The state of Vermont, which now has the reputation of being a liberal haven, was taken over by anti-communist paranoia in the mid-twentieth century. What happened? And what connections might this have to our current political landscape? On today’s episode, Allen interviews Rick Winston about McCarthyism and his book Red Scare in the Green Mountains. “You don’t have to look very far to see a parallel between then and now,” he says.
Colleges throughout Vermont and New England are facing falling enrollments and rising costs. We’re talking about how Vermont state colleges are dealing with this challenging combination.
Jeb Spaulding, chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges System, outlines the strategies being developed to create a sustainable financial model for the future of Castleton University, Northern Vermont University, Vermont Tech and CCV.
College enrollment is down across New England. We’re looking at how Vermont’s small private and state colleges are adjusting to fewer students, rising costs, and growing competition for tuition dollars.
When Castleton University announced last month it was facing a $1.5 million budget shortfall, it raised concerns in Rutland, where the college has expanded in recent years.
I wrapped up the fall semester at the Community College of Vermont by asking my students to react to “Imagining Vermont,” a report from the Vermont Council on Rural Development. It was a Vermont History Course and since it was online, it drew students from across the state, who concluded their study with thoughts about both their own future and that of the state.
Castleton University has a new president. Karen Scolforo will take over the helm in December replacing Dave Wolk, who has led the university for 16 years.
Karen Scolforo comes to Castleton from Summerdale, Pennsylvania, where she’s led Central Penn College since 2013. It’s a historic private college with about 1,400 students near Harrisburg.
Have you tried to call a plumber or electrician lately? How about a carpenter? Nationwide, there’s a shortage of skilled tradespeople.
According to a 2016 industry-wide survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America, two-thirds of construction firms reported having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce.
New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has been speaking out about the importance of the Northern Border Regional Commission.
That program also funds rural development in Vermont. But, under President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, that funding would be eliminated.
Vermont’s three Democratic gubernatorial candidates have unveiled plans to make college more affordable for thousands of Vermont students. And the candidates have very different approaches to deal with this issue.
Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras says his efforts to create a refugee resettlement community in Rutland are morally and economically based. Rutland’s population is declining and aging and Louras says young refugee families are hard working, entrepreneurial and will bring much needed diversity to the city.