The Vermont Cynic

Different teaching styles can help students

Different teaching styles can help students

Emily Johnston

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I have only been in college for a couple months and I have already started to notice that some professors teach the same material differently. Neil Fleming, a professor at Lincoln University in New Zealand, popularized the idea that people learn best through auditory, visual, verbal or kinesthetic t...

Shots fired at absurd proposal

Shots fired at absurd proposal

Henry Mitchell

March 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It’s 2019, President Trump has successfully supplied firearms to the 20 percent of “highly trained” school teachers to protect students against crazy, armed lunatics. One in every five K-12 teachers have been thoroughly trained to use a wide variety of firearms to deal with multiple types of ...

Burlington schools should increase budget

Burlington schools should increase budget

Gabriella Marchesi

March 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is an ongoing debate in communities nationwide: increase school budgets — and therefore the quality of education — or lower taxes? This debate has caused a lot of friction in the Burlington School District. For example, in 2014, the budget failed because taxpayers were unwilling to acce...

UVM spent $1.6 million marketing the University

Letter to the Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Last August I walked across campus and saw for the first time the banners hanging from lampposts: “Doing All Things with Purpose, Genuine Ingenuity, An Academic Ecosystem.” Such are the slogans—generic, insipid, and utterly uninspiring—those banners display, and it dismayed me to reali...

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

November 16, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, UVM needs to increase efforts towards sexual assault education and awareness. This is a complicated issue which has red tape lining every door. But, there is room for a conversation about ideas to progress that should be highlighted when talking about these issues. For those ...

Committee created to study new budget model

Committee created to study new budget model

April 29, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Due to recent concerns by faculty members, UVM has created a new committee to study the impact of the University’s new budgeting model. The Education Stewardship Committee, a joint group of the provost and the faculty senate, was created in August 2015 to monitor the impact of the incentive-b...

Let students draw their own conclusions on controversies

March 3, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor,People make “hard to believe” and/or false statements all the time.When an email was sent to UVM students suggesting an Auschwitz crematorium was a hoax, the response from the UVM vice provost for student affairs was a statement that any communication that falsely proclaims inaccurate hi...

Defending liberal education

December 9, 2015


Filed under Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Liberal education, and the study of the liberal arts and sciences, must remain the foundation of the American higher education system. Nationwide, we’ve seen this concept fall under attack from the pundits, and even politicians from both sides of the aisle. President Obama recently...

Fighting for education

Fighting for education

February 24, 2015


Filed under Columns, Life

A UVM student is helping a persecuted religious community’s voice be heard through film and conversation.The film, “To Light a Candle,” about the Iranian government’s systematic oppression of the Baha’i, will play Feb. 25 in the Davis Center.The Baha’i religion was formed in Iran in 1863 ...

The problem of inequality

February 24, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

There is nothing in the free market system to prevent the further accumulation of wealth among the extremely wealthy and the social inequality it produces.On the contrary, the democratic institutions of the United States have been corrupted to reflect the demands of the richest members of society resu...

Buying books on the cheap

January 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Every semester, students’ bags get a little heavier and their wallets get a lot lighter.High textbook prices have been a burden on students for far too long and it’s time to do something about it.The high price of textbooks severely limits the quality of education for students at UVM and across the...

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