Three faculty members at Vermont College of Fine Arts resign; college considers “trigger” warnings.
Public reading of a fictional description of a rape sparks debate over freedom of expression at arts college
Ultimately, a performance-based funding proposal could call for a portion of state funding for both UVM and the VSC system to be allocated “based upon nationally recognized and established performance measures,” according to the legislation.
“Our tax dollars should, as much as possible, support Vermonters and the colleges that do the most to attract and educate them,” said Sen. Anthony Pollina, who plans to introduce legislation in the next session.
Effort is designed to help districts navigate the state’s new education governance law and determine their eligibility for certain merger incentives.
Officials at the Plainfield college acknowledged that they were aware of a vote of no confidence against Dr. Lewis Jones by faculty at his former employer in West Virginia.
The new state law aimed at restructuring school districts into larger, more cost-effective systems, offers tax incentives for quick implementation.
Burlington’s interim Schools Superintendent Howard Smith said that the new policy documents will hopefully ensure “a consistent set of procedures for investigating incidents.”
Magazine ranks colleges by the ratio of business founders and owner to the student body at large. Middlebury ranks second, Bennington fourth.
“There was a lot of excitement about becoming a worker-owner cooperative,” said a board member. “As soon as the deal was done, people were right in there signing up to become worker-owners; it’s a good feeling.”
The Vermont Historical Society this week announced that former Gov. Jim Douglas will serve as the society’s interim executive director while a national search is undertaken to replace Mark Hudson, who is leaving in the fall. Douglas will begin his part-time duties shortly and will overlap for a time with Hudson. “We are thrilled that […]
Vermont will receive $6.7 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to support local community emergency preparedness initiatives. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced the federal grants for prevention and preparedness programs to respond to acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events, according to a news release. The grants were distributed under […]
James Haslam is launching Rights & Democracy to focus on solving many of the issues the Workers Center supports, such as fair labor practices and addressing income inequality.
VPIC Chairman Stephen Rauh stressed the board’s fiduciary duty to beneficiaries of the retirement system. “We were not created as an agent of social change,” Rauh said.