Dr. Gary Scudder, professor of history at Champlain College, is traveling this summer to India to teach college students in that country. As part of Champlains International Program, selected business and technology degree programs are offered on-site in Mumbai, India, and Scudder is the first Champlain professor to teach at this overseas campus.In addition to teaching history courses and working with faculty in Mumbai, Scudder will also set up the mechanics for future student and faculty exchanges. He will also further develop plans to share class projects between Burlington and international students using Champlains online capabilities. A year ago, Scudder worked with a professor in the United Arab Emirates to facilitate online class discussions between students in a contemporary world issues course.Scudder is the coordinator of social sciences at Champlain College and he has taught at the College for four years.
G. loves the Blue Ridge. What inspired you to finally fully embrace old blues? This is a record I’ve been trying to make for a very long time. This is a style I was into before I stumbled onto the hip-hop side of what I do. I started as singer-songwriter playing the coffeehouse circuit, when I was in high school in Philadelphia. When I decided I was going to do it, I made a wish list of possible producers, and the Avett Brothers were at the top.Why were the Avett Brothers right for this project? With those guys, the energy and creativity was constantly crackling. They are both multi-instrumentalists, great vocalists, and great songwriters. Right away, just the three of us could go into a room and create a huge variety of sounds. They both sing beautifully, so adding layers of harmonies or additional lead vocals was a piece of cake. They also both have great ideas. When they work, they’re really supportive of each other but they also push each other. They’re decisive without a lot of second-guessing, which is a struggle for a lot of artists. And they’re easy-going guys, so even though we were in a high-pressure situation with time constraints, they kept it fun with a lot of laughs.What was it like recording in Asheville? Echo Mountain is a beautiful space to record. You walk into that old church and immediately get a good vibe. The Avett Brothers have done a lot of recording there, so they were already very comfortable with the space and the gear. It helped me get right into the comfort zone. I don’t think I’ve ever had a better nine days in my life. 1 2 G. Love has made a successful career out of his infectious blend of hip-hop and the blues. On his new album, Fixin’ to Die, the Philadelphia-based G. Love (real name Garrett Dutton) has peeled back a few layers, put the freestyle rapping aside, and delivered a spirited yet reverent homage to old school blues. Helping him on the journey were Scott and Seth Avett of the Avett Brothers, who brought G. Love to Echo Mountain Recording Studio in Asheville. Together, the trio churned out a dusty, largely acoustic mix of traditional covers, plenty of Love originals, and a surprise reworking of Paul Simon’s “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”
Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “They actually respect each other, they like each other, but they’re gonna compete against each other, and they wanted to tell each other about it.”The talk Saturday and still Sunday morning before practice at the University of San Francisco: This is the playoffs, this is what it’s supposed to be like.“You work all year to get to the playoffs, and you kind of want that atmosphere, you want that energy,” Lou Williams said.“I like to see people battle, I love that,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “K was 8 for 16 with 23 points, so pretty solid night at the office.” Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates They were blocked 14 times and failed often to convert on transition opportunities: “We threw the ball all over the place, we hit guys in the back of the head, we hit guys in the arms –– our own guys. We had four-on-ones, three-on-twos, three-on-ones and we kept coming up empty,” Rivers said.And there was the matter of keeping cool in the lion’s den that is Oracle Arena.You’ve just got to find a way to do it,” said veteran forward Danilo Gallinari, who Saturday drew just his 17th career technical fouls (15 in the regular season and, now, two in the postseason). “We can’t afford to have those moments because you give them a couple of free throws and the ball. They don’t need that much to get into a rhythm or to score two or three 3s in a row, so we need to do a better job of that.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Beverley’s defense might have somewhat subdued Durant, a 28.7 points per playoff game scorer, but while the 6-foot-1 guard was pestering the Warriors’ 6-9 superstar, Curry was frolicking in the backcourt and on the boards. He made history as the top playoff 3-point shooter of all time with his eight 3-pointers and grabbed a postseason career-high 15 rebounds.“We made like 10 critical mistakes on Curry,” Rivers said. “One of the things we said before the game, the last two days, ‘Make a mistake on someone else, please no mistakes on Curry.’“And we kept doing it and he kept taking advantage of it. I give them credit, he’s so smart, he took advantage. It felt like every time we made a mistake, Curry took advantage of it.“Some of those (shots) were open and they just can’t be. He came out just bare-naked open on five or six pick-and-roll plays and that can never happen, that literally can never happen. And it did, and that’s on us.”Slowing Curry might be at the top of the checklist, but it’s a long list: Beside Montrezl Harrel’s 26 points and Lou Williams’ 25, the Clippers were stifled offensively. Clippers not in contention for Sixth Man of the Year shot a combined 16 for 58 on Saturday.The Clippers also were outrebounded 53-40 in addition to collecting 17 turnovers – four fewer than the Warriors, whose 21 turnovers felt inconsequential because the Clippers failed to capitalize.Related Articles Coaches and players attributed the ejections to an abundance of caution by official Ed Malloy, insisting that otherwise they were unwarranted.“He’s a Chicago kid, grew up and played in the Chicago area, so those dudes play with a different type of grit, so I can appreciate that about Pat,” added Durant, who grinned widely during his interactions with Beverley. “I thought it was fun.”Ditto, said the Clippers’ fiery leader: “It was fun out there.”Rivers agreed: No harm, no foul.“The Pat and Durant thing I liked,” Rivers said. “It’s funny, neither one of those guys were trying to fight or anything like that, and it looked like both of them were actually enjoying it, having fun. SAN FRANCISCO – A snarling, lips-flapping, arms-flailing Patrick Beverley might not seem like anyone’s ideal guest, but after the Warriors won Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series against the Clippers, they seemed pleased to be hosting him.It’s as if Beverley’s infectious intensity inspired them too as they embarked on a quest for a third consecutive NBA title. That’s unfortunate for the Clippers, whose composure was tested as neither calls nor shots went their way in Saturday’s 121-104 loss, when Steph Curry doused them with 38 points, one fewer than the Clippers’ entire starting lineup scored.Beverley and Durant both will enter Game 2 on Monday night at Oracle Arena with two technical fouls apiece of the seven allotted in the playoffs. Both were T’d up twice within 19 seconds and ejected with 4:41 left Saturday.“I’ve been playing against Pat Beverley since he was at Arkansas so I kind of know what he brings,” said Golden State forward Kevin Durant on Saturday night, when put up a relatively ho-hum 23 points with Beverley guarding him tightly, yapping all the while – or until both were bounced, anyway. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error