospital administrators over new contracts. The nurses’ union,...

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