We strive very hard to create an inclusive climate for our students and staff in which they all can feel safe, respected, and valued. It would be hard to fulfill these obligations while competing in a state with this law, which is contrary to our values as an athletic department and university.”
—Athletic Director Jeff Schulman ’89 G’02. The Catamount women’s basketball team canceled a game at the University of North Carolina due to concerns about the state’s controversial HB2 law. Read more.
REST ON THE ROCKS
UVM’s TREK program has thrived for decades, taking incoming students into the wilds for a week of hiking, paddling, biking—journeys that bond the small groups and help them ready for the college adventure ahead. TREK has diversified over the years to include community service and leadership activities. This year, building on efforts to get more African-, Latino-, Asian-, and Native-American students involved with outdoor programs, ALANA TREK joined the mix. That’s Issac Lee front and center, Jenna Torres and Nicole Burnett behind him, and Foram Patel ’18, a TREK group leader, lower right. The climbers are at Prospect Rock near Johnson, Vermont.