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Part-Time Faculty Union Poses Positives

October 13, 2003
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It's the first day of class. You arrive early, sit down and wait for the professor to arrive. She walks into the room, writes her name on the board and gets down to business. For the next hour she goes over the course description, the syllabus, the assignments, the attendance rules. You can tell th...

Death Cab for Cutie at UVM

October 13, 2003
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It's time to get out your Converse shoes, vintage t-shirts, and faded jeans, ladies and gentlemen, because Death Cab For Cutie is coming to town. If this name means nothing to you right now, it soon will. Living in a musical day and age in which the term "indie rock" has formed and reformed itself mo...

Professor’s Book Takes New Look at Conservation

October 13, 2003
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After a long period of scrutiny through deconstruction - the relentless questioning of assumptions, values, language, discourses and power - Bob Manning, professor of natural resources, thought the conservation movement was in need of some reconstruction as a new century began. His recently published...

VTIFF Hits Burlington This Week

October 13, 2003
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On October 16-20 the Vermont International Film Festival will take place in Burlington. The festival will feature nearly 100 films and the theme will be "Images and Issues of Global Concern". The film festival is one of the longest running venues in North America focusing on showcasing socially conscious...

Miracle Doctor

October 6, 2003
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On a fairly typical recent Friday afternoon, sitting down with Dr. Geoff Tabin in his small University Health Complex office requires slaloming through an obstacle course of large cardboard boxes containing donated intraocular lenses. "These are going to Nepal," Tabin says. Tabin is an ophthalmol...

Misunderstanding by Redstone

October 6, 2003
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UVM Police received a late-report that on Monday, September 22 at 9PM, a female student was confronted by a man while walking to Redstone Campus via the Redstone walkway (by the church area). The male came up behind her, grabbed her left shoulder and asked her repeatedly if she would stay and talk ...

Green Hill Student News Suffers

October 6, 2003
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To quote a student at Greens Hill College, "The paper is terrible, its just terrible." Strong words from an irate student too embarrassed to even give her name to the very paper quoting her. She said, "I would not do such dishonor to the family name, not to mention that the Hill Idiot would probably mi...

ABC’s John Stossel Visits, Makes Impression on Hopkins Campus

October 6, 2003
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John Stossel, Emmy award-winning journalist and ABC's 20/20 co-anchor, criticized government regulations and the media when he spoke at Shriver Hall as the third speaker of this year's MSE Symposium. Stossel has made himself famous by his weekly segment "Give me a break" and his one-hour specials ...

Dean Kicks Off College Tour, Criticizes Bush

October 6, 2003
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Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean criticized President Bush for his policies on affirmative action during a speech kicking off his tour of colleges at Howard University. Dean used the forum in front of a mostly black audience to harshly criticize President Bush for using "the race card" by selecting the word ...

Margaret Cho Headed to UVM

October 6, 2003
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Comedian Margaret Cho is coming to UVM on October 9th. "Margaret is comedy's most fearless superhero" - Mary Kaye-Schilling, Entertainment Weekly Following on the heels of her most recent Notorious C.H.O. tour, CD and movie release, Margaret Cho launched her brand new Revolution Tour this past spring...

South African Author Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

October 6, 2003
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The South-African writer John Maxwell Coetzee received the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature for his body of work "which in many disguises describes the astonishing implications of alienation", as broadcast by the Swedish academy on Thursday the second of October. Born near the cape of South Africa on...

Dean Fires Up Crowd at First Boston Rally

September 29, 2003
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Sporting a Boston Red Sox cap and spouting familiar populist rhetoric, Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean urged a crowd of nearly 5,000 enthusiastic supporters in Copley Square in Boston Tuesday to help him take the White House next November. Tuesday's rally marked the former Vermont governor'...

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