The Vermont Cynic

Liberal arts majors supply valuable skills for success

Letter to the Editor

November 10, 2017

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 a...

SGA president Chris Petrillo on wellness

Letter to the Editor

November 8, 2017

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 ...

Bailey/Howe adds gender-free bathrooms

Bailey/Howe adds gender-free bathrooms

Letter to the Editor

November 5, 2017

Dear Editor, I’m writing on behalf of the UVM Libraries to provide some clarity about the current state of access to gender-free restrooms in Bailey/ Howe Library. John Riedel’s Oct. 11 article “Students Call for Gender Inclusive Bathrooms” featured a graphic indicating that t...

My turn

Letter to the Editor

November 3, 2017

  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 incorr...

Silent response to racial threats is no response at all

Letter to the Editor

November 2, 2017

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,...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor

October 19, 2017

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

President Sullivan, Your office’s recent email comparing students here at UVM to McCarthy was in incredibly poor taste. Students who are concerned or angry that a UVM building is named Perkins should not be vilified. If you are interested in the history of rhetoric in this country perhaps you...

New club fee collection hurts club members

New club fee collection hurts club members

Letter to the editor

October 13, 2017

Dear Editor, The Student Government Association has been asked, by higher-ups in the controller’s office, to make sure all money coming in to student clubs is routed through University Tickets, a third-party vendor. This includes club membership dues, merchandise sales and ticket sales to members...

UVM ought to treat FSL differently

Letter to the Editor

September 30, 2017

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 ...

ResLife prioritizes the safety of residents

ResLife prioritizes the safety of residents

Letter to the Editor

May 2, 2017

Dear Editor, Recently, the issue of police presence in the residence halls has received much attention. Despite numerous interviews and discussions, coverage has failed to capture the complexity and challenges involved in ensuring the health and safety of our students. Genuinely, I am appre...

UVM recognized as one of the most “green” campuses

UVM recognized as one of the most “green” campuses

Letter to the Editor

April 15, 2017

Dear Editor, The University of Vermont recently received its second gold STARS award. STARS, or the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is a system for universities worldwide to track and compare their sustainability efforts. STARS reports are broken down into six s...

Relay for Life: an experience of hope and inspiration

Relay for Life: an experience of hope and inspiration

Letter to the Editor

April 7, 2017

Dear Editor, My name is Grace Murphy. I have never participated in a Relay for Life event until this year. I joined UVM’s Colleges Against Cancer club at the beginning of the year and I have committed a lot to this club. I have been inspired watching the donations made to my team throughout this event. I am...

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