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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 and is working towards offering an optional honors thesis as opposed to the current mandatory one, accor...

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)

By Conor Grant

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 American black college graduate. Today, Twilight is widely touted as an example of Middlebury’s...

Storied Walls & Hallowed Halls

By Middlebury Campus

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 the building in its first years. Newly constructed, the building’s chimney malfunctioned in the fall...

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