Monthly Archives: September 2017

Banned Books Week 2017 – What Books are More Likely to be Challenged?

Banned Books Week 2017 Banned Books Week is held each year in the last week of September. Libraries and their supporters use Banned Book Week to raise awareness about books challenges and censorship and to celebrate the right to read. The American Library Association (ALA) publishes an annual list of the ten books most frequently […]

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Champlain’s Newest Residence Hall: 158 South Willard Street

This fall, Champlain College added another historic building to its constellation of Victorian residence halls: 158 South Willard Street, on the corner of Main and South Willard. This gorgeous residence stands out for its architectural significance and ties to two Burlingtonians, famous in their day for their military service, business ventures, and travel adventures. Designed […]

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The Origins of Chauncey the Beaver

Ever wondered why Champlain College’s mascot is a beaver? A new mini-exhibition in Miller Information Commons, on view during the fall semester, profiles the origins and evolution of Chauncey on campus. Chauncey the beaver was born in 1960, when President C. Bader Brouilette decided the College needed a mascot. Inspiration struck when Dean Winthrop Tilley […]

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