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TALL TREES AND BIG DREAMS

The three towering white pines on the UVM Green are a familiar, signature sight. They’re old trees, for sure, but not old enough to date back to the earliest days of the university. Still, I can’t walk past them without thinking about what the Green once looked like, a dense patch of forest on the […]

Posted on 17 July 2014 | 11:10 am

ON THE WALL

Poet T.S. Eliot decried April as “the cruelest month.” It’s not so easy for painters either. But Sarah Rutherford ’06 hasn’t been too slowed by cold temperatures, some rain, and even a little snow this week as she’s painted a new mural on the wall outside of the Living/Learning Complex. Visible from Main Street, and […]

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 12:03 pm

SEEKING WILL THOMAS

The old photo of six children seems to capture a perfect summer idyll—flopped down in a grassy field after a round of play, the family dog wagging happily behind them. It’s pretty much what Bill Smith, father of three of the children pictured, had in mind when he moved his family to Westford, Vermont in […]

Posted on 17 March 2014 | 3:58 pm

FROM THE ARCHIVES: BILL TICKNER ’03

Semester break 1999-2000, and Bill Tickner was living the 19-year-old guy’s dream. Fraternity, season pass to Stowe, tons of free time, girlfriend, snowboard—sort of a Mountain Dew commercial come to life. “I was seemingly having a great time,” he recalls. “But I realized this was as happy as I would ever be living the way […]

Posted on 25 February 2014 | 10:15 am

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