Last night's forum, sponsored by Students, Staff, and Faculty Together, drew a standing-room only crowd to hear panelists Kat Nopper, UVM senior and SSFT coalition member; David Shiman, UVM professor and United Academics president; Tony Magistrale, UVM professor and United Academics member; and Tricia Chatary, UVM staff and SSFT member plus join the discussion about alternatives--with hearty applause for cutting from the top instead of laying off faculty and staff and tapping the endowment instead of adding students and hiking up tuition.
In addition to the petition we launched last night, the crowd and panelists had many suggestions for next steps and actions. To act on these ideas and more, we need everyone to our next planning meeting: Wednesday, January 21, 5-6:30 pm, Lafayette 210.
Can we do it? Yes, we can! Stop the cuts at UVM!