Articles by: Michael Shank

Environmental film contest goes countywide

Environmental film contest goes countywide

September 22, 2020 at 10:07 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 09/22/20 By Keith Whitcomb Jr. BRANDON — An environmental film contest that awarded cash prizes to local students is going countywide this year. Michael Shank, an adjunct faculty member at New York University Center for Global Affairs, of Brandon, contributor to a number of national publications, said Tuesday […]

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A Roadmap for a Resilient Rutland County

September 20, 2020 at 12:34 pm

By Dr. Michael Shank Published: September 20, 2020 Protecting our infrastructure – physical, economic and social – from shocks to the system should be everyone’s priority. It’s compromised by increasingly extreme weather, extreme economic hardship and extreme ideologies. Committing to a repair and reinvestment strategy, then, should be on everyone’s […]

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Education and Life Skills

Education and Life Skills

September 19, 2020 at 8:36 am

RUTLAND HERALD 09/19/20 By Michael Shank As a university professor who has worked for educators in the U.S. Congress and was raised by high school teachers, I’m constantly thinking about the education system and how best to equip the next generation of leaders. I’ve also been interviewing educators throughout Vermont, […]

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Rutland Roundtables

Rutland Roundtables

September 16, 2020 at 5:53 pm

MOUNTAIN TIMES 09/16/20 By Dr. Michael Shank Storytelling. It’s the one thing that has the potential to cut through the political noise and allow us to see each other in a new way. It’s why we love films, books, and television series so much. We’re drawn to stories. And as […]

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Speaker Series Offers Career Advice

Speaker Series Offers Career Advice

September 15, 2020 at 8:24 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 09/15/20 By Jim Sabataso CASTLETON — A new speaker series aims to share professional career advice for navigating the coronavirus pandemic. The Rutland Rising Job Talk series is being organized by Brandon resident Michael Shank in partnership with Castleton University. The free series, which launches at noon Friday, […]

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Broadband for All – The Need for a Communications Union District

Broadband for All – The Need for a Communications Union District

September 15, 2020 at 8:50 am

By Dr. Michael Shank On the Rutland Regional Planning Commission, where I serve as the Vice-Chair of the Regional Board of Commissioners, the issue of broadband service throughout Rutland County is front and center. It’s an urgent priority for us, especially as COVID-19 has moved even more work, communication and […]

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Crowded Field in Race for Rutland County Senate Seat

Crowded Field in Race for Rutland County Senate Seat

September 14, 2020 at 10:40 pm

RUTLAND HERALD 09/11/20 By Gordon Dritschilo  It is a crowded field in the race for Rutland County’s three State Senate seats. Here is a breakdown of the candidates appearing on this year’s ballot: RepublicansRutland County’s senior senator is leading the Republican ticket as he seeks a fourth term. Brian Collamore, […]

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Rutland Herald’s General Election Guide

Rutland Herald’s General Election Guide

September 13, 2020 at 10:57 pm

By Dr. Michael Shank The Rutland Herald is publishing a General Election Guide later this month. This questionnaire below is what was distributed to candidates. The answers, written by Michael Shank, will appear in the Rutland Herald’s guide.  Why are you running this year? I love this community and I […]

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An Organized Approach to Teaching Transferable Skills

An Organized Approach to Teaching Transferable Skills

September 10, 2020 at 9:45 pm

VTDIGGER 09/10/20 By Michael Shank Editor’s note: This commentary is by Michael Shank, a resident of Brandon who teaches at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs and George Mason University’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. He is an independent candidate for a Rutland District seat in the […]

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Rutland Rising: Professional Job Talks & Advice

Rutland Rising: Professional Job Talks & Advice

September 10, 2020 at 9:25 pm

On Fridays this fall, at 12 noon ET, Dr. Michael Shank, in partnership with Castleton University, will host a professional development series featuring successful leaders in the business community, in city, state and national government, and in the nonprofit sector. Speakers will discuss how to successfully market yourself in today’s […]

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