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03-02-2015

Forgotten Conflict

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.

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UVM ASB van selfie

03-02-2015

An Alternative Spring Break

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.

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02-25-2015

He's Got the Beat

Drummers, especially the best ones, have a secret. In performance they're the coolest musicians on stage, T-shirt clad free spirits who drive the music forward with passion and pyrotechnics. In the privacy of the practice room, though, they come dangerously close to nerd territory, laboring to perfect wonky drum “rudiments” with names like the “ratamacue,” the “single dragadiddle” and the “inverted flam tap.”

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Emily Bernard, University of Vermont, 2015 PEN Literary Award Judge

02-24-2015

Talking Race in the Classroom

Emily Bernard says her best writing starts in the classroom. Take the UVM professor and celebrated author’s powerful essay on race, “Teaching the N-Word.”

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job shadow

02-18-2015

Alumni to Students: Career Insights Shared Via Job Shadows

A new initiative launched by the UVM Career Center allows students to get up close and personal with alumni in a variety of professions. In its inaugural year, the job shadow program paired 55 eager students with alumni willing to open their office doors in the name of career exploration. 

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Thoreau

02-18-2015

Drilling Down on 'Civil Disobedience'

From leaders of the early twentieth-century American Labor Party to Mohandas Gandhi, from Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. to countless Vietnam War protestors placed in handcuffs, Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” has been inspiration for bold thought backed by brave action.

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