Castleton University

Castleton University President Karen Scolforo sits in the office she took over in December. Scolforo says she's optomistic the univeristy will be able to correct a budget deficit of $1.5 million the university is currently facing.
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When Castleton University announced last month it was facing a $1.5 million budget shortfall, it raised concerns in Rutland, where the college has expanded in recent years.

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Castleton University is eliminating two prominent positions as part of the university’s budget restructuring process.

Castleton University plans to layoff an undisclosed number of staff later this year, as the school grapples with a budget shortfall.
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With a projected budget loss of $1.5 million this year, Castleton University will layoff staff, eliminate positions and offer early retirements.

Sen. Bernie Sanders explained his proposed College For All Act at Castleton University Tuesday night. The bill would eliminate tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities for families making up to $125,000.
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Tuesday night, Sen. Bernie Sander’s brought his "College for All" campaign to a cheering crowd of about 400 at Castleton University.

Castleton University plans to layoff an undisclosed number of staff later this year, as the school grapples with a budget shortfall.
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Castleton University has a new president. Karen Scolforo will take over the helm in December replacing Dave Wolk, who has led the university for 16 years. 

A new video, launching a $200,000 marketing campaign, focuses on Rutland County as a mountain biking destination.
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Organizers hope a new $200,000 marketing initiative showcasing Rutland County — rebranded as the Killington Valley — will entice professionals in cities like New York and Boston to visit the region.

Married political pundits Mary Matalin and James Carville will be at Rutland’s Paramount Theatre Sunday. It’s the latest in a 14-month series aimed at boosting civic engagement during the presidential race.

Castleton University has announced that it’s planning to invest $3.6 million to renovate and modernize its science facilities. It’s part of the school’s STEM Improvement Project.

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Castleton University’s footprint in Rutland will grow even larger in August. That’s when the university plans to open new student housing in a historic downtown building. College and city officials say it’s the latest effort to build closer ties.

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Castleton University’s footprint in Rutland has been growing in recent years, with multiple art galleries and a downtown Rutland campus that houses entrepreneurial programs and a polling center.

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Castleton University has been steadily expanding its art footprint in downtown Rutland. To shine a light on all the new art, the college will begin new guided art walks in downtown Rutland on Saturday afternoons starting Nov. 28.

Castleton University plans to layoff an undisclosed number of staff later this year, as the school grapples with a budget shortfall.
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The board of Castleton State College voted unanimously Thursday to change the school’s name to Castleton University. The change makes Castleton the state's second public university.

University president Dave Wolk said the change reflects the institution that Castleton is becoming. Wolk said growth in the number of graduate programs and students, Castleton’s international recruitment efforts and its expanding presence around Vermont fit better with the “university” name.

“It reflects who we are as well as who we aspire to be,” Wolk said.