A Characteristically Quiet Centennial

A black and white photo of Grace Goodhue Coolidge arranging flowers

This summer marked a centennial for both a U.S. President and a First Lady and UVM alumna. One hundred years ago in August, Grace Goodhue Coolidge and her husband, Calvin, then the vice president of the United States, were far from Washington, in the middle of their summer vacation at the Plymouth Notch, Vt., home where Calvin was raised. Grace was born and grew up in Burlington, where her...

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Beverly Belisle looking out a window

Growing Each Other Up

My team and I at the Mosaic Center for Students of Color call ourselves a work family. A new teammate described our staff meetings as a “banquet feast of rich reflection.”  I see them as a centered space for personal connection—even as we focus on our work.

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Clyde Lord collage; left photo he is playing basketball, right photo he is holding a trophy

Sorry, Celtics. Basketball Star Goes on to Distinguished Medical Career

When Clyde Lord graduated from UVM in 1959, the then men’s basketball all-time scoring leader found himself at a crossroads. He could go to the tryout the Boston Celtics had invited him to. Or he could head to medical school. 

It was an easy decision, said his wife of 63 years, Barbara Lord. 

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