Abenaki Chief Lectures on Contemporary Native Life in Vermont

Abenaki Chief  Lectures on Contemporary Native Life in Vermont

By MIGUEL ESPINOSA

December 6, 2017


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Don Stevens, Chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, delivered a lecture at the Robert A. Jones Conference Room on Monday, Nov. 27. His talk focused on “contemporary life as a person of indigenous heritage” in Vermont, and touched upon topics such as the history of the Abenaki Tribe in the region, a...

Spanish Professor Showcases Research on Mayan Language and Culture

By BENJY RENTON

December 6, 2017


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Students, faculty, and community members gathered on Nov. 29 to hear Assistant Professor of Spanish Professor Brandon Baird present on his work as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series. In a talk titled “Unequivocally Authentic: Mayan Language and Identity in Modern Guatemala,” Baird pre...

Special Feature: Mindfulness Efforts on Campus

Special Feature: Mindfulness Efforts on Campus

By ELIZABETH ZHOU

November 29, 2017


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Designed by Erin Kelly It is near impossible to talk about stress on college campuses without also encountering the term “mindfulness.” Among the biggest buzzwords circulating mainstream media and higher education these days, mindfulness refers to a state of mind, a mode of interacting with the...

Project Pengyou Speaker Discusses International Relations

By BENJY RENTON

November 29, 2017


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At the culminating event of the Middlebury chapter of Project Pengyou’s “Pengyou Week,” the organization invited Professor Andrew Mertha, a specialist in Chinese and Cambodian politics at Cornell University, to talk about China’s historical support of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Th...

Sister to Sister Mentoring Program Holds Annual Summit

By KAYLA LICHTMAN

November 29, 2017


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On November 11, middle school girls from Middlebury Union Middle School (MUMS), Vergennes, and Mount Abe, joined female Middlebury students in the Kirk Alumni Center to experience some of Middlebury’s extracurriculars and discuss body positivity and feminism at the Sister-to-Sister Club Annual Summit. The Summit...

Students, Administrators Share Reactions to Town Hall

Students, Administrators Share Reactions to Town Hall

By SARAH ASCH

November 29, 2017


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After a tense town hall meeting in Mead Chapel on Wed., Nov. 8, students and administrators continue to work to address the issues that face the Middlebury Community. The town hall, which was co-sponsored by President Laurie Patton, the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Black Student Union (B...

Eighth Annual TEDxMiddlebury Convenes

Eighth Annual TEDxMiddlebury Convenes

By COURTENAY ROCHE

November 15, 2017


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What do state politics, design, racial identity, and linguistics have to tell us about self-discovery and loss? Six speakers posed—and answered—those questions and many more on Saturday at the eighth annual TEDxMiddlebury conference held in Mahaney Center for the Arts. With nothing but a projector...

Guest Delivers Free Expression Lecture

Guest Delivers Free Expression Lecture

By MIGUEL ESPINOSA

November 15, 2017


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Students and faculty gathered at the Robert A. Jones ‘59 Conference Room on Thursday Nov. 9 to attend the lecture, “Free Expression and the Global Expansion of Judicial Power”. The lecture was delivered by professor Thomas Keck, who teaches political science at Syracuse University, and sponsored...

Interfaith House Offers Space for Diversity and Discussion

Interfaith House Offers Space for Diversity and Discussion

By RUHAMAH WEIL

November 15, 2017


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The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life opened the Mosaic Interfaith House at the beginning of this school year. The house, a residential space intended for those committed to education through cultural exchange, strives to form and nurture a bonded community. Mosaic, located in the Porter...

IP&E Symposium Highlights U.S. and Global Trade

By BENJY RENTON

November 15, 2017


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While the temperature on Friday Nov. 10 was a brisk 26 degrees and frost covered the ground, the conversation in the conference room at the Robert A. Jones ’59 House certainly warmed up the room and created a lively, rich atmosphere. The International Politics and Economics (IPE) Department hosted...

Dead Parents Society Offers Students Support

By BENJY RENTON

November 8, 2017


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Clubs and student organizations are abundant at Middlebury, ranging from a capella groups to outdoor clubs to visual arts organizations. However, one lesser-known club unites those affected by the loss of loved ones: The Dead Parents Society. Founded by Tabitha Mueller ’18, Maddie Stewart-Boldin ...

Planned Parenthood Organizer Speaks at Chellis House

By MAYA LONDON-SOUTHERN

November 8, 2017


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A small group of students met in Chellis House for a information session on Planned Parenthood on Oct. 19. Paige Feeser, the Vermont Public Affairs Organizer for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, led the session. Feminist Action at Middlebury (FAM) hosted the event, reestablishing the Gene...

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