The Vermont Cynic

Scientist’s story reveals sexism in field

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

“I thought I couldn’t do what I wanted to do in life, which was be a scientist, because I wasn’t good at school,” Donna Toufexis, associate professor of biobehavioral psychology, said. This semester, Toufexis is teaching Women in Science, a sophomore Honors College seminar, for her third ti...

Passion is the key to true success

Passion is the key to true success

Jackson Schilling

December 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

A common myth at college is that the only way to get a high-paying job is by majoring in a STEM field. In reality, students who dedicate themselves to their passion will be happier overall with their career than those pursuing STEM exclusively for a high-paying job. I know from my own studies that scienc...

Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding

Anonymous letter calls for more humanities funding

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

An anonymous email has been sent to UVM promising rallies and riots over funding for arts and humanities. Several pictures of an email were posted Nov. 29 on a popular UVM parents Facebook page. The message has been reportedly sent by a student on behalf of other students from the humanities, arts and l...

Priority to the people: expanding STEM dept.

Letter to the Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

The phrase “let’s get this degree” embodies the sentiment many, perhaps most, hold towards university. To respond to last week’s “public school, private donors” editorial, this trend is not just at UVM and is not just the University’s fault. As a group of people, Americans are very focused on ...

Construction paths upset UVM community

October 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

Changes in traffic patterns and increased noise on campus from construction have caused concern among community members.   Students and staff are frustrated with the impacts the construction has been having on daily life.   “Last year when I would walk to Trinity I could go by ...

College of Medicine finds new teaching techniques

College of Medicine finds new teaching techniques

October 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

UVM is on its way to implementing new teaching techniques in the Robert Larner M.D. College of Medicine.   Due to studies on teaching and learning in the STEM fields, UVM’s medical program is gravitating toward a more active learning style, eliminating lectures and passive learning altog...

STEM Construction ‘on track’

Caroline Alkire

May 4, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

A light winter has allowed construction on Central Campus to come out of the cold right on schedule. The STEM building’s predicted May 2017 completion date will stay the same, said Bob Vaughan, director of capital planning and management. “Usually after winter we lose a couple weeks because ...

Learn about the issues of your school

September 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

You gotta serve somebody. Bob Dylan’s famous lyrics are blunt, but accurate.There is a pecking order. People have power over the direction of your life.Here at UVM, those people are all around you — friends, professors, administrators and a group of people, many of whom students have never met, ...

Students study flexible electronics

Students study flexible electronics

September 29, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Flexible electronic materials are being researched by UVM students and professors.The research could someday lead to foldable electronic devices that could fit in your pocket like a handkerchief.The researchers work in a relatively new field called materials science that focuses on the fundamental properties of electronics. The research for this project began last yea...

Construction redirects buses

Construction redirects buses

Caroline Alkire

September 24, 2015


Filed under Campus, News

Progress on the STEM complex on Central Campus forced a new route for the CAT shuttle buses. Both students and drivers say they have seen issues with the change   Only a few months into a  four-year Central Campus makeover, the $104 million dollar STEM project renovation is slowly developing, bringi...

On the dean’s duties

On the dean’s duties

February 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The College of Arts and Sciences is perhaps the University of Vermont’s most important academic division.Nearly half of all undergraduates are enrolled in the College. It oversees courses that underpin the vast majority of our degree programs. And after only three years it’ll be needing a new dean.W...

Actor talks science

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

February 10, 2015


Filed under Arts

Science and communication don’t generally mix — one actor is trying to change that. Six-time Emmy Award-winning actor Alan Alda was at UVM Feb. 2  to speak to students and faculty about the University’s upcoming involvement with the Communicating Science Program and what it will bring to UVM. “...

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