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UVM mental health professionals: we care about you

Letter to the Editor

1 day ago

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

We who work to support UVM students’ health and well-being continually seek ways to improve the services we provide that support students’ mental health needs. Like colleges across the country, UVM is experiencing an increase in student need for mental health and disability-related support. Our Center for Health and Wellbeing an...

Priority to the people: expanding STEM dept.

Letter to the Editor

November 11, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

The phrase “let’s get this degree” embodies the sentiment many, perhaps most, hold towards university. To respond to last week’s “public school, private donors” editorial, this trend is not just at UVM and is not just the University’s fault. As a group of people, Americans are very focused on the practical, and ...

Mental health is a long-term investment

Letter to the Editor

October 26, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As someone who was diagnosed with a high-functioning mental illness during early adolescence, I really expected to be overrun with resources in college to handle my feelings and ultimately leave that part of my life behind. Yet, I have seen a frightening institutional trend at UVM: apathy towards struggling students, unless of ...

Use your anger to fuel activism

Use your anger to fuel activism

October 25, 2018

Three weeks ago, almost 1,000 students walked out of classes to protest the appointment of Brett Kava...

Sullivan’s duty to the community

Letter to the Editor

October 14, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear President Sullivan, I hope that you can see fit to address the University as to where we stand as a community concerning the current state of Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States. There is a palpable sense of hurt and foreboding among our female students and faculty at UVM that our n...

Increasing wage will help local businesses

Increasing wage will help local businesses

Letter to the Editor

October 13, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Want to hear something obvious? Raising the minimum wage increases the take-home pay for low-income wo...

Faculty members defend Ford

Faculty members defend Ford

Letter to the Editor

October 12, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

We, the undersigned University of Vermont faculty, write in support of Christine Blasey Ford and all ...

Response to “Mandated Reporting Issue”

Letter to the Editor

May 11, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As the Intake and Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (which addresses incidents of discrimination and harassment on campus, including sexual misconduct and assault), I am writing in response to the “Mandated Reporting Issue” staff editorial in the April 25, 2018 online edition...

LTE: Deans must step up

Letter to the Editor

March 1, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

We strongly believe that students of color and faculty want academic freedom. Faculty members can deliver this freedom, which comes with the responsibility to protect students’ freedom in regard to learning. Students are demanding an action plan for mandatory training of all University faculty. They are demanding colleges and...

LTE: Reflections on Blue Penis Gate and the WE Program at UVM

February 20, 2018

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Reflections on Blue Penis Gate and the WE Program at UVM As a faculty member who taught human health and disease at UVM for two decades I was both amused and horrified by the saga of Blue Penis Gate at the new WE residence hall. Since UVM is a center of learning, let's ask the obvious: what is a penis? The product of 50 million years of mamm...

LTE: Responding to the latest UA articles

Letter to the Editor

February 16, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Cynic editors, Thank you for supporting “faculty efforts to raise salaries” and for the two pieces in this week’s Cynic related to United Academics. Both pieces try to summarize UA’s position by pointing to a few numbers in an ad, without any discussion of the hour and a half long forum that the ad invited th...

Continuing the conversation about UVM’s diversity & inclusivity

Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

In the past year, Wes Richter has used “racist and threatening language,” according to an Oct. 5 Seven Days article, and J. T. Reichhelm stole the Black Lives Matter flag, according to a Sept. 29 VTDigger article. These were racist acts. Their implicit message was: UVM is not a school for black people. They don’t belo...

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