The Vermont Cynic

Staff members discuss vote of no confidence for Vice President of Finance

(left to right) Trustee Don McCree, VP of Finance Richard Cate and University Budget Director Shari Bergquist sit at the Oct. 26 board of trustees meeting.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

June 10, 2020

A vote of no confidence could be held for a top UVM administrator after he was accused of voicing an all lives matter narrative at a Staff Council meeting. In a June 9 Staff Council meeting meant to discuss the most recent round of budget cuts due to COVID-19 shortfalls, staff raised questions abou...

Finance VP accused of making decisions that comply with a racist system

Richard Cate, University treasurer and vice president for finance, sits in his office, Sept. 26. Cate was tasked to handle all sustainability and climate action issues by President Suresh Garimella at the beginning of September.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

June 9, 2020

In a tense Staff Council meeting, UVM’s vice president of finance was accused of defending a racist system after steering away from questions regarding race at UVM.  The June 9 meeting was meant to discuss the latest round of budget cuts announced in a June 4 email. It was attended by 250 peop...

UVM budget cuts introduced to faculty and staff

Richard Cate introduces the new budget cuts in an email sent to UVM faculty and staff.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

June 8, 2020

In response to already present financial challenges worsened by COVID-19, UVM has announced further budget cuts for fiscal year 2021.  Limited state support and a high reliance on out-of-state tuition, along with extra costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, have caused long-term budget challenges, acc...

Divestment not our only option

Divestment not our only option

Letter to the Editor

October 9, 2019

By Richard Cate, vice president for finance and University Treasurer  Global climate challenges are capturing headlines around the world, and rightly so, as environmental concerns are among the most pressing issues of our time. Members of the UVM community are finding various ways to call attenti...

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