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The lower lobby of Willey Library stands empty during the COVID pandemic.

Unifying the libraries

Emmett Avery, Staff Reporter November 13, 2020

The Vermont State Colleges System is considering unifying the Northern Vermont University, Castleton and Hartness libraries under one system-wide structure. The VSCS has convened a task force to investigate...

VSCS Board of Trustees updates priorities

VSCS Board of Trustees updates priorities

Emmett Avery, Staff Reporter October 26, 2020

The Vermont State Colleges System adopted a new set of strategic priorities and welcomed two new members to the board at its Oct. 16 meeting. VSCS Chancellor Sophie Zdatny introduced the updated strategic...

What they think: part 2

Emmett Avery, Staff Reporter October 8, 2020

The first installment of this article can be found here. Basement Medicine asked legislators one question: “The financial difficulties of the Vermont State Colleges System are well known. The VSCS...

Elaine Collins.

Letter from President Elaine Collins

Elaine Collins, Contributor September 22, 2020

I have good news to share. Yesterday, [Sept. 11] the Vermont House announced a state budget that includes a historic $56.8M for the Vermont State College System. This amount includes annual base funding,...

the Golden Dome in Montpelier

New chancellor Zdatny heads push for bridge funding

Rebecca Flieder, Editor in Chief September 15, 2020

After former VSCS Chancellor Jeb Spaulding’s proposal to close both campuses of NVU and the VTC-Randolph campus, a petition quickly arose calling for him to step down. Less than a month later, Spaulding...

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