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RIDDIM World Dance Troupe performed two shows from a tent behind Mahaney Arts Center as audiences watched in person, online and from a projection on McCullough Lawn.

[Photo] RIDDIM World Dance Troupe Zooms in on Hip-hop, Kathak, and more

November 19, 2020

RIDDIM World Dance Troupe performed two shows from a tent behind Mahaney Arts Center as audiences watched in person, online and from a projection on McCullough Lawn.

In accordance with Gov. Phil Scott's executive order on Friday limiting in-person activities, the college restricted social gatherings to housemates as of 10 pm Saturday.

[Photo] College installs eighteen security cameras at McCullough, Bicentennial Hall

November 19, 2020

In accordance with Gov. Phil Scott's executive order on Friday limiting in-person activities, the college restricted social gatherings to housemates as of 10 pm Saturday.

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[Photo] Election Day

November 3, 2020

The mail center has been processing student absentee and mail in ballots in preparation for the upcoming general election.

Mail Center takes on increased workload during election season

October 29, 2020
The mail center is doing their part to ensure that student voters obtain their absentee ballots in a timely manner.
Middlebury professors think about the role of neutrality and activism in the classroom.

[Photo] Neutrality versus activism: professors face a conflict of pedagogy in the classroom

October 29, 2020

Middlebury professors think about the role of neutrality and activism in the classroom.

Student employees at Crossroads Café in McCullough Student Center.

[Photo] Students face reduced on-campus employment opportunities and new job responsibilities

October 8, 2020

Student employees at Crossroads Café in McCullough Student Center.

Students gathered to make signs the night before the protest.

[Photo] Students protest grand jury verdict for officers who killed Breonna Taylor

October 1, 2020

Students gathered to make signs the night before the protest.

Vermont’s legislature takes on police reform

July 13, 2020

Police reform took center stage in the Vermont legislature as lawmakers voted unanimously to approve S.219 on Friday, June 26 before adjourning for six weeks. The bill, which aims to address racial bias...

Associate Professor of Writing and Linguistics Shawna Shapiro presented her research on student conceptions of inclusivity at the Fall Faculty Forum in October 2018.

How are faculty connecting with students during distance learning?

May 7, 2020
Professors have shown that it's possible to build community while practicing social distancing.
Friends by proximity

Friends by proximity

April 22, 2020
First-year friendships are often sources of continuity through paradigm changes. No matter where these friendships lead, “proximity friends” are often essential in helping each other navigate the first weeks of college jitters and confusion. 

Middlebury alums talk online extremism

March 5, 2020
Middlebury alumni Kris McGuffie ’97 and Alex Newhouse ’17 spoke last Thursday about the dangerous role of artificial intelligence in online extremism, drawing connections between the growth of the Internet to the rise of online extremist communities.
Members of the International Student Organization (ISO) draw new members at the Student Activities Fair last month.  ISO is in the process of establishing a residential space associated with their organization.

[Photo] ISO opens conversation on residential space

March 5, 2020

Members of the International Student Organization (ISO) draw new members at the Student Activities Fair last month. ISO is in the process of establishing a residential space associated with their organization.

Migrant workers are one demographic that the Middlebury/Addison Complete Count Committee is attempting to help the U.S. Census Bureau enumerate ahead of the 2020 Census. Above, migrant workers demonstrate at Hannaford’s on Route 7 for the ethical purchase of Vermont dairy products.

[Photo] Count committee to aid Census Bureau for county-wide enumeration

March 5, 2020

Migrant workers are one demographic that the Middlebury/Addison Complete Count Committee is attempting to help the U.S. Census Bureau enumerate ahead of the 2020 Census. Above, migrant workers demonstrate...

Student with tape on mouth

[Photo] Talk by former Israeli ambassador met with protest

February 27, 2020

Marisa Edmondson ’20 was among student protesters. A piece of tape over her mouth reads “Free Palestine.”

Filled Mead Chapel

[Photo] ‘You can no longer say that you don’t know’: 1619 Project creator reframes American history

February 26, 2020

Mead Chapel, which has seating for 750 people, had standing room only for Hannah-Jones’ talk titled “1619 and the Legacy that Built a Nation.”

Photo story: 'Untitled Romantic Comedy'

Photo story: ‘Untitled Romantic Comedy’

February 20, 2020
“Untitled Romantic Comedy,” unofficially titled “Stop Kiss,” is an independent artistic venture that explores young love in the big city.
A new sticker discovered this afternoon outside of Wright Theater, advertising the same white supremacy organization as stickers found last week.

[Photo] Stickers advertising white supremacist organization found on campus and in town

January 23, 2020

A new sticker discovered this afternoon outside of Wright Theater, advertising the same white supremacy organization as stickers found last week.

Malia Armstrong ’22.5 and Katie Koch ’22.5 choreographed “Partition,” a piece that asserts femininity and  female sexuality.

A Throwback for RIDDIM

January 23, 2020
RIDDIM World Dance Troupe's most recent show followed the group's tradition of featuring student-choreographed dances in diverse styles.
NESCAC Votes: Students and staff strategize voter participation efforts for the 2020 elections

NESCAC Votes: Students and staff strategize voter participation efforts for the 2020 elections

November 7, 2019
Delegates from NESCAC schools convened at the two-day event to share methods for increasing political participation and best practices for facilitating political discussions in the classroom.
Economics Department Chair John Maluccio spoke about the benefits of diversity in the economics profession.

Rethinking Economics: Student-led initiative aims to increase diversity in economics classes

October 10, 2019
A new student club hopes to inform people about the broad scope of economics and increase the accessibility of lesser-known student resources.
Demonstrators, dressed in Tyvek suits and carrying 5-gallon buckets, walked onto the property of Merrimack Generating Station and were subsequently arrested for criminal trespassing.

[Photo] Hundreds protest New England’s largest coal power plant

October 3, 2019

Demonstrators, dressed in Tyvek suits and carrying 5-gallon buckets, walked onto the property of Merrimack Generating Station and were subsequently arrested for criminal trespassing.

“Votes… for women?” exhibit opens at Middlebury College Museum of Art

September 26, 2019
This new exhibit at the Middlebury College Museum of Art celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Students performed at the event’s closing on Saturday night.

[Photo] Students Talk Inclusivity, Environment at Symposium

March 7, 2019

Students performed at the event’s closing on Saturday night.

The Pregnancy Resource Center is located on Court Street near Middlebury Union High School.

[Photo] Students Lead Charge to Ban Crisis Pregnancy Center from Campus

October 25, 2018

The Pregnancy Resource Center is located on Court Street near Middlebury Union High School.

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