An Unsolicited Commencement Address To the Graduating Class of 2020

To the Graduating Class of 2020,I’m not here to waste your time, so let’s not beat around the bush.  This sucks. You’re not graduating from high school in the way you’ve spent the last dozen or so years anticipating. You’re not seated in an auditorium, gym, or park, your family, friends, and community crowded around …

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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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