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SGA and Department of Student Life at odds over new committee

SGA and Department of Student Life at odds over new committee

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

7 hours ago

After attempting to make changes within SGA to better respond to internal issues, the student organization ran into resistance from UVM administrators. At SGA’s first virtual meeting, March 31, held on Microsoft Teams, senators planned to make changes to the SGA Constitution by creating a protoc...

UVM asks for student input on divestment amidst pressure from campus groups

UVM asks for student input on divestment amidst pressure from campus groups

Emma Pinezich, Cynic News Reporter

1 day ago

On a Friday afternoon when many students might be gearing up for the weekend, over 100 others chose to pack themselves behind a partition in the Silver Maple Ballroom.  They came to ask the board of trustees one thing: which side of history did they want to be on? Over the last two semesters, stu...

UVM President reflects on leadership amid COVID-19 pandemic

UVM President reflects on leadership amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

3 days ago

UVM President Suresh Garimella said a year ago, he would have never thought he’d be leading a University through a pandemic. Now, as his first year as president nears its finish line, he’s had to make tough decisions as students, faculty, staff and parents have all asked, what’s next during...

SGA outsider wins presidency amid election difficulties

SGA outsider wins presidency amid election difficulties

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

March 28, 2020

Despite a forced restart to the SGA presidential and vice presidential elections, an SGA outsider running on a platform to get rid of the organization has won. Juniors Ben Bieri and Peter Lally surged to victory beating out junior Owen Doherty, junior Cody Smart and sophomore Lana Al-Namee, as well...

How UVM students say their lives are impacted by COVID-19

How UVM students say their lives are impacted by COVID-19

Kate Vanni, Layout and Illustrations Editor

March 27, 2020

The Vermont Cynic asked UVM students to fill out a survey to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting them. Over the course of the last week, UVM students took the time to fill out the survey. Here are graphical representations of their responses. Are you staying on campus? If you are choo...

Illustrations reflect student life during COVID-19

Illustrations reflect student life during COVID-19

Illustrations Staff

March 27, 2020

The Vermont Cynic asked its illustrators to paint, sketch or draw what their life is like now during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is what they came up with. Eleni Papas "I’m currently living in Katonah, which is a small town about an hour north of New York City. For this painting, I tried to go b...

BREAKING: SGA presidential and vice presidential election forced to restart

BREAKING: SGA presidential and vice presidential election forced to restart

Lilly Page, News Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

After over a thousand people voted in the SGA presidential and vice presidential election, SGA was forced to restart the election due to an unknown amount of ineligible graduates and alumni that had access to the voting platform. Senior Nick Bouffard, the Chair of the Elections Committee, sent out an email...

A debate of a different kind: SGA takes presidential debates to live stream

A debate of a different kind: SGA takes presidential debates to live stream

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

March 24, 2020

SGA attempted to keep things business as usual, despite a pandemic, with a virtual debate between candidates running for SGA president and vice president. Moderator Nick Boufford, a senior, was joined by SGA presidential candidates junior Owen Doherty, sophomore Lana Al-Namee, junior Ben Bieri and...

BREAKING: UVM to continue online learning through end of semester and students urged to leave

BREAKING: UVM to continue online learning through end of semester and students urged to leave

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

March 23, 2020

UVM will continue its remote learning model through the end of the semester and close its residential halls, as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies throughout the country and Vermont. As the chance for a physical return to campus comes to a close, the University said Commencement is unlikely to occur...

Your latest COVID-19 updates

Your latest COVID-19 updates

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

UVM Foundation sets up new fund The UVM Foundation has set up a new fund where alumni can donate to help with the University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Pandemic Response Fund was created by President Garimella to make sure the most funds can be used most effectively, accordin...

UVM’s hand sanitizer falls below CDC reccomendations

UVM’s hand sanitizer falls below CDC reccomendations

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

March 18, 2020

Amid a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, UVM has not and will not have CDC recommended hand sanitizer for use throughout the University. In a March 17 email, Gary Derr, Vice President for operations and public safety, stated wall-mounted hand sanitizer stations throughout the University do not contain...

Students advised to bring academic materials home as concerns over the new coronavirus heighten

Students advised to bring academic materials home as concerns over the new coronavirus heighten

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

March 6, 2020

The University has advised students to bring coursework home over spring break in the event that the COVID-19 epidemic worsens and students are prevented from returning as scheduled. Faculty were advised to pass this information along to their students in a March 3 letter from Provost Patricia Prelock. “While...

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