The Rest of the Story: Facts about Recent Media Coverage

Posted by Coralee Holm, Director of Community & Alumni Relations

Aug 28, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Over the last several weeks, the local media has run numerous stories about the College. There have been many inaccurate or incomplete statements published. Despite several interviews with reporters, the full answers to the questions have not been reflected in the resulting stories. We've gathered the following statements made by the media and shared our facts, as they relate to each one.

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Topics: Community Engagement, Campus

Nanu Nanu, Robin Williams.

Posted by Matt Wohl, Chair, Burlington College Film Department

Aug 12, 2014 11:13:36 AM

I'm having a hard time putting the news about Robin Williams in perspective. I had a tape of Robin William's stand up when I was young. I wore it out. His comedic roles in his early films never seemed to capture his comic energy, but I saw every film, hoping that someone would create a vehicle to bring his greatness to the big screen.

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Topics: Film, comedy

Presenting Rucksack

Posted by StaciAnne Grove, Marketing Coordinator

Aug 8, 2014 9:58:00 AM

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Topics: Campus

Burlington College Watches Finances as it Grows into its New Campus

Posted by Coralee Holm, Director of Community & Alumni Relations

Jul 7, 2014 12:23:00 PM

In 2011, Burlington College moved from the 16,000 square foot Colodny building up North Avenue to its current location. Within the 90,000 square feet of the former Burlington Catholic Diocese headquarters, the College is bustling with students and community events, and working to meet the vision set forth during the purchase of the new campus and subsequent change in leadership. As is typical of any evolving business, the College’s growth is not without bumps in the road.

Following its recent review of Burlington College, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which accredits educational institutions in New England, placed the College on probation status for up to two years for failure to meet one of eleven standards. The standard of concern is based on financial resources, and does not relate to the College’s academic strengths. Burlington College remains accredited during the period of probation.

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CCV Graduates → Burlington College is Your Next Step

Posted by Stephen St.Onge, Vice President and Dean of Academics

Jun 27, 2014 1:41:00 PM

You have finished your degree at the Community College of Vermont. And, you'd like to continue on to a bachelor's degree. See why many Community College of Vermont graduates are making Burlington College their next step.

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Topics: Transfer Students

Sunset and a Movie 2014

Posted by Sarah Keller, Marketing Intern

Jun 24, 2014 1:42:00 PM

Come and enjoy Sunset and a Movie under th­­­­­e tent at Burlington College! Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Bring a picnic, blankets, chairs, or whatever makes you comfy. It’s under the tent,  so rain or shine the show will go on!

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Topics: Events

Vermont Colleges Build Stonger Economy and Communities Through Dual Enrollment and Early College Programs

Posted by Christine Plunkett, Burlington College President

Jun 10, 2014 1:16:00 PM

Recently, US Sen. Bernie Sanders announced that he intends to introduce federal legislation addressing many of the barriers low-income and first-generation students face as they consider college. This would make the opportunity to attend college a reality for these students – an opportunity we are already providing here in Vermont.

On the same day, across town, at Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC), Governor Shumlin spoke about dual enrollment and early college programs expanded in Vermont in 2013. Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to take college-level classes at no cost, while the new Early College program starting this fall allows high school seniors to complete their final year of high school on a college campus, taking a full course load, earning both college and high school credits at no cost.

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Dual Enrollment Versus Advanced Placement

Posted by StaciAnne Grove, Marketing Coordinator

Jun 10, 2014 1:10:00 PM

There are many challenges that students face on their way to earning their college degrees. Getting into the college of your choice is as competitive as ever. The price of tuition is skyrocketing. Sometimes hurdles arise before you’ve even applied – lack of motivation, low confidence – the list goes on.

Fortunately, programs like Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement can help to alleviate the burden some of these problems by allowing students to earn college credit while they are still in high school. The savings of earning credit early through these programs can benefit both students and the public, so much in fact, that the total cost of college education could be lowered by up to 12.5%, a significant drop for students and taxpayers alike.

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Topics: Dual Enrollment

Brian Heston '00 Receives Award for Upcoming Book

Posted by StaciAnne Grove, Marketing Coordinator

May 20, 2014 11:42:00 AM

Brian Heston '00 earned his BA in literature and creative writing.  Since attending Burlington College, Heston has received and MFA in fiction writing from George Mason University and an MFA in Poetry from Rutgers University. His poems have won a Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize, and his first full length manuscript, “If You Find Yourself,” was just awarded the Main Street Rag Book Prize.  It will be published in November 2014.

Below are two selections from "If You Find Yourself."

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Topics: Alumni

Not Just for High Achievers - Vermont's Dual Enrollment Program

Posted by Stephen St.Onge, Vice President and Dean of Academics

May 12, 2014 8:32:00 PM

Dual Enrollment is a program that allows high school students to enroll in and receive credit for courses at local colleges entirely free of charge, while simultaneously earning their high school diplomas. Many may think that it only provides the highest achieving high-school students with an additional challenge, and perhaps to give them a leg up in the college application process.

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Topics: Dual Enrollment

Burlington College

Burlington College is a small, creative, private liberal arts institution located in Burlington, Vermont. Located on the shore of Lake Champlain, the College has been recognized as having the most free-spirited students in one of the healthiest states in the country.

The College offers Associate, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, as well as an Individualized Master’s degree program, and several professional certificate programs.

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