Monthly Archives: April 2015

Champlain’s Ethan Allen Center

The history of Champlain’s ETHAN ALLEN CENTER is featured in a new special collections exhibition in the lobby of Miller Information Commons. In 1857, a group of local businessmen founded the Ethan Allen Fire Engine Company No. 4, a volunteer firefighting and men’s social organization. The Company drew its name from its first horse-drawn fire […]

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Champlain College: Empowering Women Since 1878

NEW RESEARCH INTO THE EARLY HISTORY of Champlain College has revealed that the College has admitted women since its establishment in 1878. Champlain was founded as the Burlington Collegiate Institute and Commercial College, a private, for-profit school offering professional business training and college prep classes. An advertisement for the 1878-1879 school year boasts:  “This institution […]

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Children’s Bibliotherapy Display

Children’s books aren’t always humorous – the books on display on the 3rd Floor of MIC demonstrate that children’s literature can also be powerfully healing for young ones who have experienced a difficult event. This beautiful collection showcases some of the library’s picture books about divorce, loss, adoption, illness, and unexpected change. To learn more […]

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