The Vermont Cynic

UVM, bring Arabic back

Khalid AlMubarak

March 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion

UVM hardly has a diverse student demographic by any measure, and that is why teaching non-European languages is critical to widen students’ perspective. There is a great deficiency of languages being taught at the University and possibly a misunderstanding over the purpose of teaching foreign languages. Let’s take my fir...

We can rename buildings

We can rename buildings

March 28, 2018

Two weeks ago, the board of trustees created a committee to discuss renaming buildings on campus. Fo...

Be skeptical of ResLife changes

Be skeptical of ResLife changes

March 22, 2018

Living/Learning Communities seem like the way to maximize a residence hall experience, especially fo...

Eggplants: Cooking and Connecting with the Old World

Eggplants: Cooking and Connecting with the Old World

Brigitte Riordan, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

Filed under Features, Food

Food is culture. I am a first-generation Romanian-American, but I don’t know much about Romanian food....

The kids are all right: why student movements will save us all

Mills Sparkman

March 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion

This past week has been contentious, to say the least. NoNames for Justice and other student groups have rallied to support students and faculty of color on campus, and their voices have been heard. UVM administration has also made their voices heard, in the loudest way possible: silence. At the NoNames for Justice...

Democratize UVM

Democratize UVM

Khalid AlMubarak

March 4, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We need a student’s union; a comprehensive and representative body that is elected by the students...

Stay apprised, seek understanding

Staff Editorial

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

We have dedicated this issue to covering the protests, calls for resignation and administrative responses of the past week. In the reporting of activist group NoNames for Justice’s actions, it has become apparent to us that while a few hundred students are protesting, a greater majority of students are unaware of the pro...

So you want to be an activist….

So you want to be an activist….

February 21, 2018

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

February 20, 2018

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 ...

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