UVM Alumna Finds Her Passion for Politics and City Government

Photo: Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger, left, with his staff Jen Kaulius, Mike Kanarick, and Brian Lowe. By Lisa Schnell, PhD Associate Professor, Interim Dean of the UVM Honors College Last fall, I asked Jen Kaulius, an Honors College Scholar from the Class of 2012, to be part of a panel of current and former students […]

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When Queer = Diversity = Complicated

By Dot Brauer When I presented on issues facing LGBTQ college students at UVM’s Mental Health Matters conference this spring, I knew I had my work cut out for me. When the feedback was mixed, I wasn’t overly surprised. My job as director of UVM’s LGBTQA Center requires me to know a lot about this […]

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Getting a Second Chance at College through UVM GAP

Getting into college was much harder than Deniz Sehovic ever anticipated. The child of Bosnian refugees, Deniz always assumed she would get into college without much trouble. She liked her teachers and enjoyed high school, but struggled a bit with her grades early on and found it difficult to concentrate in class. Ultimately, she preferred […]

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Mental Health Matters Conference Speaker Emphasizes Power of Connection

By Jon Reidel Despite a proliferation in health-related services for an increasing number of students experiencing anxiety, depression, stress and other mental health issues, it can be small acts of kindness and inclusion that make the biggest difference in a student’s overall college experience and general wellbeing. That was the primary message delivered by Greg […]

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More Precollege Program Students are Choosing UVM for Undergraduate Study

UVM was at the top of Ellie Myers’ list during her college search. Still, she had to be sure it was the right school for her. To assure her that UVM was a good fit, Myers enrolled in UVM’s Summer Academy precollege program while still in high school and took classes in engineering and drawing. […]

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6 Things to do When Visiting UVM for the Full College Experience

For high school students, junior and senior year are a busy time for college campus visits. College visits are a perfect way to learn about campus culture and student life. Want to make the most out of your college visit to UVM? Manny Tejeda of UVM Admissions offers some advice. Soaking up the College Experience […]

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Choosing a Major that’s Right for You

As you start your first year of college, you might hear that inevitable question from just about everyone you know: “So, what’s your major?” You might feel a little anxious if you haven’t yet zeroed in on a program. What’s more, you and your parents probably see higher education as an investment. So you might […]

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UVM Aims to Ban Tobacco Use and Curb Public Health Risk

Recognizing nicotine addiction as a significant public health issue, the University of Vermont is moving toward becoming a tobacco-free campus, with a target date of January 1, 2015. “Tobacco is still a leading public health issue, and it’s a huge public health issue on college campuses across the country,” said Jan Carney, M.D., M.P.H., associate […]

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Transitioning to College through UVM’s Jump Start Program

Getting a preview of college life made all the difference for Amanda McDonald. Before starting her freshman year last fall, McDonald enrolled in UVM Jump Start, a dynamic summer program that provides UVM incoming first-year students the opportunity to meet faculty and students, experience UVM’s curriculum, and explore campus life. Jump Start is designed to […]

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Making the Most of Your Campus Visit

Visiting a college is the most effective way to learn about campus culture and student life. Want to make the most out of your college visits? Take the time to meet as many people as possible, and check out everything from the dorms to the dining halls. Here is our campus visit checklist: Explore the […]

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