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Burlington schools should increase budget

Burlington schools should increase budget

March 10, 2017

It is an ongoing debate in communities nationwide: increase school budgets — and therefore the quality...

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 realize that U...

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

Education as a tool to stop sexual assault on campus

November 16, 2016

Dear Editor, UVM needs to increase efforts towards sexual assault education and awareness. This is ...

Committee created to study new budget model

Committee created to study new budget model

April 29, 2016

Due to recent concerns by faculty members, UVM has created a new committee to study the impact of the Univers...

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 historical events has no p...

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 quipped about the value...

Fighting for education

Fighting for education

February 24, 2015

A UVM student is helping a persecuted religious community’s voice be heard through film and conversation.The film, “...

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 resulting in levels of wealth i...

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 country. Students will re...

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