The Vermont Cynic

Administrative actions support humanities majors

Administrative actions support humanities majors

December 3, 2017

In my role as Chief Academic Officer of the University of Vermont, I am writing to share my thoughts, ...

True wellness must place health before UVM image

True wellness must place health before UVM image

Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

There have been sweeping changes in higher education as of late. With the introduction of a more div...

Response to “Humanities Majors Deserve More”

Letter to the Editor

November 15, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

November 10, 2017 Letter to the Editor, In my role as Chief Academic Officer of the University of Vermont, I am writing to share my thoughts, some additional context, and to provide a number of important clarifications to the Cynic’s November 7, 2017 editorial entitled “Humanities Majors Deserve More.” I am alw...

Liberal arts majors supply valuable skills for success

Letter to the Editor

November 10, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: In a recent edition of the Cynic, sophomore English major Jacob Potts published an eloquent opinion piece fighting back against the flack humanities majors often take from peers convinced that their degrees are unlikely to lead to well-paying jobs. When people hear Mr. Potts say he is an English major, he rep...

SGA president Chris Petrillo on wellness

Letter to the Editor

November 8, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

There have been sweeping changes in higher education as of late. With the introduction  of a more diverse and qualified student population, services provided on college campuses  must adjust to provide suitable resources for the next generation of the American workforce. The University of Vermont is not immune to the ca...

Bailey/Howe adds gender-free bathrooms

Bailey/Howe adds gender-free bathrooms

Letter to the Editor

November 5, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I’m writing on behalf of the UVM Libraries to provide some clarity about the cur...

My turn

Letter to the Editor

November 3, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

  By Thomas J. Gustafson In a letter to the editor last week, some students asserted that UVM “waited four days” to identify the student who allegedly engaged in explicitly racist and threatening language directed toward African American members of our community. This assertion is incorrect and misleading. UVM ...

Silent response to racial threats is no response at all

Letter to the Editor

November 2, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Early this October, Wes Richter made a threat against black students. He was quickly reported to authorities at UVM, and our administrators waited one day to send a vague email to students. Then they waited four days to name Richter. He has been charged with disorderly conduct but has not been expelled, as far as we know. UV...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

This is regarding your Oct. 11 story with the headline, “UVM students organize racial justice forum,” which included a claim that the university’s response to student demands was “a breach of our agreement that the administration would not email their response” to the campus community. University senior leaders did not ent...

Sullivan’s Perkins letter was in poor taste

Sullivan’s Perkins letter was in poor taste

Letter to the Editor

October 19, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

President Sullivan, Your office’s recent email comparing students here at UVM to McCarthy was in...

New club fee collection hurts club members

New club fee collection hurts club members

October 13, 2017

Dear Editor, The Student Government Association has been asked, by higher-ups in the controll...

UVM ought to treat FSL differently

Letter to the Editor

September 30, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, In response to the article “University treats FSL community unfairly,” I will limit my focus to saying that if UVM were to treat fraternity and sorority life fairly, there would be no more FSL. UVM’s Fraternity and Sorority life is a historically problematic emblem of racism at UVM, a breeding groun...

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