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Thieves attempt bicycle robbery outside Central Campus

Thieves attempt bicycle robbery outside Central Campus

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

5 days ago

  The UVM Police has obtained footage of two bike thieves after an attempted robbery at the Central Campus Bicycle Storage Hut.  Eric Breeyear, 36, and Tylor Sears, 28, were identified through a combination of video footage, photos and eyewitness reports, according to a July 9 UVM Po...

Man’s public records dispute lives to see another day in court

Man’s public records dispute lives to see another day in court

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

June 28, 2019

The Vermont Supreme court has ruled a man may be able to sidestep UVM after the university refused to give up a police record. The court ruled June 27, 2019, that Jacob Oblak's petition he made to the criminal court for the arrest affidavit of Wesley Richter should have been considered by a lower...

UVM ranked LGBTQ-friendly by national nonprofit

UVM ranked LGBTQ-friendly by national nonprofit

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

June 26, 2019

UVM has been ranked among the Northeast’s “Best Colleges for LGBTQ Students” according to a new ranking from Campus Pride, which also ranked UVM as the top LGBTQ-friendly school in the state of Vermont.  Together with BestColleges.com, Campus Pride ranks schools based on their LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices, according to their website.  UVM’s overall ranking was four and a half stars out of five.  In most categories, the University scored four and a half or five stars. UVM’s weakest areas included LGBTQ policy inclusion and LGBTQ recruitment and retention, receiving four stars and three and a half stars, respectively.  Prism Center Director Kate Jerman said she was excited by UVM’s ranking.  “Rankings li...

The past is present: UVM’s buildings have their own stories to tell

The past is present: UVM’s buildings have their own stories to tell

Julianne Lesch and Zoe Stern

June 2, 2019

When walking around UVM’s campus, students experience a clash between new and old architecture. University Place is a street lined with red brick historic buildings that are decorated with gargoyles. Right behind it lies a modern, brand new STEM complex.     The architecture on campus provides ...

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

May 22, 2019

Construction on the multi-million dollar Multipurpose 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 May 18 at the University to close out the 2018-201...

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

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

At the halfway point of my college education here at UVM, I found there are four 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

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

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

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

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

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...

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