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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


Filed under Campus & Community

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...

Confessions of an ignoramus

Confessions of an ignoramus

Rebecca Flieder

October 2, 2018


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With a manuscript that touches on race, class, sexuality, gender, romantic inclination, criminal justice, and forgiveness, Dashka Slater, author of “The 57 Bus,” could have talked to a full Dibden about anything. I certainly expected her to talk about Sasha and Richard, and what they’d done since...

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...

Announced transition from Moodle to Canvas elicits both cheers and frustration

Announced transition from Moodle to Canvas elicits both cheers and frustration

Robert Maher

October 2, 2018


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Surprise and frustration have greeted a surprise announcement from the Chancellor’s Office that will put the kibosh to the learning management system (LMS) Moodle in the Fall 2019 semester. VSCS Chief Academic Officer Yasmine Ziesler said that around a year ago, the Chancellor’s Office decided...

Who’s minding the store?

Who’s minding the store?

Kylie Brown

October 2, 2018


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Dibden Center for the Arts has been improvising as it struggles with  the absence of a full-time technical director.   “I work in experimental theater and improvisation and I love being able to be creative with our resources. Some of the best work is done with not all the resources...

NVU marches in Gay Pride parade

NVU marches in Gay Pride parade

Danielle Christina

October 2, 2018


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The morning of Sept. 8 begun with a typical Vermont chill, the air pleasant though biting and buzzing with unbridled excitement. College students, children, and adults alike stood with voices filled with vibrancy, like the rainbowss donning their cheeks, their backs, their hands, their clothes. This...

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...

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