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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...

Beach on L.A., crappy jobs and the imagination well

Beach on L.A., crappy jobs and the imagination well

Tom Benton October 6, 2012

Lou Beach is 65. He claims that puts him between “classic” and “legendary” status. He’s an L.A.-based visual artist who’s created album covers for the likes of Blink 182 and Ennio Morricone....

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