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In support of Middlebury’s history

December 5, 2019
Middlebury College has a deep commitment to history.

The Lookbook: Goodbye Midd

May 9, 2019
I am dedicating my last Lookbook article to graduation, or more specifically, the history behind graduation gowns. 

Controversial Burlington Mural Prompts Debate Over City’s History

“Everyone Loves a Parade,” the controversial mural on Church Street Marketplace.
November 15, 2018
The vandalism of the controversial mural "Everyone Loves a Parade" highlights the exclusion of the history of people of color and the Abenaki.

History Department Changes Requirements, Makes Thesis Optional

November 29, 2017

The history department is instituting a number of changes to the requirements for the history major. The department has transformed the history 600 writing seminar, added a number of 400-level seminars...

Revisiting Middlebury’s Racial History

Alexander Twilight Hall, a building named in honor of Alexander Twilight of the class of 1823, is just one part of the complicated legacy of America's first black college graduate. (Courtesy/Middlebury)
March 19, 2014

Alexander Twilight Hall — the austere brick building separating the town from Middlebury College — is named for Alexander Twilight, the 1823 Middlebury College graduate who is known today as the first...

Storied Walls & Hallowed Halls

February 26, 2014

Painter Hall The oldest college building in the state, Painter Hall was constructed in 1814 for $8,000. The Colleges’ original library, the first bathrooms on campus, and a two-story gymnasium occupied...

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