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Search for Vermont State University president begins

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Managing Editor December 9, 2021

With unification moving from the discovery phase into design, the Vermont State Colleges System is searching for a new president to lead Vermont State University when it forms in July 2023. To this end,...

Interim President John Mills

President Mills’ first semester

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Managing Editor December 9, 2021

As Northern Vermont University is increasingly aware, changes can be difficult, but they can also be rewarding. President John Mills has seen his first semester with our school go remarkably the same —...

NVU and League of Vermont Writers sponsor writing contest

Delilah Kramer, Staff Reporter September 23, 2021

A writing contest open to all Vermont high school students, jointly sponsored by NVU’s Creative Writing program and the League of Vermont Writers, launched Sept. 1 with the opening of submissions in...

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...

COVID on campus: a dozen cases confirmed

Soleil Devyn Borthwick, Managing Editor September 23, 2021

Students, faculty and staff were not the only ones returning to Northern Vermont University’s Johnson campus in August. Before the first week of classes had reached its close, three students tested...

Xusana Davis

Xusana Davis speaks to NVU about racial injustice in Vermont

Emmett Avery, Contributor March 18, 2021

What is a Vermonter? That is the question Vermont’s Executive Director of Racial Equity, Xusana Davis, posed at the outset of her recent talk at Northern Vermont University. How we choose to answer this...

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,...

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