Champlain College is a not-for-profit private college in Burlington, Vt. Founded in 1878, it is inaugurating its eighth president today. Donald Laackman became president of the small Vermont college on July 1, following the retirement of its previous leader. Laackman tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that this is an exciting time for him and Champlain College.
A Vermont college is offering data protection services to more than 14,000 students and their families after a computer drive containing their Social Security numbers and other data was left unsecured in a computer lab.
Study abroad programs are expensive programs for colleges and universities. In Vermont, two small colleges reflect different approaches - one is struggling with costs, while another expands international studies.