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SGA Candidates for President 2021

Rebecca Flieder / BM Staff April 27, 2021

Basement Medicine had four questions for the two SGA candidates for President: Why are you running for your position? With that position, what is the mark you hope to make here at Johnson? Why are...

Fall’s Writing Proficiency Exam conducted remotely: spring will be more of the same

Marcus Allen, Staff Reporter November 28, 2020

The Writing Proficiency Exam is NVU-Johnson’s way of measuring a VSCS-mandated graduation standard and has been conducted the same way for years with students having the option between writing their...

Winter graduation COVID style

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter November 28, 2020

This December, Northern Vermont University will be holding the winter graduation for August and December 2020 candidates. This semester’s graduation will be similar to the spring ceremony and will be...

Professor of Political Science David Plazek.

A new major is coming to town

Opal Savoy, Web Editor November 28, 2020

Amidst an ongoing conversation about the future of academics at Northern Vermont University, three departments are finding common ground in a new major. Professor of Political Science David Plazek, Professor...

Leila Bandar and Shane Stacey

Academic Support offers full services virtually

Justin Robertiello, Staff Reporter October 26, 2020

During this time of transition from face-to-face to virtual learning, NVU-Johnson’s academic support team has implemented virtual academic support for students. Students can find digital applications...

For Gina Mireault, research is still a laughing matter

For Gina Mireault, research is still a laughing matter

Opal Savoy, Web Editor October 26, 2020

There’s likely nothing funnier to witness than a baby laughing. Of course, if you are Dr. Gina Mireault, professor of psychology at Northern Vermont University-Johnson, you are also probably wondering...

COVID-19 forces changes to Writing Proficiency Exam

Marcus Allen, Contributor October 26, 2020

The Sunday, Oct. 25 deadline for submitting this fall’s Writing Proficiency Exam is fast approaching. This year is the first time the exam is being delivered remotely through Canvas. In the past, this...

Kathleen Brinegar

Title III committee looks to recruit focus groups for input

Opal Savoy, Web Editor October 26, 2020

Northern Vermont University’s Title III grant wants to hear from you. There has been much recent talk about the state of the student academic experience at NVU this semester, for both campuses. Tales...

Pass/Fail is now an option through the end of the semester

Pass/Fail policy extended

Justin Robertiello, Staff Reporter October 26, 2020

Both the NVU-Johnson and Lyndon Faculty Assemblies have approved a motion to allow students to select a pass/fail option until the end of the academic term, meaning the last day of final exams. “The...

Elaine Collins and the Executive Team giving students the two day break.

NVU announces two-day break for students, faculty

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief October 26, 2020

At the NVU-Johnson Faculty Assembly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the faculty unanimously passed a motion to give students a five-day break from Wednesday, Oct. 28 through the following Sunday. Three days...

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...

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

Chronic pain and magnesium

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...

A sports media internship

Allison Irons, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

Last spring, I was on the hunt for a local and sports-related internship. I didn’t have a clue on where to look for internships, let alone a sports-based internship near Johnson. My adviser asked if...

Emily Tarleton enjoying some time out boating with her doggos.

Gone to the dogs

Solil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor October 8, 2020

Emily Tarleton is an assistant professor at NVU-J and serves as the co-chair for the environmental and health sciences department. She has recently published research in “Nutrients,” a peer-reviewed...

Nolan Atkins

NVU plans spring semester schedule

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 note from the Editor: Stressed?

A note from the Editor: Stressed?

Rebecca Flieder, Chief Editor September 22, 2020

I was standing in my living room at 11 p.m. one evening two weeks into school, standing in front of my partner on the couch. We’d both been chipping away at the unending cascade of schoolwork for what...

Internship Program Coordinator Ellen Hill

Career and Internship Center plans for future without Hill

Opal Savoy, Web Editor September 22, 2020

The Career and Internship Center at NVU-Johnson took a hit this semester with the resignation of Ellen Hill, Northern Vermont University- Johnson’s internship coordinator. This has resulted in changes...

Rising stress levels from students, faculty and staff have prompted conversations about mitigation and prevention.

Stress levels skyrocket for students, staff, and faculty

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief September 22, 2020

This is the first installment of our series on campus-wide stress, focusing primarily on workload.   In an anonymous survey given to students by Basement Medicine, one question asked them to compare...

To accommodate social distancing, the capacity of a classroom must be physically managed.

It’s not all doom and gloom on Zoom

Opal Savoy, Staff Writer September 15, 2020

The fall 2020 semester at NVU-J looks a lot different than any of its predecessors. There’s significantly less traffic on the quad and everyone within sight is masked and spaced apart in compliance with...

Science grants offer research experience opportunities

Science grants offer research experience opportunities

Kayla Friedrich March 27, 2014

Two professors in the Environmental and Health Sciences department at Johnson State College will be able to continue their research projects this year with the help of a 1-year grant awarded to each by...

Modry new academic skills advisor

Modry new academic skills advisor

Leisa Kelsey, Staff Reporter/Copy Editor February 16, 2012

TRiO has a new academic skills advisor, Rose Modry, filling a position left vacant last semester with the departure of Jeanette Damato. Modry’s specialty area is working with students on their college...

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