Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:01 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:01:50 GMT
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The state is being pumped full of money and committees to bring new businesses to old contaminated areas.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:16:15 GMT
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-06-18 22:15:13 GMT
Talk about a rocky start between two new neighbors. Police say up to 12 shots were fired, all over some trees! No one was hurt, but the neighbor is facing charges. 72 year old David Millson says he wasMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:42:03 GMT
Gay, lesbian and transgender Vermonters have a new center to serve them. After several years in Winooski the support agency RU12? has moved into a new location at 255 South Champlain Street in Burlington.More >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:26:58 GMT
When is comes to making the grade, New York's graduation rates are barely passing.For the second year in a row, the rate sits at 74%.The report is based on the entire student body that started 9th gradeMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:07:17 GMT
Interim Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday morning.Applebaum is facing 14 criminal counts for fraud, breach of trust, and conspiracy.Quebec police say the investigation started in MarchMore >>
Interim Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum was arrested Monday morning.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:38:42 GMT
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you've got to wait a little longer. You can blame it on the rain.At Paul Mazza's "Pick Your Own" season is about a week late.They hope to get started this Friday,More >>
If fresh berries are your summer time treat, you've got to wait a little longer. You can blame it on the rain.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:40:49 GMT
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it. That's because the city is looking at increasing its parking fines. After searching for a spot and then findingMore >>
If you park in Burlington and don't follow the rules, you soon might pay more for it.
Monday, June 17 2013 10:16 PM EDT2013-06-18 02:16:40 GMT
Right now, only the ducks can enjoy floating along a certain body of water in Berlin, Vermont. That's because Montpelier, which owns much of the land around it, won't let people access it, because itMore >>
In Vermont, people looking to access the Berlin Pond, may finally have a way to legally reach the water. Right now they can't because Montpelier doesn't want people in its drinking water. But Berlin leaders are hoping a piece of land it owns will develop into a launch site for people.More >>
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
If you're not a Vermonter, you'll need to study harder, and get more involved, because the University of Vermont is making the school harder to get into for out-of-state applicants.
UVM will be accepting about the same number of in and out-of-state applicants next year, but with the new president's big push to get more applications -in general- from non-Vermonters, the chances of becoming a Catamount will be slimmer.
"I hope to not have a mountain of debt," UVM Senior, Sean Higgins said.
But Higgins, the Nevada native is paying out-of-state tuition, all four years.
"The price difference is about 21-thousand dollars between in-state tuition and out-of-state tuition," Vice President for Enrollment Management Chris Lucier said.
"It's a lot of money," Higgins added.
Higgins is a senior at UVM. Rewind to when he was a senior in high school... he always thought his education might come from out-of-state because he's a skier and his dad is from the Green Mountain State.
"I wouldn't trade the last four years for anything," Higgins said.
But while the school makes a push to get more out of state and even out of country applications, it's going to get a lot tougher to become a Catamount.
This year UVM accepted 76.6 percent of its applicants; the president's goal is to bring that figure down to 65 percent.
"If we increase our out-of-state selectivity, we'll bring in better qualified out of state students - our current students are outstanding, but even better," Lucier said.
The admissions selectivity for Vermonters will stay at about 70 percent. But for out-of-staters, like Sean Higgins, extracurricular activities, grade point average, and letters of recommendation will weigh more heavily than ever before.
Each year, about five hundred Vermonters are accepted to UVM, and about 1,800 people are accepted from other states or countries. Vermonters pay $13,344 a year... others pay $33,672.
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