The Vermont Cynic

Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding

Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

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


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

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...

Humanities majors deserve more

Humanities majors deserve more

Staff Editorial

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

David Foster Wallace has said liberal arts contain “the real value of a real education, which has almost nothing to do with knowledge and everything to do with simple awareness.” Humanities degrees have been dismissed as useless. Some say they do not supply students with “real world skills.” O...

Improving the Humanities Center

Improving the Humanities Center

Caroline Alkire

February 24, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Students majoring in the humanities are used to the jokes about the apparent impracticality of their chosen degrees. The Humanities Center co-directors Luis Vivanco and David Jenemann are trying to put an end to these stereotypes through a complete revitalization of the program. They recently gave a ...

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