The Vermont Cynic

Students, speak up to hold expectations of professors

Students, speak up to hold expectations of professors

Izzy Abraham

November 22, 2019

As the semester progresses, students’ complaints with classes are no longer concealed. While students are often overwhelmed this time of year when they consider the expectations for each class, it is equally important to pay attention to the expectations that students hold of professors. Just as pr...

Male entitlement in the academic setting

Male entitlement in the academic setting

Mills Sparkman

October 1, 2017

Elle Woods, Hermione Granger and Gabriella Montez are fearless female leaders of our time. They’re all female movie characters with strong opinions and academic drive. While their male peers are admired for these traits, these characters are seen as bossy and unlikeable because they’re ...

Gender dynamic affects academic pursuits

Gender dynamic affects academic pursuits

Katie Lazarus

February 10, 2017

Has sexism become a legitimate reason for a course change? Sexism in professionalism exists at UVM and is evident through some reasons that a student had for her choice of professor. “I’ve got a male professor for a creative writing class, and I’d really like the female professor ins...

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