The Vermont Cynic

Students, stand up with United Academics

Students, stand up with United Academics

Letter to the Editor

2 days ago


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...

Variation is value is CAS

Variation is value is CAS

Staff Editorial

January 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Not all degrees are created equal. In October 2018, CAS changed degree requirements for all majors, dropping required credit hours to 30 while increasing the maximum amount of credits students can take from 18 to 19. According to English Department Chair Dan Fogel this change lets students take el...

Campaign calls for Arabic class offerings

Campaign calls for Arabic class offerings

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

January 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A UVM student is fighting to bring Arabic back to campus since no formal classes have been taught since 2017. Khalid AlMubarak, a continuing education student and native Arabic speaker, is now offering tutoring opportunities on campus for students to learn Arabic. UVM lost its only Arabic professor in ...

Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding

Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

An anonymous email has been sent to UVM promising rallies and riots over funding for arts and humanities. Several pictures of an email were posted Nov. 29 on a popular UVM parents Facebook page. The message has been reportedly sent by a student on behalf of other students from the humanities, arts and l...

New advisory council announced

New advisory council announced

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants for a new advisory in partnership with the Student Government Association. CAS is seeking 12 undergraduate students to join the newly appointed “Dean’s advisory council,” according to an Oct. 22 email to the UVM community. The council will a...

Top administrators meet with NoNames for Justice activist leaders in closed session

Top administrators meet with NoNames for Justice activist leaders in closed session

February 26, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

  Leaders of student activist group NoNames for Justice are now in closed talks with administration in the executive offices in Waterman building. The two parties entered talks after Arts and Sciences Dean Bill Falls signed NoNames' letter to deans outlining the group's requests, which...

Board of trustees third tri-annual meeting

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under News

New Minors and Certificates Presented to the Board The Faculty Senate approved two new minors and two new undergraduate certificates. The new public policy analysis minor will be in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the minor in education for cultural and linguistic diversity will be in the Co...

Superfluous requirements

April 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Currently, students in the College of Arts and Sci- ences are required to takea wide variety of classes.Although there are plenty of options, students must take classes within seven different categories. Understandably, UVM wants students to be well-rounded and educated beyond students’ majors.However, ...

Dean of CAS: Who is the real Bill Falls?

Dean of CAS: Who is the real Bill Falls?

Greta Bjornson

April 8, 2016


Filed under Life

Few can say that their dean has a pierced ear, rides a motorcycle and is learning to fly a plane. But, for students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Bill Falls checks all of those boxes. Falls is a member of the psychology department and is principal investigator at the Falls Laboratory of Be...

Dean emails college over drugs

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

November 18, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

One UVM administrator said he has some strong words for students who are going to class high. The Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, William Falls emailed students in the college Nov. 4 saying that he was “stunned” after hearing a conversation between two students about going to class...

English department adds concentrations

Jacob Holzman

November 11, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

The UVM English department is seeking approval from the College of Arts and Sciences for a change in the English major.Director of undergraduate advising for the English department Prof. Daniel Fogel made this announcement in an email sent out to all CAS students Nov. 5.He said that he was writing to all stu...

Two colleges seek new deans

Kelsey Neubauer, Senior Staff Writer

October 20, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

While searching for new deans this year, two colleges at UVM are under temporary leadership. Following the departure of two deans from the University last May, the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education and Social Services will continue their search through the next year, Provost ...

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