Experimental Film-Theater Thesis Entrances Audiences

Experimental Film-Theater Thesis Entrances Audiences

By JOHN VAALER

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics

Leo Tolstoy lacked a firm definition for his seminal work, “War and Peace.” “It is not a novel, still less an epic poem, still less a historical chronicle,” wrote the Russian author. “‘War and Peace’ is what the author wanted and was able to express, in the form in which it is expr...

J-term Musical Brings Color and Light to Town Hall Theater

J-term Musical Brings Color and Light to Town Hall Theater

By RILEY BOARD

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics

The life of French impressionist Georges Seurat, served as the backdrop for a cast of 22 Middlebury College students and members of the Middlebury community to showcase their talents on the stage and behind it in the J-term musical “Sunday in the Park with George."

‘It Felt Like Freedom’: Celebrating Identity through Drag

By JOHN VAALER

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics

The Middlebury Queers and Allies Organization hosted the college’s first drag show of 2019 at Crossroads Cafe in the McCullough Student Center.

Coming to Schumann with the Heart

By BEN BEESE

January 28, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics

Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis, a tenor-pianist duo from the UK, performed a selection of “Lieder,” German romantic poems set to music, by Brahms, Mahler, and Schumann.

Faculty Retirement Program: ‘The End Comes as a Choice’

By APRIL QIAN

January 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics, Staff

23 faculty members have signed agreements to participate in the Faculty Retirement Incentive Program (FRIP).

‘I Teach Them How to Do Their Jobs’: The Careers of Coordinators

‘I Teach Them How to Do Their Jobs’:  The Careers of Coordinators

By YVETTE SHI

January 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics, Staff

Academic coordinators keep the school running, but some are unsure how long their current jobs will last.

Costume Shop Director Marcia Provoncha: A ‘Source of Light and Joy’

Costume Shop Director Marcia Provoncha: A ‘Source of Light and Joy’

By QIAN LI

January 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics, Staff

Marcia Provoncha has started her work day the same way for 14 years — checking her emails, especially those from students — to keep up with the demands of her role as Middlebury’s Costume Shop director.  Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Provoncha moved to Vermont with her parents when she...

J-Term Musical Explores the Ordinary in an Extraordinary Way

By RILEY BOARD

January 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics

The J-term musical is based on the life of the artist Georges Seurat, and the creation of his famous painting “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Le Grande Jatte.”

In Class, Students Simulate 2020 Election

By BEN BEESE

January 24, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics

The students of J-term course Winning Elections are running campaigns for six declared democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election.

Reflecting on New England Review’s Debut Podcast

Reflecting on New England Review’s Debut Podcast

By BEN BEESE

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics

“NER Out Loud,” New England Review’s new student podcast, shows the power of podcasting done right and the role it can play in our communal lives.

Former Governors Talk Polarization at Politics Luncheon

Former Governors Talk Polarization at Politics Luncheon

By SEBASTIÁN GRANDAS

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics

Former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen of Tennessee (right) and former Republican governor Jim Douglas of Vermont were the special guests at this week’s politics luncheon.

The Librarian Is In

By KATRINA SPENCER

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Academics

'Book of the Dead' is a collection of over 10,000 obituaries that cover the lives of entertainers, politicians, justice seekers (“Champions of the Cause”) and more.

Middlebury College's only student-run newspaper.
Arts & Academics