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Faculty Profile: Deri Meier

October 20, 2003
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Professor Frederic, "Deri" Meier walks into classroom 003 in the basement of Kalkin Hall at exactly 2:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon. He carries an L.L. Bean tote bag that has been well loved over the years. His two-button grey pinstripe suit jacket flaps open as he strides while his matching pants br...

ThinkFast Game Show Hits UVM

October 13, 2003
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What: ThinkFast is the nation's first mobile audience response trivia-based game show brought to the college market. ThinkFast allows up to 500 participants the opportunity to test their knowledge and intellect as they compete in a 90-minute battle-of-wits for the $300 winner-take-allcash prize. What ma...

Thomas Naylor on Vermont, George Bush, and Secession

October 3, 2003
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A self proclaimed Rage Against The Machine fan, Thomas Naylor stands well over six feet tall and has a list of credentials many academics can only dream of; Thomas H. Naylor, former Professor Emeritus of Economics at Duke University where he taught for thirty years has acted as an international strategic ma...

Ah-chooo!

September 29, 2003
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God bless you, my dear. Yup, folks, cold season has started up again so you may have noticed people sniffling, coughing or sneezing in class. Or just not coming to class at all. But before you get grossed out and decide to transfer to U of Miami, La Cynic is here to help. Look below for a list of su...

Spring in Vermont? A Commentary on the Changes of the Seasons

April 7, 2003
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It happened two weeks ago. I was headed down Main St, towards campus, and as I crossed an intersection, I heard a new squawk from the pedestrian traffic signals that are so friendly to the blind. The noise was loud, repetitive, and sustained. For several minutes after crossing, I continued to hear the...

Protestors: Know Thy Rights

April 7, 2003
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Hundreds of thousands of college students are engaging in various forms of protest on their campuses and elsewhere over the war in Iraq. Several issues have emerged with regard to the protests. One issue has to do with the reasonable time, place and manner restrictions schools place on protester...

The Third Path

April 7, 2003
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Winston Churchill once said, "If you're young and not a socialist, you have no heart, and if you're old and not a conservative, you have no head." And it is with a resounding resemblance that these words appear to be an accurate representation of what we have today. Indeed, whether we are young or ol...

Party On, Lame

April 7, 2003
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This weekend brought up a very difficult question for me, one that I haven't had to deal with before. If it's possible for me to have a bad time at a "dress to get laid" theme party, am I reaching the end of my house party career? I was at such a scene last Saturday, and realized that for the fir...

Get Your Goat

March 31, 2003
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Just the other week, we all reveled in the wonderful time called spring break. Spring break is a time when kids get the opportunity to get away from the cold weather and the boring books to have fun in the sun. I had planned on this year's spring break to be one of the best breaks of all time. Si...

UVM Sells Its Soul To Beer

March 31, 2003
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Starting April 20, 2003, better known as 4/20/03, The University of Vermont will be sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, better known for being the world's largest beer maker. "We here in the administration thought, what the f***, the kids already drink it, why not have them sponsor us," said President Daniel Fo...

Paper Dolls

March 31, 2003
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Everyone loves to dress up. This is a fact. Pretending to be someone else has been a favorite escapist pastime for centuries, but in these insecure times, isn't masquerade and facade more important than ever? The careers and lifestyle options that are "sham-friendly" include: -Spy -Actor -Witness ...

Vermont Family Subject of Vitamin-C Study

March 10, 2003
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For 25 years the Larocques, a close-knit family in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, have been the focus of a group of UVM medical researchers trying to unravel the mysteries of a rare genetic disorder, protein C deficiency, that affects people worldwide. The condition has an incidence of one in 200 in th...

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