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Faculty union and admin release contradictory data

Faculty union and admin release contradictory data

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2019

The faculty union circulated a flyer at its March 26 rally asserting the University has cherry-picked the data it offered them about funding and enrollment. A March 26 rally on the Waterman Green centered on United Academics' demands to reinstate two cut lecturers, support liberal arts and drop minimum c...

Union blocked out of admin office

Union blocked out of admin office

Emma Pinezich and Lee Hughes

April 2, 2019

The faculty union and student activists were locked out of the executive offices when they tried to deliver a petition. United Academics, the faculty union, hosted a 2:30 p.m. March 26 rally on the Waterman Green. It was attended by 40 faculty and students, including members from the Coalition for ...

Faculty union rally locked out of executive offices

Faculty union rally locked out of executive offices

Lee Hughes and Emma Pinezich

March 26, 2019

The faculty union and student activists were locked out of the executive offices as they tried to deliver their petition to the administration. United Academics, the faculty union, hosted a 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 rally on the Waterman Green attended by 40 faculty and students, including members from the ...

Debate team disputes conflict

Debate team disputes conflict

Maeve Gurnis and Lee Hughes

March 7, 2019

Following student outcry and protests in response to faculty cuts, UVM’s Lawrence Debate Union held a debate about the importance of STEM and the liberal arts. The union hosted the public debate Feb. 27 in the Davis Center’s Sugar Maple Ballroom to address the question: “Should we regret the priorit...

Activist group challenges administration

Activist group challenges administration

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

A student activist group has released its list of demands aimed at the University administration. The Coalition for Student and Faculty Rights was created by students in support of United Academics, the faculty union, sophomore Cobalt Tolbert said. The organization is student-run and was created to ch...

Students mobilize against budget cuts

Students mobilize against budget cuts

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

March 1, 2019

In light of budget changes to the College of Arts and Sciences, students have expressed their frustration on campus and online. Students have been hanging posters, posting memes and helping organize protests after cuts were made to humanities programs, including the loss of lecturer positions in classi...

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

The Changing Face of UVM: Students and faculty take a stand against budget cuts

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

February 19, 2019

Faculty and student outcry has followed cuts in certain College of Arts and Sciences’ programs due to declining enrollment. The faculty union, United Academics, held a teach-in Feb. 14 in front of Howe Library, while students participated with UA in letter-writing campaigns and distribution of posters cri...

Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding

Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

December 7, 2018

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...

Administrative actions support humanities majors

Administrative actions support humanities majors

Letter to the Editor

December 3, 2017

In my role as Chief Academic Officer of the University of Vermont, I am writing to share my thoughts, some additional context and to provide a number of important clarifications to the Cynic’s Nov. 7, 2017 editorial entitled “Humanities Majors Deserve More.” I am always pleased when students po...

University denies stem bias, yet cuts arts

University denies stem bias, yet cuts arts

Staff Editorial

November 30, 2017

While the voice of the University says one thing, the hands do the opposite. While assuring students it values the liberal arts, the University has allowed six spring music and dance classes to be cut days before registration. In the Nov. 7 issue of the Cynic, our staff editorial called for increas...

Response to “Humanities Majors Deserve More”

Letter to the Editor

November 15, 2017

November 10, 2017 Letter to the Editor, In my role as Chief Academic Officer of the University of Vermont, I am writing to share my thoughts, some additional context, and to provide a number of important clarifications to the Cynic’s November 7, 2017 editorial entitled “Humanities Majors De...

Liberal arts majors supply valuable skills for success

Letter to the Editor

November 10, 2017

To the Editor: In a recent edition of the Cynic, sophomore English major Jacob Potts published an eloquent opinion piece fighting back against the flack humanities majors often take from peers convinced that their degrees are unlikely to lead to well-paying jobs. When people hear Mr. Potts say he is a...

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