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FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 12 NOON
DAVIS CENTER ATRIUM ENTRANCE
"THE DEATH OF EDUCATION AT UVM?"
FUNERAL MARCH TO WATERMAN TO
PROTEST LAYOFFS & BUDGET CUTS
This Friday UVM deans are to submit to President Fogel their plans for meeting "budget reduction targets"--including plans to lay off staff and faculty, cancel such fundamental courses for as English 1, and double and triple class sizes, all while hiking up the number of UVM students and the tuition they pay.
JOIN STUDENTS, STAFF, & FACULTY TOGETHER in a march against downsizing UVM jobs and education. While the deans will deliver to President Fogel plans that portend the death of education as we know and value it at UVM, our march will deliver a coffin bearing the death of education should these plans be accepted--and call on the administration to pursue alternatives to cuts, layoffs, and tuition hikes!
Got class until 12:35 pm? Join the march as we reach the steps of Waterman!
For more info, visit uvmssft.blogspot.com and come to Students, Staff, and Faculty Together upcoming planning meetings: Wednesday, 1/21, 5-6:30 pm, Lafayette 210, and Monday, 1/26, 5-6:30 pm, MLK Lounge, Billings.
Students, Staff, and Faculty Together is a coalition of campus groups and individuals who oppose the administration's current plans to balance UVM's budget through downsizing education and jobs. We promote alternatives to layoffs and tuition hikes including scaling back executive salary spending, eliminating executive bonuses, slowing the pace of UVM's budget practice changes, and--as recommended by the Chronicle of Higher Education to safeguard long-term educational quality and stave off more tuition hikes--tapping the endowment.
**Dorm-Storm to Get Out the Word on Campus: Protest Cuts, UVM Has Alternatives**
Meet TODAY (1/20) 5 pm, Fireplace Lounge, Living/Learning. After a quick discussion and distributing petitions, pamphlets, and flyers, small groups will spread out among the dorms to knock on doors and talk with students about Students, Staff, and Faculty Together, the petition, Friday's march, and getting involved.
And THURSDAY (1/22), 12 noon, billiard table lounge area, first floor Davis. Following a short discussion, groups will spread out to talk with students, staff, and faculty in the Davis Center during the lunch hour about the petition, Friday's march, and getting involved. ALL STUDENTS, STAFF, and FACULTY WHO WANT TO HELP ARE WELCOME!