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

By UVM United Against Cuts | April 16, 2021 | Comments Off on 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

By UVM United Against Cuts | April 16, 2021 | Comments Off on 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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The Era of Artificial Scarcity

By UVM United | April 12, 2021 | Comments Off on The Era of Artificial Scarcity

Administrators have rushed to embrace austerity measures. The faculty should call their bluff. When does a $5,000 investment pay off with a $100-million return? No, this is not a tale of Wall Street chicanery or Reddit-inspired investing. Rather, it is a story of rank-and-file university employees mobilizing to defend their vision of university governance — …

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

By UVM United | April 9, 2021 | Comments Off on 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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VICII “What’s Happening at UVM?” with Sen. Philip Baruth and Meaghan Emery

By UVM United Against Cuts | April 8, 2021 | Comments Off on VICII “What’s Happening at UVM?” with Sen. Philip Baruth and Meaghan Emery

Senator Phil Baruth, Julie Roberts, and Meaghan Emery spoke at a VICII event on March 31st on the subject of “What’s Happening at UVM?” A recording can be accessed via the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/0MO7_r2c30uNd45qIeGg6aPNUZtHSfMx1FLzNofeqJk6RfOa2-i1xJn4DSOPVcjD.owm_43f2ifqVIuV0 Passcode: W25Bzx=e

Calls for UVM president to step down grow louder on campus

By UVM United Against Cuts | April 2, 2021 | Comments Off on 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

By UVM United Against Cuts | March 31, 2021 | Comments Off on 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

By UVM United Against Cuts | March 31, 2021 | Comments Off on 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

By UVM United Against Cuts | March 30, 2021 | Comments Off on 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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Faculty in University of Vermont’s Department of Romance Languages and Cultures Release Letter Protesting “Recklessly Made” and “Morally Troubling” Cuts and Terminations

By UVM United Against Cuts | March 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Faculty in University of Vermont’s Department of Romance Languages and Cultures Release Letter Protesting “Recklessly Made” and “Morally Troubling” Cuts and Terminations
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   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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