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New undergraduate faculty

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2020

NVU-Johnson welcomed two new full-time faculty members to its ranks this semester. Both professors, Dr. Nora Beltz and Dr. Matt Rushford, are both terminal-degreed professionals with years of experience and will be teaching undergraduates. “Both have years and years of experience in their respective...

Chronic pain and magnesium

Emily Tarleton in her office in Bentley Hall. Tarleton is the co-author of several papers tying magnesium intake to chronic pain and depression.

Opal Savoy, Web Editor

October 8, 2020

When it comes to managing chronic pain, the options for treatment are varied in both availability and effectiveness. Thanks to Northern Vermont University’s Dr. Emily Tarleton, however, there may be another treatment method to add to that list. In a study that was published on July 16, 2020, Tarleton...

NVU plans spring semester schedule

Nolan Atkins

Opal Savoy, Web Editor

October 8, 2020

For the fall 2020 semester, Northern Vermont University committed to an accelerated semester model for its course delivery. Given the likelihood of a continued need to monitor health and safety until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed, there are already tentative plans to conduct the spring semester in...


Two people embrace in the only way two people can during a pandemic: through a plastic sheet and wearing face masks.

Marcus Allen, Contributor

October 8, 2020

In this new COVID-19 era, it has become difficult for people to socialize. Between having to stay six feet apart and most indoor social venues like malls, movie theaters and restaurants being closed, it has made spending time with your friends increasingly more difficult. For many, essential to the...

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