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A sign in the entryway of the Davis Center COVID-19 testing location warns students that if they have symptoms they cannot test at this location. As the number of COVID-19 cases has increased at UVM over the last three weeks, officials put in place new restrictions Feb. 25.

BREAKING: UVM announces twice weekly COVID-19 testing, harsher penalties

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2021

UVM is doubling down its COVID-19 safety measures with increased testing and harsher penalties for rule violations after a record-high 62 cases were detected among students last week. In a Feb. 25 email...

City Market at the S. Winooski location is open to customers from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 17. This City Market location was closed on February 13 and 14.

City Market employees demand hazard pay after COVID cases lead to temporary closure

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor February 25, 2021

City Market management refused to give hazard pay to its employees for the second time in one month despite cases of COVID-19 among employees and pressure from the workers’ union and Burlington community...

Letter from the EIC: How we reported on UVM quarantine conditions

Letter from the EIC: How we reported on UVM quarantine conditions

Sawyer Loftus, Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2021

In journalism, there’s a well-established set of ethics and guidelines, these guiding principles are key to the whole industry. But, sometimes you need to make difficult decisions and promote truth...

Ella Ruehsen, a UVM sophomore and assistant news editor for the Cynic stands at the center window of Slade Hall Feb. 13. Slade Hall is a residence hall on Redstone Campus which has been reserved for COVID positive students.

Inside COVID isolation at UVM: reporter recounts surreal stay with no masks and limited supervision

Ella Ruehsen, Assistant News Editor February 23, 2021

Editor's note: This piece takes on a different form of journalism Cynic readers may not be accustomed to. Read the letter from the Editor-in-Chief here to learn more.    Since this past fall...

UVM Students come to the first floor of the Davis Center to get tested weekly for COVID-19.

‘This is something we anticipated:’ UVM says virus is under control as cases continue to rise

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor February 22, 2021

UVM has surpassed previous testing highs for the second week in a row, but officials say the University’s COVID-19 policies and mitigation strategy will remain the same.  With 64 new positive cases...

An empty geology classroom in Perkins hall has chairs socially distanced Feb. 19. Many of the geology classrooms were locked and all were empty.

Geology department’s proposed termination leaves faculty distraught

Rebecca Holt, Features Staff Writer February 22, 2021

If the UVM administration goes through with the termination of the geology department, the university would stand out as one of the only state institutions in the country without a geology program.  On...

Mery Hall, a residential building on Trinity campus is where quarantining students are being moved.

BREAKING: UVM expands quarantine housing as cases near 100 for the semester

Ella Ruehsen and Emma Pinezich February 21, 2021

The University of Vermont is adding an additional on-campus location to quarantine students after nearly 80 tested positive for COVID-19 in the first two weeks of the semester. In an email sent Sunday...

UVM Medical Center Pharmacist Julie Finnigan extracts the Pfizer COVID vaccine from a vile.

Where do UVM students fit into the state’s vaccination plan? The answer is complicated.

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter February 17, 2021

UVM students will remain in the dark as state and University officials have not yet established a plan to roll-out the COVID-19 vaccine. While UVM’s weekly testing report indicating that nearly 50...

Colorful decals lead students through the check-in line and to the testing area Feb. 15.

COVID-19 at UVM: Nearly 50 positive cases reported among students in all-time high

Staff Report February 16, 2021
Feb. 16, 2021 Nearly 50 students tested positive for COVID-19 last week marking the highest number of student positives to date at UVM.  Thirty-six on-campus residential students and 10 off-campus students tested positive for COVID-19 out of 11,036 total student swabs taken between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14.
Honors College is a reward for being smart in high school, not in college

Honors College is a reward for being smart in high school, not in college

Jordan Spindel, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

UVM’s Honors College is framed as a place where students who excel in almost every respect can thrive and expand their learning abilities beyond the reach normally offered by the university.  To...

UVM hockey teams face gender disparities

UVM hockey teams face gender disparities

Elizabeth Roote, Features Staff Writer February 15, 2021

UVM Athletics Director, Jeff Schulman said that gender inequity is present in the athletics department.  The UVM men’s and women’s Varsity Ice Hockey teams receive vastly different support, both...

'It begins with the top:' Despite calls to action, faculty of color at UVM remains far below national average

‘It begins with the top:’ Despite calls to action, faculty of color at UVM remains far below national average

Sabine Foerg and Nicole Hardy February 14, 2021

Nearly six months after a group of faculty and staff members of color wrote to UVM administrators asking to diversify personnel and improve the school’s climate, the UVM Faculty Senate has approved a...

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