Champlain College

Champlain College President Donald Laackman
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Champlain College recently announced a new initiative to increase online enrollments. The college in Burlington, Vermont will halve tuition for its online learners.  President Donald Laackman says the initiative was created after the college assessed several online learning concerns expressed by potential students.

You can have the most extensive education the world can offer and money can buy…but sooner or later you’re going to have to learn how to balance a checkbook. So how are states and school systems meeting their responsibility of teaching students basic personal finance skills? One college in Vermont took on that questions and found some answers.

From left: Jonathan Rajewski, Devi Momot, Vermont Assistant Attorney General Ryan Kriger, JayKramer, Paul Konschak
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Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont is home to the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation.  The state-of-the-art lab allows students to assist in computer forensics and digital investigations in the public and private sectors.  The facilities recently hosted a cybersecurity forum for businesses and non-profits to help them understand digital threats.

Champlain College "Flight" At Burlington International Airport
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There are two new interactive displays at the Burlington International Airport.  Designed and installed by students at Champlain College the intent is to showcase the city’s growing tech sector.

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The federal government is working with Vermont's Champlain College to provide online educational and training opportunities to millions of federal civilian employees and their dependents.

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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.

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A Chicago educator is going to be the next president of Vermont's Champlain College in Burlington.

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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.

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The president of Vermont's Champlain College is planning to retire.

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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. 

Vermont's Champlain College is going to use a $10 million gift from the founder of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to improve business education at the Burlington school.

The gift from Robert Stiller was announced Monday.

Champlain is naming its business school the Robert P. Stiller School of Business.

Champlain President David Finney said the Stiller School of Business will become a national leader in teaching certain management practices and building thinking skills.