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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

An SGA senator following a demonstration of the new learning management system Brightspace, during SGA’s weekly meeting in the Livak Ballroom Sept. 20. Brightspace will be partially implemented in spring 2023, with a full implementation in the fall of next year.

UVM to start trial period with new learning management system next semester

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter September 27, 2022

UVM will begin to transition to the learning management system Brightspace in the spring 2023 semester, said Wendy Verrei-Berenback, assistant director at the Center for Teaching and Learning and co-leader...

 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...

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...

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...

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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...

Presidential candidates Aidan Fleming and Ian Lynch and VP candidate Olivija Stephens talk about their plans if elected during the SGA debate March 31.

SGA candidates for president and VP face off in debates before election

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Contributor April 1, 2021

One ambitious first-year, one write-in candidate and one uncontested VP candidate faced off Monday and Wednesday night at the Student Government Association’s president and VP election debates.  First-year...

SGA met for their March 10 meeting at 7:00 p.m. over Microsoft Teams.

SGA lowers barriers for students to run in upcoming elections

Sierra Byrne, Cynic News Reporter March 17, 2021

UVM’s Student Government Association lowered the signatures required for students to run for SGA president and VP and removed them altogether for senators after lengthy discussion last week.   Following...

SGA council members socially distance in their first in person meeting of the year, Sept. 8.

SGA affirms support for the Cynic following admin changes to student media oversight

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter December 1, 2020

UVM’s Student Government Association affirmed its support for the Cynic’s autonomy following changes from the University to the student newspaper’s oversight.  Senior Sawyer Loftus, Editor-In-Chief...

SGA council members socially distance in their first in person meeting of the year, Sept. 8.

SGA raises concerns over new student safety app’s reliance on police

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor October 14, 2020

UVM’s Student Government Association raised concerns about a new University app’s reliance on police services, intended to help students in emergency situations. The group discussed the new app,...

SGA Senator Jake Guarino Allocates and Advocates for Students

Hannah Slitzky April 29, 2016

The University of Vermont has over 170 student-run clubs, and each of them needs some money to help them get off the ground. That's where SGA Sen. Jake Guarino, a junior, comes in. Guarino sits on the...

Post course info online to better inform students for registration

March 23, 2016

On March 20, SGA leadership sent a letter to the administration advocating for course descriptions and syllabi to be made available online for all classes during registration.Professors are “expected”...


Student activism falls flat

January 27, 2016

Nearly 350 people RSVP’d “going” to an event titled “Give Us Back Our Reading Days! Student Protest” on Facebook.Only about 10 actually showed up Jan.25.The event was created following a Faculty...

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