Opinion

Liberalism’s true legacy

We now know that fake news, real Russians and dank memes are all to blame for Clinton losing the election. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Democrats failing to provide a compelling message other than “She’s not Trump.” We should attribute Clinton’s failure in the presidential race to a lack of coherent values,…

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The reality of Pence as a president

I’d be more comfortable with Mike Pence as president than Donald Trump and you should be too. It’s time to put to rest an oft-overheard saying, that Pence is “worse than Trump”. There are a number of misunderstandings and well-circulated myths that contribute to the liberals’ dreading of the former Indiana governor. A common utterance…

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Professor watch list: defending free speech

Dear UVM Students, We write to inform you that as members of the faculty of the University of Vermont we have signed on to the American Association of University Professors’ “Open Letter Regarding the Professor Watchlist.” You can find the letter and all of its signatories at https://www.aaup.org/open-letter-regarding-professor-watchlist. The AAUP letter states: “To Turning Point…

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Team shows humanity in tragedy

On the afternoon of Jan. 6, a shooter entered Fort Lauderdale International Airport, murdered five innocent people and injured six others. Thirty-six more people faced injuries as a result of the panic that followed, including three members of UVM’s swimming and diving team. Despite the fact that the team was in a different terminal than…

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UVM diversity training tackles Midwestern mentality

On Sunday, the University held its first annual diversity training specifically focused on white, midwestern American cultural differences by bringing a team of 10 professional traveling lecturers. Training took place in the Davis Center Grand Maple Ballroom, Billings Library and several smaller focus groups scattered across campus. “We realized with our previous accounts of diversity…

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