The Vermont Cynic

So you want to be an activist….

So you want to be an activist….

3 days ago

When we heard about the work that several departments and students are doing to address food insecuri...

LTE: Reflections on Blue Penis Gate and the WE Program at UVM

4 days ago

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Reflections on Blue Penis Gate and the WE Program at UVM As a faculty member who taught human health and disease at UVM for two decades I was both amused and horrified by the saga of Blue Penis Gate at the new WE residence hall. Since UVM is a center of learning, let's ask the obvious: what is a penis? The product of 50 million years of mamm...

LTE: Responding to the latest UA articles

Letter to the Editor

February 16, 2018

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Cynic editors, Thank you for supporting “faculty efforts to raise salaries” and for the two pieces in this week’s Cynic related to United Academics. Both pieces try to summarize UA’s position by pointing to a few numbers in an ad, without any discussion of the hour and a half long forum that the ad invited th...

New ResLife plan fails students

New ResLife plan fails students

February 15, 2018

Complaints about rooming situations are common on college campuses, but students are especially disgruntled t...

Faculty union ad deceives students

Faculty union ad deceives students

February 7, 2018

Let’s get one thing straight: for what they do, some of the best professors at UVM make nowhere near ...

Campus organizations create safe spaces

Campus organizations create safe spaces

January 24, 2018

This week, we got a tip from a student about racist posters posted around the Waterman green. We th...

Demand for public course evaluations

Demand for public course evaluations

Charlotte Malling

January 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Why aren’t we putting course evaluations online? It’s two days before classes start and my friend is ...

Taking advantage of add/drop

Taking advantage of add/drop

Ariana Arden

January 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Hey, you. Yes, you. I have something super top secret to tell you. You should drop more classes. This...

Wellness Environment oversteps its realm

Staff Editorial

January 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Although relatively new, the Wellness Environment has made a name for itself on campus. It’s known for its focus on health and wellbeing and its new residence hall, but also infamous for the contract its members must sign upon joining. When a group of WE students crafted a penis from sticky notes and displayed it in a d...

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

Blue Penis Gate: Wellness Environment Investigation

January 17, 2018

A blue sticky note penis has left eight first-years fearing they will lose their housing in the Wellness Environment.I...

Continuing the conversation about UVM’s diversity & inclusivity

Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

In the past year, Wes Richter has used “racist and threatening language,” according to an Oct. 5 Seven Days article, and J. T. Reichhelm stole the Black Lives Matter flag, according to a Sept. 29 VTDigger article. These were racist acts. Their implicit message was: UVM is not a school for black people. They don’t belo...

Administrative actions support humanities majors

Administrative actions support humanities majors

December 3, 2017

In my role as Chief Academic Officer of the University of Vermont, I am writing to share my thoughts, ...

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