There was no love lost between students and administrators at Northern Vermont University’s Johnson campus this Valentine’s Day as bouquets of roses accompanied a maelstrom of thorny critiques concerning the radical changes recently announced for the state’s colleges.

Last week, the new president of the unified Vermont State University told students in an email that libraries on the campuses in Castleton, Johnson, Lyndon, Randolph and Williston would be liquidated and closed, with some exceptions.

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