Through the Rutland Area NAACP, about 35 students at Castleton have formed an unofficial chapter of the national organization and hope it will be recognized later this spring.
What we don’t need is to rebrand again, or to create new administrative systems. Real change isn’t about websites, signage, letterhead and logos. It’s about education and students.
Legal precedent suggests schools have authority to require vaccinations, and public health officials urge the sooner the better.
A Castleton student responds to the Atlanta shootings, and shares her own experience in an interview.
A forthcoming name change, program cuts and an accidental announcement of a downsized marching band have some people wondering what’s next at one of the state’s oldest universities.
The seemingly haphazard renaming of Vermont state colleges deserves more thought and scrutiny.
Everyone — including state leaders — appear now to agree that the colleges need more money than the state has historically been willing to give. But what’s unknown at this point is exactly how much that will amount to.
Lawmakers kept the college system alive this spring, but demanded major reforms. The colleges are ready to propose them, but need more money.
“It is no longer possible for this can to be kicked further down the road, with hopes that the individual institutions and the chancellor’s office will come up with cost reductions substantial enough to achieve long-term financial sustainability, without help from the Legislature working in partnership with the governor’s office.”
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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.
Without additional help, next year’s shortfall may approach the worst-case scenarios — in the $40 million range — that were evaded this year only because of a cash infusion from the state.
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.
As tens of thousands of students descend on the state this week, colleges and communities crack down on compliance with Covid rules.