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SGA president-elect declines nomination, runner-up selected as new SGA president

Junior Ben Bieri was elected as the next president of SGA March 28. Prior to being sworn in April 14, he said he's stepping down.

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

April 14, 2020

The SGA president-elect announced he is stepping down two weeks after he was nominated to the position. Junior Ben Bieri, who was elected to be next year’s SGA president March 28, said he will decline the presidential nomination at tonight’s SGA meeting. “It’s something that has been weighing...

Supporters of student union now hold a majority on SGA following elections

34 UVM students were elected to serve on SGA for the 2020-2021 academic year Thursday, April 9. The majority of students elected ran on a platform that supports the creation of student union. Of the 34 SGA senators elected 19 are new to the organization while 15 will keep their seats.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

April 10, 2020

Following the election of an SGA President who ran on a platform to create a student union, 20 SGA senators that ran on the same platform were elected Thursday night. Junior Ben Bieri, the SGA president-elect won the presidential race on a platform to get rid of SGA. Now, his supporters hold a majority...

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

Cynic Staff

January 17, 2018

A blue sticky note penis has left eight first-years fearing they will lose their housing in the Wellness Environment. It was mid-September when the students sat in their new dorm watching a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the courtyard below. They were messing around with sticky notes on the window a...

SGA resolution on divestment

SGA resolution on divestment

Kassondra Little, Senior Staff Writer

October 19, 2017

At last night’s meeting, the SGA passed a resolution that called on the board of trustees to divest from fossil fuels. The resolution demanded UVM divest from the top 200 companies who contribute the most to carbon emissions as indexed by the Carbon Tracker Initiative. The resolution also ca...

UVM raises Black Lives Matter flag

UVM raises Black Lives Matter flag

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

September 23, 2016

A photo of a Black Lives Matter flag flying outside the Davis Center has garnered national media attention.   UVM’s African, Latino(a), Asian and Native American Student Center will be hosting a “Black Out” event to support the flag being raised, sophomores Akilah Ho-Young and Hayde...

SGA Updates Feb. 16

SGA Updates Feb. 16

Alexandra Shannon

February 24, 2016

Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences visits SGA Patty Prelock, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, spoke to the SGA about the accomplishments and goals of the college. One of the college’s objectives is to prepare the next generation of healthcare providers for statewide, nati...

‘Voices’ Make up for low turnout

Bryan O'Keefe

January 27, 2016

Student protesters marched through campus and into academic buildings Jan. 25 in opposition of the Faculty Senate’s decision to remove reading days. Senior Alexander Collingsworth organized the event, and said he feels the protest has to do with more than just the removal of reading days. “This...

Students removed from Trump’s rally, students say

Donald Trump gives a speech at his rally at the Flynn theatre Dec. 7. RYAN THORNTON/The Vermont Cynic

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

January 12, 2016

[Updated: Jan. 12 10:35 P.M.] Two UVM students said they were removed after  protesting a Donald Trump rally held at the Flynn Performing Arts Center Jan. 7 in Burlington. First-year Greer Sargeant and senior Lily Sargeant chanted “get Trump out” during the event, feeling the rally was rac...

Concerned Burlington residents visit SGA

Alexandra Shannon

October 6, 2015

Burlington residents attended an SGA meeting to discuss issues with alcohol, noise, vandalism and littering. The majority of the residents have been living in Burlington for at least 10 years and said that the problems are continuing to get worse.   The residents attended the Student Governmen...

SGA Updates

SGA Updates

Alexandra Shannon

September 22, 2015

CLUB NAME CHANGED This bill changes the name of the Alpine Ski Club to the Alpine Ski Racing Club. The purpose of this change is to minimize confusion of being considered part of the Ski and Snowboard Club. CONVERSATIONS WITH RESIDENTS FROM WARDS 1 AND 8 On Sept. 29 residents from Wards 1 and 8 w...

SGA Updates

SGA Updates

March 31, 2015

Resolution Honoring the Life and Work of Dr. Ross D. Thomson:Senator Lachlan Francis presented a resolution in honor of the life of long-time economics professor Ross Thomson.Club Name Change:The UVM club previously known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club will now be called Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial...

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