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UVM fabricated ‘structural deficit’ to justify program cuts, faculty critics say

Editor’s note: Notably, Prelock did not provide any detail on the nature of the ‘structural challenges’ that she refers to. She also apparently misread the press release, or does not understand the meaning of “unrestricted funds.”   BURLINGTON, Vt. – A group of University of Vermont faculty members and other advocates sounded off on administrative …

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UVM pushes back on claims administration fabricated a budget crisis to justify humanities cuts

Editor’s note: Notably, Prelock did not provide any detail on the nature of the ‘structural challenges’ that she refers to. We also find it exhausting to have to contend with an administration that acts unilaterally and then tells faculty who are deeply concerned about the future of the institution they care deeply for that they …

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Garimella Must Go Press Conference Charges UVM Administration with Manufacturing a Budget Crisis and Presiding through a Climate of Fear and Callous Disregard

Garimella Must Go Press Conference Charges UVM Administration with Manufacturing a Budget Crisis and Presiding through a Climate of Fear and Callous Disregard   March 29, 2021 Burlington, VT—UVM United Against the Cuts, a coalition of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members, held a press conference today to call for the resignation of University …

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UVM Foundation should disclose who’s getting its millions

Nancy Welch: UVM Foundation should disclose who’s getting its millions – VTDigger This commentary is by Nancy Welch of South Burlington, a professor of English at the University of Vermont. She is active in UVM United Against the Cuts, whose petition of No Confidence in the Leadership of UVM President Suresh Garimella has gathered more than 2,800 …

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Three Steps You Can Take

Here are THREE STEPS to take to underscore that you have NO CONFIDENCE in the leadership of UVM President Suresh Garimella: 1. Get us beyond 3k signatures on the change.org/GarimellaNoConfidence petition by signing and sharing it (or sharing again) on social media, with email contacts, on list serves like Vermont’s Front Porch Forum, and in your programs, …

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View video: The Liberal Arts @ UVM: An Online Teach-In to Defend Our Students’ Educations

The Liberal Arts @ UVM: An Online Teach-In to Defend Our Students’ Educations View the recorded teach-in here on our YouTube channel. Session times: Why Religion? Why Liberal Arts? … 00:00:45​ Alternative Full Professor Lectures … 00:30:11​ Not Everybody Speaks English! The Importance of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures in a Globalized World … 01:00:25​ …

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VTDigger: ‘They’re running it like a business’: As more cuts loom, UVM faculty debate the mission

  BURLINGTON — Before the University of Vermont announced towering cuts in liberal arts programs this fall, there were warning signs. In April, foreseeing the pandemic’s heavy toll on higher education, the university announced a hiring freeze. In May, President Suresh Garimella warned about the university’s shaky finances, along with threats to cut lecturers’ course …

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