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Student goes to court after charges of alleged assault

Bryan O'Keefe

December 10, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

After allegedly threatening his roommate with a butane lighter Oct. 29, a first-year student is seeking to reduce his penalty in court. Connor Ferreira allegedly threatened his roommate, first- year Zach Pittel, with a butane torch and prevented him from leaving their dorm room on the evening of Oct. ...

Bernie volunteers storm dorms

<p>Bernie volunteers storm dorms</p>

Kelsey Neubauer and Pablo Murphy Torres

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Reslife is reaching out to campaign offices to inform them of UVM’s solicitation policy. “Here’s the plan: we are going to try and get as many people as possible to get involved in the campaign,” Shane McKibbins, the Burlington volunteer coordinator for the Sanders campaign said, addressing the st...

SGA Updates

<p>SGA Updates</p>

Alexandra Shannon

December 9, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

SGA Updates Dec. 1 Society of American Foresters separates from UVM Woodsman Team A bill was approved which separates the Society of American Foresters and the UVM Woodsman Team. According to the bill, the two organizations split to foster individual growth and development. The Woodsman Team exists to ...

Crime Log

December 8, 2015


Filed under Crime Log, News

Reading days cut starting in fall

<p>Reading days cut starting in fall</p>

Kelsey Neubauer and Michelle Phillips

December 8, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Students will have five consecutive days of exams starting fall semester 2016. Reading days will be removed, UVM officials say. This new schedule change is due to a resolution passed by the Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate. Some students said they are upset by the idea of eli...

UVM hosts climate summit

<p>UVM hosts climate summit</p>

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

High school students from all over Vermont came to UVM for the second annual Vermont Youth Climate Summit in the Davis Center Nov. 20. The summit’s goal was to increase climate awareness and education and to aid students in action and implementation, sophomore Gina Fiorile, who presented...

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December 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

If students experience racial bias or discrimination there are a number of ways to seek help on campus.The African, Latino, Asian and Native American Student Center is one outlet that offers emotional support to students.“I would have no idea where to go. I guess I would try to confront the problem myself,” first-...

UVM professor studies light therapy treatments

Caroline Alkire

December 4, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

A UVM professor is researching how to make winter more bearable for those affected by seasonal affective disorder. SAD is diagnosable clinical depression following a seasonal pattern, Professor of Psychological Science, Kelly Rohan said. The same symptoms as depression are present, such as fe...

Students stand up for Syrians

Students stand up for Syrians

John Riedel, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

UPDATED: 12:31 P.M. Dec. 7 UVM students joined residents in Montpelier to rally in support of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s announcement that Vermont will continue to accept Syrian refugees. There were two rallies that took place Nov. 20 and Nov. 21. The event was organized by Vermont residents, i...

UVM being sued for equal pay

<p>UVM being sued for equal pay</p>

Kelsey Neubauer

December 2, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

UPDATED: 6:08 P.M. Dec. 4 UVM is being sued by a former employee on the grounds that she was paid less than her male counterparts based on her gender, according to documents obtained by the Cynic from the Vermont Superior Court. A civil lawsuit was filed Dec. 12, 2014 against the Univer...

Students examine their white privilege

Bryan O'Keefe

December 2, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

This article has been updated from a previous version. The ALANA Student Center organized an “Examining White Privilege Retreat,” which received backlash from conservative news outlets. In his article “Blame the White Guy 2015,” Todd Starnes expressed confusion and disagreement wit...

Our failures to shed light on hate

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November 20, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The media has been buzzing about the recent protests at the University of Missouri. Minority students and faculty across the country said they often are left feeling marginalized, and as outsiders at universities where the majority of the campus population is white. These events may be thousa...

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