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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...

The Waterman building located on the corner of South Prospect Street and College Street stands with nobody around it, Sept. 30. Waterman is the largest academic building on campus.

UVM admin pushes forward with plans to consolidate colleges despite faculty pushback

Sabine Foerg and Paige Fisher November 18, 2020

The University of Vermont is reconsidering their long-held seven college organization in favor of a dramatic reorganization into four broader colleges, which could occur as early as March. 260 faculty...

UVM President Suresh Garimella announced UVM will freeze tuition for the 2020-2021 school year at an Oct. 26 press conference, marking the third consecutive year of the school's tuition freeze. The president also announced a room and board freeze and a new scholarship for underrepresented students to attend UVM.

UVM president extends tuition freeze, announces new room and board freeze

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor October 27, 2020

Neither student tuition nor room and board will increase for the 2021-2022 academic year, marking the first room and board freeze in 30 years and the third consecutive year of UVM’s tuition freeze.   President...

Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, addresses gathered media in the Grand Maple Ball Room at UVM Oct. 10. Birx praised the University and Vermont's response to the virus.

White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator praises UVM, cautions potential outbreaks

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor October 10, 2020

In a visit to the University of Vermont’s campus Saturday, Dr. Deborah Birx, the Response Coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force praised the University and the states’ handling of the...

UVM's President Suresh Garimella wears his mask while he waits for the press conference to begin, Aug. 18.

UVM pushes ahead with plans to reopen as Burlington officials, residents and students decry plan

Kate Vanni and Emma Pinezich August 18, 2020

Despite outcry and concerns expressed by Burlington officials, students, and community members, UVM will continue with its reopening plan. At a press conference on Aug. 18, UVM President Suresh Garimella...

(Left to Right) President Suresh Garimella, Chair Ron Lumbra and Provost Patricia Prelock sit at a board of trustees meeting, Oct. 26.

Survey shows UVM community values student success after pay and workload cuts to faculty

Emma Pinezich, News and Sports Editor May 18, 2020

After cutting the pay and workloads of some faculty members, a survey conducted by UVM administration shows the UVM community sees student success as the highest priority. The survey was sent on April...

Protestors gather in the Waterman Parking lot May 14. Waterman is home to the offices of UVM executives including President Suresh Garimella.

Faculty, staff and students protest looming budget cuts imposed by UVM leadership

Kate Vanni and Emma Pinezich May 14, 2020

A nearly empty UVM campus erupted with the blasting of car horns as protestors drove their cars around campus, showing solidarity against imposed budget cuts. The rally held May 14 was led by UVM United...

President Suresh Garimella is presented with the University mace at his Installation Ceremony, Oct. 4. During his address, Garimella said he is committed to bettering both UVM and Vermont.

UVM president warns community of likely layoffs and pay cuts

Irene Choi and Emma Pinezich May 14, 2020

As UVM’s financial wellbeing teeters, President Suresh Garimella warned the community that tactics such as salary reductions and layoffs might take place going forward. In a memo sent to the community...

UVM President shakes former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas' hand outside of Ira Allen Chapel following his installation ceremony.

UVM asks Vermont for millions in relief due to COVID-19 stresses

Irene Choi and Sawyer Loftus April 16, 2020

UVM has called on the state of Vermont to give the University $25 million in additional funds to confront “serious challenges” facing the University due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UVM President Suresh...

(Left to Right) President Suresh Garimella, Chair Ron Lumbra and Provost Patricia Prelock sit at a board of trustees meeting, Oct. 26. Prelock was appointed Provost this afternoon by President Garimella.

In response to pandemic, UVM president forgoes salary

Alek Fleury and Irene Choi April 10, 2020

UVM President Suresh Garimella has requested to forgo his salary for the month of April and has asked that it be contributed to a special university fund to help during this crisis. “The board has...

UVM President Suresh Garimella addresses a gathered crowd of media and UVM community members at press conference Nov. 14, 2019.

UVM President reflects on leadership amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sawyer Loftus, News and Sports Editor April 2, 2020

UVM President Suresh Garimella said a year ago, he would have never thought he’d be leading a University through a pandemic. Now, as his first year as president nears its finish line, he’s had to...

UVM, strive for transparency

UVM, strive for transparency

Letter to the Editor January 29, 2020

In October 2019, posters went up across campus warning of exclusion on the Incentive Based Budgeting steering committee, pending academic cuts, pay inequality and a worrying New England Commission of Higher...

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