The Vermont Cynic

English professors lead reading on BLM

English professors lead reading on BLM

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

October 7, 2020

Small video chat boxes mark out the different people present as English Professor Gregory Bottoms waits for everyone to arrive. Unlike usual university events, this one is held online in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines but is still surrounded by the same excitement. On Sept 30, UVM’s English...

Crowds fill the gym to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates

Crowds fill the gym to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates

Anna Kolosky, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

In the middle of the Patrick Gym tennis courts, a college drop-out stood in front of a crowd of thousands.   UVM brought Ta-Nehisi Coates to campus Nov. 6 as the speaker for the first-year read. Coates was asked questions by English Professor and poet Major Jackson.  Coates’ novel, “Between ...

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