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UVM announces plans to cut nearly 30 College of Arts and Sciences degree programs

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter December 3, 2020

UVM has proposed slashing 27 programs in the College of Arts and Sciences in another blow to the College, citing its mounting budgetary deficit of $8.6 million. In two separate emails sent to the UVM...

College of Arts and Sciences updates audit system

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer February 15, 2018

The College of Arts and Sciences was the final school to end the use of CATS reports last week. The entire University has moved to a new audit system to track academic progress: Degree Works. Some students...

New dean appointed for Arts and Sciences

March 3, 2016

The College of Arts and Sciences has selected a new dean.Dr. William Falls has been selected as the official dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.His term will begin March 1, according to a Feb. 24...

Interim dean for Arts and Sciences is appointed

January 31, 2011

Dr. Joel Goldberg was appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) on Jan. 25, a news release stated. Goldberg has served as associate dean of CAS since 2005, the UVM website stated. "We...

College of Arts and Sciences removes physical education requirement

May 28, 2009

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) removed the physical education requirement for all undergraduate students after commencement weekend.CAS sent out an e-mail to all undergraduates in the College on...

Foreign languages to be requisite for Arts and Sciences students in 2008

January 15, 2008

Last spring, the College of Arts and Sciences faculty voted to change the distribution requirements for the bachelor of arts degree. Students entering the pro?gram in the fall semester of 2008 will be...

Arts and Sciences Dean Resigns

September 11, 2004

Joan Smith has resigned after her tenure as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the university's college. Smith has battled cancer for the past nine years; during this time she underwent treatment...

Presidential candidates Aidan Fleming and Ian Lynch and VP candidate Olivija Stephens talk about their plans if elected during the SGA debate March 31.

SGA candidates for president and VP face off in debates before election

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Contributor April 1, 2021

One ambitious first-year, one write-in candidate and one uncontested VP candidate faced off Monday and Wednesday night at the Student Government Association’s president and VP election debates.  First-year...

A live streamed teaching event was shared over YouTube Feb. 3. from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in protest of the recent cuts made to the College of Arts and Sciences.

Faculty and students protest CAS cuts in all day teach-in

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter February 8, 2021

An eight-hour long teach-in took place last Wednesday where faculty, staff and students protested the proposed elimination of over two dozen programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the firing...

Despite outcry, administration pushes ahead with gutting liberal arts at UVM

Despite outcry, administration pushes ahead with gutting liberal arts at UVM

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2021

Over the last two months, outraged students and faculty have continued to push back on administrators’ decisions to cut low-enrollment programs in UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences.  Just before...

Street signs outside the Davis Center point students and visitors towards different campus buildings outside the Davis Center.

UVM faculty union and administration reach impasse during budget cuts negotiations

Staff Report October 27, 2020

Facing a nearly $10 million deficit, UVM is looking to cut faculty salaries and benefits in their latest contract proposal.  However, UVM’s faculty union is sounding the alarm, saying these cuts...

Virginia 'Ginny' Lyons is up for reelection in the democratic primary Tuesday, Aug. 11. She has served as a democrat representing Chittenden County since 2000.

State Senate’s sole scientist and UVM affiliated professor runs for reelection

Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter August 10, 2020

With the democratic primary just one day away, the sole scientist and one of just 10 women currently in the state Senate is vying for re-election. Virginia ‘Ginny’ Lyons, a UVM-affiliated professor...

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