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SGA meets for the first time this semester on Teams Feb. 2.

SGA challenges CAS cuts, takes control of Davis Center flagpole

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter February 5, 2021

Resolutions demanding the reversal of cuts to CAS and discussing a new Davis Center flagpole policy were at the top of the agenda in the first SGA meeting of the semester.  In this Tuesday’s meeting,...

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

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...

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.

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...

Former 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.

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....

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.

Provost posts, then deletes tweet resembling satirical posters

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...

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...

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,...

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

UVM students learn beside local inmates

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...

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...

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...

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...

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