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The Vermont Cynic

Continuing the conversation about UVM’s diversity & inclusivity

Letter to the Editor

2 days ago

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, ...

True wellness must place health before UVM image

True wellness must place health before UVM image

Letter to the Editor

December 1, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

There have been sweeping changes in higher education as of late. With the introduction of a more div...

University denies stem bias, yet cuts arts

University denies stem bias, yet cuts arts

Staff Editorial

November 30, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

While the voice of the University says one thing, the hands do the opposite. While assuring students it values the...

UVM’s international students are feeling ostracized

UVM’s international students are feeling ostracized

November 16, 2017

When I spoke to two different friend groups about international students, I was met with the same resp...

Response to “Humanities Majors Deserve More”

Letter to the Editor

November 15, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

November 10, 2017Letter to the Editor,In my role as Chief Academic Officer of the University of Vermont, I am writing to share my thoughts, some additional context, and to provide a number of important clarifications to the Cynic’s November 7, 2017 editorial entitled “Humanities Majors Deserve More.”I am alw...

Students kneeling opens the conversation

Students kneeling opens the conversation

November 15, 2017

While the NFL has received national attention as players take a knee during the national anthem, prote...

Liberal arts majors supply valuable skills for success

Letter to the Editor

November 10, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

To the Editor: In a recent edition of the Cynic, sophomore English major Jacob Potts published an eloquent opinion piece fighting back against the flack humanities majors often take from peers convinced that their degrees are unlikely to lead to well-paying jobs. When people hear Mr. Potts say he is an English major, he rep...

No ifs, ands or butts about tobacco-free campus initiative failure

No ifs, ands or butts about tobacco-free campus initiative failure

Mills Sparkman

November 9, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On Oct. 17, sophomore Gabriana Whipple tweeted, “‘UVM is a tobacco-free campus,’ uh first of a...

Humanities majors deserve more

Humanities majors deserve more

Staff Editorial

November 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

David Foster Wallace has said liberal arts contain “the real value of a real education, which has alm...

SGA president Chris Petrillo on wellness

Letter to the Editor

November 8, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

There have been sweeping changes in higher education as of late. With the introduction  of a more diverse and qualified student population, services provided on college campuses  must adjust to provide suitable resources for the next generation of the American workforce.The University of Vermont is not immune to the ca...

‘It’s okay to be white’ posters spotted around campus

‘It’s okay to be white’ posters spotted around campus

November 7, 2017

 Unsigned posters on white printer paper reading "It's okay to be white" were spotted around campus this morning.Two rippe...

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