Tag: college

Rackk & Ruin: Vintage Metal

Beautiful jewelry made by a good friend… Molly Conant may be the daughter of Steve Conant, founder and owner of Conant Metal & Light on Pine Street.  And she may be the successful one-woman force behind Rackk & Ruin, a…

Sailing World 2014 College Rankings

Go Catamounts!   The leaders stay on top with some serious mid-rank shuffling in the second poll of Fall, 2014. Vermont moves up six slots, Dartmouth falls back three, Charleston moves up to second place behind Yale, and Middlebury is…

Ralph Lauren’s Leather-Trim Attaché Bag

For those harrowing treks across campus… Inspired by the great outdoors, this durable nylon twill attache bag is designed with a convenient interior laptop sleeve and finished with supple leather trim. Two leather top handles. Removable leather shoulder strap. Top…

Ausable Brewing Co. Opens in Keeseville, N.Y.

Gotta support the fellow Plant and Soil Science alumni… Go Catamounts! On Labor Day weekend, brothers Dan and Dylan Badger quietly threw open the doors to Ausable Brewing Company in Keeseville, N.Y. Situated a quick, four-mile bike ride from the Port Kent Ferry, the brewery shares…

This is your 50-year-old self speaking

Go with the zig-zags and loopty-loops!   I’m not gonna lie.  Traveling right now is an even bigger dream than it was last summer for me, and yet it iseven more impossible.  I know I have told you to ignore…

The Dark Power of Fraternities

As old as the American collegiate landscape itself… A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems—and a sophisticated system for shifting the blame.   One warm spring night in 2011, a young man named Travis…

Vermont Trounces Dartmouth

They should never have left the library…   The University of Vermont men’s lacrosse team swept the field with centuries old rival Dartmouth yesterday. Freshman Ian MacKay scored five goals to lead the Catamounts to a 13-8 victory over the…

How Did a ‘Public Ivy’ Take Root in Vermont?

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Go Catamounts!   There are lots of familiar American “college towns” – places where a single university dominates the social and economic life of the city. Think Boulder, Ann Arbor, Madison, Berkeley, Princeton, Charlottesville.  None of those college towns has…