CCV’s Student Leadership Scholarships are awarded annually to one student from each academic center. This year, CCV Now features the stories of 2017 Scholars Danielle Braverman of Brattleboro and Dagan Warner of Springfield.
Spring semester is off to a snowy start! We’ve been hearing lots of good news about CCV students, faculty, and staff from across the state. Happy reading! And don’t forget to send your Notables to email@example.com.
Fake news has been in the spotlight in the past couple of months. We’ve seen outlandish hoax stories spread like wildfire, political figures Tweet misinformation, and “fake news” develop into a lucrative industry. Teaching media literacy is more important than ever before.
The smell struck us as we stepped off of the bus, welcoming us to Terra Viva (“Living Earth”), a small, sustainable farm located at Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Our tour guide, Diego, recommended a tour of a butterfly garden, which also had a variety of insects. When we arrived, we met with a very eccentric but charming woman, Brianna, who unveiled the insect collection.
Staying in such a rustic location really gave us a deeper appreciation for our experience in Costa Rica. At the beginning it was like whiplash going from hotel accommodations to almost camping. We found a new respect for Isla Chira after island native Liliana shared her empowering story with us.
For the second day in a row, we woke to the sounds of rain tapping on the pavement outside our rooms; at times the rain fell thick and heavy, forming quick puddles. After a reluctant goodbye to our temporary home in the rainforest, our journey continued to the next phase: between the volcanoes Poas and Barva to the drier Pacific side of Costa Rica.
Study Abroad in Costa Rica is underway! Join us this month on CCV Now for updates from the field. We’ll be posting photos, blog entries, and more as students explore beaches and rainforests, study songbird migration and conservation practices, and experience the culture of this unique Central American country.
A good way to find out what’s important to CCV students? Put on a debate for their would-be legislators and give students the reins. Let them decide on the topics and let them design the questions. You’ll see students interacting with policy-makers face-to-face, directly engaging with the local issues they find most salient this election season.
For a group of intrepid students and volunteers in Rutland County, summer means days spent in a field in West Haven, sifting through clay-like soil. They are assisting on an archaeological dig at the Galick Farm site, which lies within the Helen W. Buckner Preserve at Bald Mountain.