There's a New School Commissioner in Town

And he's amplifying marginalized voices in the Burlington School District
Aden Haji stands in front of Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington's Old North End.

Starting a new job can be a stressful ordeal under normal circumstances, but starting a new job as an elected official during a pandemic is a whole different ball game. But it doesn’t seem to faze Aden Haji ’19. “Change is needed, no matter what time. It didn’t stop me in any way,” says the newly elected Ward 8 school board commissioner for Burlington School District.

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Grossman School of Business, University of Vermont, UVM, Pramodita Sharma

Professor Pramodita Sharma Named Among Top 100 Family Business Influencers

From her earliest days helping her father with his family business in northern India, Professor Pramodita (Dita) Sharma was drawn to understanding the dynamic of family enterprises, and how they run and dominate the global economy.

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Rainbow pride flag

A New Home for Prism Center

For the past 20 years, the Prism Center — the university’s hub for supporting LGBTQA+ students — has been tucked into a temporary space in Allen House at 461 Main Street. “Allen House is a lovely old house; but it’s a lovely old house,” says Kate Jerman, director of the Prism Center.

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