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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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12 deans (with very high salaries) say UVM is on the right path

12 deans say UVM must establish its path forward The 12 deans and their yearly salaries while riding on Gerimella’s path forward: Cynthia Belliveau, dean, Continuing and Distance Education, $196,144 William Falls, dean, College of Arts and Sciences, $249,364 Cynthia Forehand, dean, Graduate School, $174,464 Bryn Geffert, dean, Libraries, $192,570 David Jenemann, dean, Honors College, …

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Calls for UVM president to step down grow louder on campus

As the University of Vermont considers cuts to more than 30 majors and laying off three senior lecturers, students, faculty and alumni are calling for President Suresh Garimella to step down. Other complaints include the school’s budget practices, including pay increases for top executives UVM also plans to close its campus children’s school, a childcare …

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Amid Uproar Against Garimella, UVM Warns a Faculty Critic

University of Vermont faculty and students condemned its administration’s austerity measures and president Suresh Garimella’s lack of transparency in a press conference on Monday, the second event of its kind since December. Four months after the University of Vermont announced faculty layoffs and sweeping cuts to its humanities and geology programs, nearly 3,000 people have signed a Change.org …

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Some UVM faculty question university leadership, finances

Editors note: This news story from the Associated Press unfortunately leaves unchallenged the UVM administration’s various misleading claims around the so-called “budget deficit”–even though it is well documented and uncontested by the administration that the College of Arts and Science (CAS) so-called “budget deficit” was created by intentionally siphoning revenue out of CAS. The story …

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Union leader calls for UVM President Garimella to resign over cuts

Editors note: This news st0ry from WCAX unfortunately leaves unchallenged the UVM administration’s bogus claim that there is a revenue shortfall–even though it is well documented and uncontested by the administration that the College of Arts and Science (CAS) so-called budget deficit was created by intentionally siphoning revenue out of CAS. The story also leaves …

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No Confidence

Faculty in University of Vermont’s Department of Romance Languages and Cultures Release Letter Protesting “Recklessly Made” and “Morally Troubling” Cuts and Terminations

Faculty in University of Vermont’s Department of Romance Languages and Cultures Release Letter Protesting “Recklessly Made” and “Morally Troubling” Cuts and Terminations   March 29, 2021 Dear President Garimella, Provost Prelock, Dean Falls, and Board of Trustees, We in the Department of Romance Languages and Cultures join our colleagues in English and Sociology to register …

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No Confidence

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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