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Black bear population booming

Black bear population booming

Mike King

December 6, 2018


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While the recent mild winters may not make the average skiing enthusiast happy, the Vermont black bear population certainly isn’t complaining. Last year Vermont Fish and Game estimated the black bear population to lie somewhere between 4,600 and 5,700. This year, estimates have increased by over a tho...

Restorative justice focuses on healing

Ciarra Annis

December 6, 2018


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At the beginning of November, a restorative justice workshop was held in Stearns Performance Space, presenting an alternative to the traditional crime and punishment system that defines American justice. It was presented by the non-profit Lamoille Restorative Center and led by Executive Director Hea...

Beloved skating rink to return to Legion Field

Beloved skating rink to return to Legion Field

Mike King

December 6, 2018


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Adults who grew up in Johnson can no doubt remember the skating rink that once graced Legion Field on School Street every winter. In the not-so-distant past, it wasn’t uncommon to see five or six children figure skating, playing a pickup game of hockey, or clearing freshly fallen snow from the recr...

New daycare regulations take effect

New daycare regulations take effect

Mike King

December 6, 2018


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Round Hill Kids Childcare Center in North Hyde Park has been an important part of the daycare infrastructure in this area since it opened in 2008, providing care for 33 area children on a full or part-time basis. It is a well-staffed facility with seven full-time employees although only four are require...

NVU provides an array of services on campus for veterans

NVU provides an array of services on campus for veterans

Mike King

November 9, 2018


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According to the department of Veterans affairs, over 1 million vets or their family members are attending college on the post-9/11 G.I. bill. The G.I. bill was adopted in 2008, following the war in Afghanistan. This benefit not only pays 100 percent of tuition costs for the student soldier, but it ...

NVU-J receives $1.8 million grant

NVU-J receives $1.8 million grant

Kylie Brown

November 9, 2018


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NVU-Johnson has received a Title III grant for $1.8 million over five years. The grant is meant to create integrated academic support for students. It aims to continue NVU-Johnson’s strong first-year experience efforts as well as to provide additional support for years two through four. "This grant w...

No changes to Title IX at NVU

No changes to Title IX at NVU

Rebecca Flieder

November 9, 2018


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Under the current presidential administration, the Department of Health and Human Services is trying to redefine the definition of gender under Title IX to "define sex as either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with" according to an article written by Eri...

Campus sponsors multiple voting efforts

Campus sponsors multiple voting efforts

Rebecca Flieder

November 9, 2018


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On election day, students had many opportunities to get down into town to vote in the midterm elections. Along with three shuttle rides organized by Director of Student Activities and Community Service Krista Swahn, students could also choose to attend the 10 a.m. walkout organized by Mackenzie Murdo...

NVU enrollment up 12 percent

NVU enrollment up 12 percent

Patrick Bell

November 9, 2018


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In the first year of the Johnson and Lyndon merger, the university has seen a 12 percent increase in enrollment as Northern Vermont University, after several years of a decline. Dean of Enrollment and Marketing at both NVU campuses, Michael J.Fox is new to NVU this year as he was hired over the summer...

Collins delivers an upbeat address

Collins delivers an upbeat address

Adriana Eldred

November 9, 2018


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With a message of optimism and hope, Northern Vermont University President Elaine Collins gave the annual state of the university address to a packed Stearns Performance Space on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Her presentation comes at a time when the university is just beginning to see results after its rebrand...

Women’s triathlon finishes fifth in National Championship meet

Women’s triathlon finishes fifth in National Championship meet

Patrick Bell

November 9, 2018


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In their first year as a program at NVU-J, the women’s triathlon team placed fifth at the Division III National Championship, which was held in Tempe, Arizona. Senior Margaret Connelly came in eighth, posting team-best times for the 20k bike ride and the 5k run. Sophomore Ellery Kiefer finished...

NVU internship requirements on the rise

NVU internship requirements on the rise

Adriana Eldred

October 29, 2018


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Internships are an essential part of the college experience, and often one of the biggest stresses; at NVU’s Johnson campus, it just got a little harder. For all new internship contracts, the credit hour requirement has gone from 40 to 45. This change has been made&nb...

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