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Staff Council Monthly Meeting Microsoft Teams group chat.

Staff Council admits serious failings in an email entitled “Racism and Inequity at UVM”

Kate Vanni and Irene Choi June 15, 2020

Staff Council issued an apology email to Suresh Garimella after some staff members voiced accusations of racial insensitivity that occurred in the monthly Staff Council meeting. Richard Wolburk, a member...

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.

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

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...

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