Stories Behind the Bricks

‘Why Build That?’ course takes deep dive into UVM architecture
Roofline and columns of Morrill Hall

Walking into Morrill Hall Tuesday and Thursday mornings during his first semester at UVM, Tom Freeman has stepped into an immersive learning experience of a different sort. 

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Professor Trish O’Kane’s Birding to Change the World class out in the field

Hope on the Wing

Professor Trish O’Kane’s new course, “Birding to Change the World,” began far from Derway Island at the north edge of Burlington, where, one afternoon last autumn, her class of UVM students tromps through a floodplain forest with a crew of kids from nearby J.J. Flynn Elementary. 

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Interior of Moran Plant

Road to Ruins

Soot-blackened brick and rusted girders, a cavernous industrial space that for decades has been appealing only to damp pigeons and brazen graffiti artists, Burlington’s defunct Moran Power Plant still endures along the city’s revitalized waterfront. 

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