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Kathy Fox UVM prison program


UVM Students Learn About the Criminal Justice System from the Inside Out

When sociology major Emily Fixx ‘17 arrives for her 6 p.m. class on Monday, she leaves her keys, cellphone, and water bottle at the door and walks through a metal detector under the watchful eye of a correctional officer. This is not part of an extreme new measure to remove distractions from the classroom. It’s part of the ...

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Gods Love ASB Trip


An Alternative Break

Senior Caitlin Beaudet has never had a traditional spring break. Instead, she's spent every one of these vacations engaged in community service, along with hundreds of other UVM students, as part of Alternative Spring Break, or ASB. "ASB has meant everything to me," says Beaudet, who's in her second year as a student director. ...

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Tracy Ballysingh


Eliminating Structural Barriers to Student Success

For most of her professional life, Tracy Arámbula Ballysingh, assistant professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, has worked as a practitioner in jobs she thought would most positively impact the population she now dedicates her academic life to uplifting: first-generation students from low-income families trying to ...

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