While there’s no clear plans to bring refugees to Vermont, the college has announced it would be ready to host refugees on its campus for at least two months.
The former Vermont state poet views the $1 million award as “choosing to honor the intimate, private voice, which public utterance can sometimes augment or extend, but never replace.”
Bernard Bull’s tenure at Goddard has been impactful. The college just announced it was once again in good standing with its accreditor.
The onetime Goddard College teacher received the honor “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”
“It is a joy to have this surge of optimism that we are well on our way to creating a thriving Goddard College that will serve students for future generations,” wrote Bernard Bull, the college president.
“People don’t believe I go to the dump,” Guzman said, shaking his head in disbelief. “‘What are you doing here?’ ‘Dumping my garbage.’ I get that from people who come up here for the summer.”
New data and projections suggested the state wouldn’t need the space.
Some Plainfield residents are worried the plan could spread the virus more widely.
Other colleges and facilities have been scouted by state officials but the Plainfield school is the first to sign a lease.
President Sophie Howlett sees the Brattleboro-based college with programs in more than 40 countries as a pioneer in international education that must modernize to meet the competition.
The possibilities of a united progressive college made up of the best residential and low-residency degree programs far outweighs each institution’s individual survival and ‘legacy’ desires.
“Unfortunately, our fight on this front has come to an end,” President Jennifer Scott said.
Growing financial woes in higher education threaten surrounding economies.
The school says the moves are in response to pressure from the New England Commission of Higher Education, which has given it two years to stabilize its financial position and leadership.