The Vermont Cynic

Resolution officially denounces presidential search

A student asks a question during Suresh Garimell'a only visit to campus Feb. 14 before he was approved to be the next University president. Garimella was the sole finalist from the presidential search presented to the public, but there were two interviewed by the faculty panel.

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

SGA passed a resolution April 9 condemning the 2018-2019 presidential search process. The resolution criticizes the University for its underrepresentation of students throughout the process, with one student representing over 10,000 undergraduates. The resolution calls for future search committees to ...

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...

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....

University president admitted to NCAA committee

President Tom Sullivan attends the board of trustees meeting Feb. 2. Sullivan was recently appointed to the Infractions Committee of the NCAA.

Cullen Paradis, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

President Tom Sullivan has been appointed to the Infractions Committee of the NCAA. The committee oversees the Association’s various member organizations and ensures that guidelines are followed and punishments assigned for violations. Sullivan’s term began Jan. 23 and will last through 2021, ac...

Search for a new University president nears its end

Search for a new University president nears its end

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

January 26, 2019

As the board of trustees prepares to select the next University president, public meetings will be held in February for the UVM community to weigh in. David Daigle, chair of the board of trustees and co-chair of the presidential search committee, announced the meetings in an email to the University...

After the Kake Walk: A history of UVM’s racial climate from Lattie Coor’s presidency to the present

UVM student's protesting 1988

Bryan O'Keefe and Sarah Olsen

March 2, 2016

Student activism was common at UVM throughout the 1960s and ‘70s, resulting in the creation of some of the first African-American, Chicano/a and women’s studies departments in the U.S., English professor Nancy Welch said. “At UVM, these actions — and the establishment of courses in women’s...

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