Thank You: An Open Letter To Educators Retiring During the Global Pandemic

Dear Retiring Educators,This is difficult to write because, well, a lot of things are difficult right now. We’re all confronting situations we never imagined would happen in our lifetimes, and every day brings a new challenge. Milestones and plans fall to the wayside like hay chaff blown by a gust of hot, summertime wind. And …

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Regarding the closure of NVU-Johnson, NVU-Lyndon, VTC-Randolph

To Whom It May Concern,I am writing to offer my thoughts on the potential closure of the Northern Vermont University campuses in Johnson and Lyndon and the Vermont Technical College campus in Randolph. In the interest of avoiding repetition and having everyone on the same page, I am emailing the VSC board and my Franklin County and …

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Keeping VSC Colleges Open Is Vital to Students, Residents, State

NOTE: The following piece is written by Tyrone Shaw, a writing and literature professor at Northern Vermont University – Johnson.Back when the institution was known as Johnson State College, Tyrone was my mentor and played an instrumental role in launching careers in journalism and related fields for many students, myself included. After the unexpected gut …

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