Category Archives: vermont

Stephen Lewis on Global Health

It sounds like I missed a heck of a speaker the other week. Stephen Lewis, former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, presented the keynote address at a Global Health Conference at Saint Michael’s College. You can get a taste of his style by poking around YouTube. I’m going to try and keep an eye [...]

Saturday May 5th (Tomorrow!) is Green Up Day

If you are in Burlington, it looks like the most detailed information can be found on CEDO‘s site: This year, the City of Burlington has five registration sites for these community clean ups: ECHO/Waterfront Park, 1 College Street Flynn Elementary School, Corner of North Avenue and Starr Farm Road Barnes Elementary School, 123 North Street [...]

Hunger strikes, struggle, and history at UVM; also, the web design survey.

In light of the recent UVM SLAP hunger strike, someone sent me a fascinating (and disturbing) account of UVM History. One directory up there is more information, some of it much deeper. See the History of Racial Diversity, LGBTQA History, and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women. All recommended reads, wether you are [...]

Ski it if you can, the African bumper sticker campaign

As I mentioned previously, my brother returned this past January from mountaineering in Africa. On his trip up and down Kilimanjaro, he took this picture of a Land Rover with one of those iconic Mad River Glen “Ski It If You Can” bumper stickers on it. Some time passed before I finally got a chance [...]

If I were a gamblin’ man…

$100 for a 1 in 1000 chance of winning a new hybrid car? Those odds don’t sound too shabby. Especially when it’s for a good cause. (via VDB)