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Polling Institute to return to CU campus – Rutland Herald

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The Castleton Polling Institute’s headquarters in downtown Rutland will be vacated by the end of the year. ROBERT LAYMAN / STAFF PHOTO

The move was made bittersweet, Clark said, by the fact that they would no longer be a part of Rutland. Weld said the university will maintain its other facilities in The Opera House, which include the Castleton Center for Schools and the community engagement office. Downtown Rutland Partnership Executive Director Steve Peters said the relocation was “unfortunate,” but that the call center had only two full-time employees and the loss would not hit downtown very hard.

Clark said they also hoped to get more student involvement by moving operations back to campus.

The institute will move back to campus at the end of the year, Castleton University announced Tuesday. CU spokesman Jeff Weld said CPI will vacate its space in The Opera House in downtown Rutland in favor of quarters in Leavenworth Hall in Castleton.

“We have ups and downs,” he said. “Most of our work lately has been online. We just landed a good contract for work with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission.”

“It’s not something the average person comes by and utilizes,” he said.

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