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Weekly COVID testing to continue through November, UVM President says

UVM students stand in a long line outside of the Davis center Covid testing site, Sept. 10.

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor

September 17, 2020

UVM will continue mandatory COVID-19 testing for students through the beginning of November, the University announced just days before student testing was set to expire. Before UVM President Suresh Garimella announced the extension in a Sept. 16 email, weekly testing was slated to end Friday, Sept. 18...

Guest Commentary: When do we succeed at UVM? When our students do.

President Suresh Garimella sits during the board of trustees meeting, Oct. 25, 2019.

Guest Commentary

February 24, 2020

Editor’s Note: This commentary is by Suresh V. Garimella, President, University of Vermont A three-time Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times reporter. The first African American to be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Two Nobel Peace Prize winners.  One of Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful...

Guest commentary: UVM’s land grant mission is paramount

An antique wooden desk first belonging to  Vermont Senator Justin Morrill, author of the Morrill Act of 1862 establishing the country’s first land grant universities, sits in President Garimella's office.

Guest Commentary

January 16, 2020

Editor's Note: This commentary is by Suresh V. Garimella, President, University of Vermont Against the back wall of my UVM office sits an antique wooden desk. Its surface is bare of books and paper because it serves no mere utilitarian purpose. As the desk that once belonged to Vermont Sena...

UVM president sets his priority for the path forward: student success

 President Suresh Garimella speaks to the class of 2023 at the annual Convocation Ceremony, Aug. 25. “My top priority is the student and their success, which means that we should offer them the highest quality of education we can, that’s updated,” Garimella said.

Sawyer Loftus, News Editor

September 2, 2019

New UVM president sits down for exclusive first one-on-one interview with The Vermont Cynic, to discuss his priorities.

Provost steps down amidst campus strife

Provost David Rosowsky discusses his role on campus in his office in April 2015. He announced his resignation at the end of the semester in a Feb. 25 email to the UVM community.

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

March 5, 2019

Amid tensions between students, faculty and the administration, Provost David Rosowsky is stepping down at the end of the semester after six years at the University. Rosowsky is leaving to allow President-Delegate Suresh Garimella to build his own leadership team, according to an email Rosowsky sent to th...

New president’s salary brings unease

President Suresh Garimella delivers an opening statement at his public Q&A February, 14 2019. He will took on the position of president July 1.

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2019

Suresh Garimella was confirmed as the new University president, but his offered income has raised concerns. Garimella will earn an income of $630,000 a year, according to a Feb. 22 Vermont Digger article. His base salary will be $480,000, and he will earn $50,000 in deferred compensation and $100,00...

Presidential candidate finalist visits campus

Presidential candidate finalist, Suresh Garimella, addresses the crowd in the Grand Maple Ballroom Feb. 14 during an open forum. The board of trustees is collecting feedback to inform their decisions about selecting the next University president.

Julianne Lesch and Lee Hughes

February 14, 2019

In front of a packed Grand Maple Ballroom and under threat of protest, presidential finalist Dr. Suresh Garimella gave a quick introduction to himself before he began a question and answer session Feb. 14 with the UVM community.   A newly formed student group, the Coalition for Student and Faculty Righ...

Students raise concerns over presidential committee

Suresh Garimella was announced as the sole finalist in UVM's presidential search. If Garimella is confirmed, he will replace President Tom Sullivan.

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2019

There is a sole finalist for the presidential search process, drawing criticism from the campus community. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University, was announced Feb. 4 in an email from David Daigle, chair of the board of trustees. The search proces...

Candidate gained honors and controversy

President Tom Sullivan delivers his last convocation speech at this year's convocation Aug. 26 in Patrick Gym. Sullivan is stepping down as president in the summer of 2019.

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 14, 2019

After a presidential search process spent largely behind closed doors, students and faculty are now able to learn more about the sole finalist. Suresh Garimella, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University, was revealed as the sole finalist of the presidential search Feb....

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