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New dean of libraries says he’ll increase student resources to succeed

New dean of libraries says he’ll increase student resources to succeed

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

2 hours ago

UVM’s new dean of libraries discovered his love of books when he was a child, but he didn’t plan on being a librarian until college. Dr. Bryn Geffert was appointed dean of libraries May 13 and before UVM, had only experienced smaller liberal arts colleges. “All of my work has been at liberal...

Defending a legacy: Vermont based Men’s Soccer captain on the season ahead

Defending a legacy: Vermont based Men’s Soccer captain on the season ahead

Hayley Rosen, Staff Writer

4 hours ago

Lucas Shaw was born and raised a Catamount. Both of his parents graduated from UVM, and he grew up just down the road in South Burlington. Shaw is now a senior at the University studying business administration and is one of four captains of the men’s soccer team. A defenseman entering his third season...

Help wanted: UVM Police remain understaffed despite-five year search

Help wanted: UVM Police remain understaffed despite-five year search

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

3 days ago

With their contract expired, UVM Police Services is using the opportunity to negotiate a new contract with the University to help recruit and retain officers. But, as UVM Police Services remains understaffed, some on campus remain alarmed over the department’s ability to keep UVM safe. UVM Police...

President works to rebrand SGA

President works to rebrand SGA

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

5 days ago

When SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, learned there would be a photographer at her interview, she didn’t know what to wear. She decided to go classic with a UVM T-shirt, showing support for the school. Despite previously being an SGA senator, Scannell never imagined herself being SGA...

‘They’re just bad news,’ Turning Point USA attempts to reemerge at UVM

‘They’re just bad news,’ Turning Point USA attempts to reemerge at UVM

Sawyer Loftus and Lilly Young

September 11, 2019

A conservative student group could be derecognized for breaking SGA rules, but as the group’s future is considered, national representatives have come to rebuild. The group, Turning Point USA, is a national conservative nonprofit that was founded in 2012. The group seeks to promote ideas of freed...

UVM Police Chief remains on paid leave two months later, officials refuse to say why

UVM Police Chief remains on paid leave two months later, officials refuse to say why

Julianne Lesch, Cynic News Reporter

September 10, 2019

The person in charge of UVM’s public safety has been on leave for two months, and those acting in her place refuse to clarify why she’s still being paid or when she’s coming back. Lianne Tuomey, UVM Police Services Chief, went on a leave of absence beginning July 11. She still remains on an ind...

Driver sexually assaults passenger on campus

Driver sexually assaults passenger on campus

Staff Report

September 6, 2019

A passenger of a vehicle was sexually assaulted while parked in a Redstone campus parking lot, late Sept. 5, according to UVM Police Services. The incident is still under investigation by the Chittenden County Unit for Special Investigations. The man was driving a minivan and described as white and...

No dean after a year of searching for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

No dean after a year of searching for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

September 5, 2019

UVM’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is without a dean a year after the search began, leaving the interim dean with an overflowing plate of responsibility. Former Dean Thomas Vogelmann announced he would retire in the summer of 2019 when a new dean was found, after 11 years on the job,...

Stand against hate on campus

Stand against hate on campus

Staff Editorial

September 5, 2019

The fight against hate speech on our campus is never over. Last week Patriot Front, a white supremacist group, stuck multiple stickers reading “Keep America American” around campus. Last year in February, a rumor was spread about a Patriot Front protest taking place at the Staples Plaza. In rea...

Hate group stickers go up around campus, students and leadership react

Hate group stickers go up around campus, students and leadership react

Staff Report

September 4, 2019

The Vermont Cynic asked UVM groups what they thought about the reemergence of white nationalist stickers on UVM’s campus. Here’s what they said.

Looking to rip Juul? You can’t if you’re under 21 in VT

Looking to rip Juul? You can’t if you’re under 21 in VT

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

September 3, 2019

Starting Sept. 1, people under the age of 21 will no longer be able to buy tobacco products, including Juuls and vapes, in the state of Vermont. Known as “Tobacco 21,” this law was signed into effect by Gov. Phil Scott in May in an effort to reduce tobacco and e-cigarette use among youth in Vermont,...

UVM president sets his priority for the path forward: student success

UVM president sets his priority for the path forward: student success

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 2, 2019

New UVM president sits down for exclusive first one-on-one interview with The Vermont Cynic, to discuss his priorities.

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