The Vermont Cynic

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

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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