ACTR to expand local shuttle bus services

By Middlebury Campus

December 7, 2009


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If the proposal is not greatly altered by outside suggestions, there will be three new expansions, one to the Middlebury Shuttle, another to the Tri-Town Shuttle and the last to the Burlington Link on Saturdays. The goals are to expand services to areas that are not currently covered and to simplify the s...

Local Lowdown – 11/19/09

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2009


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Energy Solutions Co-op coffee hour Nov. 20, 9 –11 a.m. Join Middlebury town Energy Coordinator Laura Asermily and drop by Carol’s Hungry Mind on Friday to ask about the Middlebury Co-op’s renewable energy efforts and offers. Feel free to share your ideas for the Co-op and any feedback on our...

Just how green is Middlebury?

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2009


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Putting together the second green issue of The Campus raised the question, “Just how green is the town of Middlebury?” The College is touted for its environmental awareness and Vermont is nationally known as one of the greenest states, but how does Middlebury fit into the picture? We sought experts...

one in 8,700

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2009


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Brighter Planet, Middlebury’s only environmental awareness company, had its beginnings right here at the College on the Hill. Associate Professor of Economics Jon Isham created the company with two of his students who, for a class project, had proposed an idea for an environmental firm. While most of the...

Town/gown – 11/19/09

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2009


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I spent three hours in lab last Thursday removing nodules from the roots of bean plants. I loved it. At one point, I turned to the people in my lab group and exclaimed, “This reminds me of digging for potatoes! Have you ever done that? It’s so fun. Like digging for buried treasure.” Sometimes...

Boy scouts hurl pumpkins, fundraise

By Middlebury Campus

November 12, 2009


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On Sunday, Nov. 8, Boy Scouts and their families gathered around a trebuchet at Weybridge Gardens to hurl leftover pumpkins from Halloween and the harvest several hundred feet. Middlebury Boy Scouts from Troop 536 held the event to raise money, reuse the trebuchet they built last spring and have fun...

Vermont Ukulele Society spreads joy in lessons, concerts, tunes

By Middlebury Campus

November 12, 2009


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Long before Sophie Madeleine and her sweet ukulele serenades gained massive popularity on YouTube, Lil’ Rev brought his own brand of four-stringed storytelling to the nation. The Vermont Ukulele Society hosted the award winning multi-instrumentalist in Carol’s Hungry Mind Café on Nov. 8. Although...

The Interface

By Middlebury Campus

November 12, 2009


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Due to some unfortunate circumstances (and my imperfect time management), I was unable to conduct any interviews for today’s article. However, I would like to share an experience of my own that is relevant to the purpose of this column — that is, to encourage interconnections between different types...

Town/Gown

By Middlebury Campus

November 12, 2009


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Professors are funny people. I don’t mean funny as in odd: I mean humorous. In fact, I find myself laughing out loud in class several times a week. This happens even in the midst of the most serious discussions: I started guffawing rather boisterously today while the professor lectured about methyl...

Quaker community fits Vermont culture

By Middlebury Campus

November 12, 2009


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For Quakers of the Middlebury area, Sunday morning began with a song. Launching into the last verse, they sang, “’Tis the gift to have friends and a true friend to be, ’tis the gift to think of others, not only think of me.” Written in 1848, the lyrics to “Simple Gifts” have not lost significance...

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