beyond the bubble

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011

On Friday March 9 an 8.9 magnitude earthquake shook the island nation of Japan. The quake resulted in a subsequent tsunami that rolled inland at an alarming rate. Some 96 aftershocks have since occurred, ranging in severity. While each of these disasters on their own would be considered disastrous,...

DMC seeks to recruit new members

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011

On Tuesday, March 8, a “dinner-time discourse” was held in the seminar room in the basement of Ross by DMC, also known as Deep Meaningful Conversations. Unbeknownst to some of the attendees of the meeting, DMC in fact stands for Distinguished Men of Color. Using the alias “Deep Meaningful Conversations,”...

green news

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011

Have you noticed anything different about dinners in Ross Dining Hall lately? Particularly on Thursday nights? Perhaps you detected the slightly dimmed lighting or the more romantic ambiance? If you haven’t noticed the Ross romance — or are just a die-hard Proctor fan — here’s the scoop behind...

Gender Council serves as forum for student input

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011

On Thursday, March 3 the Gender Council held its first meeting. Made up of students, faculty and staff, the Council is facilitated by student co-chair Lark Mulligan ’11 and faculty co-chair Karin Hanta, director of the Chellis House. Mulligan says the Council hopes to centralize its movements on campus...

overseas briefing

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011

What has surprised me most about Chile isn’t how different the culture is. I knew going in that their lunch is the equivalent of dinner in the United States. I knew that they keep different hours, as they don’t leave their houses until 11p.m. or midnight, and usually stay out until 5 or 6 a.m. Bars...

Superblock decisions released

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011

Residential Life released decisions on Monday, March 7 announcing the groups to be located in Superblock housing for the 2011-2012 academic year. In addition to Superblocks in the five Mods, the committee also approved applications for groups to be housed in Jewett House, Munford House and Palmer House. Doug...

Activity fee surplus funds student orgs

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011

After several years of budget surpluses, the current student activities reserve holds over $400,000, according to SGA and Finance Committee meeting minutes. Much of the surplus, said SGA Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair Will McConaughy ’11, came from the “activities fee being increased by almost...

Cross Street Bridge hosts celebration

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011

On Tuesday, March 8 Middlebury participated in the “Join me on the Bridge” celebration, organized by “Women for Women International.” Karin Hanta, director of the Chellis House, said the group, which celebrates the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day this year, “focuses on providing...

Turf Battle plans unveiled to College

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011

Students, faculty and staff gathered in Dana Auditorium Monday, Feb. 28 to view the three proposals selected as finalists of the Atwater Landscaping Designing Competition, colloquially known as the “Turf Battle.” The Turf Battle competition began in November 2010 in response to general concerns about...

beyond the bubble

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011

As civil war rages on in Libya, tension within the international community has continued to escalate as political officials weigh the options of military and humanitarian intervention. While just three weeks ago the Libyan crisis began with anti-government rebels peacefully protesting the reign of Colonel...

College opens new schools abroad

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011

The College has established two new study abroad programs in the Middle East, one in Beer Sheva, Israel and another in Amman, Jordan. The program in Israel was created in cooperation with Brandeis University in Massachusetts. Starting in Spring 2012, intermediate and advanced Hebrew language students can attend the new program, which is affiliat...

Printing quota saves 4-5 million pages

By Middlebury Campus

March 10, 2011

As of last February, the Library and Information Services (LIS) instituted a printing system aimed at reducing the number of pages printed by setting a quota for students. Now a year later, the results provided by the system have shown that the number of pages printed, both single and double sided, has...

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