August, 2005

See Jane Run: Women Athletes Set the Pace, But Will Title IX Go the Distance?


When Burlington College President Jane Sanders was in high school in the 1960s, she used to join the boys in their track workouts even though she was not allowed in the meets. It was her daughter, Carina, who got to compete in track and field, as a discus thrower. What made the difference in just one generation? Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which put women in the running for a full spectrum of athletic and educational opportunities. Now, after more than thirty years of significant strides, a recent behind-the-scenes Bush Administration policy change has both women and men asking, will Title IX be allowed to go the distance for the next generation?


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Burlington Athletes

From Marginalization to Motivation: Program Promotes Teacher Diversity in Vermont Schools through Loan Forgiveness


Denise Dunbar’s heritage includes the Cherokee nation, Jamaica, Africa and Scotland. Watching her daughter suffer through elementary and high school convinced her that the Addison County school system needed to change. So Dunbar returned to school at the age of fifty-five to learn how to be a teacher herself, with help from the Vermont Teacher Diversity Scholarship Program (VTDSP).


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Denise Dunbar

The Queen of Mean Means Well...


Lisa Lampanelli’s comedy routine is fraught with words that ring politically correct alarms and sirens – loud. (Editor’s note: if you can’t resist reading on, don’t say we didn’t warn you!) Topics frowned upon at the dinner table are center stage for her comedic inspiration. Aptly named the insult comedian, Lampanelli leaves no audience member unscathed.


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Interview with Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli