University of Vermont staff member dies in fire

University of Vermont officials said the school’s associate director of residential life died in an early morning fire at her home. The Burlington Free Press reported that university president Tom Sullivan and Annie Stevens, the vice provost for student affairs. said that Kathleen Cook was found Thursday morning in the on-campus home that is owned by the university. The administrators, in an e-mail to the campus community, said fire officials have determined that no foul play was involved. Cook had worked at the university for 16 years and was described as a devoted educator.