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Williams Hall stands on College Row, March 5. The building has stood on UVM's campus since 1896.

Enrique Corredera

May 6, 2020

Letter to the Editor: An opinion piece you published recently, “Why UVM needs a student union,” contains numerous errors and shows a fundamental lack of understanding about how the university operates. The piece, for example, alludes to “profits” the university generates. The university...

Food pantry doesn’t solve bigger problem

Food pantry doesn’t solve bigger problem

Letter to the Editor

March 6, 2020

Last week, UVM saw an unprecedented event: the opening of an on-campus food pantry for students and UVM community members. It was heralded by SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, several food activism clubs on campus and the UVM administration as a landmark movement to fight “food insecurity” ...

UVM, strive for transparency

UVM, strive for transparency

Letter to the Editor

January 29, 2020

In October 2019, posters went up across campus warning of exclusion on the Incentive Based Budgeting steering committee, pending academic cuts, pay inequality and a worrying New England Commission of Higher Education report. They were born from an op-ed that the Cynic declined to publish earlier tha...

Letter to the Editor: How UVM’s values align with divestment

Letter to the Editor: How UVM's values align with divestment

Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2019

Letter to the Editor Sophia Smith '21 Chair, SGA Committee on the Environment Member, Socially Responsible Investment Advisory Council Undergraduate Representative, Budget and financing subcommittee of board of trustees The push for divestment from fossil fuels has been an ongoing struggle with...

Letter to the Editor: Understand bias behind “Perspectives”

Letter to the Editor: Understand bias behind “Perspectives”

Letter to the Editor

December 5, 2019

Last summer, UVM student leaders were invited to attend Maccabee Task Force’s Perspectives Trip, a propaganda campaign designed to obscure the brutal Israeli occupation of Palestine. Unfortunately, Hillel at UVM has decided to bring back the Perspectives Trip this year and is once again inviting UVM ...

Letter to the Editor: Organize UVM to share divesting proposal

Letter to the Editor: Organize UVM to share divesting proposal

Letter to the Editor

October 23, 2019

The climate movement has been gaining necessary momentum over the last few weeks. Climate science doesn’t lie, and people are increasingly acknowledging the urgency of climate change. One of many institutions that are a part of the growing climate crisis is the University of Vermont. UVM prides itself ...

Collective work drives divestment

Collective work drives divestment

Letter to the Editor

October 9, 2019

By Sara Klimek '21 In a recent Cynic article, UVM’s newest leader of sustainability, Richard Cate, said UVM was not planning to divest from fossil fuels under President Suresh Garimella’s administration. Cate’s reasoning? The same “drop-in-the-bucket” argument we’ve heard from our politica...

Divestment not our only option

Divestment not our only option

Letter to the Editor

October 9, 2019

By Richard Cate, vice president for finance and University Treasurer  Global climate challenges are capturing headlines around the world, and rightly so, as environmental concerns are among the most pressing issues of our time. Members of the UVM community are finding various ways to call attenti...

Alumni, push divestment

Alumni, push divestment

Letter to the Editor

October 8, 2019

By Benjamin Silverman '10 I am a 2010 alumnus from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. It was with great displeasure that I read in the Oct.1 Cynic article about how the UVM board of trustees has no intention to move towards fossil fuel divestment. While Richard Cate, who is no...

Protect food assistance for VT

Protect food assistance for VT

Letter to the Editor

September 18, 2019

Back-to-school season has begun across America. Millions of children have returned to classrooms, ready to start a new school year. Now, thanks to President Donald Trump’s administration, hundreds of thousands of struggling families — including many Vermonters — may have to worry about how the...

Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Addiction is treatable despite common misconception

Letter to the Editor

May 4, 2019

Dear Editors, I appreciate the Cynic’s coverage of issues related to student heath, including recent coverage of drug use. As a drug and alcohol counselor on campus, I’m all for getting us to talk about use and non-use. Thank you for contributing to the conversation. In my job, I mostly talk...

Conserve Vermont’s nature, support new wildlife bill

Conserve Vermont’s nature, support new wildlife bill

Letter to the Editor

April 4, 2019

Trapper, hunter and angler interests have long driven wildlife management decision-making through their influence on the Department of Fish and Wildlife. But after years of trying to convince the Department to allow the public to participate, Vermont Wildlife Coalition and key sponsors have crafted H...

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