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Catamount farm workers

09-17-2014

New Farmers, New Futures

Rachel Hong, 43, was a lawyer in a “small litigation boutique,” she says, in Seattle. In November of 2013, she quit her well-paying job, sold her house, bought an Airstream camper, packed up her two dogs — and drove to Vermont. Now, on a hot July afternoon, she wipes a piece of duct tape over the leaves of a squash plant in ...

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09-17-2014

UVM Receives Grant to Assist Student Recovery

The University of Vermont has been awarded a $2,500 grant to assist students in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.

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09-17-2014

UVM Nurse Practitioner Clinic Represents New Model of Care

Carol Warren, of Winooski, had been going to Appletree Bay Medical Center for almost a decade when she heard it was changing from a traditional doctor-run facility to one fully staffed by nurse practitioners. It’s a significant change for the Burlington practice’s 3,000 patients -- and, as the only nurse practitioner-run ...

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09-17-2014

Marsh Professor-at-Large Wins ‘Genius’ Award

“She’s a kind of genius.” That’s what English professor and former UVM president Daniel Mark Fogel has said about Alison Bechdel, the cartoonist and graphic memoirist he nominated to become a James Marsh Professor-at-Large in 2012. That sentiment was validated in a big way Sept. 17, when Bechdel was announced as a winner ...

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Kara Walker exhibit

09-17-2014

Fall Fleming Exhibits Commemorate Civil War

Three exhibitions of art and objects now on display at the Fleming Museum commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. This fall, museum visitors can see first-hand accounts of the war — journalists' drawings from battlefields and encampments; an exhibit of work by contemporary artist Kara Walker, who, in her ...

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Justin Guilbert and Brian Beckage

09-11-2014

Mind the Climate Gap

Here’s your northern Vermont forecast for the rest of this century: annual precipitation will increase by between a third and half an inch per decade, while average temperatures will rise some five degrees Fahrenheit by midcentury. By late in the century, average temperatures will have spiked more than eight degrees. In July, by ...

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