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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Budget model adopted for transparent financial redistribution now being blamed for CAS deficit

Budget model adopted for transparent financial redistribution now being blamed for CAS deficit

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter May 13, 2021

UVM has been grappling with the development of a new budget model for years, and now the community’s concerns about the model’s lack of prioritization of the liberal arts have come to a head. UVM...

CAS dean interviews for new job amidst departmental cuts

CAS dean interviews for new job amidst departmental cuts

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter May 3, 2021

The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences interviewed for a new job, sparking concerns from faculty amidst the proposed cuts being made to the College.  A faculty member revealed that Dean Bill...

An empty geology classroom in Perkins hall has chairs socially distanced Feb. 19. Many of the geology classrooms were locked and all were empty.

Geology department’s proposed termination leaves faculty distraught

Rebecca Holt, Features Staff Writer February 22, 2021

If the UVM administration goes through with the termination of the geology department, the university would stand out as one of the only state institutions in the country without a geology program.  On...

Savanah Tebeau-Sherry

CAS matters more than UVM believes

Carolynn Van Arsdale December 11, 2020

This past Wednesday, when I discovered that my beloved Religion department would be dissolved as a result of the budget cuts to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)… my heart fell into my stomach....

Richard Cate, vice president for finance and UVM treasurer, walks to his seat during the board of trustees meeting, Jan. 31. Cate became vice president for finance and treasurer in 2013.

UVM forced to make budget cuts amidst pandemic’s economic crisis

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter April 29, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to wreak financial havoc on workers, families and schools all across the nation, UVM faces further budget cuts that will impact the entire UVM community. After a notice from Provost...

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Classics struggles to not fall into ruins

Lilly Page, Staff Writer December 6, 2019

It’s 9:40 a.m., and students in classics professor Mark Usher’s “Classics Then and Now” are excitedly chatting about a book they read, “The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius.” This book was adapted...

UVM students who attended a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston admire an ancient vase. “The art department, classics department and the classics club all threw money at the trip to make sure it could happen,” associate classics professor Angeline Chiu said.

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...

 Since fall 2017, the College of Arts and Sciences has allowed students to take courses at either Saint Michael’s College or Champlain College if the course is not offered at UVM.

CAS program allows students to take classes elsewhere

Marjorie McWilliams, Staff Writer March 11, 2019

It’s challenging to find the perfect program: in one university, a place that offers in-depth classes in every possible discipline. However, UVM College of Arts and Sciences Consortium makes...

Seth Wade, a member of the Coalition for Student and Faculty Rights, speaks at the Feb. 26 NoNames For Justice rally in Waterman. The Coalition has voiced support for humanities departments after cuts to faculty.

Activist group challenges administration

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer March 6, 2019

A student activist group has released its list of demands aimed at the University administration. The Coalition for Student and Faculty Rights was created by students in support of United Academics, the...

Sophomore Nina Singleton-Spencer sits among students and faculty during the discussion portion of a Feb. 5 United Academics meeting. Students have expressed their frustrations over the College of Arts and Sciences budget changes through posters, memes and protests.

Students mobilize against budget cuts

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes March 1, 2019

In light of budget changes to the College of Arts and Sciences, students have expressed their frustration on campus and online. Students have been hanging posters, posting memes and helping organize protests...

UVM clarifies budget information

UVM clarifies budget information

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer February 10, 2019

The UVM administration sent an email to members of the UVM community to clarify and dispute information about budget, faculty and course changes in the College of Arts and Sciences. The memo, sent by...

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...

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