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Study Highlights Racial Disparities in Traffic Stops

A new study analyzing traffic stops in Vermont shows that black and Hispanic drivers are pulled over, searched and arrested far more often than whites, yet white drivers are more likely to be carrying illegal contraband. 

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Mindy Scheier and family


Fashion for All

In the United States, 5.4 percent of the age five-to-17 demographic has a disability. This large population’s options for contemporary clothing have long been woefully limited. Enter Mindy Menkowitz Scheier ’93, founder of Runway of Dreams, a nonprofit organization leading change in the fashion world and in our perceptions of ...

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Khalil Lee and Taylor Brough


Debate Disruptors

To understand the full story of how Taylor Brough and Khalil Lee became national debate champions this spring, you have to go back to Halloween weekend at Harvard. It was at that tournament — one of the first in the season — that the UVM team stunned the collegiate debate world, putting forth an argument no one had ever seen.

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Hillel International Recognizes UVM Alum Dan Burack with Renaissance Award

Daniel A. Burack ’55, HON’08 and a member of the board of directors for the UVM Foundation, was presented with Hillel International’s highest honor at a May 18 ceremony in New York City. The Renaissance Award annually recognizes the individual or individuals whose bold vision and transformative initiatives enrich the campus, ...

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Nikki Khanna


Blackboard Jungle 9 to Focus on Rachel Dolezal Phenomenon and Transracial Identity

The revelation in the summer of 2015 that NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal was a white woman who identified as black sparked a national debate about racial identity. This complex issue is the focus of the keynote presentation and panel discussion kicking off the Blackboard Jungle 9 Symposium on Thursday, March 31, from 4 ...

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Wanda Heading-Grant, ice president for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.


Heading-Grant Wins Regional HR Award for Innovative Leadership

Wanda Heading-Grant, vice president for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, has been awarded the Eastern Region Human Resources Excellence Award for her transformative work at the University of Vermont.

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