EPA Administrator McCarthy to Deliver Commencement Address at Vermont Law School

News Release — Vermont Law School Feb. 9, 2016 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Feb. 9, 2016––U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver the 41st Commencement address at Vermont Law School on Saturday, May 21, President and Dean Marc Mihaly […]

Jack Hanson: Vermont’s renewable energy controversy

Solar panels on the side of the road, or wind turbines on top of a mountain, is a small price to pay for the wonders that cheap and abundant energy provides us.

Erik Hoekstra: Burlington’s housing crisis

We need a tax policy that is fair to all residents.

Johannes Wheeldon: 20 years of restorative justice in Vermont

Today, there are 20 community justice centers delivering services to youth at risk, victims, Vermont communities affected by crime, and those responsible for criminal offenses.

Michael Livingston: Stress affects student learning

For educators and parents, it is essential to understand the relationship between stress and learning, and to help students manage their stress so that they can learn.

Hans Ohanian: The Vermont Energy Plan vs. the Paris Climate Accord

The devil is in the details of the energy plan, and the details are left fuzzy.

John Klar: Our constitutions have never been more relevant

If government could be trusted to observe and preserve the rights of citizens, we would not need such documents or ideas.

K.C. Whiteley: Steps to divestment

Divesting from fossil fuels is the right thing to do for our personal financial futures and has the added benefit of being the right thing to do for the environment.

Bob Stannard: This Land Is (Just) My Land

Until Jan. 2, few people had heard of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon; but we know about it now.

Poor Elijah’s Almanack: We just work here

Schools are now expected to solve what A Nation at Risk identified in 1983 as “personal, social, and political problems that the home and other institutions either will not or cannot resolve.”

Marge Garfield: A lopsided and losing battle

I was outraged to learn of the trumped-up allegation that Annette Smith, longtime advocate for protecting Vermont’s environment from stupid human mistakes, is supposedly “practicing law without a license.”

Walt Amses: No snow for you!

Considering Vermont winter is usually as defined by weird as autumn is by vibrant color, this one is already one for the books, no matter what happens the rest of the way.

Tyler Resch: The voluminous diaries of Hiram Harwood

The diaries were started in 1805 by Benjamin Harwood, a key member of one of the earliest families to settle Bennington in 1761.

Charles Winkleman: Burlington needs concrete affordable housing policy

The Housing Action Plan relies on trickle-down housing economics.

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