The Vermont Cynic

Prestigious professors concerned about new cuts

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Letter to the Editor

September 8, 2020

We, the undersigned, are recipients of the University of Vermont’s highest awards for teaching, scholarship, and community commitment. Our group includes winners of the George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award, the Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University Scholars Awar...

Letter to the editor: Kavanaugh’s appointment

Ecofeminism Students

October 25, 2018

With the lifetime appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the highest court in the United States, we can no longer deny the deeply entrenched patriarchy in the US and around the world. The case had eerie resemblances to the Anita Hill case (1991). Many may have assumed that several decades later there...

Response: Agency fees are theft

Joey Brown

May 4, 2016

In response to professor Felicia Kornbluh’s letter published last week: Kornbluh’s assertion that agency fees are used solely for collective bargaining and policy proposal — and, therefore, such coercion is permissible — is an exercise in question-begging. It assumes collective bargaining ...

A thank you letter to our writers

March 17, 2016

Dear Editor,I'd like to thank the young lady for the well thought-out article, Feb. 10, 2016 on Hans Asperger.  As a retired registered nurse, who happened to have a son with Asperger's Syndrome, I am well aware of it.There is so much misinformation on the Internet and even in books by alleged “exp...

Let students draw their own conclusions on controversies

March 3, 2016

Dear Editor,People make “hard to believe” and/or false statements all the time.When an email was sent to UVM students suggesting an Auschwitz crematorium was a hoax, the response from the UVM vice provost for student affairs was a statement that any communication that falsely proclaims inaccurate hi...

Asperger’s column was misguided

February 16, 2016

Dear Editor,The column on Hans Asperger, who gave “Asperger syndrome” its name, in the Cynic, Feb. 10, 2016, gets its history wrong. It relies on science journalist Steve Silberman, who in his most recent book, “Neurotribes,” devotes a chapter to Asperger.Apparently relying on Silberman, the co...

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