Basement Medicine

Why?

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Managing Editor October 14, 2021

It was Tuesday, Sept. 21, at around noon. I was in the Basement Medicine office, doing last minute work to clean up our first issue for the semester which was releasing just two days later. The room was...

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Yes, we can hear you: VSCS Board of Trustees approves Vermont State University name

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Managing Editor October 14, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, the Vermont State Colleges Board of Tr ustees voted on and approved Vermont State University as the name for the newly consolidated entity which will accredit campuses...

VSCS board ponders new name

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Managing Editor September 23, 2021

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges Sophie Zdatny announced in an email that the board of trustees would be voting on whether to approve “Vermont State University” as the...

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Optimization begins: aligning academic programs across multiple campuses for a new university

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Managing Editor September 23, 2021

Following what amounted to a mandate from the Vermont Legislature, the VSCS set upon the process of uniting NVU, Castleton and Vermont Tech into a single, multiple-campus institution. For its part, the...

John Mills

An interview with incoming interim president John Mills

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor June 20, 2021

UPDATE: This story was updated on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021 to add information about John Mills' August visit to NVU's campuses and to include additional questions asked by Basement Medicine during his...

Elaine Collins during her first year as president of then Johnson State College

President Collins to resign, interim chosen by VSCS Board of Trustees

Soleil Devyn Borthwick May 23, 2021

On Monday, May 17, Northern Vermont University President Elaine Collins announced her resignation in an email addressed to students. Collins will officially step down in Mid-August, after which point,...

Chancellor fields student questions surrounding new university

Chancellor fields student questions surrounding new university

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Copy Editor May 3, 2021

The VSCS Board of Trustees held an open forum on April 6 to hear student feedback on the system’s upcoming transformation, which will see four of its campuses united into a single university. A handful...

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