The Vermont Cynic

Men’s soccer player was drafted in Major League Soccer

Stephan Toljan, Senior Staff Writer

53 minutes ago


Filed under Sports

Men’s soccer forward Geo Alves, a senior, was drafted in the third round of the 2019 Major League Soccer SuperDraft Jan. 14 by D.C. United, according to UVM athletics. Alves now joins a small group of 14 other athletes who have gone on to sign professional contracts during or after their time at U...

Medical amnesty faces conflict in WE

Medical amnesty faces conflict in WE

Jackson Schilling

4 days ago


Filed under Opinion

In December of 2018, CBS This Morning released a segment on UVM’s Wellness Environment. The segment praises the Wellness Environment for its ability to create a safer environment in a school that is notorious for partying. According to the segment, students in WE see improved GPAs and reduced bing...

New federal changes could force UVM to change sexual assault policies

New federal changes could force UVM to change sexual assault policies

Brandon Arcari and Sawyer Loftus

January 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, Headliners, News

Updates to federal rules on sexual assault investigations by the Department of Education could soon force UVM to change its policies. The newly-published updates, originally leaked in September, would alter the way colleges are expected to handle Title IX investigations. Title IX is the federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimi...

Private donors due to lack of public funding

Private donors due to lack of public funding

Letter to the Editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

I have just now gotten around to catching up on my Cynic volumes. One article in particular that I am having trouble processing is “Public School, Private Donors.” Before I begin, I want to acknowledge my bias being in the Grossman School of Business and the recent private funding given to the bu...

Professors Read Positive “Rate My Professor” Comments

Professors Read Positive “Rate My Professor” Comments

Joe Joyce, Nina Loutchko and Jordan Mitchell, Multimedia Reporters

December 7, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

We had some of our favorite professors read positive comments from the popular website "Rate My Professor"! Leave a comment below with a professor we should interview next.

The Grapevine – Zest Acapella Group Interview

The Grapevine – Zest Acapella Group Interview

Holly Coughlan, Multimedia Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

Get to know members of Zest - one of UVM's co-ed acapella groups.

Prime Time Cats – Cat Wrap

Prime Time Cats – Cat Wrap

Corey Dew and Kim Henry

December 4, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Podcasts

They got burrito wraps, falafel wraps, but prime time cats makes the best cat wraps. Join Corey and Kim for this weeks episode as we make a cat wrap, wrapping up the semester with the Fall's biggest events in the culture, campus, and ca-news? Followed by an announcement by Kim. ...

ASK STUDENTS: What’s Your Major and Why

ASK STUDENTS: What’s Your Major and Why

Anna Brown, Multimedia Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

UVM’s many majors makes it easy to find exactly what you want to focus on throughout your four years here. Here are some students explaining why they study what they do!

Game Attendance Dwindling for Women’s Sports Teams

Game Attendance Dwindling for Women’s Sports Teams

Joe Joyce, Multimedia Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, Videos

The Cynic investigates what draws people to different sporting events, and in particular, why the women's varsity basketball and hockey teams' number of spectators are dwindling.

Associate professor tapped as next Honors College dean

Associate professor tapped as next Honors College dean

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

UVM has appointed a new dean for the Honors College following the interim dean's movement toward stepping down. President Tom Sullivan announced to the UVM community Nov. 13 through email that Associate Professor David Jenemann will be the next dean of the Honors College. Jenemann is teaching...

Priority to the people: expanding STEM dept.

Letter to the Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

The phrase “let’s get this degree” embodies the sentiment many, perhaps most, hold towards university. To respond to last week’s “public school, private donors” editorial, this trend is not just at UVM and is not just the University’s fault. As a group of people, Americans are very focused on ...

Hundreds gather in downtown Burlington to protest the departure of Attorney General

Hundreds gather in downtown Burlington to protest the departure of Attorney General

Alek Fleury and Sawyer Loftus

November 9, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Gallery

Hundreds of people gathered in Burlington to protest the outing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as concerns over the safety of the Trump-Russia investigation grow. At least 400 hundred protestors marched from the Federal Building on Elmwood Ave in Burlington to nearby City Hall Nov. 8 to make t...

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