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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Professor Elizabeth Fenton has a printing press in the basement of her house.

English professor brings book-making arts to campus

Willow Scherwinski, Culture Staff Writer May 13, 2021

An early modern steel machine sits in a Burlington basement, stamping baroque letters on blank, delicate pages. Elizabeth Fenton, English professor and UVM alumna, is using her newly acquired hobby...

Feautred image Briggs story

“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...

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...

Lecturer shares experiences

Lecturer shares experiences

December 9, 2014

The Cynic had the chance to interview American Sign Language lecturer Shannon Fitzgerald regarding gratitude, chasing dreams as a member of the deaf community and why she loves to teach at the University...

Prof. discusses alternate interests

Prof. discusses alternate interests

November 11, 2014

FREDDY MORIN The Vermont CynicAssistant professor of anthropology Benjamin Eastman discusses his life inside and outside of the classroom in his office in Williams HallNov. 5. Focusing on contemporary...

Madeleine Kunin: Serving The Public Good

December 16, 2007

For the past 40 years Madeleine Kunin has served the public good in politics, journalism, and in education. Governor Kunin is now a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Vermont and...

Catalytic RNA May Provide New Treatment for HIV

February 7, 2006

Dr. John Burke is a professor in the microbiology and molecular genetics department at the University of Vermont, and his research may hold the key to the a new antiviral treatment which would help combat...

Professor Profile: Luis Vivanco

September 13, 2005

College is an endless montage of class, books, tests and above all, professors. Ten years from now, you may have to really think hard to remember some of the professors you had. There are certain professors,...

Professor Profile: Political Science Professor Matthew Moore

October 27, 2004

Good professors are enthusiastic, thought provoking, and engaging. Unfortunately, few contain all of these qualities and usually students are lucky to get one or two of these qualities in their professors....

Professor Profile: Sasha Davis

February 23, 2004

Usually when a person completes a project or triumphs in some way, he rewards himself with a pat on the back, an ice cream cone, or a well-deserved nap. UVM Assistant Professor of Geography, Sasha Davis,...

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