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April 19, 2015

U.S. Citizenship Course


Students, New Americans Learn from Each Other in U.S. Citizenship Course

When sophomore Eric Venezia decided to come to UVM to play goalie on the men’s soccer team he expected to make new friends and enjoy all of the experiences that come with college life. Befriending a 69-year-old man from Bhutan and helping him become an American citizen wasn’t one of them. 

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Sierra Thompson


Sierra’s Story

When you wake up on Feb. 24, 2015, your first thought is: today is your 23rd birthday. That means a trip to Colchester’s Athens Diner with your grandmother Phyllis and your boyfriend, Jared, for a spinach and cheddar omelette with wheat toast and, as always, strawberry jam. Tonight, you’ll celebrate with your family — though ...

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ebola workers


Young Ebola Fighter

Caitlin Wolfe, UVM class of 2011, has her temperature checked “about six times every day,” she tells me, speaking from Liberia, on Africa’s west coast. She’s not sick. “I feel great,” she says. But as a consulting epidemiologist for the World Health Organization — fighting the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than ...

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