Mauch takes the helm at VSC

Elizabeth Mauch, the president of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan., will be the next chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges, trustees announced last week. 

Letter to the editor: Libraries should be better funded, not closed

On Feb. 7, Vermont State University President Parwinder Grewal announced a new decision to transition to an all-digital, university-wide “library” and repurpose the existing library spaces on each campus.

Letter to the editor: Proposal to shutter libraries is very shortsighted

Who needs books anyway? They just clutter up the place. Take up space. All we need today is mindless little cell phone.

State college system gets interim leader

MONTPELIER — The Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to appoint interim Chancellor Sophie Zdatny to serve as the next chancellor. Zdatny, a six- year veteran of the organization, has been leading VSCS since l … (read more)

State Colleges Chancellor Spaulding resigns

MONTPELIER — Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) Chancellor Jeb Spaulding, who was embroiled in controversy last week over plans to close some colleges, on Tuesday announced his intention to resign from the post after more than five years leading the org … (read more)

State colleges dodge closure; changes coming

MONTPELIER — Public furor over a plan announced last Friday by Jeb Spaulding, chancellor of the Vermont State College System, to close three state colleges by the fall prompted him to withdraw the proposal on Wednesday. “It was pretty drastic proposal giv … (read more)

Editorial: Uproar over VSC’s fate may spark a way forward

The surprise news story of the week was the announcement by Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Jeb Spaulding that he would propose closing three of the state college campuses in light of more losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. His proposal, he outline … (read more)

Some state colleges may be closed; vote is postponed

Trustees for the Vermont State Colleges will postpone by at least a week a decision on a radical restructuring proposal, announced just two days prior, that would cut 500 employees and shutter three of the system’s campuses. The announcement followed a to … (read more)