The Vermont Cynic

UVM Chief Public Health Officer quietly leaves after one year on the job

UVM Chief Public Health Officer quietly leaves after one year on the job

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor

25 minutes ago

The Executive Director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing and chief public health officer for UVM has stepped down from his role.  Dr. Harry Chen, who is a former commissioner of health for the state of Vermont, is “transitioning” from his role, Executive Director of the Center for Health and Wellbei...

Guest commentary: UVM’s land grant mission is paramount

Guest commentary: UVM’s land grant mission is paramount

Guest Commentary

5 days ago

Editor's Note: This commentary is by Suresh V. Garimella, President, University of Vermont Against the back wall of my UVM office sits an antique wooden desk. Its surface is bare of books and paper because it serves no mere utilitarian purpose. As the desk that once belonged to Vermont Sena...

Let us make Ward 8 progressive again

Let us make Ward 8 progressive again

Chris Harrell

November 14, 2019

If you’re a progressive-minded individual, it can be hard at times to live peacefully in the Democratic Party. Yes, the party is home to beacons of change and justice like U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal. But it can be hard to face the massive influence of t...

McAuley Hall’s “hazardous” material removal delayed

McAuley Hall’s “hazardous” material removal delayed

Lilly Page, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

Renovations planned for McAuley Hall that would remove hazardous materials and other problems has been pushed back another year.  Students living in the hall right now are frustrated that the building contains hazardous materials, but a University official said there is no need to worry.  The 15-...

Student safety concerns go unaddressed

Student safety concerns go unaddressed

Maryann Makosiej and Sawyer Loftus

October 23, 2019

Here's what the city of Burlington and UVM are doing to address safety concerns at the U-Heights, Main Street intersection.

UVM celebrates Vermont’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day

UVM celebrates Vermont’s first  Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Ella Ruehsen, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

Chief Don Stevens and Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan stood at an altar with sweetgrass and a pipe for the Oct. 15 healing ceremony. They had not performed a ceremony on this land for decades. The Abenaki have been in Vermont for thousands of years, but are not a federally recognized tribe. Additionally,...

Climate activists block traffic during rush hour in Burlington

Climate activists block traffic during rush hour in Burlington

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 23, 2019

A group of protestors blocked portions of Main Street during peak rush hour traffic Monday evening in Burlington, right outside the UVM Davis Center. At least 20 protestors were blocking both lanes of traffic and were part of a group called "Extinction Rebellion BTV." The group is made up of concerned...

Help wanted: UVM Police remain understaffed despite-five year search

Help wanted: UVM Police remain understaffed despite-five year search

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor

September 16, 2019

With their contract expired, UVM Police Services is using the opportunity to negotiate a new contract with the University to help recruit and retain officers. But, as UVM Police Services remains understaffed, some on campus remain alarmed over the department’s ability to keep UVM safe. UVM Police...

Conserve Vermont’s nature, support new wildlife bill

Conserve Vermont’s nature, support new wildlife bill

Letter to the Editor

April 4, 2019

Trapper, hunter and angler interests have long driven wildlife management decision-making through their influence on the Department of Fish and Wildlife. But after years of trying to convince the Department to allow the public to participate, Vermont Wildlife Coalition and key sponsors have crafted H...

The state of racism: it’s not geographic

The state of racism: it’s not geographic

Lilly Sharp

January 31, 2019

Every time I tell someone I am from Alabama I get the look. You know the one I am talking about, a mixture of shock at my being in Vermont and my pride towards my home state. I'm not here to say Alabama is the greatest. I know my home state has its issues, but I see a real problem with the way Nor...

Climate change threatens Vermont skiing

Climate change threatens Vermont skiing

Nina Loutchko, Feature Writer

January 15, 2019

Warmer winters mean less time scraping ice off your car in the morning and fewer fears of falling on icy sidewalks while shuffling to class. But for skiers, snowboarders and anyone who enjoys the snowy season, warmer winters threaten the very thing that keeps them outside: snow. Warm temperatures an...

Private donors due to lack of public funding

Private donors due to lack of public funding

Letter to the Editor

December 8, 2018

I have just now gotten around to catching up on my Cynic volumes. One article in particular that I am having trouble processing is “Public School, Private Donors.” Before I begin, I want to acknowledge my bias being in the Grossman School of Business and the recent private funding given to the bu...

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