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Provost posts, then deletes tweet resembling satirical posters

Provost posts, then deletes tweet resembling satirical posters

Staff Report

2 days ago


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

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


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...

UVM students learn beside local inmates

UVM students learn beside local inmates

Brandon Arcari, Senior Staff Writer

April 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Opinion

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


Filed under Campus, News

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


Filed under Letter to the Editor

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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