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UVM mental health professionals: we care about you

Letter to the Editor November 17, 2018

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...

Priority to the people: expanding STEM dept.

Letter to the Editor November 11, 2018

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...

Mental health is a long-term investment

Letter to the Editor October 26, 2018

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...

Use your anger to fuel activism

Use your anger to fuel activism
Letter to the Editor October 25, 2018

Three weeks ago, almost 1,000 students walked out of classes to protest the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, to support heroes Christine Blasey Ford and Anita Hill and to stand with...

Sullivan’s duty to the community

Letter to the Editor October 14, 2018

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...

Increasing wage will help local businesses

Increasing wage will help local businesses
Letter to the Editor October 13, 2018

Want to hear something obvious? Raising the minimum wage increases the take-home pay for low-income workers without hurting job growth. A study released this month from the Center on Wage and Employment...

Faculty members defend Ford

Faculty members defend Ford
Letter to the Editor October 12, 2018

We, the undersigned University of Vermont faculty, write in support of Christine Blasey Ford and all survivors of sexual assault. We also write against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett...

Response to “Mandated Reporting Issue”

Letter to the Editor May 11, 2018

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...

LTE: Deans must step up

Letter to the Editor March 1, 2018

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...

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

February 20, 2018

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...

LTE: Responding to the latest UA articles

Letter to the Editor February 16, 2018

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...

Continuing the conversation about UVM’s diversity & inclusivity

Letter to the Editor December 9, 2017

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...

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