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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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Nikki Khanna


Race Plays Role in Decision to Adopt Abroad

As America continues to adopt more children internationally than any other country, hundreds of thousands of children in the U.S. – most of whom are children of color – sit in foster care awaiting adoption. Though some Americans express a desire to adopt non-white children, even they have limitations when it comes to adopting ...

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Study: Gender Quotas in Mexico Not Reducing Quality of Female Candidates

A new study examining the impact of a series of gender quotas passed by Mexico to ensure equal representation in government shows no drop in the qualifications of women in office after two election cycles, and also refutes the widely held perception that women rely on personal connections more than men to get elected.

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