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UVM, Fogel’s Campaign Hits $126 Million

December 8, 2003


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While standing on stage strumming a guitar to find just the right key, President Daniel Fogel announced with a grin on his face, "My wife Rachel would be here but she was afraid of utter humiliation." The crowd burst into a barrage of laughter and applause as Fogel belted out an abreviated version of Patsy...

UVM’s New Website

December 8, 2003


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The University of Vermont launched a new Web site October 3. The site was designed by Generation, a New York-based communications firm specializing in higher education, working in collaboration with university leadership and UVM's Web team. Generation also designed the university's new admissions viewbook ...

UVM Professor’s Paper Named to Top 10 of 2002

December 8, 2003


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Derk Pereboom, professor and chair of philosophy, is no dualist - he doesn't neatly cleave the workings of the mind from the mechanisms of matter - but he is troubled by the tendency of some of his peers to argue that the physical basis of thought trumps all, that psychology is really microphysics. H...

New Osher Institute Helps Seniors Learn ‘For The Joy Of It’

December 8, 2003


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The odds of Robert Snapp, associate professor of computer science and mathematics, becoming oversaturated with math, and thereby turned off, was high while he was growing up - after all, the people around him loved numbers and made a living by either manipulating them or teachingthem. With an electr...

Outspoken Theorist to Speak at UVM

December 8, 2003


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Controversial cultural and literary theorist Stanley Fish will present a public lecture, "Take This Job and Do It: University Administration in the 21st Century," Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. in the University of Vermont's Fleming Museum, room 101. Fish, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Scien...

Men’s Soccer Head Coach Resigns

December 1, 2003


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After eight seasons as the head coach of men's soccer at the University of Vermont, Roy Patton has resigned to pursue other professional opportunities. Director of athletics Bob Corran made the announcement today. For Patton, the 2003 campaign was his 24th as a Division I head coach. He leaves Vermont w...

Cemetary Draws Celebrity Fright

November 3, 2003


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Celebrities are a major presence in the Los Angeles community, and not even Westwood Village Memorial Park can escape the public's attraction to the entertainment industry. Westwood Village Memorial Park is the resting ground of some celebrities who have died from mysterious and unnatural causes. F...

Air Quality Still Bad in San Diego Despite Clearer Skies

November 3, 2003


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Although amber haze has lifted from the College Area and the San Diego State campus has reopened, the air quality is still an issue on people's minds. Yesterday, the sky around campus looked similar to how it would on a normal October day, but the air quality was only moderate downtown and very unhe...

UVM Ponders A-Plus Plan

November 3, 2003


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UVM is looking to truly recognize those students who achieve academic excellence with the addition of 4.33 grade points for an A-plus. The Faculty Senate is currently reviewing the pros and cons to the A-plus grade point over the 4.0 grade points which are currently given for an A or an A-plus grade in...

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...

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