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Granger house to turn into museum with grant

The Granger House is one of the oldest in Castleton’s history, and an icon of the university. Dating back to around 1850, the recent receipt of a massive grant is going to allow the Granger House to keep making history—now as a newly renovated museum.  “[The] grant of a little […]

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Ouimet: Merger will benefit CU

There is a lot of tension regarding the planned name change from Castleton University to Vermont State University, but Dean of Enrollment Maurice Ouimet says that the merger will actually give the school a new opportunity. The merger and name change, which would combine Northern Vermont University, Vermont Technical College […]

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SGA enjoying resurgence

With students back on campus this semester, the Student Government Association has seen an increase in activity and membership and has been focused on helping new members and filling open positions. “It’s been crazy busy,” said third-year member and Chief Justice of Student Congress, Julie Leppo. “Student government has been […]

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PAC leader, CHANGE maker: Amy Bremel gives a voice to people who need it the most

It’s a Tuesday afternoon and most classes have cleared from Leavenworth Hall, but from a first-floor classroom escapes the sound of laughing and spirited discussion. Inside are students lounging comfortably and releasing their stresses. At the head of the group sits Amy Bremel, smiling, listening intently, and providing advice. It’s […]

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Student rumors about merger debunked

Rumors have spread across the Castleton University’s student body regarding the impact the upcoming Vermont State University merger will have on their futures in recent weeks. Students have questioned the legitimacy of a Vermont State University degree, what course offerings will look like for current students, and how they will […]

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Banned books to bookworm: Shy youngster thrives and blossoms at CU

It’s 8:30 in the morning. After checking on all eleven piercings and putting on her mis-matched socks, Trinity Robichaud hits the start button on her Toyota Prius. Before she leaves her grandparents’ house, she latches in the seatbelt for her guest in the passenger seat. Her enormous bag of books. […]

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Alum returns to CU as communications assistant

A familiar face is back on campus, this time working as a communications assistant in Castleton University Advancement Office. Leo Richardson, a class of ‘20 alumni of Castleton, graduated with a degree in Media and Communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in theatre. He was very […]

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State legislators debate faculty merger opposition

Local and state legislators alongside various stakeholders have mixed opinions about a Castleton University faculty letter asking the Vermont State College Systems’ (VSCS) Board of Trustees to “press pause” on the current tri-university merger. The letter, which was received by Chancellor Sophie Zdatny and her office on Tuesday, Oct. 26, […]

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CU alumni reacts to the VSU merger

The VSC merger has recently been a main topic of conversation, fueling students, faculty, and onlookers to share their opinions regarding this pivotal and controversial change. In addition to the many students and faculty who have shared their perspectives, alums have taken to sharing their abundance of reactions through the […]

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Castleton faculty push back on merger demands, seek “pause”

Overwhelmed and confused Castleton University faculty have asked the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees to “press pause” on the controversial multi-school merger, in a letter sent to the board and Chancellor Sophie Zdatny on Oct. 26. Concerned faculty members addressed grievances and hoped to appeal to the board that reconsideration of the proposed timeline of transformation events is necessary. Information regarding the letter […]