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Listen to the student body

Listen to the student body

March 30, 2016

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Post course info online to better inform students for registration

March 23, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials, Staff Editorial

On March 20, SGA leadership sent a letter to the administration advocating for course descriptions and syllabi to be made available online for all classes during registration.Professors are “expected” to post expanded course descriptions before registration, but in employee contracts, lines can be blurred between w...

Winter Carnival unites the University

March 16, 2016

The Cynic’s Enterprise section has spent the past three weeks exploring race at UVM, and has covered the K...

The marijuana bill passed in Vermont

The marijuana bill passed in Vermont

March 2, 2016

The Vermont State Senate made history Feb. 24 by becoming the second legislative body to legalize th...

<p>Kake Walk: Time to right our wrongs</p>

Kake Walk: Time to right our wrongs

February 24, 2016

Forty-seven years ago, the University ended a tradition that involved  fraternity members dancing in bl...

<p>An intolerable, anti-Semitic email</p>

An intolerable, anti-Semitic email

February 17, 2016

A number of UVM students found an unsettling email in their inboxes Feb. 10, claiming that a crematori...

<p>Bring it Back: step up to the plate</p>

Bring it Back: step up to the plate

February 10, 2016

In 2009, UVM cut its varsity baseball and softball programs because of budget cuts.This wasn’t th...

Your voice can make a difference

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Voting: A simple act that has the potential to change the political landscape of our country.This is especially true during the current election cycle.Though it’s only January, this race is already shaping up to be one for the history books.When the headlines are dominated by Donald Trump’s latest inflammatory antics (includ...

<p>Student activism falls flat</p>

Student activism falls flat

January 27, 2016

Nearly 350 people RSVP’d “going” to an event titled “Give Us Back Our Reading Days! Student Protes...

Reform ignores our needs

December 10, 2015

Filed under Staff Editorial

[UPDATED: Dec. 10 6:20 p.m.]With barely any input from the student body, the University has decided to eliminate reading days beginning in fall 2016.This change was made to allow for a fall break in October, as well as a shift in the timing of spring break to allow for students to participate in Burlington’s Town Meeting Day.Gi...

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Our failures to shed light on hate

November 20, 2015

The media has been buzzing about the recent protests at the University of Missouri. Minority students and faculty across the country said they o...

UVM Foundation steps up to the plate

October 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

As the money for public higher education starts to dry up, public institutions have turned to the successful model of public-private partnerships to stay relevant. This past week, our relationship with the UVM Foundation has never been more public.The UVM Foundation, established in 2011, has been in the spotlight for good reas...

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