Faculty in the University of Vermont’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have received two $500,000 grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The grants are part of a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture initiative designed to increase prosperity in rural America.
This week, more than 150 UVM students are fanning out to 15 sites across the country to get involved in service projects ranging from clean-up work at Cape Hatteras to therapeutic horseback lessons in North Carolina, from building with Habitat for Humanity in Charleston to art education activities in Chicago.
The UVM Board of Trustees welcomed five new members this month: three legislative trustees, an undergraduate political science major and a gubernatorial appointee. Together, their backgrounds span the fields of federal politics, the culinary arts, accounting, electrical contracting and environmental consulting.
The 1964 New York World’s Fair was meant to showcase America's promise. But its historical significance may lie in the conflict it generated, which erupted on the fair’s opening day.