The Vermont Cynic

Catcard to get a new look

<p>Catcard to get a new look</p>

February 25, 2016

UVM will see a new CatCard design and system within the next year.The University is “beginning to migrate away from magstripe technology,” Mark McKenna, director of the CatCard Center said, which prompted the change.Additionally, after 10 years with the same design, “it seemed like a perfect time for a face lift,...

SGA objects taxation of Greek houses

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

February 24, 2016

Greek life has received new support from SGA in their efforts to remain tax exempt. SGA passed a resolution Feb. 16 in support of bill H725, which will allow Greek housing to be tax exempt, SGA President Jason Maulucci said. As such, he said he will be joining members of Greek life in Montpelier Feb. 23 to ...

Crime Log

February 24, 2016

FEB. 14 10:49 A.M.A person saw a suspicious looking male standing in the bushes by Slade Hall. Police were called, but no one was found when they arrived.FEB. 16 2:29 P.M.Police received a report of a group of people destroying plants at Fort Ethan Allen. They were gone when officers arrived to the scene.FEB. 19 10:...

SGA Updates Feb. 16

<p>SGA Updates Feb. 16</p>

Alexandra Shannon

February 24, 2016

Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences visits SGA Patty Prelock, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, spoke to the SGA about the accomplishments and goals of the college. One of the college’s objectives is to prepare the next generation of healthcare providers for statewide, nati...

UVM rescue to have a new facility

UVM rescue to have a new facility

Caroline Alkire

February 24, 2016

UVM Rescue is spending $1.6 million to build a new facility to house their ambulances and on duty student staff more efficiently. The current building, located on 284 East Ave, doesn’t meet their need to safely store their vehicles, UVM Rescue Director of Operations Mike Bar- num, a senior, said. ...

Vaccine center researches Zika virus

Vaccine center researches Zika virus

Caroline Alkire

February 19, 2016

The UVM Vaccine Testing Center will play a role in the development of a vaccine for the Zika virus, which was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. UVM will test vaccines developed at the National Institute of Health to make sure they are safe for humans and effectiv...

Local politicians attend Democratic debate watch

February 18, 2016

Local politicians are eager for young people to get involved in the political process, and they’re showing it by making appearances on campus. The UVM College Democrats hosted a Democratic debate viewing party Feb. 11 and several local politicians came to watch as well as make their pitches for s...

Trustees select student member

<p>Trustees select student member</p>

Alexandra Shannon

February 18, 2016

A new student member has been selected for the UVM board of trustees, to follow out-going student trustee Samantha Lucas. The board of trustees student selection committee publicly announced Soraiya Thura, a second-year in the College of Medicine, as their choice Feb. 1, SGA President Jason Maulu...

ALANA Center move creates ‘one big domino effect’

February 18, 2016

As a result of the ALANA Student Center moving into the Living/Learning Center, several University offices will be shifting to other locations on campus. Once the ALANA Center moves into its new location, currently home to the Career Center, the Career Advising Center, CatCard Service Center and UVMtv...

SGA Updates Feb. 9

SGA Updates Feb. 9

Alexandra Shannon

February 17, 2016

Funds to UVM Gymnastics Club SGA granted $9,000 to the Gymnastics Club to help them fund travel, hotel rooms, membership fees and competition registration to participate in a national competition in Sacramento, California. The Gymnastics Club qualified as a team and will be taking 20 members to compe...

Greek Life petitions against tax bill

Greek Life petitions against tax bill

Bryan O'Keefe and Kelsey Neubauer

February 17, 2016

Members of Greek life are fighting to repeal a bill that eliminates the property tax exemption on their houses. The bill will go into effect January 2017, unless the new opposing bill is passed before May, when Vermont’s legislative session ends, sophomore Will Sudbay said. “We are basically in...

Marketing to cost UVM $1.58 million

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

February 17, 2016

UVM is investing millions in a marketing makeover.   UVM will spend $1.58 million in a “new enrollment management project,” in order to make UVM more appealing, according to contracts signed in October between UVM and Philadelphia design company 160over90.   The contract with ...

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883
VTCynic