Basement Medicine

Crunching retention data

Elaine Harvey

Solil 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. Determining how best to keep students enrolled is a large part of Director of Student Engagement...

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

Nobody home...

Solil 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 its staff leave the university for various reasons. Two left amidst the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

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. Jeff Bridges asked him to create the poster for an unmade Terry Gilliam production. Writer Jonathan...

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