The Vermont Cynic

New leadership sparks change

New leadership sparks change

Staff Editorial

August 28, 2019

Dressed in a black and yellow robe, standing at a podium in Patrick Gym, UVM President Suresh Garimella gave his first address as president in front of a crowd of first-year students. “I still remember the apprehension and excitement I felt when I was at my first week of college,” Garimella said. ...

Extra swipes won’t fix food insecurity

Extra swipes won’t fix food insecurity

Kim Henry

April 12, 2019

When my friend told me about the University’s Swipe Out Hunger program, I thought UVM had finally solved my biggest grievance: eating on campus. I live off campus, so it’s hard to prep enough food to get through long days. I wouldn’t identify as “food insecure,” but I definitely can’t afford...

Faculty union and admin release contradictory data

Faculty union and admin release contradictory data

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

April 3, 2019

The faculty union circulated a flyer at its March 26 rally asserting the University has cherry-picked the data it offered them about funding and enrollment. A March 26 rally on the Waterman Green centered on United Academics' demands to reinstate two cut lecturers, support liberal arts and drop minimum c...

Administration restricts free speech by punishing student activists

Administration restricts free speech by punishing student activists

Letter to the Editor

March 30, 2019

Administrators seek to discipline me and eight other students for speaking during a protest at Waterman. Their actions are baseless, hypocritical and an assault to freedom of speech. Administrators claim our protest harmed the community, citing the definition of “disruption” under UVM’s poli...

For lasting administrative changes, we must act now

For lasting administrative changes, we must act now

Chris Harrell

March 29, 2019

Almost every week I hear a new story about the UVM administration doing something that harms the spirit of our community. The time to address the roots of these problems is now, and if we don’t act, correcting them will only get harder. Over the past two years we’ve seen campus protests result in ...

Activist group challenges administration

Activist group challenges administration

Zoe Stern, Staff Writer

March 6, 2019

A student activist group has released its list of demands aimed at the University administration. The Coalition for Student and Faculty Rights was created by students in support of United Academics, the faculty union, sophomore Cobalt Tolbert said. The organization is student-run and was created to ch...

Students have a right to know

Students have a right to know

Staff Editorial

March 6, 2019

It’s another week on campus, and another wave of frustration has made its way through our community. The divide between the administration and the student body has grown ever wider each day as conflicts escalate over budget cuts and the state of the arts at our University. And a few weeks ago, the presidential ...

Decisions behind closed doors

Decisions behind closed doors

Staff Editorial

February 27, 2019

The University board of trustees officially confirmed the appointment of a new president, Suresh Garimella, Feb. 22. A year ago to the day, student activist group NoNames for Justice blocked Main Street to call for the resignation of current President Tom Sullivan, among other demands, because they bel...

When image control goes too far

When image control goes too far

Letter to the Editor

December 16, 2018

As a lead resident adviser and writing center tutor, the wellbeing of my community matters to me. As an Honors College student and critical thinker, honesty and academic integrity do as well. I feel I must speak out against the problematic email sent by Annie Stevens, vice provost for student affairs, to t...

My turn

Letter to the Editor

November 3, 2017

  By Thomas J. Gustafson In a letter to the editor last week, some students asserted that UVM “waited four days” to identify the student who allegedly engaged in explicitly racist and threatening language directed toward African American members of our community. This assertion is incorr...

Campus could soon become tobacco-free

Bryan O'Keefe

April 21, 2015

Cigarette smokers may find themselves without a place to smoke on campus come next semester, according to the final report from the UVM Tobacco-Free Steering Committee. The committee has been analyzing tobacco use on UVM’s campus, as well as reviewing the pros and cons for implementing a tobacco-free...

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