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Winter Carnival unites the University

Winter Carnival unites the University

March 16, 2016

The Cynic’s Enterprise section has spent the past three weeks exploring race at UVM, and has covered the Kake Walk, the current racial climate and the future of diversity at our University. Though this...

UVM student's protesting 1988

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen March 2, 2016

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor...

Exploring Race at UVM

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 25, 2016

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Kake Walk: Time to right our wrongs

Kake Walk: Time to right our wrongs

February 24, 2016

Forty-seven years ago, the University ended a tradition that involved  fraternity members dancing in blackface and satin tuxedos. It was called the Kake Walk, inspired by  mid-19th century minstrel shows...

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Kake Walk: Alumni, faculty and students reflect on 73-year tradition

Bryan O'Keefe, Kelsey Neubauer, and Sarah Olsen February 24, 2016

For 73 years, UVM fraternity members danced in blackface and satin tuxedos during the longest running winter carnival in the country. At its peak in the 1960s, this event, known as the Kake Walk, was...

Kake Waker: John Maley

February 24, 2016

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