The Rise and Fall of Middlebury

By Gregory Woolston

December 6, 2012


Filed under The Campus Current

In a posting on The Eighth Man, "a quiddicth media site designed to bring together elements of strategy and sports analysis," Benny Nadeau discusses the implications of Middlebury's recent losses and failure in qualifying for the World Cup: On November 17th, 2012 at the Northeast Regional Championship, the world stood absolutely stil...

Divestment Discussion Begins

Divestment Discussion Begins

By Gregory Woolston

December 5, 2012


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On Tuesday, Dec. 5 President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz sent the following email to students, faculty and staff with a subject heading, "On the College's Endowment": This fall, several student groups on campus have raised questions surrounding the College’s endowment, specifically with re...

Intercollegiate Logrolling Competition

Intercollegiate Logrolling Competition

By Gregory Woolston

December 4, 2012


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 On Sunday, Dec. 2 Middlebury defeated Skidmore College 6-1 in the country's first intercollegiate logrolling competition. Although the top position went to Skidmore's Will Hoeschler, brother of Lizzie '04, Kate '05 and Abby '10 (who brought logrolling and provided the original logs to Middlebury), ...

New VP for Communications

By Gregory Woolston

December 3, 2012


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On Monday, Dec. 3 the Middlebury News Room announced that Bill Burger, associate vice president for communications at Brandeis University, would be joining Middlebury's administration as Vice President for Communications, effective Jan. 1, 2013: Middlebury College has named Bill Burger vice president for c...

Mokaad Plays the Bunker

Mokaad Plays the Bunker

By Gregory Woolston

December 2, 2012


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On Saturday, Dec. 1 New York-based bands Emefe and Mokaad played live funk music for a crowded Bunker late into the night; a sample of Mokaad's set can be heard above. The two bands were brought back to Middlebury through the MCAB Student Small Concert Initiative....

Jupiter String Quartet

Jupiter String Quartet

By Gregory Woolston

December 1, 2012


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On Friday, Nov. 30 the Jupiter String Quartet performed for a large audiance at the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The quartet, comprised of Nelson Lee, Megan Freivogel, Liz Freivogel and Daniel McDonough, played W. A. Mozart's "Sting Quartet in D Major, K. 575: Prussian No. 1", B. Bartók's "Quarte...

Mosaics from the Underground

Mosaics from the Underground

By Maggie Cochrane

December 1, 2012


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On Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 students presented "Mosaics from the Underground," at the Dance Theater in the Mahany Center for the Arts. The performance was filled with modern and post-modern dances choreographed by members of Intermediate/Advanced Dance III; the sample above, titled "Burst,...

African Music and Dance

African Music and Dance

By Gregory Woolston

November 30, 2012


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On Wednesday, Nov. 28 the Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble performed in the Mahaney Center for the Arts under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Damascus Kafumbe. The performance is the culmination of Professor Kafumbe's African Music, Dance, and Performance. "With emphasis on technique, style, and ...

Middlebury History Online

By Gregory Woolston

November 28, 2012


Filed under The Campus Current

On Wednesday, Nov. 28 the Middlebury News Room announced the debut of Middlebury History Online, a growing digital archive capturing the College's past through historic writings and photography: Chipman. Brainerd. Storrs. Atwater. Painter. Warner. Twilight. Names from Middlebury’s distant past, they all come to life in a new ...

Affirmative Action Discussions

Affirmative Action Discussions

By Gregory Woolston

November 27, 2012


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The Campus will provide complete analysis of this week's affirmative action discussions in its issue to be released on Thursday, Dec. 6. In the meantime, summaries, opinions and photographs are available below. ----- Thursday's Panel: Staff, students and faculty met Thursday afternoon at the second affir...

I Feel So Close to You!

By Gregory Woolston

November 27, 2012


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Nearly a month old with more than 11,000 views, the Huffington Post recently reposted "I Feel So Close to You!", a video featuring the Middlebury panther jumping out of portable toilets and hugging unsuspecting "bathroom goers." The video was originally posted on the YouTube channel of Will Gibbons '...

Start-Ups, Vermont Style

By Gregory Woolston

November 27, 2012


Filed under The Campus Current

Middlebury Magazine's Maria Theresa Stadtmueller recently published an interesting article about two Middlebury graduates' local startups: Not all business start-ups incubate in the family garage. Gardens, kitchens, and J-term classes have inspired two recent Middlebury graduates and one student to explore the bu...

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