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

By UVM United | January 30, 2021 | Comments Off on 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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Seven Days: Major Fallout– UVM Scholars Argue that Cuts to the Humanities Would Imperil the University’s Mission

By UVM United | January 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Seven Days: Major Fallout– UVM Scholars Argue that Cuts to the Humanities Would Imperil the University’s Mission

On December 15, Jamie Williamson learned that the coming spring semester, the 30th of his career on the English department faculty at the University of Vermont, would be his last. Fifteen years ago, Williamson, now 61, achieved the rank of senior lecturer, a title that generally confers the aura, if not the promise, of job security. …

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Open Letter to the University of Vermont Board of Trustees: Restore UVM’s Resources to Academics

By UVM United | January 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Open Letter to the University of Vermont Board of Trustees: Restore UVM’s Resources to Academics
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This letter with signatures will be shared with trustees, legislators, the press, alumni, and academic and professional societies. CLICK HERE to sign if you are a University of Vermont faculty member, staff, or graduate student worker. If you are a student, alum, parent, community member, or other supporter of liberal arts education, you can read …

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Public Petition to Restore Jobs and Funding to the Liberal Arts at the University of Vermont

By UVM United | January 30, 2021 | Comments Off on Public Petition to Restore Jobs and Funding to the Liberal Arts at the University of Vermont
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This public petition is for students, alums, parents, community members, or other supporters of liberal arts education at UVM and beyond. You can sign the petition HERE. If you are faculty, staff, or a graduate student worker at UVM, also read and sign our Open Letter to the University of Vermont trustees.   Public Petition …

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Tempest Magazine: Save our school The fight for the future of the University of Vermont

By UVM United | January 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Tempest Magazine: Save our school The fight for the future of the University of Vermont
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Save our school The fight for the future of the University of Vermont Paul Fleckenstein reports on the struggle to oppose the budget cuts and restructuring at the University of Vermont. The University of Vermont (UVM) College of Arts and Sciences released a plan for deep budget cuts in late November. The plan is to eliminate …

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