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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

First-year students begin their walk to the Twilight Induction ceremony after Convocation, passing by Staff United protesters August 27.

Staff United protest at convocation over new time reporting system 

Emily Kobus, Co-Photo Editor September 5, 2023

UVM Staff United picketed at Convocation on August 27 in opposition to the University’s purchase and proposed use of the time tracking system Kronos, said Ellen Kaye, co-president of UVMSU. Kaye said...

SGA has new President and Vice President

Ethan Brodie, Cynic News Reporter May 1, 2023

Students elected junior Olivia Eisenberg and sophomore Carter Purple as President and Vice President of SGA, respectively, in elections held March 29-31, according to the SGA website. In their terms,...

Senior Eli Racusin discusses his experiences and contributions to the Cat ECare program during a kickoff event in the Davis Center April 17.

Narcan, bleeding kits to be added to AED stations under new CAT ECare program

Molly Yeska, Cynic News Reporter April 25, 2023

Updated and new emergency response stations and training classes for UVM affiliates will be implemented starting this summer, according to the CAT ECare webpage. The initiative aims to add to UVM’s...

Plants grown in the UVM Greenhouse on display April 22. The University’s Comprehensive Sustainability Plan aims to reduce carbon emissions and to address climate change.

UVM sustainability plan sets goal of carbon neutrality by 2030

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter April 24, 2023

The University of Vermont set a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2030, according to an April 18 release on the University’s website. UVM released a new Comprehensive Sustainability Plan April 18,...

Students rally together calling for UVM to divest from the gun industry on the University green April 12.

Dozens gather, urge University to divest from firearms industry

Ella Ruehsen, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2023

Editor’s note: This story will be updated as new information from UVM administration becomes available. More than 30 people gathered on the University green April 12, calling on UVM to evaluate its...

Erica Victoria, CARE team outreach coordinator, and Elliot Ruggles, sexual violence and education coordinator, lead “How to Fumble Toward Repair: A Transformative Justice Workshop” in the Living Well Studio April 12.

SGA initiatives for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Norah White, Cynic News Reporter April 17, 2023

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and SGA is engaging in new initiatives alongside administration to not only bring awareness to sexual assault but also to focus on the theme of sexual liberation...

The Waterman Building (left) and UVM Hillels building (right).

Feds conclude investigation into UVM’s handling of antisemitism allegations

Norah White, Cynic News Reporter April 12, 2023

UVM has agreed to a voluntary resolution of an antisemitism investigation that has been ongoin since September 2022, according to an April 3 letter to the UVM community from UVM President Suresh Garimella. The...

Photo Illustration: A student reviewing their degree audit. UVM is implementing a new core curriculum for fall 2023 which will consist of 42 general education credits in liberal arts, core skills and common ground values.

UVM to implement more gen ed requirements in the fall

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter April 12, 2023

UVM will implement a new general education curriculum in fall 2023, according to the Catamount Core Assessment webpage.  The Catamount Core Curriculum, UVM’s new 42-credit general education program,...

Photo Illustration: An RA at the front desk of Living/Learning March 9. Residential Life announced additional responsibilities for RAs beginning fall 2023, which has led to some pushback by students in the role.

RAs, ResLife at odds over job duties 

Norah White, Cynic News Reporter April 6, 2023

Some residential advisors at UVM are concerned about an increase in responsibilities this academic year without prior notice, three RAs said, though ResLife Director Charles Holmes-Hope says changes were...

(left to right) Sonia DeYoung, Suzy Zaner and Leigh Sweet transport the catamount to the Davis Center March 16.

Taxidermy catamount finds new home in Davis Center

Mac Mansfield-Parisi March 24, 2023

UVM’s historic taxidermy catamount, long displayed outside the Benedict Auditorium in the Marsh Life Science building, has found a new, more public home in the Davis Center. In summer 2021, the catamount...

From the face behind the masthead: Trolling our reporters is not the solution

From the face behind the masthead: Trolling our reporters is not the solution

Ella Ruehsen, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2023

Dear readers,  The Cynic receives a lot of backlash for the work that we do. Often, though not always, criticisms are warranted. That being said—even in instances in which we have made an error—there...

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger opposes the Community Control Board, which was proposed as a way to implement community oversight of the Burlington Police Department.

Mayor comes out against police reform measures ahead of Town Meeting Day, despite support for the initiative from many

Noah Diedrich, Cynic News Reporter March 6, 2023

Editor's note: This story was updated March 7 at 12:22 p.m. to contextualize the history behind getting the Community Control Board on the ballot and to give more equal voice to proponents and opponents.  Burlington...

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