Burlington Celebrates International Women's Day

Posted by Kelsey Evans

Mar 22, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Last week marked the annual observance of International Women's Day and the city of Burlington celebrated March 12th with a gathering at the Kings Street Center sponsored by the Burlington College Institute for Civic Engagement, the Caroline Fund, The Laura Kate Winterbottom Memorial Fund, the Zonta Club of Burlington, Hope Works, the City of Burlington, and the Peace and Justice Center. 

First observed in the United States in 1909, Women's Day arose during the labor struggles of the early 20th century. The first designated National Women's day was put forth by the Socialist Party of America in honor of a strike of women New York garment workers against their working conditions.
 
By 1911, International Women's Day was officially marked in northern europe, where more than one million men and women rallied in support of a woman's right to vote, hold public office, obtain vocational training and called for an end to discrimination on the job. At the breakout of World War I, women in Europe and Russia used International Women's day to protest the war and join in solidarity with other activists across the continent.
 
However it was not until 1975 - after six decades of struggles and triumphs that Women's Day was celebrated by the United Nations, launching official recognition of the rights of women and the struggle for gender equality across the globe.
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Topics: Community Engagement, Legal and Justice Studies, Burlington

The Communiversity at Burlington College: Creating Pathways to an Educated and Skilled Workforce

Posted by Coralee Holm, Dean of Operations and Advancement

Oct 20, 2015 4:09:19 PM

Today, alongside Mayor Miro Weinberger and its business partners, Burlington College announced The Communiversity at Burlington College. This formal initiative brings together education and training partners such as Vermont HITEC, Community Kitchen Academy, Oplerno,  New England Institute for Teacher Education, and the Association for Anthroposophic Psychology. It also engages supporting partners from the State of Vermont— Department of Labor and Department of Tourism & Marketing. Employers such as Vermont Information Processing, Husky, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Triad Design Service, and others are also part of this new endeavor. 

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Topics: Community Engagement, Burlington, Communiversity

Rebuilding A College

Posted by Jay Craven

Jun 1, 2015 1:57:00 PM

Thank you President Moore, trustees, faculty, and students. Congratulations to Burlington College graduates, families, and friends.

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Topics: Community Engagement, Commencment, Burlington College

Burlington College Alum Photography Show Currently at New Moon Cafe

Posted by StaciAnne Grove, Marketing Coordinator

Mar 26, 2015 4:24:00 PM

Joey Lord '14 finished his classes at Burlington College this past December. He graduated with a B.F.A. in photography, and currently has an exhibit of his work on display at New Moon Cafe in Burlington through the end of April. He took some time to talk with us.

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Topics: Community Engagement

Sending A Little Love Your Way

Posted by Coralee Holm, Dean of Operations and Advancement

Feb 13, 2015 2:04:00 PM

We just want to say thank you for hanging in there with us. Your support both financially and from your heart has meant the world to us during a very trying time in the history of the College.

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Topics: Community Engagement

Update on Burlington College Land Deal

Posted by Coralee Holm, Dean of Operations and Advancement

Jan 8, 2015 11:36:16 AM

Burlington College has updated the purchase and sale agreement with developer Eric Farrell, which continues to be on track for a late January 2015 closing. The deal is moving forward smoothly with no forseen obstacles.

This revised purchase and sale agreement builds on the prior agreement. Of the 33 acres of property currently owned, the College will retain 6 acres with Farrell purchasing the balance. Two acres of the property will remain undeveloped and open to the public, in addition to an easement alllowing access to the beach from the northern boundary of the property. A non-refundable upfront payment of $150,000 has already been made by Farrell as a part of this agreement.

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Topics: Community Engagement

Burlington College Students Open Show at Arts Alive Gallery

Posted by StaciAnne Grove, Marketing Coordinator

Nov 25, 2014 8:29:00 AM

From December 1-7, the Burlington College students who went on the Travel+Learn Berlin trip this October, will display their artwork inspired by the experience at the Arts Alive Gallery at Union Station in Burlington.

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Topics: Community Engagement, Study Abroad, Fine Arts

42 years of serving those who served — Veterans Day 2014

Posted by Michael Smith, Interim President

Nov 11, 2014 10:50:00 AM


Today we celebrate and honor all those who have served our country and thank them for their service and courage.

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Topics: Community Engagement

Big Heavy World Relocates to Burlington College

Posted by Coralee Holm, Dean of Operations and Advancement

Sep 23, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Independent Music Office To Enliven Campus

Big Heavy World, a volunteer-staffed nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Vermo nt-made music, has relocated to the campus of Burlington College. 
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Topics: Community Engagement

The Rest of the Story: Facts about Recent Media Coverage

Posted by Coralee Holm, Dean of Operations and Advancement

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

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

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