The liberal arts foster independent thinking and support values consistent with democracy rather than authoritarianism. Higher levels of education are associated with greater support for democratic values.
Dr. Parwinder Grewal, an entomologist and administrator at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, will be the inaugural president of the newly created Vermont State University.
Vermont Technical College’s Class of 2021 has achieved a remarkable 99% placement rate in employment or continuing education within six months of graduation — the fourth class in a row to accomplish that.
A Castleton senior pursues victory and becomes a journalist at the track.
In Vermont, there needs to be a transformation in public higher education. With support from the state, shared governance on the boards, and affordability for our students, we can achieve this transformation.
Gov. Phil Scott is still very popular. President Joe Biden? Less so.
The January 2022 retirement of Jonathan Spiro, the interim president of Castleton University, comes amid a tumultuous Vermont State Colleges merger.
A majority of Castleton's full-time faculty members signed a letter raising concerns about the speed of the consolidation of the three colleges.
Despite objections from some students and alumni, trustees of the Vermont State Colleges System voted unanimously to approve the name at a special meeting Wednesday evening.
The state colleges system board said it will consider public comments before voting Wednesday on the new name for the planned consolidation of Castleton, Northern Vermont University and Vermont Tech.
The newly merged university should operate under the Castleton University brand, which would allow for the precious capital resources that it would take to rebrand an entire system to be allocated to recruitment and retention of students to all campuses.
Vermont State Colleges System officials and consultants hope using the word “university” instead of “college” will communicate a greater level of quality and prestige.
As colleges prepare for student arrivals in the next few weeks, they are also choosing how to enforce their Covid-19 vaccination policies. Among Vermont colleges who have shared campus vaccination rates with state officials, about 90% of students are fully vaccinated.
Students will be allowed to apply for medical or religious exemptions. The mandate will not extend to those attending school virtually.