Isabelle Dietz


Vermont House Passes New Gun Restriction Bill

As of April 17, Vermont is one step closer to implementing a new gun restriction law  with bill S.141 passing in both the Vermont Senate[…]

Vt. House Passes Resolution in Response to Indiana Controversy

Last Friday, April 3, the Vermont House adopted a House Resolution, H.R.8, that expresses “strong opposition to state religious freedom restoration legislation that authorizes discrimination[…]

Chili Connoissuers?

Do people attending Chili Fest really have discerning enough palates to judge chili?  To get to the bottom of this, we decided to see what[…]

Vermont Chili Festival 2015

This past Saturday, March 14, downtown Middlebury was transformed by thousands of people who gathered for the Seventh Annual Vermont Chili Festival.

Vermont Considers Moving Primary Date to the Same Day as New Hampshire

Vermont may attempt to move the date of its presidential primary elections to coincide with New Hampshire’s primary. Bill 76, introduced by Vermont State Senator[…]

Vermont Teddy Bear Company Makes a “Fifty Shades of Grey” Teddy Bear

This Valentine’s Day the Vermont Teddy Bear Company came out with a limited edition “Fifty Shades of Grey” Bear. The teddy comes with grey fur,[…]

Frugal Resident Donates Millions to Brattleboro

Ronald James Read passed away in June 2014 at the age of 92. Before his death, none of his Brattleboro neighbors knew that he was[…]

Shumlin Ends Bid for Single-Payer

On Dec. 17th, Governor Peter Shumlin announced that he was terminating his four-year quest to begin single-payer, government-run health care for residents of Vermont. In[…]

Burlington Announces Mall Renovations

Burlington is looking to undergo an approximately 200 million dollar project on its mall, Burlington Town Center.   Mayor Miro Weinberger, Governor Peter Shumlin and the[…]

Rutland Man Quarantined for Ebola

This past week Vermont began its first Ebola quarantine when Rutland resident Peter James Italia was placed into a 21-day quarantine. Italia was and still is completely symptom-free, but nonetheless has agreed to remain in quarantine and to cooperate with health officials.

Vermont Pushes Tourism in Ad Campaign

Vermont is just coming off a strong, potentially record-breaking tourism season this year partly thanks to a new advertising campaign designed by the state. Governor[…]

Keene Pumpkin Festival Ends in Riots

Student riots and police involvement brought Keene’s Pumpkin Festival under a national spotlight.

Cartoonist Wins MacArthur Genius Grant

This September the MacArthur Foundation granted Vermont cartoonist Alison Bechdel a MacArthur “Genius” Award. Bechdel lives in Bolton, Vermont and is known for her poignant[…]

G.M.O. Labeling Law Challenged

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin is facing a serious ramification for a GMO labeling bill he recently passed, in the form of a major lawsuit. The[…]

Vermont Health Care Rates Increase

Insurance rates will increase in 2015 for Vermonters insured by the state’s health insurance exchange, Vermont Health Connect. On September 2, the Green Mountain Care[…]

Students Share Stories at IHH

  The tagline for the It Happens Here (IHH) event Monday, April 22, was “Let’s talk about what we don’t talk about.” At 7:30 p.m.[…]

College Drops Finance Courses

At the end of the 2012-2013 academic year, Alan R. Holmes Professor of Monetary Economics Scott Pardee will finish his term as professor and instead[…]

College Accepts Class of 2017

  Middlebury offered 1,750 students admission to the class of 2017 in the most competitive and diverse admission process in the College’s history. Three hundred[…]

WRMC Radio Launches Website Redesign

  WRMC, the College’s student-run radio station, is launching its new website today. The website, which provides many new features and is designed to become[…]

Be Bright Launches Energy Campaign

On Tuesday, Feb. 26 the Sustainability Integration Office is launching Be Bright, a pilot program to raise awareness and educate students about energy consumption on[…]

Grant Provides Diversity Funding

Middlebury, along with Williams College and Connecticut College, collaborated in a new initiative to increase faculty diversity called the Creating Connections Consortium (C3). The program[…]

Panels Discuss Money And Race

On Wednesday, Nov. 28 students gathered in the McCullough Social Space to attend a discussion on socioeconomic diversity, race and higher education, led  by Senior[…]

College Revamps Orientation Trips

After many adaptations to first-year orientation trips ranging from MOO to OINK, the College has arrived at a new, expanded program titled MiddView. The name is recycled from the original version of MiddView, temporarily shelved because of the recession after its first year in 2008.

Beyond the Bubble

On Oct. 20 the Bahrain government issued a temporary ban on all public rallies and gatherings, citing recent episodes of violence in the West Asian[…]

Taskforce Aims to Improve Community

On Oct. 22 Dean of Students Katy Smith Abbott sent an all-student email inviting students to participate in the new Community Working Group. In her[…]

Students and Faculty Push for Food Minor

This year the College will reconsider a proposal for a Food and Agricultural Studies minor that was first discussed in the fall of 2011. The[…]

College Shorts

Fraud Schemes Obtain $700,000 From Student Aid (Huffington Post) 21 people in California have been charged with fraud for attempting to steal federal college funding[…]