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Prestigious professors concerned about new cuts

The clocktower of the Ira Allen Chapel stands in front of a background of cloudless sky, Oct. 5. The clock currently does not keep the correct time because of mechanical issues.

Letter to the Editor

September 8, 2020

We, the undersigned, are recipients of the University of Vermont’s highest awards for teaching, scholarship, and community commitment. Our group includes winners of the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award, the Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University Scholars Awar...

Letter to the Editor: What does it feel like to be away from home in the time of a pandemic? 

Letter to the Editor: What does it feel like to be away from home in the time of a pandemic? 

Letter to the Editor

June 25, 2020

Letter to the Editor Shuvan Shrestha ’21  The most vulnerable UVM student group right now are UVM students living on-campus, most of whom are international students, unable to go home, alone by themselves, not the students UVM hopes to bring back in the fall. I mean, who does not want to be home ...

Letter to the Editor: Read the room

Letter to the Editor: Read the room

Letter to the Editor

June 16, 2020

Letter to the Editor Sean Brewer '21 I was the only Black person in all of my classes last semester. That simple sentence was to give you a basic understanding of the enforced isolation Black and Brown students are often placed in at this university. But, to give context to my perspective I attend...

LTE: Explaining UVM finance from Executive Director of News and Public Affairs

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...

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