The Vermont Cynic

Call out the administration, not students

Call out the administration, not students

Emily Johnston, Assistant Opinion Editor

September 16, 2020

Instagram accounts have cropped up to showcase students without masks, @catswearmasks having one video of the Redstone Green with nearly 2,000 views. It is easy in a pandemic to start an ‘us vs. them’ rhetoric, and accounts like this play into the idea that there are the high and mighty versus...

Testing questions go unanswered

Testing questions go unanswered

Staff Editorial

September 8, 2020

Thursday night, after a whole day of waiting for UVM to post the new testing numbers to their coronavirus dashboard, our News Editor texted our Managing Editor when the numbers finally went up.  They were both confused. The night before, in a Zoom press conference, Burlington’s Chief Inno...

University to Conduct Climate Survey

Paul Yoon, senior advisor for diversity assessment and research.

Lindsay Freed and Rachel Halpern

October 1, 2018

For the first time since 2011, UVM will be surveying students, faculty and staff about the social climate on campus. The campus climate survey is a survey of all students, faculty and staff at the University asking how they perceive the social environment at UVM, said Paul Yoon, senior advisor for...

New chief information officer announced

T. Simeon Ananou, the new CIO, effective July 1.

Lee Hughes, Senior Staff Writer

May 1, 2018

President Tom Sullivan announced in a May 1 press release that T. Simeon Ananou will be the new chief information officer for UVM beginning July 1. In the press release, Ananou said that he is honored by his appointment and is looking forward to beginning his work. He has more than 20 years of e...

Stay apprised, seek understanding

Staff Editorial

February 28, 2018

We have dedicated this issue to covering the protests, calls for resignation and administrative responses of the past week. In the reporting of activist group NoNames for Justice’s actions, it has become apparent to us that while a few hundred students are protesting, a greater majority of students ...

Former UVM President Passes Away

Brandon Arcari, Assistant Breaking News Editor

January 16, 2018

Former UVM president John Hennessey passed away Jan. 11. He was 92. Hennessey served as UVM’s provost from 1986 to 1989. He then took over as interim president when President Lattie Coor left. He served until 1990, when President George Davis took office, according to UVM’s website for former...

The administration must reprioritize

The administration must reprioritize

November 9, 2016

The University has once again made a paramount decision without consulting some of the highest public tuition payers in the country: its students. Every single first-year student who comes to UVM in August will be forced to live in programmed housing. This decision has already been made by...

A hard road to pay equity

December 9, 2014

Soon, the administration and the teachers union will sign their new contracts.This year has been marked by slow progress and protests decrying the model of the “corporate university” and the overpaid administration.We have seen a shift in the past thirty years or so from university administrations ...

More Vermonters please

November 11, 2014

There aren’t enough Vermonters in the UVM administration.Our college is comprised of a variety of members. We have both in-state and out-of-state students, and it is great to hear from different perspectives across campus and in classes.This diversity is something we would like to see more of in t...

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