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College-Owned 51 Main Closes Its Doors

College-Owned 51 Main Closes Its Doors

By BRIDGET COLLITON

After nine years of business, 51 Main has closed its doors for the last time as Middlebury welcomes The Rough Cut to the iconic space this fall. Ben Wells, a local restaurateu...

September 14, 20172 Comments

Opinion

If We Are to Move Forward

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

The word “community” is a trite word on this campus — in classes, in club meetings, in glossy admission materials. Since the beginning of her tenure, President Laurie Patton has stressed the import...

September 14, 2017No Comments

I Cover the Waterfront: On This Column

By WILL DIGRAVIO

Take a course with John Bertolini, and you will undoubtedly encounter the T. S. Eliot phrase, “mature poets steal.” Though I am certainly not a poet, and hardly mature, I had Eliot’s observatio...

September 14, 2017No Comments

Local

Building Bridges in Middlebury

Building Bridges in Middlebury

By REBECCA WALKER

In the time that students have been away from campus for the summer, significant progress has been made on the Downtown Bridge Replacement and Rail Line Improvement Project ...

September 14, 2017

Student Launches Race Against Racism

Student Launches Race Against Racism

By AMELIA POLLARD

On top of music lessons, sports practice and SAT prep, the students of America are now taking on a new role in the age of Trump: political activism. Although young people have bee...

September 14, 2017

Arts & Sciences

S.O.S Fest Fones in Soulful Hip-Hop Act

S.O.S Fest Fones in Soulful Hip-Hop Act

By DOMINICK TANOH

I blessed myself inside your arms one day/Swear to God there I was when the dress/ And the silver buttons fade away/ Miss Mary Mattress geriatrics, f’*** me into open caskets/ I w...

September 14, 2017

Mahaney Center Celebrates 25th Season

Mahaney Center Celebrates 25th Season

By FINNE MURPHY, SABINE POUX, and DOMINICK TANOH

This fall, the Mahaney Center for the Arts will celebrate its 25 anniversary in style, bringing to the College an exciting schedule of events showcasing a variety of artist...

September 14, 2017

Features

Walking Meditation Labyrinth to Be Installed at ‘The Knoll’

Walking Meditation Labyrinth to Be Installed at ‘The Knoll’

By MIGUEL ESPINOSA

A new walking meditation labyrinth will be installed between Sept. 14 and Sept. 16 at The Knoll, also known as The Farm or Organic Garden. This project is a collaboratio...

September 14, 2017