The Vermont Cynic

How We Choose to Spend Our Money

October 6, 2003

To the Editor: As I was reading the online edition of the NY Times (10/4/03), I came across an article entitled "Jacuzzi U.? A Battle of Perks to Lure Students." The content of this article refers to the hundreds of millions of dollars that America's colleges and universities are spending on the "ne...

UVM Police Do Not Enforce Honesty as Best Policy

October 6, 2003

To the Editor: During the last semester that I was enrolled in the University of Vermont, I was involved in an incident that violated university policies. As part of my sanctions resulting from this incident, I have chosen to write a letter to the Cynic discussing what I have learned. First I will give a br...

How we choose to spend our money

October 5, 2003

As I was reading the online edition of the NY Times (10/4/03), I came across an article entitled "Jacuzzi U.? A Battle of Perks to Lure Students". The content of this article refers to the hundreds of millions of dollars that America's colleges and universities are spending on the "necessary lu...

UVM Police

October 1, 2003

To the editor,During the last semester that I was enrolled in the University of Vermont I was involved in an incident which violated university policies. As part of my sanctions resulting from this incident I have chosen to write a letter to the Cynic discussing what I have learned. First a quick su...

Students Are Residents Too, Alright Jerkoff

September 29, 2003

To the Editor: This letter comes in response to the recent article on quality of life violations that are so prevelant around Burlington. For some reason, President Fogel and UVM/Burlington police are under the impression that the only item that constitutes everyone's quality of life in this city is t...

I Come to Berate Ken, Not to Praise Him

September 29, 2003

To the Editor: For the record, I am not in the student directory, so I'll save you the trouble of looking for my name. In your issue on 9/16, there was mention of a "Ken Lawless" who complained about the trees being cut down. While this individual is not a student, unfortunately he does exist. H...

When Coke Floods Student Body, Problems Arise

September 29, 2003

I am writing in response to last week's article on the contract that UVM, or rather, that the UVM administration signed with Coca-Cola. Factually, the article was adequate as it identified the stipulations of the contract. Yet there was a very basic aspect of the article missing: the "other side of t...

Scratch Unto My Back as You Would Have Me Scratch Unto Thine Own

September 29, 2003

To the Editor: I am writing to tell you about an amazing experience I had during fall semester of last year. I lived in Living and Learning in the suite called "Building Healthy and Sustainable Communities." A major element of this L/L program in the fall semester included taking a course called Su...

UVM Students Rally, War Is Stopped

March 31, 2003

To the Editor: I just wanted to express my friends' and my elation regarding the recent global turn of events wholly prompted by UVM students. "Who knew, man? I just came out here as an excuse to cut class and drink some beers and maybe make fun of some hippies," comments a first-year who wishes to be unn...

Let It Bleed

March 10, 2003

As the President of Free To Be, the University of Vermont's GLBT Alliance, I want to publicly address the Red Cross' blood drives in the UVM dorms. In accordance with the FDA, men who have sex with men (MSM) are permanently banned from giving blood unless their last male partner was prior to the ye...

No, You Check Your Head

March 10, 2003

Last week, I read an article entitled "Check your Head." It was possibly the most ill-informed, useless, written-for-the-author's-own-amusement article I've ever read. Katie Folts started off by complaining how Students Against War leader Keith Rosenthal addressed emails to the listserv to "Friends." *G...

Queer Studies A Milestone

March 10, 2003

To the Editor: I recently attended a conference at Brown University entitled, "Transecting the Academy." The objective of this conference was to create a forum for discussion and exploration regarding Transgender issues and theory, and how they are integrated into academia. I sat with hundreds of studen...

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