Basement Medicine

Emergency funds for struggling students

Charlie Page, Student December 12, 2019

Everyone has an emergency come up now and then. You get back from class, ready for the best nap you’ve ever taken, but as you flop down into bed, you hear a terrifying crunch. You get up to find your...

Tania Bacchus

Dr. Tania Bacchus retires

Ari Erlbaum, Staff Reporter December 12, 2019

After more than 26 years teaching meteorology, oceanography and other environmental science courses at NVU-Johnson, Tania Bacchus is moving on at the end of this semester. “It’s exciting and sort...

Dennis Bathory-Kitsz

Trump and the Torquemadas: an oratorio for a certain era

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2019

Dennis Báthory-Kitsz is not your average composer. For one, he is, what he calls, a non-pop, or classical music composer. The average person, he says, knows Mozart or Beethoven, but not many listen to...

Cait Wilkins

Caitlin Wilkins moves on

Justin Robertiello November 22, 2019

One of the two first-year advisors has left NVU-Johnson for another position within the University. Caitlin Wilkins, who began her advising work last March, has accepted a position as Assistant Director...

Flooded Sterling Market parking lot following the Halloween storm, not far from Crowe's apartment.

Student loses all her possessions in recent flood

Ari Erlbaum November 22, 2019

Arriana Crowe first saw her house surrounded by water at 3:30 in the morning Nov. 1. Crowe, a first-year Business Administration student, had been staying at a friend’s house on Halloween night during...

Meunier hired as  student development coordinator

Meunier hired as student development coordinator

Thomas Streeter November 21, 2019

There is a new face in The Academic Support Services Office. Student Development Coordinator Jesse Meunier comes to NVU-Johnson after graduating from NVU-Lyndon with a degree in psychology and human services....

Elaine Harvey

Elaine Harvey returns as NVU-Johnson’s first director of student engagement and persistence

Patrick Bell November 21, 2019

Elaine Harvey will return to NVU-Johnson on Dec. 11 to become its first director of student engagement and persistence.The first time that Harvey was at Johnson was back in December of 2012, when she took...

Long Range Planning Committee outlines next steps

Adriana Eldred November 21, 2019

On Oct. 21, the Long Range Planning Committee – comprised of members of the VSCS executive team, including the board of trustees and Chancellor Jeb Spaulding – released a memo highlighting the next...

President Elaine Collins offers optimism, hope for NVU’s future

Rebecca Flieder November 21, 2019

On Tues, Nov. 5, NVU President Elaine Collins gave the President’s State of the University Address to a crowd in the Stearns Performance Space of mostly faculty and staff. An invitation email...

Free books courtesy of deselection

Library deselection continues anew

Charlie Page November 21, 2019

As the process of removing old and out-of-date library resources at the Willey Library continues, the extent of the initiative remains unclear. The process of removing older and out of date resources,...

Swipe Out Hunger provides meals for students

Charlie Page, Student November 7, 2019

One in three college students across the country don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. The Swipe Out Hunger program aims to change that. The Swipe Out Hunger Program is a national...

Greg Tatro

Jenna’s Promise org. hopes to start addiction treatment programs

Ari Erlbaum, Staff Reporter November 7, 2019

Jenna’s Promise is a new organization in Johnson seeking to provide services for people in opioid use recovery and fill some broader community needs. Dawn and Greg Tatro are the founders of Jenna’s...

Flooded Sterling Market parking lot following the Halloween storm, not far from Crowe's apartment.

Johnson assesses impact after Halloween flooding

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-in-Chief November 7, 2019

After torrential flooding on Oct. 31, Johnson residents woke up on Nov. 1 to flooded backyards and washed-out roads. According to a Facebook post from Kyle Nuse, at 9:00 a.m, the Johnson select board passed...

VSCS Chancellor Jeb Spaulding asking the VT Legislature for more funding

NVU community signs petition calling for more funding

November 7, 2019

Tensions involving the constant constriction of budgets has affected not only students, but staff and faculty as well. Some staff have taken it upon themselves to drive the efforts further. The Vermont...

Badger Alternative Breaks announces trip locations

Badger Alternative Breaks announces trip locations

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter November 7, 2019

Badger Alternative Breaks, also known as BAB, has set its two service trips for Feb. 2020, and both are unique opportunities for the participants involved in their respective groups. One group of students...

Gracie Kennaugh

Green Team seeks EcoLeague membership

Thomas Streeter, Staff Reporter November 7, 2019

On Oct. 21, members of Green Team, the campus sustainability club, met with NVU President Elaine Collins to discuss the possibility of NVU-Johnson working to become eligible to be invited into The EcoLeague,...

“The Last Elephants” is informative, heartbreaking and well-worth the time

Lisa Monique-Kent, Student November 7, 2019

I didn’t know. I really didn’t know that taking ivory from elephants meant their deaths. I thought that poachers took part of the ivory, but left the animals alive. That’s not exactly better, but...

Cameron Keyes working the line

I walk the line

Justin Robertiello, Student November 7, 2019

Editors Note: This is the first in an occasional series featuring students writing about their jobs. Most of those attending NVU work part-time or full-time in addition to their studies. Most people...

NVU President Elaine Collins

Student Advisory Council seeks members

Adriana Eldred, Photo & Web Editor November 7, 2019

The President’s Student Advisory Council is an assembly of students across campus whose goal is to provide insight to the student experience, as well as improve and add to campus life that was once missing....

Seguino’s Radical Empathy a plea for understanding and compassion

Seguino’s Radical Empathy a plea for understanding and compassion

Jenn Dezotelle, Student November 7, 2019

A question posed by philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah sparked inspiration in Stephanie Seguino, an artist and economist. “What do we owe strangers by virtue of our shared humanity?” Appiah asked in...

Commuter housing available to students during winter months

Jenn Dezotelle, Student October 24, 2019

Bad weather housing is now available for commuter students. As winter approaches, the need for safe travel plans and resources that can be used in the event of unforeseen circumstances grows. Adopted...

O’Neill urges harm reduction in treatment of opioid addiction

O’Neill urges harm reduction in treatment of opioid addiction

Ari Erlbaum, Staff Reporter October 24, 2019

Opioid use disorder is a disease, not a personal failing, said Kate O’Neill, and the stigma attached to it makes it harder to get treatment. “We saw again and again peoples’ faces change when...

Parking tickets and passes: an FAQ

Cody Blaisdell, Student October 24, 2019

As of Oct 25, NVU-Johnson has received about $28,000 in parking permit sales, with incoming students asking the perennial question: where does the money go? In the 2017/2018 academic year, there were...

The Call to Action first-year seminar class poses with the 8 tires they found in the Lamoille River.

A Call To Action’s work is a pile of trash

Adriana Eldred, Photo & Web Editor October 24, 2019

You may have noticed the odd sculpture that appeared a few weeks ago on the quad- it’s made mostly of tires, stacked on top of each other to resemble a figure; dirty and decerped items litter around...

Mike Dente

New telepresence technology finally functional in WLLC 217

Thomas Streeter, Staff Reporter October 24, 2019

WLLC room 217 has been dark since the semester’s beginning, despite plans for the former main computer lab in WLLC to have become the largest site for telepresence on campus by summer’s end. As the...

Hate group stickers appear on campus

Hate group stickers appear on campus

Cody Blaisdell, Student October 24, 2019

The white-nationalist group, Patriot Front, has made its presence on campus known after stickers advertising the group has been seen in several locations on campus within the first week of October. A...

Maintenance’s work site in front of Apartment 11

Water main break at the Apartments

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-In-Chief October 24, 2019

On Sep. 26, water was shut off to the campus apartment complex in order to fix “a water line break,” according to an email from Barb Flathers. It was projected that the maintenance would take two hours,...

Tuition cost at NVU increases by 2.9 percent

Tuition cost at NVU increases by 2.9 percent

Adriana Eldred, Photo & Web Editor October 24, 2019

News of a 2.9 percent tuition increase approaching is just riding the shirttails of the press release by the VSCS affirming its support of both NVU campuses to remain open. Along with endorsing a two-campus...

Gunter Kleist

New Schools of Academia

Rebecca Flieder, Editor-In-Chief October 24, 2019

Provost Nolan Atkins has announced that the NVU faculty has “approved a new organizational structure for our academic programs.” All majors will now be reorganized into groups, known as schools. These...

Christopher Noel standing by a Sasquatch structure

Visitors among us: a Vermont writer’s search for Sasquatch

Ari Erlbaum, Staff Reporter October 3, 2019

The following quote about Sasquatch is a bit long and unwieldy. But Christopher Noël thought it was important enough to edit it as he spoke, even dictating to me where to put parentheses and semicolons. “Either...

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