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St. Mike’s basketball speaks out after kneeling protest

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On November 4, six local basketball players joined a nationwide protest of racial oppression by taking a knee. Three weeks later, they’ve released a statement detailing their motives and the harsh response they received. The St. Michael’s College men’s basketball team linked arms inside University of Vermont’s Patrick Gymnasium before the national anthem played at…

St. Mike’s professor named art teacher of the year

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A St. Michael’s College professor has been recognized for his wide-ranging influence on Vermont’s art education scene. Jonathan Silverman, a longtime professor and current chairman of the college’s education department, said he was humbled and honored to be named Vermont’s art educator of the year, an award typically reserved for K-12 teachers.    The award…

Woman coaching women

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Even a week after the Oct. 15 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, pink dye still streaks some participants’ hair, just one of the South Burlington event’s lasting effects. For the past nine years, the St. Michael’s College women’s basketball team has fundraised and walked in support of breast cancer awareness. All under head coach…

St. Mike’s mental health adviser wins national award

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Instead of a top-down approach, Catherine Welch leads mental health awareness by walking alongside students in their struggles. Welch, assistant dean of students and Title IX coordinator at St. Michael’s College, is adviser of the school’s Active Minds program, which promotes conversations around mental health to rid the related stigma. Three weeks ago, she was…

St. Michael’s welcomes alumnus into priesthood

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The Rev. Michael Carter, 27, purposefully donned a traditional shirt and tie to welcome his students to class at St. Michael’s College on the first day of this semester, knowing the sight of his white clerical collar can instantly ignite snap judgments — for better or for worse. “I’m not asking you to believe in…

SMC’s Bonds inks pro deal

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St. Michael’s College men’s basketball May graduate Matt Bonds, of Accokeek, Md., signed his first professional contract last month: A one-year deal with the Hørsholm 79ers of Basketligaen, where he will play at the highest pro level of basketball in Denmark. “I recognize that I’ve been blessed to be in this position,” Bonds said in…