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Emily Ballou

Emily Ballou, Arts & Culture Editor

Emily Ballou ’21 is an Arts & Culture Editor.

Em is double majoring in American Studies and Theatre, concentrated in Longform Journalism and Acting and focused in Asian American Studies with a double emphasis in Race & Ethnicity and Cultural Politics.

On campus, Ballou is a Senior Admissions Fellow, BOLD Scholar, community service chair for Tavern, co-president of On Tap, nordic ski lesson instructor, member of Middlebury Discount Comedy, and a former Narrative Journalism Fellow.

Outside of Middlebury, she is a reporter for the White River Valley Herald, the weekly newspaper for Central Vermont, where her coverage focuses on sports, arts, local events, personal interest stories, and where to find the best creemees in Vermont. She is also a development and production intern for Broadway Podcast Network, a rapidly expanding digital hub dedicated to theatre and the performing arts industry.

Twitter: @_emilyballou

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April 29, 2021


March 10, 2021
Middlebury’s trees and their caretaker recount a year of change and endurance
In the weeks following the campus closure, seamstresses made over 400 masks for students on campus and members of the community.

The sew must go on

June 8, 2020
The Middlebury College Theatre Department Costume Shop is accustomed to last minute alterations, so when the Covid-19 pandemic hit Vermont, employees quickly changed course from sewing costumes to sewing face masks.
Lewis is the last remaining member of the “Big Six” civil rights leaders of the 1960s, along with Martin Luther King Jr., Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Whitney Young Jr. and James Farmer Jr.

Rep. John Lewis discusses civil rights movement legacy

October 17, 2019
U.S. Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis spoke to a sold-out audience at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington about his book, his experiences in the civil rights movement and what he sees as modern day social justice issue priorities.
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