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The Glaurie Ride: A Trip to McDonalds with Patton

By Charlie Ascher

January 20, 2016

Loyal fans, I write to you from Jersey Mike’s sub shop in the beautiful Newark International Airport to report that something ‘glaurieous’ emerged from the pit of despair that was exam week. Like a phoenix, the car column rises out of the darkness of exams and into the glaurie of the light. If...

“Reflection Friday”: A Discussion with President Laurie L. Patton

“Reflection Friday”: A Discussion with President Laurie L. Patton

By Emma McDonald

November 11, 2015

What matters to our President Laurie L. Patton, and why? The Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) hosted its third “Reflection Friday” on Nov. 6 in Wilson Hall featuring President Patton. Middlebury’s Reflection Fridays consist of an hour-long reflective talk by a student, faculty member, s...

Reflections from Old Chapel

Reflections from Old Chapel

By Laurie Patton

September 17, 2015

I am delighted to watch the campus transform itself from summer to autumn rhythms as the students return. I have been eager to dive in to the everyday life of the College. Many of you were here over the summer, and brought bread and vegetables and many other gifts of welcome. Thank you! And many of...

Patton Weighs in on College’s Challenges, Opportunities

Patton Weighs in on College’s Challenges, Opportunities

By Joe Flaherty

April 21, 2015

Duke University Dean of Arts & Sciences Laurie L. Patton was in the middle of creating an ambitious new outreach forum, the Duke Forum for Scholars and Publics, when her idea hit a roadblock. The world-renowned historian she had appointed the director of the forum wanted a premier space on campus...

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