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Left to right: Caitlin Drasher, Susan Munkres, Carey Hengstenberg, Justin Kenney, Tom Rogers


Rubenstein School Student and Partnership with VT Agency of Natural Resources Win Awards

Vermont college students, faculty, and staff gathered on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Lavengin House at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT, to celebrate individual contributions and the collective impact of higher education in service to Vermont.

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Leisa Pollander playing with kids at Holbrook Center


Sara Holbrook's Legacy of Caring

It’s nearly noon at Burlington’s Sara Holbrook Community Center. Downstairs, a group of preschoolers is singing a song about the clouds, chanting: “What’s the weather? What’s the weather?” Upstairs, a group of recent adult refugees is learning English, the word huge, and the verb “to be.” The teacher says, “New ...

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John Todd


Field Leader, Students Present on Ecological Design

Students buzzed with excitement on the fourth floor of the Davis Center on a Wednesday afternoon in late March. They had just heard John Todd, a leader in ecological design and engineering, present his latest plans to develop a research vessel/classroom/floating restorer to clean up pollution in the Gulf of Mexico following the ...

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Legislature as Laboratory

It’s mid-morning on March 30 at the Vermont Statehouse, and senior Rachel Peck and first-year student Emily von Weise are listening to experts provide testimony to the Vermont House Judiciary Committee on the pros and cons of marijuana legalization. They take notes and occasionally step outside into the Capitol hallway to talk ...

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Bike recycle Vermont's Workshop


A Community Built Around Service

Bike Recycle Vermont’s workshop in Burlington’s Old North End buzzes on a winter evening. You open the door to warmth and a pleasing whiff of well-used bike parts, grease and hundreds of rubber tires. UVM first-years Max Green and Dean Wertz lean over a work bench cleaning and repairing crank sets, while friends and classmates ...

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Outstanding Service-Learning Award Winners announced

Please join us in recognizing these outstanding practitioners of service-learning at the Awards Reception on April 6th, at 4pm in Marsh-Billings Lounge.

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