UVM plans $1.4 million in repairs to Southwick Hall

University of Vermont intends to use the second half of its $2.8 million state capital appropriation to make repairs to the 80-year-old music building.

UVM approves $78M bond for STEM Complex

The total estimated cost of the project is $104 million. The university will use the bond, plus $26 million in hoped-for private donations to build a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academic center and laboratory.

UVM students protest fossil fuel investments, demand reinvestment at board meeting

For immediate release: February 6, 2015 Burlington, VT UVM Students Protest Fossil Fuel Investments, Demand Reinvestment at Board Meeting Dozens of students interrupted University of Vermont Trustees at their meeting on Friday morning. The demonstration was the eighth consecutive Board meeting that students demanded divestment of the endowment’s fossil fuel stocks and reinvestment in the “just economy”. […]

Renowned political scientist Frank Bryan to speak at BMAC

On Thursday, January 29 at 7 p.m., Brattleboro will have a chance to form its own opinion of this singular Vermont scholar when Bryan appears at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) to give a lecture entitled “Small is Beautiful: How America Benefits from Vermont’s Senatorial Presence.”

Salman Rushdie speaks about storytelling, censorship

“The moment you limit free speech, it’s not free speech,” Rushdie told a packed crowd at UVM in response to a question about the attack on “Charlie Hebdo”

‘Power from the North’ registration free until Feb. 1

Join leading policy makers, energy professionals, academics and students from both sides of the international border to discuss an increasingly important Quebec-Vermont/New England electric energy relationship. Registration is free until February 1.

Salman Rushdie’s UVM appearance to air on Vermont PBS

Renowned author Salman Rushdie’s sold-out January 14th appearance at the University of Vermont will be recorded live and aired in a weekend broadcast by Vermont PBS.

Committee scraps plan to use pot taxes, lottery to fund Vermont colleges

A subcommittee of the council instead will recommend that the state simply increase spending on higher education by 1 percent a year.

Vermont Humanities Council event: UVM professor examines trauma and triumph of Maya Angelou

UVM professor Emily Bernard will look at the transformation of beloved poet and activist Maya Angelou in a talk at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on January 7 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, “Delicious to the Ear: The Inspiring Voice of Maya Angelou,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Gov. Shumlin and University of Vermont announce new round of Cabinet-level graduate interns

Gov. Peter Shumlin and the University of Vermont are pleased to again col­laborate on the Vermont Governor’s Cabinet Graduate Internship Program for the upcoming spring semester.

Vermont ranks first nationally among Peace Corps’ top volunteer-producing states

The Peace Corps today announced the 2014 rankings of the top volunteer-producing states and metropolitan areas across the country and Vermont ranked No. 1 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita for the second straight year.

University of Vermont selects FirstLight Fiber for network upgrades

FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating in Upstate New York and Northern New England, announced today that the University of Vermont (UVM) will expand its relationship with FirstLight to include a 10 Gbps connectivity upgrade.

Allan Rodgers: The $10,000 college degree

EXC Could Vermont, always first in experiments, offer a statewide $5,000 associate degree education, followed by a $5,000 bachelor’s degree completion program?

Residents willing to pitch in cash for Lake Champlain

A recent UVM study shows nearly all Vermonters want clean water, and most are willing to pay for it. Residents asserted “protecting water quality” was more important than “fighting poverty and hunger in Vermont.”

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