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The Campus Voice: Breaking the Silence

September 16, 2013

On Sunday, Sept. 15 Greta Neubauer and Ian Stewart discussed the role of the media in the conversation about sexual assault on college campuses on WRMC. "How do we talk about sexual assault on college...

Updated: Community and Country React

Updated: Community and Country React

September 11, 2013

As Kyle Finck reported for the Campus earlier this week, "a 2,977 flag memorial was ripped out of the ground in front of Mead Memorial Chapel shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 by a group...

At 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, four students reinstall the College’s 9/11 flag memorial after a group of five vandals tore 2,977 miniature flags from the ground in protest. Passerbys lauded the students and aided in the memorial’s reconstruction. (Campus/Anthea Viragh)

Students Replant Memorial Flags

September 11, 2013

Following a midday protest, in which five individuals removed a temporary memorial commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, students gathered on Wednesday evening to replant flags in front of Mead Memorial...

Fall 2013 Convocation

Fall 2013 Convocation

September 8, 2013

On Sunday, Sept. 8 first-year students gathered in front of Mead Memorial Chapel for convocation in the late afternoon. (Campus/Paul Gerard)

Overseas Briefing

March 20, 2013

As part of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs’ conference on the “Politics of Fresh Water: Access and Identity in a Changing Environment,” my geology class at the University of Jordan recently...

The Campus Voice: McKibben

The Campus Voice: McKibben

January 28, 2013

On Saturday, Jan. 26 Schumann Distinguished Scholar and co-founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben sat down in the WRMC studio with News Editor Bronwyn Oatley to discuss divestment, the media, the relationship...

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

January 27, 2013

Students took to the stage this past weekend in a production 0f Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's Into the Woods at the Town Hall Theater on South Pleasant Street in Middlebury. Into the Woods is...

Liveblog: Panel on the Endowment

Liveblog: Panel on the Endowment

January 22, 2013

Following Sunday evening's discussion on divestment by Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben, the Campus Current is back with another liveblog from McCullough Social Space, starting at 7:30...

Let Freedom Sing!

Let Freedom Sing!

January 21, 2013

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Departments of Music, Theater and Dance organized the 15th annual "Let Freedom Sing!" celebration in Mead Memorial Chapel at 8:00 p.m. With light snow falling,...

Liveblog: Midd Does the Math

Liveblog: Midd Does the Math

January 20, 2013

The Campus Current will be liveblogging "Midd Does the Math" beginning at 7:30 p.m. from Mead Memorial Chapel. The event, which is sponsored by Divest for Our Future, will feature Schumann Distinguished...

Alpenglow Plays Mead Chapel

Alpenglow Plays Mead Chapel

January 20, 2013

Alpenglow, a five piece folk-band with origins at the College, performed for a large crowd in Mead Memorial Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 19. Burlington-based singer Maryse Smith opened the concert at 7...

Alpenglow Sets Stage for Concert, New Album

January 17, 2013

Alpenglow, a five-piece folk band formed in Vermont, will perform in Mead Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19.  The band features students Graeme Daubert ’12.5 and Elori Kramer ’13.5....

Cyrus Chestnut Returns

Cyrus Chestnut Returns

January 12, 2013

On Friday, Jan. 11 jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut returned to Middlebury with bassist Eric Wheeler and drummer Billy Williams as the Cyrus Chestnut Trio. They performed for a nearly sold-out audience at...

College Awards Tenure to Seven

December 22, 2012

On Thursday, Dec. 20 the News Room announced the promotion of seven faculty members to associate professor, as well as three faculty members to professor: Seven members of the Middlebury College faculty...

New Strategy for Diversification

New Strategy for Diversification

December 13, 2012

President Ronald D. Liebowitz and Dean Shirley Collado with Williams' Michael Reed at LADO's Presidents Forum in September 2012. (Courtesy/Lee Wexler) The Middlebury College News Room posted the following...

Alpenglow Plays the Gamut Room

Alpenglow Plays the Gamut Room

December 9, 2012

On Sunday, Dec. 9 Alpenglow played for a large crowd at the Gamut Room and Performance Space. Alpenglow consists of students Graeme Daubert '12.5 and Elori Kramer '13.5, joined by Peter Coccoma, Kenneth...

Once Upon a RIDDIM

Once Upon a RIDDIM

December 9, 2012

On Saturday, Dec. 8 RIDDIM World Dance Troupe presented two performances of "Once upon a RIDDIM" to sold-out crowds at the McCullough Social Space. Co-Directors Julianna Mauriello '13 and Kelsanah Wade...

ISO Debuts Translingual Publication

ISO Debuts “Translingual” Publication

December 8, 2012

Middlebury's International Students Organization recently published its inaugural issue of Translingual, a biannual journal featuring photographs from around the world and writings in nine different...

Burka Fitting at Ross

Burka Fitting at Ross

December 8, 2012

On Wednesday, Dec. 4 artist Marie Rim engaged students in her latest project, "Burka Fittings Across America." With a mirror and billboard set up outside of Ross Dining Hall, Rim asked passersby if...

What’s Happening at OSM?

December 8, 2012

Following the Old Stone Mill's end-of-the-semester showcase at the Crossroads Cafe, Middlebury Magazine's Stephen Diehl and Blair Kloman produced a video about the event. They write: It may boast...

The Rise and Fall of Middlebury

December 6, 2012

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...

Divestment Discussion Begins

Divestment Discussion Begins

December 5, 2012

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...

Competition Winners Describe Study Abroad Photography

Competition Winners Describe Study Abroad Photography

December 5, 2012

After winning the study abroad photography contest, the Campus sat down with Matthew Dengler '13 to discuss his entry "Untitled," as well as Madeline Brooks '13 to discuss her entry "Bottles." Alexandra...

Intercollegiate Logrolling Competition

Intercollegiate Logrolling Competition

December 4, 2012

 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...

New VP for Communications

December 3, 2012

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...

Mokaad Plays the Bunker

Mokaad Plays the Bunker

December 2, 2012

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...

Jupiter String Quartet

Jupiter String Quartet

December 1, 2012

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...

African Music and Dance

African Music and Dance

November 30, 2012

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...

Middlebury History Online

November 28, 2012

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....

Affirmative Action Discussions

Affirmative Action Discussions

November 27, 2012

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...

I Feel So Close to You!

November 27, 2012

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...

Start-Ups, Vermont Style

November 27, 2012

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....

The Words We Use

November 27, 2012

Dean of the College Shirley M. Collado incorporated the above recorded discussion on "the words we use" in a recent posting on her blog, One Dean's View. She writes: Before Thanksgiving,  I wrote...

Liveblog: Shells Olav Ljosne Lecture

Liveblog: Shell’s Olav Ljosne Lecture

November 18, 2012

On Thursday, Nov. 15 Olav Ljosne, a senior manager at Shell, delivered a lecture entitled, "Meeting Future Energy Needs: Conflict and Cooperation", at the Robert A. Jones '59 Conference Room. Mr. Ljosne...

Mosaic: ISO Cultural Show 2012

Mosaic: ISO Cultural Show 2012

November 18, 2012

In two separate performances on Saturday, Nov. 17 the International Student's Organization presented "Mosaic: ISO Cultural Show 2012" in the McCullough Social Space. The two-hour performance featured...

Swing and Sound Investment

Swing and Sound Investment

November 17, 2012

On Friday, Nov. 16 the Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble and the Swing Dance Club came together for an evening of music and dance in McCullough Social Space. The venue was full of participants, with a...

Students Prepare for Shell Lecture

Students Prepare for Shell Lecture

November 15, 2012

Divest for Our Future  prepared students for Thursday's lecture by Shell senior manager Olav Ljosne with signs featuring statistics and quotes about the company posted throughout campus, as well...

Study Abroad Photography Contest

Study Abroad Photography Contest

November 15, 2012

Study abroad photography is currently on display in the Crossroads Cafe and on the Schools Abroad Facebook Page; voting is open on both Thursday and Friday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Crossroads, or...

D8 Performs in the Gifford Annex

D8 Performs in the Gifford Annex

November 13, 2012

On Sunday, Nov. 11 Dissipated Eight sang for a large crowd in the Gifford Annex. The College's oldest a cappella group performed a wide-ranging set, including Paul Simon's "Diamonds on the Soles of Her...

Diallo House Quartet at 51 Main

Diallo House Quartet at 51 Main

November 11, 2012

On Saturday, Nov. 10 the New York City-based Diallo House Quartet performed at 51 Main. The quartet has been one of many jazz groups to perform here in the past weeks, with other concerts by the Justin...

Music Extravaganza!!!

Music Extravaganza!!!

November 9, 2012

On Friday, Nov. 9 the Middlebury College MLK Spiritual Choir performed their "Music Extravaganza!!!" at the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The large choir was directed by Twilight Artist in...

Victory for Political Scientists

Victory for Political Scientists

November 9, 2012

After monitoring and analyzing election returns with students on Tuesday evening, Professors Matt Dickinson and Bert Johnson discussed the election with Middlebury Magazine, as part of their "Professor...

Election at the (Karl Rove) Crossroads Cafe

Election at the (Karl Rove) Crossroads Cafe

November 7, 2012

On Tuesday, Nov. 6 students and faculty gathered at the (Karl Rove) Crossroads Cafe to monitor and analyze election results with the help of Professor of Political Science Matt Dickinson and Associate...

His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke to the Middlebury community on Friday Oct. 12 and Saturday Oct.13. (Campus/Jessica Munyon)

Dalai Lama’s Return to Middlebury

November 6, 2012

Middlebury Magazine recently released the following short video by Brendan Mahoney ’11, documenting "the Dalai Lama's Return to Middlebury" for two days in mid-October. In addition to backstage footage...

Mamajamas Perform Halloween Concert

Mamajamas Perform Halloween Concert

November 3, 2012

On Wednesday, Oct. 31 the Mamajamas performed for a large crowd of students gathered in Hepburn Lounge. Most, including the entire a cappella group, came in costume to celebrate the occasion; the Mamajamas...

Old Chapel: Liberal Arts Evolution

November 2, 2012

With the ongoing discussion regarding the value of a liberal arts education – including an faculty op-ed, comments on the Project on Creativity and Innovation and a Campus editorial – Middlebury...

Sound Investment at 51 Main

Sound Investment at 51 Main

October 27, 2012

As previewed last Thursday, Middlebury's Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble played for a large crowd at 51 Main on Friday evening; their opening piece can be streamed above.

Stuck in the Diddle

Stuck in the Diddle

October 27, 2012

Stuck in the Middle and the Paradiddles performed in their first-ever joint concert at Coltrane Lounge on Friday evening. Described as " full of frivolity, brand-new songs, and plenty of surprises",...

Liveblog: DLWCs General Assembly

Liveblog: DLWC’s General Assembly

October 26, 2012

5:47 PM: As the assembly concludes, organizers and participants confirm next week's 4 PM meeting in the Warner Hemicycle. An organizer points out that administrators tried censoring knowledge about this...

Thursday Night at the BCG

Thursday Night at the BCG

October 26, 2012

Daniel Lee, Quinn Bernegger, Will Gyory and Nathan Goldstone held the first "Thursday Night at the BCG" in their suite on Thursday, Oct. 25. Attendees were treated to the work of members of the Middlebury...

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama scheduled to appear at Middlebury College on Oct. 12 and 13. (Courtesy/Darko Sikman)

Dalai Lamas in History and in Person

October 10, 2012

In preparing for the arrival of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Middlebury Magazine's Maria Theresa Stadtmueller provided the following explanation and information: What is a Dalai Lama? And how...

Dispatch Live on YouTube at 9 PM

Dispatch Live on YouTube at 9 PM

October 5, 2012

In case you're still piecing together your plans for the evening, Dispatch's concert at Radio City Music Hall will be broadcast live on YouTube at 9 PM. Chad Urmston, Brad Corrigan, and Pete Heimbold...

A papercraft exhibit comes down today. (Peter Broucke)

Papercraft Exhibit

September 26, 2012

The papercraft art exhibit in the Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts Upper Lobby (Peter Broucke).

Fresh Kebab and Hummus

Fresh Kebab and Hummus

September 22, 2012

Like many of the campus' language houses, the Arabic House (located at Sperry House on Franklin Street) spent the afternoon preparing various dishes of the Middle East for about thirty guests. The...

Professor Erik Bleich leads a roundtable discussion with Ezra Vogel, Yasheng Huang, and Scott Rozelle to close IPECs Symposium.

Liveblog: China Symposium Roundtable

September 21, 2012

  The college will continue to live stream the International Politics and Economics' Symposium, "From Deng to Dollars: The Political Economy of China’s Rise" online. For those of you already...

Russian President Vladimir Putin at the opening of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in June 2012 (Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin).

Covering Putin’s First 100 Days

September 21, 2012

Noting its wonderful title, I jumped at the opportunity to attend James Bettner Brooke's "Covering Putin’s First 100 Days: From Romney's Top Foe To Pussy Riot" at the Robert A. Jones '59 House on Thursday...

Welcome Online, Middlebury

Welcome Online, Middlebury

September 19, 2012

It's our pleasure to welcome you to the Campus' redesigned website, featuring a simplistic design mirroring our print edition, more capabilities for both our staff and readers and content from the...

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