The Vermont Cynic

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 from Latin by the professor standing in front of them. As Usher claps his hands and discusses...

Veterans course cut due to short staff

Senior Stephanie Wobby speaks with another student veteran during a Student Veterans Organization forum. The forum was held Feb. 28 after a class offered by the classics department for student Veterans was cut due to faculty decreases.

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

March 8, 2019

A classics department class for student veterans has been cut because of a reduction to faculty. Classics department chair John Franklin has run a class for veterans in which students read and discuss Homer from the perspective of soldiers returning from war, but the class won’t be continuing aft...

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

A portrait of UVM graduate John Dewey, a philosopher and proponent of an education as a means of social reform, overlooks the John Dewey Lounge as sophomore Charlotte Looby delivers an impassioned speech Feb. 5 at a United Academics meeting.

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

February 19, 2019

Faculty and student outcry has followed cuts in certain College of Arts and Sciences’ programs due to declining enrollment. The faculty union, United Academics, held a teach-in Feb. 14 in front of Howe Library, while students participated with UA in letter-writing campaigns and distribution of posters cri...

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