The Vermont Cynic

The real nightmare in “Joker” is austerity

The real nightmare in “Joker” is austerity

Chris Harrell, Opinion Columnist

November 1, 2019

If you told me a few years ago that the guy that made the “Hangover” movies was going to make a film about the horrors of economic inequality, I would have laughed at you. But that’s exactly what happened. The new “Joker” movie flips assumptions of the Batman universe. In this version, Bru...

Budget cuts end ‘All Night’ study space in library

Budget cuts end ‘All Night’ study space in library

Cullen Paradis, Staff Writer

April 30, 2019

Howe Library will end the All Night Study program in the face of budget cuts, leaving some students without a study space. Administrators decided to close the program after 16 years in an attempt to balance a reduced budget, following years of declining use and difficulty finding people to staff the...

Students go to Boston to view history

Students go to Boston to view history

Jonathan Greenberg, Staff Writer

April 6, 2019

Mummies, pottery and ancient art are a classicist or archaeologist’s favorite subject. All were found on a recent field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A bus full of students who were quick enough to secure a seat on the trip made the four hour drive to Boston March 23, to view the M...

We have to act if we want to protect quality teaching

We have to act if we want to protect quality teaching

Seth Wade

February 21, 2019

Last week, I distributed memes across campus, critiquing Provost David Rosowsky and the rollout of major cuts to the College of Arts and Sciences. Though merely memes, they used facts from UVM’s 2017 Annual Finance Report and American Association of University Professors Financial Analysis to raise a s...

CAS needs to be funded differently

CAS needs to be funded differently

Staff Editorial

February 20, 2019

Incentive-based budgeting, or IBB, poses a threat to humanities and other programs and drives infighting instead of looking for other spending choices. IBB, as used by UVM, is similar to running a business. It prioritizes funding to the most popular programs, encouraging competition between programs. ...

Students, stand up with United Academics

Students, stand up with United Academics

Letter to the Editor

February 14, 2019

The John Dewey Lounge was packed Feb. 4 as UVM’s faculty union, United Academics, addressed the crowd of students, teachers and other community members. Two senior lecturers from the College of Arts and Sciences are not being renewed, with 10 more receiving drastically reduced hours. Additionally, m...

Public school, private donors

Public school, private donors

Staff Editorial

October 31, 2018

Over $100 million was designated to campus renovations and construction over the next few years at the most recent board of trustees session, a biannual meeting in which board members discuss and vote on the future of UVM. Despite the spending, the humanities remain in crisis on UVM’s campus. Earl...

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