The Vermont Cynic

Over 600 UVM students could face deportation after new Trump administration rule

Rain pours down on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Law Enforcement Support Center  in Williston, Vermont July 8. This building is the

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

11:05 am

Roughly 671 UVM students may be subject to deportation if UVM is forced to switch to an entirely online semester for Fall 2020 due to a new policy from the Trump administration. The most recent immigration policy announced by the U.S. Student and Exchange Visitor Program on July 6 states that any co...

All students returning to campus fall 2020 must sign UVM’s Green and Gold Promise, released today

All students returning to campus fall 2020 must sign UVM’s Green and Gold Promise, released today

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 8, 2020

UVM students must sign the Green and Gold Promise if they decide to participate in on-campus learning for fall 2020 according to the July 2 email from UVM's Provost.  The promise is a form students will fill out to prove their intentions of following COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. It was i...

Students protest deadline for selecting at-home learning, four days later UVM extends it

UVM Junior Julianne Lesch looking over the form for selecting at-home learning July 8.

Kate Vanni and Irene Choi

July 8, 2020

Four days after UVM students protested the deadline for selecting at-home learning, UVM’s Provost sent an email stating the deadline will be extended another two days. In a July 2 email, students received a detailed plan for the re-opening of campus Fall 2020, which included an option for stude...

UVM announces detailed fall 2020 plan where students can choose between online learning and in person learning

Cars drive on College Street as Lake Champlain reflects the last rays of the sun, all seen from the belfry of Old Mill, Oct. 24. The journey up to the top of the building starts with a locked door, and after many steps, ends with walking up through the floor of the belfry.

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 3, 2020

UVM is allowing students to choose between returning to on-campus learning and strictly at home online learning for fall 2020 by July 15. In an email sent out July 2 Patricia Prelock, UVM’s Provost, explained in detail what the return to campus will look like in fall 2020. The email describes how ...

UPDATE: After 36 days of emails gone unheard, Physical Plant and ResLife provide air conditioning

Shuvan Shrestha standing outside of University Heights North June 24.

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2020

After one UVM student spent 36 days emailing Physical Plant and ResLife, UVM will be providing air conditioning for students in emergency housing. A Physical Plant employee arrived at Shuvan Shrestha's room at 8:17 p.m. to install an air conditioning unit. "For now, I'm a bit worried if the AC ...

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief: Need a fan? We’ll get you one.

A collage of 30 emails that were exchanged between a UVM student and the University of Vermont during the student's attempt to make their living situation better.

Sawyer Loftus, Editor-in-Chief

July 1, 2020

On July 1, the Vermont Cynic published an article detailing the conditions students who remain in emergency housing are living through.  These students are not on campus by choice.  They had no alternatives. Regardless of price, or any obstacle, the University of Vermont must care for these s...

Students sleeping outside, custodial staff throwing up: the story of UVM emergency housing without air conditioning

Shuvan Shrestha a senior standing in front of his dorm room June 24. He is the only student living in University Heights North.

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

July 1, 2020

 After three months of living in emergency housing, the 30 students who remain on campus have begun sleeping outside to escape what one UVM employee described as “life-threatening” heat. “The Physical Plant employee who I spoke with on the phone said my condition was life-threatening because...

Students demand UVM to abolish campus police and sever ties with City police in call for racial justice

Students demand UVM to abolish campus police and sever ties with City police in call for racial justice

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2020

Backed by lawmakers, faculty members and student organizations, five UVM students demanded the administration make institutional and systemic change before a community member becomes the next hashtag.   Nyria “RiRi” Stuart-Thompson ‘20, Hannah Lefevre ‘21, Dia Brown ‘21, Emmanuella Boateng ‘22...

UVM’s men’s basketball game spread COVID-19 to 16 fans

UVM's men's basketball game spread COVID-19 to 16 fans

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

June 29, 2020

COVID-19’s spread throughout Vermont may have been aided by A March 10 UVM basketball game, according to a VTDigger article.  According to the Jun 10 article, 16 people had COVID-19 symptoms after attending the game, three of which later died from the virus. Among those three was Dave Reissig, a...

Letter to the Editor: What does it feel like to be away from home in the time of a pandemic? 

Letter to the Editor: What does it feel like to be away from home in the time of a pandemic? 

Letter to the Editor

June 25, 2020

Letter to the Editor Shuvan Shrestha ’21  The most vulnerable UVM student group right now are UVM students living on-campus, most of whom are international students, unable to go home, alone by themselves, not the students UVM hopes to bring back in the fall. I mean, who does not want to be home ...

Larner College of Medicine student dies unexpectedly

Larner College of Medicine student dies unexpectedly

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

June 25, 2020

Collins Oguejiofor, a UVM sophomore in the Larner College of Medicine, has died unexpectedly.  Oguejiofor was about to begin a clinical clerkship at Larner’s Connecticut branch campus when he died, according to a June 24 email to the Larner community from Richard Page, dean of the Larner College....

Director of Student Life posts harsh words about student activists on Facebook

Director of Student Life posts harsh words about student activists on Facebook

Kate Vanni, Summer Editor-in-Chief

June 21, 2020

UVM’s Director of Student life cursed out a group of students on her Facebook account Friday after they emailed her and other UVM administrators a list of demands.   Four hours after receiving an email from a coalition of student activists Director of Student Life Daphne Wells stated in a Facebook p...

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