Voices In The Week’s News, November 30, 2012

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This week we saw Green Mountain Coffee Roasters share prices go up. In education news, Vermont Law School is dealing with a budget shortfall, and Dartmouth College announced a new president. Senator Patrick Leahy discussed his plan to review the Violence Against Women Act. And community groups around the region prepared for the annual tradition of Messiah Sing-Alongs for the holiday season.

These were some of the voices in the news this week:

Green Mountain Coffee Shares Surge On Earnings Report
(Outgoing CEO and President Larry Blanford) "We believe GMCR will continue to be the leader in single serving beverages for the K-cup brewing platform."

Dartmouth’s New President To Deal With Budget, Social Scene
(Valley News reporter Chris Fleischer) "How he’s planning to approach Dartmouth – he’s really waiting till he gets here, gets a lay of the land, talks with interim president and some of the college leadership. He’s actually going to be here today, incidentally, and so he’s getting started right away."

Vt. Law School Faces Budget Shortfall
(VLS Dean Marc Mihaly) "It’s quite possible that Vermont Law School will be larger in the future than it has been in the past, but it will be different and that is good."

Leahy Sets Top Priorities For Lame Duck Session
(Sen. Patrick Leahy) "Now with the Violence Against Women Act, we have things that actually help women, help women escape violence, help them have places where they can go if they’re subject to violence and it has helped hundreds of thousands of women all over the country."

Performances Of Handel’s "Messiah" Abound At The Holidays
(VPR Classical’s Walter Parker) "It has great choruses. They’re not easy, but people have sung it over the years because it’s such great music. And so the sing-alongs re popular because so many people have sung them at some time in their past."

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