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Education studies professor talks new book: “Through the Fog: Towards Inclusive Anti-Racist Teaching.”

Education studies professor talks new book: “Through the Fog: Towards Inclusive Anti-Racist Teaching.”


March 12, 2020

Tara Affolter, professor of education studies, spoke about her new book, “Through the Fog: Towards Inclusive Anti-Racist Teaching,” and posed a question whose answer she has devoted her life’s work to changing: Who gets to be a child or a teenager in this country?

Seminar Explores Theory of Relativity

Professor of Physics Noah Graham spoke about general relativity and space-time. Courtesy Middlebury Department of Physics.

By Emma Moscovitz

November 18, 2015

Imagine one day you wake up and you are really craving a delicious crepe, so you decide to drive to the Skinny Pancake in Burlington. If, like me, you are not a native Vermonter, you would probably use some sort of GPS to aid you in your journey. However, you might take for granted how much physics goes...

Donna Brazile to Speak at College

By Caroline Jaschke

April 15, 2015

Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile will be speaking at Middlebury on Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Mead Chapel. The event, titled “Political Outlook: Comprehensive Picture of What’s Going on in Washington,” will be free to attend and open to the public. Brazile h...

Guerrilla Girls Bring Radical Message

By Anna Flinchbaugh

April 23, 2014

As Museum curator Emmie Donadio began her introduction to the talk given by Frida Kahlo in the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts last Thursday, she amended the cursory warning to turn off cell phones with the consolation, “There’s a good chance you won’t be able to hear them anyway.”...

Students Discuss Righteous Action and Empathy

Sabine Gagenier introduces discussion on acting righteously in daily life at the College. (Campus/Rachel Frank)

By Winston Kies

April 9, 2014

On April 2, a motley crew of professors, students and local denizens came together to share in a discussion titled “Acting Righteously in Times of Danger.” The event sought to spark conversation regarding two key questions: “When others are threatened in times of danger, what is it that moves...

Lecturer Links Biology and Art

By Toby Aicher

March 5, 2014

Cameron Visiting Artist Jake Winiski gave a lecture titled “How an Artist Becomes A Biologist” last Tuesday, Feb, 25. In his talk Winiski detailed an unordinary life spent in pursuit of the fantastic in both his capacity as an artist and a scientist. Winiski is a research biologist for the company...

Wax Lecture Stirs Controversy

UPenn Law Professor Amy Wax, left, packed Hillcrest and provoked spurts of anger from students and faculty members. Wax called the signs “lazy.” (Campus/Rachel Frank)

By Claire Abbadi

December 4, 2013

Hillcrest 103 was packed beyond standing room, with over 100 in attendance, on Thursday, Nov. 21 when University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Amy Wax gave a lecture, titled “Diverging Family Structure by Class and Race: Economic Hardship, Moral Deregulation or Something Else?"  Amid signs proclaiming...

Lecturer Emphasizes Online Media

By David Yang

October 30, 2013

On Thursday Oct. 24, journalist Peter Savodnik ’94 gave a lecture sponsored by the Department of English and American Literature, Ross Commons and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs titled “Why We Need a New Media Now and What It Will Look Like”, the first lecture in the Meet the Press Lectur...

Anti-Zionist Lecturer Invites Controversy

Professor Joseph Massad speaks in Dana Auditorium on Thursday, April 11. (Jessica Munyon)

By Michelle Smoler

April 17, 2013

  This past Thursday, the student group Justice for Palestine (JFP) hosted Associate Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University Joseph Massad, who spoke on the contentious subject of Zionism and the Palestinian “right to return.” Although this marked...

Princeton Professor Addresses Reading for Friendship

By Adam Kelley

April 10, 2013

  On April 4, aspiring classics majors and other reading aficionados gathered in Axinn Center at Starr to hear from Princeton University’s Andrew Flemming West Professor of Classics, Emeritus, W. Robert Connor. The hour-long lecture and subsequent discussion session surveyed the practice of...

Ambassador Dennis Ross Discusses Mideast

By Michelle Smoler

March 13, 2013

This past Tuesday, Mar. 12 members of the College and Middlebury community gathered in Mead Chapel to hear Dennis Ross, Washington’s ambassador to Israel under the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations, discuss “Israel, the Peace Process, and the Arab Awakening.” Ross gave a nuanced account...

Ridder Embodies “Renaissance Women”

By Middlebury Campus

October 7, 2010

On Sept. 29, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Chellis House, sponsored a talk with former journalist Marie Ridder titled “The Making of a Renaissance Woman.” Ridder came to Chellis House as part of the “Lunchtime Lecture” series. “The Chellis House lunchtime lecture series provides...

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