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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

President Sullivan assures enrollment for DACA students

President Sullivan assures enrollment for DACA students

Chloe Chaobal January 19, 2017

UVM sent emails to assure students that the University will stand with them, even if there are national changes to immigration policy. Last month, President Tom Sullivan sent an email to the UVM community...

The evolution of NBR over time

Chloe Chaobal January 18, 2017

Although the Naked Bike Ride has occurred at UVM for the last 21 years, each “ride” is different.   The event occurs annually on the last day of classes. In past years, the NBR has fallen...

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

FSL loses tax-exempt status, numbers drop

Erika B. Lewy January 18, 2017

UVM fraternities and sororities are facing a decrease in membership following the loss of their property tax exemption.   On Jan. 1, a 2014 state law that repealed Greek organizations' exemption...

Bikers see renovations along Burlington waterfront

Colin Bushweller January 17, 2017

Those who cycle through Burlington this year will be greeted with renovations made to the city’s downtown bike path. The path —which is now renamed the “Burlington Greenway” — has newly-added...

Faculty assesses student performance

Faculty assesses student performance

December 7, 2016

The Faculty Senate has begun implementing a new form of student assessment focused on helping faculty better design their curriculum. The UVM Assessment Initiative launched last year is ready...

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

Struggle to sublet hinder studying abroad

December 6, 2016

For some students, the ability to sublet may be just as important a factor as rent and location are while searching for off-campus leases for next year. Students struggle to find subletters...

Burlington becomes a sanctuary

Burlington becomes a sanctuary

Colin Bushweller December 6, 2016

The City Council approved the decision to make Burlington a sanctuary city Nov. 8, contrary to President-elect Donald Trump’s federal immigration plan proposals. The council passed the motion...

Mental help spikes

Mental help spikes

Erika B. Lewy December 6, 2016

The increase in students requesting mental health services at UVM — particularly during finals —may actually be a very good sign, several university officials said. As the stigma around...

Clean Energy Fund to get financial facelift

December 1, 2016

The Clean Energy Fund is being restructured to have students more involved in choosing what projects the money goes toward. The CEF is funded by a $10 contribution included in the cost of...

City makes moves to enhance streets

City makes moves to enhance streets

Colin Bushweller November 30, 2016

After years of planning, Burlington is making changes to its streets. Burlington Residents came together at City Hall for a presentation about the Great Streets Initiative by the project’s...

Food choices impact chronic pain symptoms

Kassondra Little November 30, 2016

A beaming Kimberly Evans, UVM Medical Center nutritionist, set up a table of food for her presentation in front of a crowd of eager attendants in Davis Auditorium Nov. 15. Along with 27 other...

Professor finds racial bias in health services

Erika B. Lewy November 29, 2016

Mental health professionals may be more likely to take on new white patients than black patients according to a new study. The study, conducted by UVM researchers, found racial bias in mental...

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