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“A profound lack of thinking:” History professor Charlie Briggs on UVM and dismissal

Mae Nagusky, Culture Staff Writer April 9, 2021

History Professor Charlie Briggs first felt inspired to become a professor in college.  He fell in love with the idea of teaching and researching. Today, Briggs has turned into one of those beloved...

The religion department building was built in 1891 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

‘What it means to be human:’ religion department defends value to the community following CAS cuts

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter March 29, 2021

Despite thousands worldwide expressing their anger, UVM has announced its intention to cut one of its core liberal arts departments: religion. During finals week of fall 2021, the UVM community received...

In a year marked by financial hardship at UVM, its president made over $800,000

In a year marked by financial hardship at UVM, its president made over $800,000

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter March 19, 2021

UVM President Suresh Garimella made over $200,000 outside of his UVM compensation last year, amounting to a cumulative income of nearly $1 million. In the same year that Garimella brought in roughly...

James Williamson, Senior Lecturer for UVM’s English Department sits in his office surrounded by books Feb. 16. Williamson is one of three other College of Arts and Sciences professors who have recently been laid off due to the budget cuts.

“On a human level, this is the most disrespectful way to go about things:” English professor reflects on time at UVM, dismissal

Cyrus Oswald, Culture Staff Writer March 17, 2021

UVM English Professor James Williamnson is one of three faculty members slated to lose his job with the University, sparking questions from community members and students who have described his unique...

The monitor in Billings-Ira Allen lecture hall displays a UVM screen saver Feb. 24. The empty lecture hall is where Associate professor and Directory of Graduate Studies Jacques Bailly teaches his in-person classes this semester.

An academic ‘persecution:’ The death of classics at UVM

Sabine Foerg, Cynic News Reporter March 15, 2021

When UVM was founded in 1791, the study of classics was a cornerstone of every student's academic experience.  Now,  200 years later, UVM plans to terminate the department, saying goodbye to one of...

A live streamed teaching event was shared over YouTube Feb. 3. from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in protest of the recent cuts made to the College of Arts and Sciences.

Faculty and students protest CAS cuts in all day teach-in

Paige Fisher, Cynic News Reporter February 8, 2021

An eight-hour long teach-in took place last Wednesday where faculty, staff and students protested the proposed elimination of over two dozen programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the firing...

Trustees gather for their Oct. 26, 2019 meeting.

More cuts across colleges may come, says UVM board of trustees

Staff Report February 8, 2021

More cuts to majors, minors and departments may come after UVM’s board of trustees pushed forward with plans Friday to reevaluate low-enrollment programs across the University. During the board’s...

Despite outcry, administration pushes ahead with gutting liberal arts at UVM

Despite outcry, administration pushes ahead with gutting liberal arts at UVM

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2021

Over the last two months, outraged students and faculty have continued to push back on administrators’ decisions to cut low-enrollment programs in UVM’s College of Arts and Sciences.  Just before...

Street signs outside the Davis Center point students and visitors towards different campus buildings outside the Davis Center.

UVM announces plans to cut nearly 30 College of Arts and Sciences degree programs

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter December 3, 2020

UVM has proposed slashing 27 programs in the College of Arts and Sciences in another blow to the College, citing its mounting budgetary deficit of $8.6 million. In two separate emails sent to the UVM...

Fact check: is UVM cutting classes?

Fact check: is UVM cutting classes?

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter December 3, 2019

Posted on a cluttered Davis Center board, a poster with the image of a hand maneuvering a puppet has a message in white text with a red background strewn across its top. “Don’t be their puppet,”...

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