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Hye-Jin Kim, Writer

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New Plan Alters Employee Health Care Coverage

May 3, 2017

Editor’s Note: This article is the third in a series that will examine the current financial state of the College. In recent years, the College has run budget deficits and has been forced to rein in...

On the “Staff Appreciation Day” Spread

May 3, 2017

I would’ve liked to know more about staff members’ personal interests, hobbies and opinions about the College. Questions that were more critical of the way students treat staff would’ve been more...

Chemfab Factory Contaminates Water in Bennington

Chemfab Factory Contaminates Water in Bennington

March 10, 2016

Flint, Mich. Hoosick Falls, N. Y. North Bennington, Vt. “We are facing a water contamination crisis across our country. North Bennington is the latest in a long line of communities who can no longer...

Accident in Roundabout Floods Middlebury with Milk

Accident in Roundabout Floods Middlebury with Milk

March 3, 2016

At first, it appeared to be an “udder” disaster. Last Friday, Feb. 26, an Agri-Mark owned tanker separated from the truck and overturned at the roundabout in downtown Middlebury, spilling roughly...

BTV: Meet the Team Fueling your Internet Habits

December 9, 2015

It has been said: “Home is where the wifi connects automatically.”  Yes, while it’s convenient being able to speed google French conjugations en route to an in-class exam, I wouldn’t describe...

Camping For A Cause: Shelter Hosts Sleep-Out to Combat Homelessness

Camping For A Cause: Shelter Hosts Sleep-Out to Combat Homelessness

December 2, 2015

It’s no surprise there’s little overlap between winter-camping enthusiasts and Addison County’s homeless. In our own community, there are those who will have no choice but to spend at least one frigid...

Panel of Political Science Professors Discuss Paris Attacks, Repercussions

Panel of Political Science Professors Discuss Paris Attacks, Repercussions

November 18, 2015

Over 250 students and faculty crammed into Dana Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 17 for a panel discussion hosted by the Department of Political Science on the Paris attacks. Mediated by Robert R. Churchill...

Students Produce Film in Under 40 Hours in Burlington Film Slam

November 13, 2015

The night before Halloween, Hannah Marks ’15.5, Ali Salem ’16, Danilo Herrera ’18, Sofy Maia ’16, Eric Benoit ’16 and Sasha Schell ’15.5 pulled up to the swanky Courtyard by Marriott overlooking...

LinkedIn at Middlebury: A Glorified Facebook?

October 14, 2015

According to Middlebury’s CCI website, LinkedIn is the key to controlling our professional online identity. “LinkedIn profiles rise to the top of search results from sites such as Google, letting you...

Spending Summer on the Organic Farm: Students Challenged by Recent Drought

Spending Summer on the Organic Farm: Students Challenged by Recent Drought

September 17, 2015

Over the summer, a prospective student visiting the Middlebury College Organic Farm asked Jay Leshinsky, “So, does this place run itself?” Leshinsky, the very tan full-time farm educator who manages...

Arab-American Comedian Dean Obeidallah joked he could convert the entire audience to Islam by the end of his act in Mead Chapel last Thursday night. (Rachel Frank/The Campus)

Obeidallah Cracks Islamophobia with Comedy

April 29, 2015

“There are so many POC students in here,” Shannia Fu ’17 whispered as I settled into a pew in Mead Chapel last Thursday, waiting for stand-up comedian Dean Obeidallah to perform. “What’s a...

Grooming the terrain, Will Jacobs ’16.5 operated the Snowcat on the slopes in Chile (Courtesy of Will Jacobs).

Helder der Nacht: Heroes of the Night

March 11, 2015

“There’s something surreal about it. You feel like God,” Will Jacobs ’16.5 said. Jacobs drives a Snowcat: a 20,000 lb. hulk of metal capable of grooming sub-par snow into quality skiing terrain....

On Image-Conscious Campus, Rosie Molinary Talks

On Image-Conscious Campus, Rosie Molinary Talks

February 11, 2015

“Where are all the fat Americans?” I overheard an international student joke in Proctor Dining Hall during the first week of first-year orientation. And he’s got a point. Middlebury’s student...

On a campus where mental illness and traumas get pushed aside, Project Resilience asks students to tell their story online in answer to the question: “What’s the hardest thing you’ve done?” On Tuesday in Wilson Hall, the stories told on the website were brought to life in a two-hour event.

New Project Resilience Goes Live with Stories

January 21, 2015

On a typical crisp autumn night in Brooker last semester, Cooper Couch ’14.5 was curious about his new housemates. Curled up besides the cozy warmth of a crackling fire with fellow Brooker residents,...

Snow Bowl Lift Operations: A Family Affair

January 14, 2015

Getting on and off the chairlift for the first time can be terrifying. It can also be quality comedy. There is even a short film by Warren Miller, an iconic action sports filmmaker, solely devoted to the...

Lift operators Stephan Kerr, left, and his father Tim Kerr of Brandon, Vt. have operated the Snow Bowl lifts for years, even in negative-ten and twenty degree temperatures. (Hye-Jin Kim/The Middlebury Campus)

Snow Bowl Lift Operations: A Family Affair

January 14, 2015

Getting on and off the chairlift for the first time can be terrifying. It can also be quality comedy. There is even a short film by Warren Miller, an iconic action sports filmmaker, solely devoted to the...

Ross Pizza, From Oven to Plate

Ross Pizza, From Oven to Plate

November 5, 2014

  The hardest part about making pizza at Ross dining hall last Friday night was resisting the urge to face-plant into the first disk of bubbling, blistered cheese that Bobin Lee ’14.5 slid out...

Behind the Vest: Mysterious CFA Vent Isn’t Blowing Off Steam

Behind the Vest: Mysterious CFA Vent Isn’t Blowing Off Steam

October 29, 2014

Ever wondered about the mysterious “steam” coming out of the in-ground grate near the Mahaney Center for the Arts? (Hint: it has to do with something that Google headquarters and Middlebury College...

Happy Valley, the Apple of my Eye

Happy Valley, the Apple of my Eye

October 8, 2014

Kati Daczkowski ’18 loves apples. When she went apple picking last weekend at Happy Valley Orchards, a 16-acre apple orchard just two miles from campus, she ended up eating more apples than she actually...

A Story and Personality Beneath the Panda Hat

September 24, 2014

“Panda hat kid just dropped the top scoop of ice cream off his cone, caught it, and put it on #likeaboss.” “Panda hat kid talked to the tour group!” “Beginning to question whether Midd’s...

Behind the Vest: Tales from the Front Desk of Office Manager Julie Rheaume

Behind the Vest: Tales from the Front Desk of Office Manager Julie Rheaume

September 17, 2014

As this semester’s add and drop period winds down, chances are high you’ve filled out at least one add card. So, what happens to all those green cards after being dropped off in the wooden box inside...

Mary Jane in the Middlebury Classroom

April 30, 2014

If Hannah Sobel ’17.5’s linguistics study is valid, there won’t be any feminists left in the movement for marijuana legalization. Though Sobel doesn’t smoke, she enlisted her friends to record...

Facilities prune trees using hand saws. (Campus/Paul Gerard)

Pruning 101: Diseased, Dead and Dumb

April 9, 2014

The next time you walk by a tree, and a dead branch does not come crashing down, knocking you off your feet, you can thank the College’s Facilities Services Maintenance and Operations. As spring thaw...

Go/Middbites shares tasty recipes for meals made from dining hall food like these PJitos. (Courtesy/Middbites)

Tasting Something New: Go/Middbites

March 12, 2014

You might have seen it scrawled on a Bi-Hall chalkboard. Maybe on the one in front of Proctor. Go/middbites, a sweet (and savory!) website combines the convenience of go/menu with the creative content...

Bio-methane Purchase Stirs Criticism

Bio-methane Purchase Stirs Criticism

February 19, 2014

With the 2016 deadline of carbon neutrality looming closer, the College’s alternative energy profile is more diversified than ever. We’re powered by sun, wind, trees and now… cow manure? Fear not,...

Dr. Helen Riess addresses the power of empathy. (Campus/Kyle Finck)

TEDx Speakers Burst Middlebury Bubble

November 13, 2013

Just like in the online videos, at the beginning of every TED talk, a sonorous round of audience applause in the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts (CFA) is a prelude to a brilliant idea. TEDxMiddlebury...

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