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July 31, 2016


Hip-Hop War Hero

No, we cannot get you tickets to “Hamilton.” Consolation prize: we can fill you in on the place the Marquis de Lafayette — “America’s favorite fightin’ Frenchman” in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway blockbuster — holds in the history of the University of Vermont and how his statue came to stand at the north end of the green.

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Michael Voity, network engineer in UVM’s Telecommunications and Network Services office; Patrick Clemens, cyber specialist at Vermont EPSCoR, a consortium of Vermont colleges led by UVM; and Randy Spooner, director of Telecommunications and Network Services.


Net Gain

On a Saturday afternoon in January, Vermont young adult author Sarah Stuart Taylor found herself immersed in an animated discussion about writing. After sharing writerly wisdom at the Young Writers Project writing workshop she was leading at the Kellogg Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Taylor had asked the 20 teens in attendance to ...

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volunteers with kids in a lab.


How Corporate Volunteering Programs Produce Work-Related Skills

Corporate volunteering programs are widely credited by business leaders and volunteers for giving participants valuable work-related skills that improve their job performance. A new study suggests there is truth to these claims, but that the extent to which each skill is developed is linked to the personal characteristics of the ...

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