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Petition prompts reinstatement of spring Constitutional Law class

Petition prompts reinstatement of spring Constitutional Law class

Sarah Plante, Contributor

February 2, 2012


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Retired Judge Edward J. Cashman’ s Constitutional Law course is once again being offered, following petitioning by students after the course was removed from the spring schedule of classes at the end of the last semester. The class covers Supreme Court decisions and the rights of state governments...

Student death linked to controversial YAZ contraceptive

Tom Benton, Editor in Chief

February 2, 2012


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A Johnson State College student’s death has been linked to a controversial contraceptive pill. Rebecca Bapp, a member of JSC’s External Degree Program, died Nov. 12 from a blood clot in her heart. She was 21 years old. Bapp, a resident of Brownington, began suffering from breathing problems while w...

Food Services contract down to two finalists

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2012


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Two finalists, Sodexo and ARAMARK, are competing for the $6 million-a-year food service contract to be awarded by the Vermont State Colleges at the end of February. Currently, ARAMARK is finishing up a 10-year contract with the four campus based state colleges Johnson, Castleton, Lyndon and Vermont Te...

VSC Statehouse rally set for Feb.7

Mariah Howland, Photo Editor/Staff Reporter

February 2, 2012


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Students from the Vermont State Colleges will converge on Montpelier Feb. 7 to lobby for increased funding for public higher education in Vermont. The rally is expected to draw well over 100 students, faculty and staff from Johnson alone, as well as many others from Lyndon, Castleton, Vermont Tech and ...

Home at last: new VAC opens

Home at last: new VAC opens

Mariah Howland, Photo Editor/Staff Reporter

February 2, 2012


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It didn’t really take that much. Just a lot of patience, planning and $2.75 million to essentially dismantle the old Visual Arts Center and build a new home for the college’s studio artists.  The much-anticipated return of the Fine Arts classes to an essentially new facility marks a milestone...

Sapadin retires after 39 years at Johnson

Sapadin retires after 39 years at Johnson

Dan Schwartz

December 1, 2011


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When Professor of Humanities Eugene Sapadin retires in December, a lot of mysteries will be left in the wake of his departure. Many students and faculty can only speculate about Sapadin’s history prior to his 39 years at Johnson State College. Some say he’s worked as an engineer on a nuclear submarine – a...

Lower Pond rehab work begins

Lower Pond rehab work begins

Donny Eaton

May 3, 2010


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The construction to repair and restore the Lower Pond is finally underway. Walker Construction of Waterbury began site work Mon, April 23. The pond was drained last summer after the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Division of Dam Safety determined that the 40-year old dam no longer met its requirements. The...

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