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 shot of algae-free waters of St. Albans Bay off Gould Susslin’s dock. Right: A 2006 blue-green algae bloom off the same dock. Photos courtesy of Gould Susslin

*+-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.”

Sanders and UVM host Youth Climate Summit

*+-U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the University of Vermont held a Youth Climate Summit today.

Sanders and UVM host youth climate summit

*+-News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Dec. 5, 2014 BURLINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the University of Vermont held a Youth Climate Summit today. More than 150 Vermont high school students and dozens of teachers from 26 high schools throughout the state worked in small teams to create climate action plans […]

50 years of UVM hockey highlight new film from Vermont PBS

*+-The University of Vermont men’s ice hockey program recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Tom Sullivan: On the value of a liberal education

*+-What should be the purpose of a college education and what should it accomplish for the student?

Fletcher Allen becomes University of Vermont Medical Center

UVM President Tom Sullivan (left) and Fletcher Allen CEO John Brumsted reveal the new branding for the University of Vermont Health Network. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

*+-In the final step of a rebranding process, Fletcher Allen Health Care has been renamed the University of Vermont Medical Center, and its regional network is now the University of Vermont Health Network. The system includes two Vermont hospitals and two in New York; further expansion is likely in both states.

UVM students raise awareness of sexual assault on campus

UVM students participate in a national Carry That Weight Day march to honor victims of sexual and domestic violence. Photo by Laura Krantz/VTDigger

*+-Several dozen students marched across the UVM campus Wednesday to raise awareness of campus sexual assault. They carried mattresses, and paused for five minutes of silence in honor of assault survivors.

Salman Rushdie to speak at Vermont Humanities Council and UVM event

*+-Internationally renowned author Salman Rushdie will talk about the importance of stories in a special Vermont Humanities Council event at Burlington’s Ira Allen Chapel on January 14 at 5:00 pm.

VPIRG organizes student march to vote

*+-On Tuesday, Oct. 28, student organizers are coordinating an “Early Election Day” event where students will gather on campus and march down to the City Clerk to register and cast their ballots.

Neil Brandt: Research was mischaracterized in Whitworth commentary

*+-While I’m flattered that Mr. Whitworth chose to cite my research in his writing, I would have appreciated being contacted so I might provide some answers and insight about the findings.

Vermont opens state-of-the-art public health laboratory

An exam room at the new state Health Department laboratory in Colchester. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

*+-The $31 million lab will house public health workers and UVM researchers, allowing for sharing of information and ideas. It will replace the state’s current lab, which is outdated and too small, officials say.

Sanders, VA Secretary McDonald urge medical students to care for veterans

*+-U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald met with medical students at the University of Vermont today as part of a recruiting drive to bring more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals into the VA.

Mark Whitworth: Big wind’s public relations problem

*+-A new WCAX poll shows public support for wind plummeting from 66 percent in 2013 to 50 percent now.

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