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CU Media Writing class composes book

During the Fall 2020 semester, professor David Blow’s Media Writing students wrote COVID Chronicles blogs, which are now being sold as a book. Blow created the biweekly blog assignment for his students when he was dreading teaching a full semester online due to the pandemic. The students were able to […]

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Woodruff working from home

Since November, the first two floors of Woodruff Hall have been pretty barren as a result of the pandemic. But the third floor now has some business classes being taught, signaling a return to the busy building it once was. Throughout the COVID pandemic, the Advancement Office has been forced […]

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Only WGS major to come out of CU

Bryce Diggs has been abroad in Stockholm, Sweden with a host family this semester in order to take classes for their major. Diggs is a junior at Castleton double majoring in psychology and women and gender studies. They are currently the only member of a department that due to financial […]

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Huden’s options: To stay or to go

Huden Dining Hall had to change its food delivery process when the pandemic hit over a year ago. These changes include new safety guidelines like wearing a mask, socially distanced seating, wrapping fruit and bagels to limit germ exposure, and changing from buffet style to someone serving you a plate. […]

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COVID-19 adds new duties to Public Safety officers

We often think of Public Safety officers as those issuing parking tickets, confiscating alcohol, and hustling to emergencies on campus. But in the last year, Castleton University’s officers have taken on a brand new role: managing campus access for students and ensuring COVID-19 protocols are followed. They have been working […]

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CU Content Lab is helping neighbors

The Castleton University Content Lab was approached by the town of Poultney’s Economic Development Coordinator Sarah Pelkey about designing a series of newspaper ads that would run consecutively in the local paper. The goal of the ads was to generate awareness of the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Recreational Economies […]

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Pandemic forces international students back home, keeps others away

The pandemic has been tough on everybody, but international students have been hit particularly hard. Asri Syawalia is an Indonesian international student who attended Castleton University spring 2020. Her family could not afford to let her go to the U.S. to study, so she signed up for The Global Undergraduate […]

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Turning Point Center comes to CU to help

As part of their Peer Recovery Outreach Program, the Turning Point Recovery Center has come to Castleton University for free recovery coaching. Due to a lack of transportation for people in Rutland County for recovery services, the Peer Recovery Outreach Program was created, bringing the resource to the community. A […]

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What’s in your weed candies?

Fake marijuana edibles resembling popular candies such as Sour Patch, Starburst, and Nerds have popped up on Castleton University campus in recent months, mimicking a massive boom in these counterfeit products across the United States. Often packaged under monikers like “Medicated Starbursts,” “Stoner Patch,” and “Infused Gushers,” the candies have […]

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Proulx is more than a dean

Three decades ago, a young Dennis Proulx first visited Castleton University somewhat accidentally after joining his friend on a road trip to tour Clarkson University – an anecdote shared during Proulx’s visit to professor David Blow’s Media Writing course. “On the way back from Clarkson, we happened to drive through […]