The Vermont Cynic

On The Record: 16th Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Abigail R. Kimbell, UVM ’74

February 2, 2009

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The Vermont Cynic: How did you become interested in forestry?Abigail Kimbell: As a teenager, I was a junior counselor for a day camp and had an opportunity to hear a guy talking about how trees grow and how you measure trees, and it was my first realization that you could use math and science outdoors. He was talking about fo...

Alyson Kennedy is fighting to get her party on the U.S. presidential ballot

September 15, 2008

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Alyson Kennedy, the vice presidential candidate for the Socialist Workers Party dropped by the The Cynic office during her campaign to be the next vice president of the United States.What does the party stand for? What is the platform for the Socialist Workers Party?Alyson Kennedy: I have been a coal miner most of my life and R...

Illustrious Alumni

September 2, 2008

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John McGillYear of graduation: 1978 John McGill is a native of Burlington. He received his undergraduate degree from Williams College. After traveling around the world, he attended medical school at the University of Vermont. He was a founder and president of Doctors Without Borders (or Médecins Sans Fronti??res/MSF)...

Taking the Kake

March 8, 2007

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The Feb. 27 presentation, "Blackface in the Past and in the Present," by Wanda Heading-Grant and graduate as-sistant Jean Pak concluded a month widely known for its pronounced celebration of Black History, less widely known for the ghosts of history it harbors at UVM. Cakewalk is a national tradition with roots in the Amer-...

Left – Right – Left

February 27, 2007

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Living in a culture crammed with so many "conservatives," "liberals" and everything in be-tween, taking black and white stances can be easy-especially when barraged with information related to the agendas of either party. On polarized issues, the temptation becomes even greater. Between the search for weapons of mass destruct...

The most vicious circle

September 26, 2006

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World War III was the buzzword this summer. What a time to be alive; the threat of apocalypse itself being kicked around by CNN, Fox News and MSNBC like a hacky-sack. Stephen Colbert updated America nightly with his (admittedly hilarious) Road to Armageddon feature, and pundits promised the end was nigh.Whether the 24/7 News...

Alvin: A True Account with a New York City Street Musician

February 28, 2006

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It was the part of the night in New York City when all the outsiders jump back on the Path Train to the quiet of the suburbs. City dwellers were making their final rounds and poets were just beginning to write; it was the hour of love and unlove, the loneliest or sweetest part of the evening. In the East Village, on the co...

Messing With the Market: Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds You

Justin Irving

December 8, 2005

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Finding affordable housing in Burlington has been a challenge for many, especially in recent years. UVM students have been feeling the squeeze too. Chris Dubois a second year commuter student lamented, "I tried to find an apartment before the semester started, and there wasn't anything available for under five-hundred dollars a...

Sudan: Shameful Absence of Action

December 6, 2005

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"We must never forget our collective failure to protect at least eight hundred thousand defenseless men, women and children who perished in Rwanda ten years ago. Such crimes cannot be reversed. Such failures cannot be repaired. The dead cannot be brought back to life. Let us not wait until the worst has happened, or is al...

Master Planning and the Future of UVM

December 6, 2005

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Master Planning began at UVM during the 1966-1967 school year with the guidance of world renowned landscape architect Dan Kiley. Brought in as a consultant, Kiley proposed development according to five pivotal goals - "a pedestrian campus with parking restricted to certain areas at the periphery; necessary roads for service an...

The Wage Gap Debate Continues

November 29, 2005

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The Wage Gap does exist. The problem of pay inequality between the sexes persists. Full time women workers average $30,724 in annual earnings compared to men's $40,668, or about 75.5 cents on the male dollar. Not all women and men work full time. Among all working-age adults, the gap is considerably wider-women's income is...

Exploring the Livable Wage Discourse

November 15, 2005

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When observing the debate that has been surrounding these issues of wages and unions, one will notice that there seems to be two conflicting ideologies in the student body. The first is that which is staunchly opposed to increasing the wages for the UVM employees and the second ideology is that which embraces the transitio...

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