As Vermont broke case records two days in a row this week, and with new cases on campuses, colleges are taking preemptive steps to curtail the virus’s spread as they prepare to send students home for the fall.
As Vermont smashed voting records this week, towns widely voted red in choosing their governor, blue in the contentious presidential election, and split votes in a competitive race for lieutenant governor.
The college, which had planned for students to return to in-person classes on Monday, now has a total case count that stands at 66.
The famed political activist spoke Wednesday about themes central to racial justice reform: justice for Black victims of police violence, how young people can engage in activism and limits of the two-party system.
A boost from coronavirus relief funds and the McClure Foundation helped keep classes affordable at Community College of Vermont.
The state updated its college reopening guidelines on Oct. 15 to include baseline requirements for the spring semester — and they’re largely a replica of the standards that officials credit for the success of fall reopenings.
‘The truth of the matter is, it’s safer to go to any college campus right now than anywhere in Vermont,’ Richard Schneider, former Norwich University president and the head of Vermont’s college reopening team, told VTDigger last week.
As it’s gotten off the ground, the South Burlington Times has criticized another local news outlet, sparking questions about the role of a news source run by city government entering the local media-sphere.
The Enosburg Falls-based Abbey Group had been distributing Vermont-produced food as part of the Farmers to Families Program, but the contract was recently shifted.
A recount of Tuesday’s special election ballots showed a 339-339 deadlock between David Small and Mel Hawley. The two will face off in a runoff in October.
Hundreds of students gathered Friday on Middlebury’s quad and then streamed down College Street to chants of “say her name” and “Black lives matter.” One reporter for the Middlebury Campus newspaper counted more than 500 attendees.
Middlebury revoked on-campus privileges for 22 students during the weekend after the college received reports last Thursday that students were violating Covid-19 policies.
Main Street and Merchants Row had been shut off to road traffic since June 14 to finish a rail tunnel that replaced two traffic bridges — part of a $71 million downtown project that began in 2017.
UVM and Middlebury have taken varied approaches to keeping students safe and campus waste minimal in the pandemic.