UVM proposal to eliminate 40 percent rule for graduate tuition sails through House

UVM Green overlooking the Waterman Building. Photo by Sally McCay, UVM Photo

University officials say the 40 percent discount for Vermont graduate students makes it difficult to offer competitive graduate level courses for out-of-state students.

Cynthia Belliveau: College courses offer high school students access, opportunity

While Vermont’s high school graduation rate is significantly higher than the national average, the percentage of Vermont graduates who go on to college is much lower.

UVM among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing colleges & universities

The Peace Corps today released the 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country. The University of Vermont ranked No. 5 this year among medium schools, with 29 undergraduate alumni currently volunteering worldwide.

Student group calls on UVM to reverse fossil fuel divestment decision

Student Climate Culture is writing this letter to you because we feel that our Board’s Investment Subcommittee made an unfair decision regarding fossil fuel divestment, and we need your help.

Ron Jacobs: The campus wage gap

Recent developments at the University of Vermont and St. Michael’s College provide prime examples of a fundamental problem in post-secondary schooling in the United States.

Syrup from saplings may substitute for sugarbush production

Abby van den Berg and Tim Perkins at Proctor Maple Research Center with new technology they are applying to maple saplings for maple syrup. Photo by Sally McCay/UVM

Saplings are ready to harvest in seven years, while mature trees take four decades to tap.

College students rally to halt state investments in fossil fuel companies

Students eager to chart a clean energy future on campus are joining lawmakers in their push to divest the state’s pension fund of fossil fuel companies. Students from the University of Vermont, St. Michael’s College and Middlebury College gathered at the Statehouse on Thursday to support legislation that would require the state to pull fossil […]

Sodexo sick days policy under scrutiny

Former Sodexo employee Michelle "Esther" Hasskamp testifies before the Senate Economic Development Committee about the company's sick-days policy, while Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan (background) listens. Photo by Hilary Niles

The food service giant’s policy that discourages workers from taking sick days raises concerns about labor practices — and public health.

Recap 2013: Education

Fifth-grade students Destiney and Brook (in the background) in Windy Kelley's classroom at Union Elementary School in Montpelier edit an online  book report blog. Photo by Roger Crowley/for VTDigger

2013 was a benchmark year in education. Many of Gov. Peter Shumlin’s initiatives gained traction and the University of Vermont announced a suite of innovative programs.

Panel discussion and new report highlight benefit of Vermont clinical trials for patients, state economy

Working with Vermont research institutions, including the University of Vermont and Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, the nation’s biopharmaceutical research companies have conducted 566 clinical trials of new medicines since 1999, according to a new report released today and highlighted at a panel discussion in Burlington. According to the latest data from 2011, this activity also generated $267 million per year in economic activity in the state.

Faculty union calls for major increase in state funding for higher education

Sen. Phil Baruth, D-Chittenden, committed to health care legislation this session during an AFT Vermont meeting in Burlington on Monday. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

The American Federation of Teachers Vermont said that within 10 years the Legislature should fund more than half of the tuition costs at the University of Vermont and the state college system.

In This State: In a derelict coal plant, two college kids fire up a new waterfront vision

Tad Cooke, left, and Erick Crockenberg, standing on the upper level of the derelict Moran power plant on Burlington's waterfront, talk about their innovative renovation proposal for the iconic building. The  plan by the two University of Vermont seniors has won highest marks in a competition to enhance the city's downtown.  Photo by Andrew Nemethy

Two University of Vermont seniors have hatched an audacious plan to redevelop the derelict Moran power plant on Lake Champlain, and now find themselves unexpectedly in the vanguard of efforts by Burlington to enhance its waterfront.

UVM students against the fracked gas pipeline

Amidst a growing chorus of opponents, a group of University of Vermont students called on the Vermont Public Service Board to side with the state’s largest environmental groups and a majority of public comments and deny a Certificate of Public Good for the proposed fracked gas pipeline through Addison County.

Green Mountain Power partners with UVM

GMP President and CEO Mary Powell announces the signing of a a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership between GMP and the University of Vermont, on Tuesday at the university's Aiken Center. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

UVM students will have the opportunity to intern, job-shadow or research renewable energy projects with GMP at its new $2.9 million Energy Innovation Center in Rutland. In exchange, GMP will help students eager to learn and enter the workforce.

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