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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

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

Perspectives: SGA needs more academic representation across the colleges

Perspectives: SGA needs more academic representation across the colleges

Owen Doherty, History and Political Science Major March 23, 2021

The Student Government Association claims to represent all students and I do believe that some Senators do but at its core are structural challenges that prevent SGA from being actually representative.  Currently,...

Perspectives: Sodexos got to go

Perspectives: Sodexo’s got to go

Zoe Kennedy, Environmental studies major February 11, 2021

Sodexo; it's a common name around UVM’s campus. But, what often goes unnoticed is the full impact the company has on the international community through their violation of the human rights of their employees...

Perspectives: UVM Should Be Doing More for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Perspectives: UVM Should Be Doing More for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Caroline Shelley, Political Science Major And Law & Society Minor February 8, 2021

According to the Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (RAINN), sexual violence on college campuses is pervasive. “Among undergraduate students, 26.4% of females and 6.8% of males experience rape...

Perspectives: Structural changes are needed to save UVM programs

Perspectives: Structural changes are needed to save UVM programs

Owen Doherty, History and Political Science Major December 12, 2020

The recent cuts to undergraduate and graduate programs should come as no surprise. These programs are not the first ones seeing cuts, and likely will not be the last unless serious changes are made to...

Savanah Tebeau-Sherry

CAS matters more than UVM believes

Carolynn Van Arsdale December 11, 2020

This past Wednesday, when I discovered that my beloved Religion department would be dissolved as a result of the budget cuts to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)… my heart fell into my stomach....

Perspectives: Professors need to meet students where theyre at

Perspectives: Professors need to meet students where they’re at

Sara Klimek, Senior Environmental Studies Major November 19, 2020

This year has certainly been like no other academic year for UVM students. While we have seen great resilience in our ability to shift classes from in-person to online formats within a matter of...

We shouldnt vote by mail in

We shouldn’t vote by mail in

Jordan Spindel September 11, 2020

For generations, the right for reliable access to voting has been a critical part of political agendas across the United States.  This umbrella includes mail-in voting, a voting method critical to...

We should vote by mail in

We should vote by mail in

Sophie Oehler September 11, 2020

I spent this summer as an intern for OrganizeNH, helping field organizers “elect NH Democrats up and down the ballot.”  Every night of the week, we made phone calls to voters across the state and...

UVM is destined to close over COVID-19

UVM is destined to close over COVID-19

Meg Trogolo, Opinion Columnist September 9, 2020

UVM’s reopening policy in the face of the coronavirus pandemic puts money before anything else. In a July 2 email to all students, Provost Patricia Prelock said that all on-campus students would be...

Guest Commentary: Eco-Reps want to help you cope with climate change 

Guest Commentary: Eco-Reps want to help you cope with climate change 

Guest Commentary April 16, 2020

Editor’s Note: This commentary is by Makayla Salas '20, Eco-Reps writing manager The 50th Earth Day is rapidly approaching, and the UVM Eco-Reps, alongside other partners on campus, are working hard...

President Suresh Garimella sits during the board of trustees meeting, Oct. 25, 2019.

Guest Commentary: When do we succeed at UVM? When our students do.

Guest Commentary February 24, 2020

Editor’s Note: This commentary is by Suresh V. Garimella, President, University of Vermont A three-time Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times reporter. The first African American to be inducted...

An antique wooden desk first belonging to  Vermont Senator Justin Morrill, author of the Morrill Act of 1862 establishing the country’s first land grant universities, sits in President Garimellas office.

Guest commentary: UVM’s land grant mission is paramount

Guest Commentary January 16, 2020

Editor's Note: This commentary is by Suresh V. Garimella, President, University of Vermont Against the back wall of my UVM office sits an antique wooden desk. Its surface is bare of books and paper...

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