Student Launches Health and Beauty Business

By EMMA PATCH

November 8, 2017


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Sarady Merghani ’19, a neuroscience major, is taking advantage of one of Middlebury’s many programs dedicated to fostering student creativity to start her own business combatting stress on campus. Many agree that stress and well-being are unequivocally linked. Merghani hopes her health and beauty pr...

Students Compete in Inter-Commons Olympics

Students Compete in Inter-Commons Olympics

By MIGUEL ESPINOSA

November 8, 2017


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The Inter-Commons Fall Olympics were held at Battell Beach on Saturday, November 4, taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event hosted sports such as flag football, dodgeball, and bubble soccer, and anyone who completed a form was welcomed to participate. The event also allowed opportunities for Comm...

The Search for Truth and Beauty in the Game of Go

By ZOE HARRIS

November 8, 2017


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Peter Schumer, John C. Baldwin Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, joined Middlebury’s faculty in 1983. He has a deep and long-winded passion for the East Asian board game “Go,” and gave a presentation on its history and the strategy it demands on Friday Nov. 3. Go, as he described ...

10 Years of Innovation

By DOMINICK TANOH

November 8, 2017


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The Middlebury Center for Creativity, Innovation, and Social Entrepreneurship celebrated its 10-year anniversary on Sunday Oct. 29. Alternatively known as the Innovation Hub, the Center welcomed guests to a brunch and roundtable discussion about its programs and successes at its headquarters at 118 Sou...

Women Leaders Club Hosts Mentorship Luncheon

Women Leaders Club Hosts Mentorship Luncheon

By EMMA PATCH

November 1, 2017


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The Middlebury Women Leaders Club held its first Female Mentor Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 27, with Professor of History Amy Morsman. Erin Van Gessel ‘17.5, made opening remarks. Before coming to Middlebury, Morsman lived and worked in the South, as Van Gessel explained. She earned her undergraduate de...

Amor y Memoria: Celebrating the Life of Juana Gamero de Coca

Amor y Memoria:  Celebrating the Life of Juana Gamero de Coca

By SARAH ASCH

November 1, 2017


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On a sunny Saturday afternoon, a group gathered inside Mead Chapel to celebrate the life of Juana Gamero de Coca, a Spanish professor, who passed away suddenly on Oct. 6. The room was full of photographs and colorful flowers that the attendees brought with them and placed in vases. Juana’s family and...

Erick Gong Talks Economics, HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

By RACHEL HOROWITZ-BENOIT

November 1, 2017


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Assistant Professor of Economics Erick Gong delivered a talk in the Franklin Environmental Center on Oct. 25 titled “Information, Income, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.” The talk was presented as part of the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture Series, and addressed the HIV/AIDS epidemi...

We’re All Mad Here: Laurie Sheck Discusses Her New Book

We’re All Mad Here: Laurie Sheck Discusses Her New Book

By ZOE HARRIS

November 1, 2017


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On Thursday Oct. 26, Laurie Sheck, an author and creative writing professor at the New School in New York City, visited Middlebury to give a multimedia presentation on her newest book, “Island of the Mad”. Sheck presented on the ways she is toying with traditional and, perhaps, sometimes stagnant wr...

Guest Historian Delivers Lecture on Race in France, US

By NORA PEACHIN

November 1, 2017


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Students and faculty gathered in the Robert A. Jones Conference Room on Thursday, Oct. 26, for a lecture titled “Race Matters in France,” given by historian Pap Ndiaye. Ndiaye works at Sciences-Po Paris, and is currently a visiting professor at Northwestern University as well as a professor at Midd...

Grimsley Returns With Classmates to Discuss School Integration

Grimsley Returns With Classmates to Discuss School Integration

By SARAH ASCH

November 1, 2017


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Author Jim Grimsley returned to campus on Thursday Oct. 26, almost exactly a year after he last visited, to discuss his book “How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning Lessons From a Racist Childhood.” The book is about his experience living through school integration in Jones County, North Carolina. This y...

Student Spreads Joy Through Nonprofit Organization

Student Spreads Joy Through Nonprofit Organization

By ERIC MASINTER

October 18, 2017


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Inspired by her loving mother, Meredith Robertson ’19 started a foundation in hopes of changing the lives of people across the globe. With nothing more than a jar and a selection of quotes, Robertson enables others to find inspiration when they needed itmost. Now, she is bringing this inspiration to M...

Girlhood Film Series Shows Personal Animated Shorts

Girlhood Film Series Shows Personal Animated Shorts

By EMMA PATCH

October 18, 2017


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For the crowd of Middlebury students, faculty and guests who gathered in Axinn Center 232 last Tuesday afternoon, the world of animated film came to life through a film series called “Remember When: A Collection of Animated Shorts Capturing the Intersections of Girlhood,” curated by filmmaker Lin...

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