The Vermont Cynic

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 us that the world is full of ambitious and determined women. In her 23-year career at UVM, Fo...

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 program now, he still teaches graduate English classes, he said.He said he tries to keep his class...

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 originally began studying biology at Pennsylvania State University, but said  she hated the major...

Professor Inspired by Traveling

Professor Inspired by Traveling

September 22, 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 of the benefits of traveling around the world is unexpectedly learning new things and finding them really in...

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 Mill and the campus,” Cope said.Her love of architecture was just a stepping stone to her path of study...

Lecturer promotes social change

April 7, 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, minimal haircut, jeans and black Converse—speaks to her relaxed demeanor. When it comes to her...

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, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.“There’s more at home,” Grudin said, who can be found practic...

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 the four teacher-advisor programs founded in 1993, according to the College of Arts and Sciences website...

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 Department of Social Work, discussed kindness, her work and superheroes with the Cynic. The Vermont...

English lecturer reflects on work

English lecturer reflects on work

Emilee Conroe

January 27, 2015

A songwriter, literary theorist and UVM graduate with a 4.2 out of 5 on, English lecturer Sean Witters shared his thoughts on music, professorship and lobster thermidor. Vermont Cynic: When did you know you wanted to be an English professor? Sean Witters: Probably my sophomore...

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 of Vermont.The Cynic (VC): What do you love most about teaching American Sign Language?Shannon Fitzgerald (SF):...

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 Cuba and Latin America, Eastman’s studies cover topics like socialism, nationalist ritualism and sports.A st...

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