The Vermont Cynic

SGA Senator Jake Guarino Allocates and Advocates for Students

Hannah Slitzky

April 29, 2016

The University of Vermont has over 170 student-run clubs, and each of them needs some money to help them get off the ground. That's where SGA Sen. Jake Guarino, a junior, comes in. Guarino sits on the finance committee where he's charged with addressing the financial needs of clubs, from cheerleadi...

Post course info online to better inform students for registration

March 23, 2016

On March 20, SGA leadership sent a letter to the administration advocating for course descriptions and syllabi to be made available online for all classes during registration.Professors are “expected” to post expanded course descriptions before registration, but in employee contracts, lines can...

Student activism falls flat


January 27, 2016

Nearly 350 people RSVP’d “going” to an event titled “Give Us Back Our Reading Days! Student Protest” on Facebook.Only about 10 actually showed up Jan.25.The event was created following a Faculty Senate vote to remove reading days from the academic calendar. This change will take place star...

Reform ignores our needs

December 10, 2015

[UPDATED: Dec. 10 6:20 p.m.]With barely any input from the student body, the University has decided to eliminate reading days beginning in fall 2016.This change was made to allow for a fall break in October, as well as a shift in the timing of spring break to allow for students to participate in Burlington’s Town Meeting Day.Gi...

Defending liberal education

December 9, 2015

Dear Editor, Liberal education, and the study of the liberal arts and sciences, must remain the foundation of the American higher education system. Nationwide, we’ve seen this concept fall under attack from the pundits, and even politicians from both sides of the aisle. President Obama recently...

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