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New president promises to unite

Parwinder Grewal describes himself as a “student-centered president” and right away when talking to him, it’s clear that he means it.  Come August, Grewal will take his position as president of not only Castleton, but Vermont State University as a whole. He has the somewhat challenging task of unifying the […]

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Meeting the presidential candidates

     Two candidates for president of the soon-to-be Vermont State University visited Castleton’s campus last week to meet students, staff and faculty and discuss their experience and future plans for higher education in Vermont.  Gregory Summers, special assistant to the chancellor at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Jacqueline Edmonson, […]

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Riding the wave into 2022

On Thursday, Jan. 27, Castleton University students, staff and faculty funneled into the Casella Theater in the Fine Arts Center to kick off the new semester with the CU SeeMe Convocation. The theme of this semester’s convocation was “Ride the Wave,” to match the 2021-2022 new student orientation theme “Catch […]

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Zdatny agrees to timeline extension

Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Sophie Zdatny has agreed to extend the May deadline for faculty working on certain parts of program consolidation for the upcoming tri-university merger in a meeting with Faculty Assembly leaders this past Friday. The change, which follows Zdatny’s official response from Nov. 15 to Castleton faculty’s […]

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A better ‘Pathway’ at CU

After a long day of tours and testing, then freshman Hannah Williams settled down to finally register for classes. But the decision of what courses to take and when wasn’t an easy task. “Our advisor did everything he could to help us. But not one out of the 15 people […]

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DEI committee has new leader, plans

Castleton University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee recently reconvened for the first time this semester and now has a new chair. Francesca Catalano, dean of Health and Sciences, is taking over chair duties from Victoria Angis, associate dean of students, who is retiring at the end of the month. The […]

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Cutting geology does not rock

When Castleton alumni Gustav Semanchik graduated with a bachelor’s degree in geology, he said he was more than prepared to take on the career he had chosen.  “I received such a wealth of knowledge and skills that I not only used practically while I was attending but also in my […]

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‘Rocketbooks’ to be given to undergrad students

Castleton University’s Student Government Association has found a way to give back to students after a year of limited activity and COVID regulations — and they’re called Rocketbooks.  A Rocketbook is a type of tablet that essentially acts as a smart notebook, allowing the user to write notes, upload them, […]