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Re: “Counselor Julia Rogers Helps Students Navigate Their Gap Year

Thank you 7 Days for the piece on Julia. Very timely for families considering post-high school life.

We went to her event in South Burlington HS a few years ago and found it very interesting about providing another path after high school. We used her services but eventually decided not to do the Gap Year program and concluded it was money well-spent. Considering how expensive college is these days and the debt burden these kids come out with, it's a viable alternative to having to spend another year in college after switching majors. If a Gap Year can help kids explore their interests before going to college, that's great! And not all of her programs are super expensive, some work exchanges provide housing and meals for no cost.

And please stop with the snowflake derogatory comments as these kids don't deserve it. Most of the kids I've been around are bright, talented and diverse. They are our future and they do know how the world works.

Rock on Julia!

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Posted by RB on 09/20/2018 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Counselor Julia Rogers Helps Students Navigate Their Gap Year

I agree with the previous post- while travel is nice, perhaps trying a few paying jobs might be a good use of the time to help with the decision what one wants to do.

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Posted by ConcernedVter on 09/20/2018 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Counselor Julia Rogers Helps Students Navigate Their Gap Year

Interesting article . My first thought was the usual old fart reaction , how utterly self-indulgent these little snowflakes are . Reading the article and thinking a little more , perhaps entering university with no idea what you want or where you are going isn't ideal either . Perhaps a year to figure out your goals and aspirations is not a bad idea . University is a fortune and perhaps not the best place to find yourself .
My biggest issue is Ms Roger's ignoring the option of actually WORKING at a paying JOB instead of travelling the world . Perhaps that's a better use of this gap year for many. Actual work is a very good way of finding out how the world actually operates .

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Posted by Rich ard on 09/20/2018 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Bye-Bye Bailey? UVM May Drop Library Namesake for Supporting Eugenics

We should dig the guy up and try him for his crimes. Or is the cultural revolution not there yet?

Looking forward to the struggle sessions.

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Posted by I give up on 09/08/2018 at 11:03 PM

Re: “Bye-Bye Bailey? UVM May Drop Library Namesake for Supporting Eugenics

E. Sutor, it's not called The Sanger Sanctum, no one is erasing anything. And, JimM, only snowflakes use the word snowflake.

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Posted by Ita Meno on 09/06/2018 at 1:06 PM

Re: “Bye-Bye Bailey? UVM May Drop Library Namesake for Supporting Eugenics

i am confused by this article. Who is Perkins? Is this the Mrs. Emily Proctor Eggelston first referred to? Is Proctor supposed to be Perkins? When referred to as Eggelston alone in one sentence, is this Emily Proctor Eggelston, or is it Emily Perkins Eggelston? With such a charged subject, it would help to be clearer.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by fat rooster farm on 09/06/2018 at 5:18 AM

Re: “Survival of the Smartest: Vermont's Colleges Must Adapt as Pool of Potential Students Declines

Why isnt't Green Mountain College listed?

Posted by E. Sutor on 09/05/2018 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Bye-Bye Bailey? UVM May Drop Library Namesake for Supporting Eugenics

I'm assuming they will also come out against Planned Parenthood for founder Margaret Sanger's support of the Eugenics movement...

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Posted by E. Sutor on 09/05/2018 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Bye-Bye Bailey? UVM May Drop Library Namesake for Supporting Eugenics

Hopefully these Snowflakes that like to alter or attempt to erase history never find out about UVM's Kake Walk era

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Posted by JimM on 09/05/2018 at 10:53 AM

Re: “A Matter of Degrees: UVM Nurses Bargain to Study in Vermont

False economy. The bottom line is quality patient care, not the lowest price.

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Posted by Martha Molpus on 08/30/2018 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Survival of the Smartest: Vermont's Colleges Must Adapt as Pool of Potential Students Declines

Tuition is just outrageous locally. It's more affordable for Vermont students to attend some other state's university at the out-of-state tuition rate than go to UVM at the in state rate.

And don't get me started on CCV's joke they call programs and their tuition rate. Few other "community colleges" in the nation have such high tuition for two year degrees.

It costs me around $6,000 a year to attend an accredited, non-profit 4 year university online. The second a Vermont school can offer that I'll take my dollars here.

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Posted by maplej on 08/29/2018 at 9:14 PM

Re: “Survival of the Smartest: Vermont's Colleges Must Adapt as Pool of Potential Students Declines

Arguably Goddard, Also a dying Vermont college, spawned Phish more than UVM did.

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Posted by Gabe Harwood on 08/29/2018 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Survival of the Smartest: Vermont's Colleges Must Adapt as Pool of Potential Students Declines

Paco - Oof, an older version of this chart that was mislabeled made it to the web. We've switched it out for the right one. Thank you for catching that!

- Andrea

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Posted by Andrea Suozzo on 08/29/2018 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Survival of the Smartest: Vermont's Colleges Must Adapt as Pool of Potential Students Declines

How are there 3.46M high school graduates in the "Northeast" but only 606K nationally?

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Posted by Paco DeFrancis on 08/29/2018 at 10:41 AM

Re: “School Administrators Get a Crash Course in Spotting Drug Use

what's in that Coke bottle?!?!

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Posted by The Oracle on 08/22/2018 at 12:10 PM

Re: “Vermont Schools Implement 'Best Practices' for Transgender Equity

I wholeheartedly object to transgender bathrooms unless they are a single person bathroom and can be locked
I do feel that children that are not transgender should be forced to use bathrooms with males or females who they think they are a different sex. I do not envy children growing up today, there is so much confusion in the world.

Unfortunately, everybody is a girl that has a vagina unless there are intersex issues. I feel it is patently unfair for transgender children to be allowed to play on athletic teams as a gender they have chosen. It is very unfair for female students to be competing against males that are physically stronger by nature of their SEX. I When someone doesn't like their breasts there is a must deeper issue that needs to addressed and dealt with other than having them removed. Could that mean that someone is against having breasts at home. Is it misogny?

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Posted by Cynthia Taylor on 08/12/2018 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Burlington Considers Upgrading Its High School — for $70 Million

My taxes went up $1100. from last year. ENOUGH ALL READY!!!!

Posted by BDE on 08/07/2018 at 5:57 AM

Re: “Burlington Considers Upgrading Its High School — for $70 Million

I went to Burlington high from 1967 to 1970 and even then it was getting pretty bad. When they made it they weren't thinking about handicapped access. They need to do something but I don't think making another building is the answer. They just need to update all of the buildings to make it easier to get from building to building. Maybe put in additional elevators where the problem areas are. I'm sure Miro could get a good deal from his buddy Sinex. The plans need to be gone over thoroughly before any decision is made and not just pushed through.

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Posted by Gi Grape on 08/06/2018 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Burlington Considers Upgrading Its High School — for $70 Million

Put the $ towards stopping constant sewage dumping into Vermonts largest lake before you go building/upgrading high school (or maybe high school improvements are more important than the water/environment to Burlington)

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Posted by James Berry on 08/02/2018 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Burlington Considers Upgrading Its High School — for $70 Million

I don't understand why parents of elementary school kids have the last word. It's too burdensome for taxpayers to have ten small elementary school buildings. It will slightly inconvenience some parents while removing a huge burden from taxpayers to reduce that number. And then it becomes affordable to build a new high school with the savings. That is fair and sensible, balancing economics and impactful education.

So I guess that means it'll never happen.

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Posted by Penelope on 08/02/2018 at 10:01 AM

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