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Candidates Criticize Dean for Confederate Flag Remark

November 3, 2003


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A dispute over gun control between John F. Kerry and Howard Dean moved on to the subject of civil rights yesterday, as the Massachusetts senator chided his presidential rival for declaring, "I still want to be the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks." Kerry proclaimed that the ...

Ousted Bolivian President Speaks Out

November 3, 2003


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Former Bolivian President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, who was forced to resign the presidency and flee his country less than two weeks ago, blamed his political opponents for threatening the stability of Bolivian democracy in a speech to 30 Georgetown students and professors in ICC on Monday night. The resignati...

More Media than Students Attend U. Texas-Arlington Protest

October 27, 2003


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They held a protest, and no one came -- well, almost no one. University of Texas-Arlington school police and local Arlington, Texas, news media outnumbered the 12 or so UTA students who rallied against an administration-backed tuition increase proposal Thursday. Jeni Hall, a political science and broa...

UVM Receives $150,000 for Minority Graduate Students

October 27, 2003


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The University of Vermont will receive a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide opportunities for "economically-disadvantaged and minority" graduate students in community development and public administration. Jane Kolodinsky, chair of the department of Commun...

Nicotine Patches to Help Memory Loss?

October 27, 2003


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The University of Vermont will lead the first study ever to examine the efficacy and safety of using nicotine patches to treat Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a state of memory impairment recently identified by the American Academy of Neurology that may be a precursor of Alzheimer's disease. Often difficult...

Controversy Continues Over ‘Racist’ Board Game

October 27, 2003


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Following protests and uproar from Philadelphia's black community and outrage throughout the country, Urban Outfitters pulled a board game titled "Ghettopoly" from its shelves earlier this month.Urban Outfitters, a Philadelphia-based retail chain of 53 stores nationwide, was the only venue to sell t...

Coalition Says Brown U. Paper Mislead Readers, Sent Spies

October 27, 2003


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Former members of a coalition that stole the March 16, 2001, press run of The Brown University Daily Herald, the school's student newspaper, remain skeptical of the media, are committed to political dialogue and are disgusted by David Horowitz, the paper's former editor, the group said in a Thursday ev...

Stanley Fish vs Daniel Fogel

October 20, 2003


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Daniel Fogel and Stanley Fish squared off last Thursday in UVM's Ira Allen Chapel armed with a plethora of facts and information concerning freedom of speech, professional academic behavior, and a handful of academic jokes. Stanley Fish, noted theorist and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the Un...

Survey of Influence

October 20, 2003


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When a group of UVM medical students who had never met each other got together to select a topic for their public health project, currently a graduation requirement for all medical students, they wanted it to have a positive effect on society. Instead of choosing a simple project that would easily sa...

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...

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