The Campus Voice: McKibben

The Campus Voice: McKibben

By Gregory Woolston

January 28, 2013

On Saturday, Jan. 26 Schumann Distinguished Scholar and co-founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben sat down in the WRMC studio with News Editor Bronwyn Oatley to discuss divestment, the media, the relationship between money and happiness and using his own body as a tool for social experiments. This inter...

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

By Gregory Woolston

January 27, 2013

Students took to the stage this past weekend in a production 0f Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's Into the Woods at the Town Hall Theater on South Pleasant Street in Middlebury. Into the Woods is a musical retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, following a vibrant cast of traditional folklore character...

Middlebrow at Dana Auditorium

Middlebrow at Dana Auditorium

By Maggie Cochrane

January 24, 2013

After Middlebrow was unable to perform back in December, the group presented the show "It's Us, Not You" on Wednesday, Jan. 23 in Dana Auditorium.  At the show, the group held up posters with their phone numbers and asked the audience to text them opening lines to skits, which they used throughout the show to inspire scenes about herring, hipsters,...

Liveblog: Panel on the Endowment

Liveblog: Panel on the Endowment

By Gregory Woolston

January 22, 2013

Following Sunday evening's discussion on divestment by Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben, the Campus Current is back with another liveblog from McCullough Social Space, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tonight will feature a "wide-ranging panel [discussing] the ongoing debate over whether environm...

Let Freedom Sing!

Let Freedom Sing!

By Gregory Woolston

January 21, 2013

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Departments of Music, Theater and Dance organized the 15th annual "Let Freedom Sing!" celebration in Mead Memorial Chapel at 8:00 p.m. With light snow falling, many took part in the Candle Vigil and Peace Walk from the Davis Family Library to the Chape...

Liveblog: Midd Does the Math

Liveblog: Midd Does the Math

By Gregory Woolston

January 20, 2013

The Campus Current will be liveblogging "Midd Does the Math" beginning at 7:30 p.m. from Mead Memorial Chapel. The event, which is sponsored by Divest for Our Future, will feature Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben. Middlebury is the latest of many stops for McKibben, who traveled around the countr...

Alpenglow Plays Mead Chapel

Alpenglow Plays Mead Chapel

By Gregory Woolston

January 20, 2013

Alpenglow, a five piece folk-band with origins at the College, performed for a large crowd in Mead Memorial Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 19. Burlington-based singer Maryse Smith opened the concert at 7 p.m. before Alpenglow played both new and old songs for more than an hour. The concert was one of many this weekend, with Max Godfrey and Elias Alexander and Stoop Kid perf...

Pain, Passion and Possibility

Pain, Passion and Possibility

By Maggie Cochrane

January 19, 2013

In a keynote lecture entitled "Pain, Passion and Possibility: Building Community Through Difficult Subjects," Professor Trisha Rose of Brown University kicked off the College's first ever JusTalks on Friday, Jan. 18 in the McCullough Social Space. As Anna Chamby reported last week, JusTalks is a ...

Doing It the Ugandan Way

Doing It the Ugandan Way

By Maggie Cochrane

January 19, 2013

On Friday, Jan. 18 Samuel Bakkabulindi, a master drummer and dancer from Uganda, taught a workshop entitled "Doing It the Ugandan Way" to students, faculty and community members in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Dance Theater. The afternoon concluded a week of events on percussion, dance and ethnic...

UN Secretary General Speaks at Monterey Institute

UN Secretary General Speaks at Monterey Institute

By Kathryn DeSutter

January 18, 2013

On Friday, Jan. 18 United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon gave a speech titled "Advancing the Disarmament and Nonproliferation Agenda: Seeking Peace in an Over-armed World" at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), a graduate school of Middlebury located in Monterey, Calif. ...

Cyrus Chestnut Returns

Cyrus Chestnut Returns

By Gregory Woolston

January 12, 2013

On Friday, Jan. 11 jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut returned to Middlebury with bassist Eric Wheeler and drummer Billy Williams as the Cyrus Chestnut Trio. They performed for a nearly sold-out audience at the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall at 8 PM. "Virtuosic and playful, pianist Cyrus Chestnut's ha...

Alpenglow Plays the Gamut Room

Alpenglow Plays the Gamut Room

By Gregory Woolston

December 9, 2012

On Sunday, Dec. 9 Alpenglow played for a large crowd at the Gamut Room and Performance Space. Alpenglow consists of students Graeme Daubert '12.5 and Elori Kramer '13.5, joined by Peter Coccoma, Kenneth Root and Colin Weeks. Their sound has been likened to that of the Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear and...

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