Evacuation from Syria recap

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011

On March 8, Root arrived in Syria to study Arabic at the University of Damascus. On March 14 Root began classes. On March 18 Root was arrested by the Syrian secret police as he was walking in Old City after the Friday prayers. When the people began coming out of the mosques, Tik took a photo with h...

Missing student returns home

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011

Following a wave of action by the College and media outlets from around the world, Middlebury student Pathik (Tik) Root ’12 was released from prison in Damascus, Syria on April 1. Root was held for two weeks by Syrian authorities after being arrested near a protest on March 18. See a timeline of his incarceration here. An international politics and economics ...

Middbrief: Biology professor receives teaching award

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011

On April 7, Associate Professor of Biology Jeremy Ward was awarded the 2011 Perkins Award for Teaching Excellence. The annual award honors outstanding teaching in math and science, with a specific focus on the natural sciences. Dean of Curriculum and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Bob Cluss prese...

beyond the bubble

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011

On April 10, Peruvians headed to the polls — many to avoid a fine for not voting, not out of a particular passion for any candidate — to vote for president. To the dismay of many in Peru and abroad, the division of votes among the many moderate candidates allowed two radical candidates to achieve...

Community Council update: Council discusses social, academic interest house status

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011

In the Community Council meeting on April 5, the Council reviewed the Social Houses. The Social House review subcommittee, composed of Cook Commons Coordinator Linda Schiffer, Assistant Professor of Italian Andrei Barashkov and SGA President Riley O’Rourke ’12 made a recommendation in favor of continuation...

college shorts

By Middlebury Campus

April 13, 2011

James Franco to spread dilettantism to NYU Oscar-nominee, PhD candidate at Yale University, artist, writer and Salon’s 2009 Sexiest Man Alive James Franco will teach a graduate film course at New York University (NYU) next year. “I love NYU,” Franco wrote in an email, announcing the news to Wash...

Paralympian Chris Waddell '91 will give commencement speech

By Middlebury Campus

April 7, 2011

Chris Waddell ’91, the most decorated male skier in Paralympic history and founder of the nonprofit One Revolution, will address the class of 2011 as the commencement speaker on May 22. Waddell is one of six honorary degree recipients, including economist Padma Desai, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-V...

College confirms Root '12 detained in Syria – UPDATED 3/27/11

By Middlebury Campus

March 25, 2011

As of Friday, March 25, Tik Root ’12 has been missing for a week while studying abroad in Damascus, Syria. His last known contact with friends was March 18. According to a Statehouse employee, on Thursday, March 24, the Vermont House of Representatives received notice that Root is currently being...

Posse expands to Chicago

By Middlebury Campus

March 24, 2011

Beginning in the fall of 2011, the College will recruit 10 Posse Scholars from Chicago in addition to the roughly 10 students selected each year from New York City. For the past 12 years, Middlebury has been a partner school to The Posse Foundation, offering full four-year scholarships to students selected...

Decathlon starts construction

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2011

On Tuesday, April 5, the Solar Decathlon team hopes to gather members of the College and local community as well as sponsors and donors to celebrate an “Up-Rising” — the beginning of construction for their solar-powered home to be featured in the U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored Solar Decathlon...

Professor charged with embezzlement

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2011

Associate Professor of Political Philosophy Kateri Carmola has been charged with embezzling $4,500 worth of funds from the Salisbury Historical Society. Carmola will appear at the Addison County District Court on April 4 for a status conference on the case. The offense caries felony charges under Vermont...

College community fundraises for Japan

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2011

Following the recent earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis in Japan, Middlebury students and faculty at the College’s partner university, the International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo have decided to evacuate the island. The College community, consisting of many with close ties to...

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