The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Gender gaps still prevalent in CEMS

Gender gaps still prevalent in CEMS

Avery Delisle, Culture Staff Writer February 18, 2022

Since Ellen Hamilton and Lida Mason were the first women to graduate from UVM in 1875, there have been advancements in the gender ratios on campus but STEM fields are still unequal. In the college of...

UVM hockey teams face gender disparities

UVM hockey teams face gender disparities

Elizabeth Roote, Features Staff Writer February 15, 2021

UVM Athletics Director, Jeff Schulman said that gender inequity is present in the athletics department.  The UVM men’s and women’s Varsity Ice Hockey teams receive vastly different support, both...

Tensions grow on board of trustees over gender equity and diversity

Tensions grow on board of trustees over gender equity and diversity

Sawyer Loftus and Emma Burnham February 4, 2020

Despite a push from the Vermont Legislature to make half of the UVM board of trustees members female or nonbinary, the board has signaled its resistance. The potential new law, which is currently being...

Pictured above are the 25 members of the board of trustees in alphabetical order by last name. The photos of the 19 men on the board are converted to grayscale, leaving only the six women – 24% of the board – in color.

Board of trustees lacks female representation despite majority female student population

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor November 5, 2019

Nineteen of the 25 individuals that sit on UVM’s board of trustees are men at a university where women make up the majority. UVM’s board of trustees met Oct. 24-25 in the Davis Center for its third...

Drag isnt exclusive to men

Drag isn’t exclusive to men

Lilly Sharp April 20, 2019

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” showcases a number of drag queens competing to win the title of America’s Drag Superstar.  It is hosted and created by “the mother of drag,” Rupaul Charles. For years...

Gender studies professor comes to UVM

Gender studies professor comes to UVM

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer April 25, 2018

Queer, trans, binary; some people call them buzzwords, others a liberal conspiracy, but to Jack Halberstam they are deeply personal. Halberstam, a professor at Columbia University, gave a lecture April...

Drag scene redefining femininity

Lilly Sharp March 8, 2018

Growing up it was hard for me to find a relatable female role model. I wasn’t raised to be stereotypically feminine. It wasn’t until I found the world of drag that I found “female” role models...

An emphasis on gender inclusivity

An emphasis on gender inclusivity

Staff Editorial March 1, 2017

The University has released a detailed plan to establish gender inclusivity in regards to restrooms. Trans folks have recently been targeted on a national level. President Donald Trump rolled back an...

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