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UVM startup assists the blind

November 20, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

A startup partnering with UVM has received a $1 million grant in recognition for an invention benefiting the blind.E.A.S.Y. LLC was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Health in order to continue work on their “inTact” printer prototype, which prints in raised-lines able to be read by ...

UVM Professor helps local farmers

Caroline Alkire

November 20, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

One UVM professor is changing the way farming is done in Vermont through her research with local farmers. Associate Professor Heather Darby and her team recently were awarded a $102,154 two-year grant from the Vermont Ecosystem Restoration program, according to UVM Extension. The UVM Extension ...

Rock the Kasbah Review

Rock the Kasbah Review

Colin Kamphuis

November 19, 2015


Filed under Arts, Reviews

Even a predictably funny performance from Bill Murray isn’t enough to save this promising movie from disappointing mediocrity.   Bill Murray plays Richie Lanz, a washed up band manager who takes one of his clients (Zooey Deschanel) to Afghanistan for a USO tour. However, after seeing the da...

Member of Squash Club apologizes

Alexandra Shannon

November 18, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Squash Club remains on probation after an email with a racial slur in the subject line was sent to the 68 members on the club’s listserv. Junior Edward Smith, the member who sent the email, sent another to the team’s listserv apologizing for the subject line Nov. 4. “For anyone who was disp...

Sexual assaults prompt CatAlerts

Jill Vaglica

November 18, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

[Updated 1:36 p.m. Nov. 18, 2015] Students received two CatAlert emails about recent sexual assaults Nov. 16 and 17. The first incident occurred at a UVM fraternity house, in which a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted between the late evening or early morning during the weekend of Nov. 14-15, the...

SGA Updates-Nov. 10

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Alexandra Shannon

November 18, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

SGA recognizes club for Disability Advocacy UVM Students for Disability Advocacy and Awareness was recognized as an official SGA club. The group will work to educate people about disabilities, raise awareness about how people view and discuss disabilities in the community and help students with physica...

Students protest tuition costs

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Kelsey Neubauer and Bryan O'Keefe

November 18, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

A crowd of students gathered in front of the Bailey/Howe Library to speak out for the rights of students and university workers Nov. 12. The Million Student March at UVM was part of a nation- wide movement calling for tuition-free public college education, erasure of student debt and an increase in p...

Dean emails college over drugs

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

One UVM administrator said he has some strong words for students who are going to class high. The Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, William Falls emailed students in the college Nov. 4 saying that he was “stunned” after hearing a conversation between two students about going to class...

Student arrested on alleged assault

Student arrested on alleged assault

John Riedel, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

This story was updated Sept. 28, 2018 at 12:45 p.m. to redact the name of the victim.   UVM police services arrested a student Oct. 31 for allegedly threatening his roommate with a butane torch, according to an affidavit obtained by the Cynic. A first-year told UVM police that the night...

Band tours for their new album

Band tours for their new album

Emily Daroga

November 17, 2015


Filed under Arts, Previews

A psychedelic techno group returning to Higher Ground Nov. 15. Papadosio is touring for their new album, “Extras in A Movie,” released earlier this year carrying a very orchestral and cerebral yet jammy vibe. The upcoming show will be showcasing a lot of new material, drummer Mike Heal...

Clean Energy Fund struggles to complete review

November 12, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The UVM Office of Sustainability is reviewing its progress in completing one of the University’s green initiatives. However, this project is behind schedule.The office is using the Clean Energy Fund, made up of $10 paid from every student’s tuition, to fund an evaluation of its own track record to...

RA email scandal in Converse

RA email scandal in Converse

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

November 12, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

What began as a public service announcement quickly became a dorm-wide email chain when a residence adviser hit reply-all to an email. Converse residents were asked to stop propping open swipe-operated doors, citing security concerns in an email sent by Jacqueline Cid, the assistant residence director o...

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