The Vermont Cynic

UVM commissions new replica of seal to replace one commissioned by eugenicist

 President Suresh Garimella speaks at convocation, Aug. 25. The University seal hangs on the podium and is projected on the curtain behind him.

Lilly Young, Cynic News Reporter

October 31, 2019

A new replica of UVM’s seal is set to replace the current one that was commissioned nearly 100 years ago by a leading Vermont eugenicist. Gary Derr, vice president of executive operations, is in the process of creating a new seal. It will replace the seal commissioned by Vermont eugenicist Henry...

Sullivan apologizes for eugenics survey in open letter

Sullivan's letter, which was sent to the UVM community via email June 21.

Mills Sparkman, Summer Editor

June 27, 2019

Tom Sullivan, outgoing University president, has apologized for the "stereotyping, persecution and in some cases state sponsored sterilization" of the Vermont Eugenics Survey that took place at UVM from 1925 to 1935, according to an open letter to the UVM community.  The letter was sent in an em...

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