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Board of Trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased

Board of Trustees recap: final approval given on multi-million dollar center, tuition increased

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

4 days ago


Filed under Headliners, News

Construction on the multi-million dollar Multi-Purpose Center project could start as soon as this week following final approval from the UVM Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees meets three times per academic year. This year they met May 17 and 18 at the University to close out the 2018-2019 ac...

Vermont Supreme Court hears arguments in UVM public records dispute

Vermont Supreme Court hears arguments in UVM public records dispute

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

May 18, 2019


Filed under Headliners, News, Vermont

The Vermont Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday, May 15, in a case that could push UVM to release a document pertaining to a student’s arrest.   Jacob Oblak, a recent graduate from Vermont Law school, sued UVM last year after filing a public records request for a UVM police services affidavit, a document stating the reasons for arrest. Oblak requested a document from ...

Four things I wish I knew before arriving at UVM

Chris Harrell

May 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

At the halfway point of my college education here at UVM, I found there are three things I wish I knew before arriving here. 1. Join clubs. Student organizations play a fundamentally different role in college than they do in high school. They are one of the most effective ways to find like-minded people in s...

UVM, by way of New York

UVM, by way of New York

Gabby Felitto

May 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I came to UVM from the concrete jungle, New York City. I never stayed in a smaller town for longer than a week before coming here. While I knew going to school in a small “city” like Burlington was going to be an adjustment, it has been my dream school ever since I visited at 14 years old. UVM...

A letter from the Editor’s desk

A letter from the Editor’s desk

Staff Editorial

May 9, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Dear students, parents, faculty and alumni, Welcome to UVM! At the start of my first year, I attended the first Vermont Cynic General Meeting of the fall semester. There, I found a welcoming group of like-minded people who are now some of my best friends. The Cynic staff is made up of writers, pho...

Spread environmentalism on campus

Spread environmentalism on campus

Izzy Abraham

May 5, 2019


Filed under Opinion

As conscious newsreaders and tree-huggers UVM students are some of the most environmentally-friendly in the country. Our everyday habits are notably green, and we both boast and joke about how UVM is one of the most compost-friendly campuses around. But how do we spread our impact? How do we make up for the commu...

Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Letter to the Editor

May 4, 2019


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editors, I appreciate the Cynic’s coverage of issues related to student heath, including recent coverage of drug use. As a drug and alcohol counselor on campus, I’m all for getting us to talk about use and non-use. Thank you for contributing to the conversation. In my job, I mostly talk...

SGA pushes for a new climate action plan

SGA pushes for a new climate action plan

Zoe Stern, Senior Staff Writer

May 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

SGA unanimously passed a resolution urging incoming President Suresh Garimella to create a new climate action plan. SGA is concerned the University won’t meet its current goals. The resolution was signed- by SGA April 23 to address the University’s current Climate Action Plan creat...

Say no to single use plastics and fossil fuel

Say no to single use plastics and fossil fuel

Chris Harrell

May 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The University of Vermont is known for being green. It’s in our school colors, our environmental sciences and studies programs and our track record for environmentalism. But I’m concerned the University isn’t taking climate change, and the University’s contribution to it, seriously enough. There...

Public records are ours by law

Public records are ours by law

Staff Editorial

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

We need to demand more transparency from our University. A year ago, Jacob Oblak, a law student at Vermont Law School, filed a public records request with UVM to see a police affidavit of Wesley Richter, who was arrested by UVM police after allegedly making a racial threat. Oblak’s request was denied by Gary D...

Student’s sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature

Student’s sexual assault campaign gains traction in VT legislature

Emma Pinezich, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Last year sophomore Syd Ovitt started a petition to force universities to indicate when a student was dismissed for sexual assault. The petition currently has 52,428 signatures and support from Vermont politicians including Rep. Selene Colburn, Sen. Philip Baruth and Congressman Peter Welc...

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Man takes UVM to VT Supreme Court over public records

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

May 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime Log, Headliners, News, Vermont

A man is suing UVM in the Vermont Supreme Court to push the University to be more transparent over a student’s arrest. Jacob Oblak, a law student at Vermont Law School, is appealing his public records case against UVM to the Vermont Supreme Court after a lower court threw out his case. His...

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