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Two trombonists making a name in jazz

By Sarah Foster

January 29, 2015

Jim Pugh has a variety of extraordinary experiences to share with his students.Throughout his half-century-long musicianship, the trombonist and professor of jazz studies has written and directed pieces for symphonies. He’s soloed on soundtracks for feature films, and he’s had his head smashed in a tr...

Arboretum hopes to build Heritage Garden in the near future

By Bryan Boccelli

January 22, 2014

Work has officially begun at the University’s Arboretum as staff hope to construct the Heritage Garden, which will feature plants from across the state. Workers began to cut down the poplar trees overlooking Lincoln Avenue about two weeks ago to make way for the project. Bill Kruidenier, director of t...