The Vermont Cynic

Reading days must be reinstated

Reading days must be reinstated

Staff Editorial March 8, 2017

When reading days were removed at the end of the fall 2015 semester, they were done so without consultation from students and student leaders on this campus. These student leaders are the same...

Mental help spikes

Mental help spikes

Erika B. Lewy December 6, 2016

The increase in students requesting mental health services at UVM — particularly during finals —may actually be a very good sign, several university officials said. As the stigma around...

Listen to the student body

Listen to the student body

March 30, 2016

[media-credit name="ALYSSA HANDELMANN" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit]A reading day has been added back to the final exam schedule after protests from students erupted in response to the...

Fall exam schedule is reorganized

Alexandra Shannon March 30, 2016

For the second time since December, the fall 2016 exam schedule has been changed. The new finals schedule will consist of a five-day exam period with one reading day that Wednesday, according to the...


Student activism falls flat

January 27, 2016

Nearly 350 people RSVP’d “going” to an event titled “Give Us Back Our Reading Days! Student Protest” on Facebook.Only about 10 actually showed up Jan.25.The event was created following a Faculty...

Reform ignores our needs

December 10, 2015

[UPDATED: Dec. 10 6:20 p.m.]With barely any input from the student body, the University has decided to eliminate reading days beginning in fall 2016.This change was made to allow for a fall break in October,...

Reading days cut starting in fall

Reading days cut starting in fall

Kelsey Neubauer and Michelle Phillips December 8, 2015

Students will have five consecutive days of exams starting fall semester 2016. Reading days will be removed, UVM officials say. This new schedule change is due to a resolution passed by the Student...

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