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UVM Receives Higher Ed Excellence in Diversity Award

The University of Vermont is a recipient of the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The HEED Award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding ...

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Anne Fadiman at UVM's Ira Allen Chapel


Author Anne Fadiman Advises First-Years on Writing, Cross-Cultural Collaboration

“Embarrassment,” says Anne Fadiman, “is a very motivating emotion.” It’s the reason, she admitted to an audience at UVM Tuesday evening, that her book — the 1997 National Book Critics Circle Award-winner The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down — came to be.

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Meredith Rose Burak, UVM alum and Holocaust survivor advocate


Helping Survivors Survive

Among tallies of the elderly living in poverty, these are especially sobering and shameful statistics. Fully half of the approximately 60,000 Holocaust survivors living in New York City and three surrounding counties live at or below the poverty line. Cut another way, that’s one quarter of all of the Holocaust survivors living ...

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UVM campus looking west over Lake Champlain at sunset


Class of 2019 Most Academically Talented in UVM History

A record number of students applied to the University of Vermont this year, and this week, UVM welcomes its new class — the most academically talented in school history.

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Ellen Andersen


Gay Rights Litigation Expert Responds to Supreme Court's Marriage Ruling

When UVM Today interviewed Ellen Andersen, associate professor of political science and gender, sexuality, and women’s studies in January, the author of Out of the Closets and into the Courts: Legal Opportunity Structure and Gay Rights Litigation predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court would vote 5-4 in favor of same-sex ...

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Radical Empathy

Just as she does through her work as an economist, Stephanie Seguino explores photography as a way to grapple with what she says is one of the most important issues in our society today: inequality. Her exhibit, "Radical Empathy," is on display at Flynndog gallery in Burlington through June.

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