Hundreds travel to D.C. for Powershift

By Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2011

On April 15-18, over 200 students traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the climate conference Powershift 2011. The conference — which attracted over 10,000 students from across the country — presented a diverse line-up of events and culminated in a march on Capitol Hill calling for a permanent legis...

H.I.P. sparks student discussion

By Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2011

On April 24 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Gamut Room, Be H.I.P. (Highly Informed People) and Get H.I. (Highly Informed) will host an event featuring discussions on the current situation in the Middle East. The featured student panel, organized by student leaders Toby Israel ’14 and Mariam Boxwala ’13,...

Middbrief: Old Chapel to add extra reading day to finals

By Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2011

In an all-campus email sent last Thursday, the College announced the addition of one reading day to the exam schedule, effective beginning with the fall exam schedule of 2011. “The change is designed to provide more flex in what feels like a very compressed week of exams,” explained Vice President...

Academic jury still out on Wikipedia

By Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2011

Over the years, Wikipedia has remained one of the most used and controversial sources available to students at the College. In 2007, the history department attracted national attention and controversy by banning Wikipedia as a credible source in papers. The department-issued statement also mandated...

overseas briefing

By Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2011

PARIS — Out of all the things I was expecting to be different when I went to France, I never thought I would have to consider my Nalgene. I thought about bringing chic clothes, because the Parisians definitely dress up. I thought about drinking wine at every meal, because the French love their wine. I ...

beyond the bubble

By Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2011

One month has now passed since the United States and its European allies commenced a bombing campaign in Libya, designed to repel the forces of Colonel Gaddafi. Since the beginning of the intervention, the Allied nations have attempted to provide air and naval support to the rebel forces fighting against...

College Shorts

By Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2011

UC Schools admit more out-of-state residents Admissions statistics from The University of California (UC) schools reported the highest ever acceptance rate of non-California residents for next year’s freshmen class. UC Berkeley accepted the highest percentage of out-of-state students at 31.2 percent,...

SGA update: SGA to vote on funding for Ross gym, pass/fail system

By Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2011

Voting for the Student Government Association (SGA) elections will run from April 210 at noon until April 22 at noon at go/sgavote.  Results of the election will be released at the earliest via an all-campus email April 24. Before the end of the academic year, the SGA will continue work on two major...

MCAB announces spring speakers

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011

In late April, the Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB) will host Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times David Sanger and former Commander of the U.S. Central Command Admiral William Fallon. Both speakers will address the College community in Mead Memorial Chapel. David Sanger will speak next Wednesday, Ap...

Student research symposium opens

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011

On April 14, the College will kick off its fifth annual Spring Student Symposium.  This year, 268 students from all classes will present their work across 24 disciplines. Led by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (CTLR), this year’s symposium will be even larger than previous years. The ev...

1,675 applicants join class of 2015

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011

From April 13-15, the annual spring preview days for admitted students will flood the campus with 350-400 admitted students and their parents, according to Dean of Admissions Bob Clagett. Of the 8,533 applicants, 1,675 students were accepted for both the September and February terms. The class of 2015 accep...

Overseas briefing

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011

BORDEAUX — It is a commonly held American stereotype that the French are snobby.  Before arriving in France, I wasn’t sure what to expect from les français, and whether this generalization would turn out to be true.  However, from my very first day here, I began to realize that this stereotype was perh...

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