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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

 Senior speaker Cyrus Oswald, 2021-22, swears in Senator Sam Wigon, a junior, as treasurer for the 2022-23 academic year as incoming Vice President Sarah Wood watches April 26.

SGA swears in new speaker and treasurer

Isabelle Tanner, Cynic News Reporter May 3, 2022

SGA swore in Treasurer Sam Wigon, a junior, and Speaker of the Senate Carter Purple, a first-year, for the 2022-23 academic year at their April 26 senate meeting.  Purple hopes to achieve personal...

SGA fails to provide promised mandatory sexual violence training

SGA fails to provide promised mandatory sexual violence training

Shannon Turner, Cynic News Reporter April 14, 2022

Instead of promised mandatory ClubSigner sexual violence training, SGA will offer smaller trainings this semester, according to junior Ann Wong, chair of the SGA club affairs committee. These changes...

Female duo to lead SGA

Female duo to lead SGA

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter April 12, 2022

Two SGA committee chairs run unopposed for SGA President and Vice President as the first female duo since 2006, according to the department of Student Life webpage.  Junior Maddie Henson, chair of...

Annie Valentine speaking during the SGA meeting March 29.

SGA unanimously votes in support of Staff Union

Shannon Turner, Cynic News Reporter April 4, 2022

SGA unanimously passed a resolution in support of UVM Staff United’s push for livable wages at their March 29 meeting. UVMSU consists of professional, office, specialized and technical staff members...

SGA senator asks a question during a meeting in the Livak Ballroom March 22.

What is SGA working on?

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 30, 2022

SGA hopes to improve transparency with the student body and further advertise their advocacy for students, said SGA Vice President Olivija Stephens, a junior. The webpage titled “What Is SGA Working...

Cynic Roundup: UVM Research Partner Faces Backlash

Kira Schaefer and Nicole Hardy March 14, 2022

Stay up to date with the Cynic Roundup, giving you coverage on the stories you might have missed last week, from Feb. 27 to March 5. Read the stories mentioned in the podcast here: UVM research partner...

Members of SGA take notes during a public forum in the Livak Ballroom Feb. 22.

SGA lacks diversity, looks to find solutions

Halsey McLaen, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2022

SGA faces a significant lack of diversity due to UVM’s campus climate and additional entry barriers for students of color, said Lina Balcom, interim director of Student Life. Students of color are unlikely...

SGA’s mandatory club sexual violence training sparks student concerns

SGA’s mandatory club sexual violence training sparks student concerns

Halsey McLaen , Assistant News Editor December 6, 2021

SGA’s first-ever sexual assault prevention training for clubs on Nov. 16 generated significant discussion and frustrations, said Lina Balcom, interim director of Student Life. The training, led by guest...

SGA freezes one third of UVM clubs’ funding

SGA freezes one third of UVM clubs’ funding

Halsey McLaen , Assistant News Editor November 10, 2021

Thirty-two percent of UVM clubs lost access to their SGA funding, according to a Nov. 4 email from SGA Treasurer Zyakkiriah Rhoden, a senior. ClubSigners, the president and treasurer of a club, must...

Alexander Yin, executive director of the office of institutional research, speaks at an SGA meeting Nov. 2. Yin covered issues of diversity in front of SGA senators.

UVM needs to improve teaching methods, data researcher says

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter November 9, 2021

UVM faculty need to improve teaching methods so students can learn better in the classroom, said Alexander Yin, executive director of the office of institutional research. The office of institutional...

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SGA swears in newly elected first-year senators

Audrie Caruso, Cynic News Reporter October 4, 2021

SGA swore in newly elected first-year senators at their Sept. 9 meeting, adding new voices to the association for the upcoming school year.  Labeled, “Emergency Business,” on the agenda, the new...

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Alternative program to police proposed

Jane Brinley September 28, 2021

A Vermont state representative presented his idea for a community-led first responder pilot program to promote safety options substitute to police intervention, at a Sept. 21 SGA meeting.  Brian Cina,...

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