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26 Months: Slater’s intensive research for “The 57 Bus”

26 Months: Slater’s intensive research for “The 57 Bus”

Rebecca Flieder

October 3, 2018


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For many Johnson students, Oakland, California, is very far away. Sasha and Richard’s tale of woe is just as distant. But for Dashka Slater, it was a story close to home. “This crime happened in my neighborhood,” she said. “I live walking distance from where the actual crime occurred.” And...

He wants your vote

He wants your vote

Kylie Brown

October 2, 2018


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Northern Vermont University- Johnson student, Mike King, is running for house seat. King is running because he feels Lamoille county isn’t represented very well by Montpelier, mainly the working class and the working poor. He describes himself as fiscally conservative and socially liberal. King...

There’s a club for that

There’s a club for that

Rebecca Flieder

October 2, 2018


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Looking for something interesting to pursue in your downtime? Want to spend time with other Johnson students doing the same? Join a club! “People finding their people, and doing the things that they like to do,” says Krista Swahn, director of Student Activities and Community Service at NVU-J, “that’s...

Libertarian party formed in Johnson, Lamoille County

Mike King

October 2, 2018


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Six men met in the basement of the Johnson Public Library recently to officially form both the Johnson Libertarian party and the Lamoille County Libertarian party. The Sept. 15 meeting opened with introductions, followed by nominations for positions within the Caucus. Will Angier, the party organizer,...

Campus gets mixed reviews for accessibility

Adriana Eldred

October 2, 2018


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However angelic and heavenly Northern Vermont University-Johnson’s scenic campus is, its facilities are not completely friendly to all. The initial quality of universal accessibility on campus is not immediately apparent, but it is not entirely complete either. Michele Feiner, the coordinator of...

Campus plagued with hand, foot and mouth disease

Campus plagued with hand, foot and mouth disease

Magnificent Schmidl

October 2, 2018


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Hand and Foot and Mouth, oh my! One of the downfalls of being a part of a tightly-knit community such as the one on campus is that you essentially live in a large petri dish. People from all over the country have accumulated on our campus, bringing with them a slew of new bacteria to share with their...

New telepresence classrooms added at both campuses

Rebecca Flieder

September 18, 2018


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Following a $389,000 grant awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture to Bobbi Jo Carter, the associate dean of distance education programs, NVU has added three telepresence classrooms to its campuses. This grant, awarded in January by the Rural Utilities Service office, was given through...

New Librarian to focus on information literacy

Nellie Tamboe

September 18, 2018


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Part of the unification between Johnson State College and Lyndon State College included the coalescence of each campus’ libraries, Willey library and Samuel Read Hall Library respectively. Both libraries are directed as one under Samuel Boss, who was originally hired at Lyndon State College back in...

NVU offers new mental health graduate programs

NVU offers new mental health graduate programs

Adriana Eldred

September 18, 2018


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On the same date Northern Vermont University became official – July 1, 2018 – the new institution also adopted an additional graduate program: Program in Clinical Mental Health, or PCMH. The program is taught in five states, including Maine, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Alaska and Vermont. Retrospectively,...

Chef Michael stresses local sourcing

Chef Michael stresses local sourcing

Kylie Brown

September 18, 2018


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Among many other changes occurring on the Johnson campus, Northern Vermont University welcomes new chef, Michael Klein. Klein began his career working for a restaurant associated with the CIA (Culinary Institute of America), located in New York. He then furthered his craft by working with a certified...

Merger brings IT improvements

Merger brings IT improvements

Rebecca Flieder

September 18, 2018


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Since the NVU merger in July, IT has worked to unify the two campuses digitally. According to Michael Dente, chief technology officer for both NVU campuses, not only does this mean a more cohesive system for Johnson and Lyndon, but new alignments between the two campuses’ IT policies. Four years...

About each other

About each other

Jessica Malskis, President of the Student Government Association

May 11, 2018


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Note: This article is from the SGA Seniors Shavonna Bent and Katharine Abdel-Fatah have been two of the hardest working, intelligent, dedicated, and inspiring students Johnson’s campus has seen. When speaking to either of them, you would never know just how much they do considering how humble, swee...

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