Leahy and Sanders Vote No as Senate Confirms Barrett

A bitterly divided U.S. Senate on Monday night confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, overriding protests from Democrats who warned that doing so just eight days before a presidential election would jeopardize the integrity of America’s highest institutions. The 52-48 vote fell almost entirely among party lines, with all but one Republican — Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine)

University of Vermont President Proposes Tuition Freeze

The University of Vermont plans to freeze tuition and room and board costs at current levels, president Suresh Garimella announced Monday, citing both moral and economic motivations. Garimella, who has now twice recommended tuition freezes since taking over last year, told reporters that the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare economic challenges facing families and universities alike. The