University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont, USA
Last updated 6.30.05
Last updated by Will 3.17.05
Willard "Will" Miller, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vermont, died at Fletcher Allen Hospital on March 31, 2005 after an eight month fight with lung cancer. He was 64 years old. The struggles Will devoted his life to will be furthered by the Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series. Information on the series can be found at the web site willmiller.org. The web site is a project of Will's life partner Ann Lipsitt and Will's friend Jay Moore and contains testimonials by the many people whose lives Will touched.
Will Miller at Veterans for Peace forum on U.S. Imperialism at the Bread and Puppet weekend in Glover, Vermont (8/97)
Will (Willard M.) Miller Assistant Professor Philosophy Department University of Vermont (UVM) 70 South Williams Street, Room 107 Burlington, VT 05401-3404 (802)656-3137 (office) (802)879-0288 (home) (802)656-3133 (FAX office)
Note: I am on medical leave for cancer treatment. The unfolding medical situation is such that I will remain on disability leave until I retire at the end of the summer (2005). But I might be able to drop back to teach the Marxism course, if my health permits .
My life partner Ann Lipsitt and my dear friend Jay Moore have constructed a testimonials web page for me at http://www.willmiller.org/
The last version of Will's home page modified by him over a week before his death has been archived.
How to rig an election--Florida 2000 (with documentation)
Don't be afraid--be very afraid!!!
Green Mountain Veterans for Peace
Burlington Area Draft and Military Counselors
Network Opposed to Depleted Uranium Weapons
Key Documents in the New American Empire:
Rebuilding America's Defenses (September 2000):
Placard slogans seen at the recent demonstrations against war on Iraq.
Photos of March 20, 2004 Antiwar rally in Montpelier, Vermont.
Rumsfeld and Saddam Hussein in Iraq in 1983
U.S. Builds New Nuclear Weapons by William J. Broad, New York Times (2.7.05)
No. 1? America by the numbers by Michael Ventura, Austin Chronicle
The World's Warmonger by Garry Leech Colombia Journal (2.21.05)
Dropping in on the Apocalypse by Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com (2.7.05)
Public power in the age of empire by Arundhati Roy, Socialist Worker (9.3.04)
John Kerry as the Warchurian Candidate by Jeremy Scahill, CommonDreams.org (8.24.04)
The 2004 Election: what's at stake? The case against "Anybody But Bush" by Lance Selfa, Socialist Worker (8.20.04)
The Coincidence Theorist's Guide to 9/11 at Rigorous Intuition: Because it only feels like paranoia. (8.15.04)
John, John, John...There You Go Again: Kerry's "Energy Plan" by Stan Goff, CounterPunch (8.13.04)
What Kerry Really Did in Vietnam by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffery St. Clair, CounterPunch (7.29.04)
Iraqi group claims over 37,000 civilian toll by Ahmed Janabi, Aljazeera Net (7.31.04)
Believing in a Green Resistance by Todd Chretien, CounterPunch (7.26.04)
Teaching Torture: Congress Quietly Keeps [U.S. Army] School of the Americas Alive by Doug Ireland, LA Weekly (7.23-29.04)
Rating Reagan: A Bogus Legacy by Robert Parry, Consortiumnews.com (6.7.04)
The Big Lie by Nicholas von Hoffman, tomdispatch.com (5.23.04)
The Military-Academic Complex: Who's the Real National Champion? by Nicholas Turse, Nation Institute (4.27.04)
The Rising Corporate Military Monster by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, Corporate Focus (4.24.04)
Need an Army? Just Pick Up the Phone by Barry Yeoman, New York Times (4.2.04)
Soldiers of Good Fortune by Barry Yeoman, Mother Jones (5.6.03)
The US Must be Isolated and Constrained: The Coming Elections and the Future of American Global Power by Gabriel Kolko, CounterPunch (3.14.04)
They'll Never Call Him a Radical (or Even an Alternative): The Many Faces of John Kerry by Elizabeth Schulte, CounterPunch (2.10.04)
America's Empire of Bases by Chalmers Johnson, Alternet (1.15.04)
Howard Dean: the Progressive Anti-War Candidate? Some Vermonters Give Their Views by Donna Bister, Marc Estrin and Ron Jacobs (The Editorial Collective of the Old North End [Burlington, Vermont] RAG) CounterPunch (8.29.03)
This powerful piece of political art is a mosaic of the faces of the 706 American military deaths in Iraq that had occurred when it was created...
The War President and the Fallen
An increasing relevant debate between proponents of U.S. Imperialism and anti-imperialist opponents:
Hear a Debate on whether the U.S. should be the Cops of the World.
(Recorded April 22, 1999. 54 minutes. [RealPlayer Media]) On the negative, Will Miller, Philosophy and Justin Parmett, UVM Debate. On the affirmative, Robert Kaufman, Political Science and Robert Pontbriand, UVM Debate. Thursday, April 22, 1999 at 7:00-8:00 PM Debate, 8:00-9:00 PM Discussion in 234 Marsh Life Science. Sponsored by the Lawrence Debate Union. The debate took place before a packed house of over 400 people.
See Phil Ochs, Cops of the World
Graphic from Monthly Review, Vol 54 (December, 2002) no. 7, p.10.Data Source: Table B.1 World Crude Oil and Natural Gas Reserves, January 1, 2001, <http//www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/iea/table81.html>
Jay's Leftist and 'Progressive' Internet Directory (highly recommended!)
Recent listings from this page (1998-2001)
Other Information Resources:
UVM SPARC (Student Political Awareness & Responsibility Coalition) Web PageStop Killer Coke!
Quick Political Scholastic Aptitude Test (QPSAT)
[Only one very informative question!]
Voices in the Wilderness: www.viwuk.freeserve.co.uk/
Alternative Radio News
Vermont Independent Media
Bay Windows (January 6-12, 2000) Vol.18, no.3.
An Historic Moment at the University of Vermont! Photos of the vote count and celebration of the faculty winning the union election on April 18, 2001.
See more on the long struggle to unionize at UVM.
Albert Einstein, "Man of the Century," was a socialist--but you would never know it from the corporate media's spin these days. See his "Why Socialism" to correct the record.
The Martin Luther King You Don't See on TV
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Beyond Vietnam" (1967)
Vermont FBI Alert for the Social Justice Movement (1/6/99)
2nd Vermont FBI Alert for the Social Justice Movement (4/17/99)
UVM Philosophy Department Page
My Curriculum Vitae
JOINED THE STRUGGLE:
BATTLE WITH CANCER :
FULL TEXT ESSAYS:
UVM SALARY COMPARISON:
Dear UVM Faculty Members,
At a recent appearance before the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, President Fogel gave an interesting PowerPoint talk in which he compared UVM on a number of criteria to what he called "peer" institutions and "aspirant" institutions (i.e., schools he thinks we should aspire to be like). We compared average salaries at UVM to Fogel's peer and aspirant schools. The results are....[above].The union has proposed a salary structure that would, over the course of three years, bring UVM more into line with its peer institutions. And the union's proposal would cost roughly only $3 million more per year than what the administration is proposing. The administration's final salary offer at the beginning of September might only make the gap between UVM and its peers grow, and certainly would not make it shrink, in the coming years.If you would like more information or are interested in helping United Academics' effort to obtain a reasonable contract for UVM faculty, please contact your department's UA representative. Or contact the union directly at firstname.lastname@example.orgSources: Salary data supplied by AAUP Office of Research. Aspirant Institutions as designated by President Dan Fogel in his presentation to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences were Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; Univ.of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Univ. of N.C. at Chapel Hill; Penn State Univ.-Main Campus; College of William and Mary; University of Virginia; Univ. Wisconsin-Madison. Peer institutions were University of Connecticut; University of Delaware; Kansas State University; Univ.of Maine at Orono; Univ. Massachusetts-Amherst; University of New Hampshire; SUNY at Albany; SUNY at Binghamton; Miami University; Oklahoma State Univ.-Main; University of Oklahoma; University of Rhode Island; Clemson University; and Washington State University. UVM United Academics (AAUP/AFT)
UVM BASE PAY LISTINGS:
The salary date is made available below as a contribution to an informed debate at UVM about polarization, power and the conditions for a community of inquiry. For the background on the University's disclosure see Tom Salmon's spin and attached note of clarification. Incidentally, while some folks have been distressed by my posting this information, others have thanked me for providing the information they used to convince their supervisors at UVM to raise their salary because it compared unfavorably with others doing the same job.
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX: Calculate the shrinking value of your pay dollar. Directions at above link: Enter years as 4 digits (e.g, 2001). Enter dollar amount without commas or $ sign in box on first line. Click the Calculate button to compute dollar amount shown on second line.
Notes from Kafka's Castle (my grievance to the Vermont State Labor Board):
Grants for Organizing:
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