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Faculty union and admin release contradictory data

United Academics President Sarah Alexander enters Waterman March 26, 2019 with rally members to deliver the UA petition to the executive offices.

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

First-year Jordyn King delivers a speech at the March 26 United Academics rally on the Waterman Green, which was attended by 40 faculty and students. The rally was to support the UA's petition which demands for the reinstatement of two lecturers and support for students who received conduct hearing notices following participation in a Feb. 26 rally hosted by NoNames for Justice.

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

United Academics President Sarah Alexander, associate professor of English,  leads a group of protestors across South Prospect Street into the Waterman building to deliver their petition.

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 ...

Provost posts, then deletes tweet resembling satirical posters

A Feb. 12 tweet by David Rosowsky, provost and senior vice president. The image attached to the tweet resembles that printed on posters critical of Rosowsky that were hung up around campus.

Staff Report

February 13, 2019

David Rosowsky, provost and senior vice president, tweeted an image of himself in a crown following similar imagery being posted around campus accusing him of undercutting liberal arts. The tweet was published Feb. 12, following the posters that were posted last week, and later later deleted from R...

Variation is value is CAS

Variation is value is CAS

Staff Editorial

January 30, 2019

Not all degrees are created equal. In October 2018, CAS changed degree requirements for all majors, dropping required credit hours to 30 while increasing the maximum amount of credits students can take from 18 to 19. According to English Department Chair Dan Fogel this change lets students take el...

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...

UVM students learn beside local inmates

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The Chittenden Correctional Facility is pictured. The facility has started a new program where inmates study alongside UVM students.

Brandon Arcari, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2017

Local prison inmates are studying alongside UVM students as part of a new program. UVM has become the first public university to institute a Liberal Arts in Prisons Program, implementing teaching techniques where students are taught alongside prison inmates. This semester, a class taught and d...

Adjusting the attitude toward liberal arts education

Adjusting the attitude toward liberal arts education

Alexander Collingsworth

January 26, 2017

I've learned a few things in college. I’ve gotten pretty good at executing turns on my bicycle with no hands. I’m definitely better at taking shots. I was already pretty good at rolling doobies. My joints are pretty terrific. The best, really. Tremendous. Just beautiful. I’m taki...

CAS tackles declining enrollment

CAS tackles declining enrollment

Alexandra Shannon

October 6, 2016

The College of Arts and Sciences has plans to increase student enrollment within the next five years.   Due to a decrease in enrollment  in the college over the past three years, a plan has been created to increase first-year student enrollment, William Falls, dean of CAS, said.     ...

Defending liberal education

December 9, 2015

Dear Editor, Liberal education, and the study of the liberal arts and sciences, must remain the foundation of the American higher education system. Nationwide, we’ve seen this concept fall under attack from the pundits, and even politicians from both sides of the aisle. President Obama recently...

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