Basement Medicine

Michele Whitmore

Faculty and staff now overseeing first-year programming

Marcus Allen, Staff Reporter March 3, 2021

Responsible for such initiatives as Freshman Orientation, Creative Audience, the Common Book and First-Year seminars, the Office of First-Year Experience effectively imploded with the departure of longtime...

Elaine Harvey

Crunching retention data

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Staff Reporter September 15, 2020

With NVU-Johnson’s Office of First-Year Experience no more and the future of the VSCS in the hands of the Vermont Legislature, efforts to retain students are more than ever essential for healthy enrollment....

Nobody home...

Lights out, door locked: Office of First Year Experience gone, programs to be housed elsewhere

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Staff Writer September 15, 2020

After being formed in 2006 under a Title III grant to increase first-year retention, the Office of First-Year Experience at NVU-J, which helped guide incoming students in their new home, has seen all of...

Creative Audience persists despite distance

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Staff Reporter May 1, 2020

Despite the chaos and the social distancing, NVU's Creative Audience class has been forging onward. "We have had wonderful participation so far," Tammy Johnson, Coordinator of First-Year Experience says...

Vermont’s silent voices

Vermont’s silent voices

Mariah Howland November 1, 2012

They are all around us, but we do not see them. They help produce the food we feed our families, yet they labor under often difficult conditions without the protection of the laws we take for granted because...

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