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“A profound lack of thinking:” History professor Charlie Briggs on UVM and dismissal

Mae Nagusky, Culture Staff Writer April 9, 2021

History Professor Charlie Briggs first felt inspired to become a professor in college.  He fell in love with the idea of teaching and researching. Today, Briggs has turned into one of those beloved...

James Williamson, Senior Lecturer for UVM’s English Department sits in his office surrounded by books Feb. 16. Williamson is one of three other College of Arts and Sciences professors who have recently been laid off due to the budget cuts.

“On a human level, this is the most disrespectful way to go about things:” English professor reflects on time at UVM, dismissal

Cyrus Oswald, Culture Staff Writer March 17, 2021

UVM English Professor James Williamnson is one of three faculty members slated to lose his job with the University, sparking questions from community members and students who have described his unique...

Poesía en resistencia: Poetry in resistance

Poesía en resistencia: Poetry in resistance

Moirha Smith, Culture Staff Writer September 30, 2020

Throughout Tina Escaja’s career, she has expressed her feminist views through spoken word, virtually and in-person.  Tina Escaja is a Spanish professor and director of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s...

Looking up to three women

Tracy DeLade, Cynic Correspondent October 18, 2017

They dash between academic buildings, give lectures at other colleges and work hard in downtown businesses. Here in Burlington, there are countless women to look out for. Women like Kathryn Fox remind...

Professor teaches for the laughter

November 18, 2015

One UVM professor does not know how he chose his career.Todd McGowan has been a professor in the English department at UVM for 15 years. Though he mainly teaches classes in the film and television studies...

How a botany class led to a nutrition major

October 15, 2015

One UVM professor is no stranger to the feeling of uncertainty, which she experienced  during her undergraduate career and led her to where she is today. Professor of nutrition and food science Jean Harvey...

Frank Zelko discusses his work in environmental activism and environmental history in his office Sept. 16. Originally from Australia, he began teaching in Vermont in 2007. TIANA CRISPIN/The Vermont Cynic

Professor Inspired by Traveling

September 23, 2015

A UVM professor is using  travel as inspiration for his lectures.Frank Zelko, an environmental studies professor, said his move from Australia to Burlington benefited his work here at UVM and abroad.“One...

Professor maps children’s course

September 10, 2015

To know Meghan Cope, professor of geography, is to know her love of spaces and architecture.That’s why her office, nestled in the historic Old Mill building, seems perfect for her.“I really love Old...

Lecturer promotes social change

April 8, 2015

When meeting Mary Burke, lecturer in both the sociology and gender, sexuality and women's studies departments, the first thing  one may notice is her laid-back personality.Even her appearance— short,...

Art history professor talks Warhol

March 24, 2015

The office of Anthony Grudin, assistant professor of art history, could be mistaken for a library.Shelves of books line the wall of his office, the collection includes artists such as Willem de Kooning,...

UVM mourns loss of a professor

UVM mourns loss of a professor

March 10, 2015

The UVM community recently lost a long-time economics professor.Ross Thomson, economics professor and founder of the Integrated Social Sciences Program, passed away Feb. 12.The program is one of...

Lecturer shares her inspiration

Lecturer shares her inspiration

Emilee Conroe February 17, 2015

With a 4.9 out of 5 overall rating on, one lecturer is known for her engaging lectures, respect for students and inspirational quality. Celia Cuddy, a part-time lecturer in the...

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