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Presidential Search Begins

By Nate Sans

April 30, 2014

In an email sent to students, faculty and staff at the College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) on April 16, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee Al Dragone ’78 announced the roster of the Presidential Search Committee. The announcement is the first step in finding a...

Old Chapel Restructures Roles

By Eliza Teach

April 9, 2014

Following the recent restructuring of the Board of Trustees, July 1 will mark a wide-sweeping change in faculty governance. These changes come at a pivotal transition point for the College, as the new President will assume his position in 2015. President Ronald D. Liebowitz wrote in an all school...

Trustees in Transition: The Unprecedented Overhaul of Middlebury’s Most Influential Board

By Jessica Cheung

March 12, 2014

The restructuring of the Middlebury College Board of Trustees comes at a time when the Middlebury brand is expanding its reach. With the increasing number of Schools Abroad sites, programs to the Summer Language Schools and the acquisition of the Monterey Institute of International Studies in recent...

Students Consider Presidential Search

After 11 years at the helm of the College, Liebowitz will step down at the end of the next academic year. (Solar Decathlon/Adrian Kerester)

By Nate Sans

January 22, 2014

In the wake of President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz’s announcement that he will resign in 2015, students at the College have been considering the qualities they hoped for in the next president of the College, and also about the role of the student body in the selection process of the new preside...

Liebowitz to Step Down in 2015

After 11 years at the helm of the College, Liebowitz will step down at the end of the next academic year. (Solar Decathlon/Adrian Kerester)

By Kyle Finck

December 12, 2013

President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz will step down at the conclusion of the next academic year, effective June 30, 2015. He announced the decision in an email sent to students on Dec. 12 in conjunction with major revisions to the structure and governance of the Board of Trustees. “It has b...

Middlebury, MIIS Open Office in DC

By Emily Singer

December 4, 2013

In collaboration with the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), the College has opened an office in Washington, D.C. According to a College press release, the office will provide students, faculty and staff from the College and MIIS with “increased access to the many academic, governme...

Homophobic Incidents Prompt Official Response

By Ellie Reinhardt

November 20, 2013

Recent incidents of homophobia on campus have prodded College administrators to unveil a number of planned initiatives earlier than originally intended. The ongoing goals and initiatives, spearheaded by the Office of the Dean of the College, are aimed at enhancing the existing programing in order to...

Byerly To Become Lafayette President

By Sam Simas

January 23, 2013

On July 1, 2013 Former Provost and Executive Vice President Alison Byerly will leave the College after 23 years of service to begin her term as the first female president of Lafayette College in Easton, Penn. “People want to see [Lafayette] balance a need to innovate and change and move into the...

Taskforce Aims to Improve Community

By Isabelle Dietz

October 31, 2012

On Oct. 22 Dean of Students Katy Smith Abbott sent an all-student email inviting students to participate in the new Community Working Group. In her email, Smith Abbot explained that the decision to form this group ­— which will be comprised of students, faculty and staff — is a result of a reco...

Trustees Seek Student Involvement

By Kathryn DeSutter

October 24, 2012

Trustees of the College met on campus this past weekend to discuss and vote on various issues of governance, experiential learning and student life, among other topics. The board heard from several students during their time at the College. Student Government Association (SGA) President Charlie Arnowitz...

College Revamps Campus Security

By Paul Warnke

October 10, 2012

President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz announced in an email last week the formation of the Threat Assessment and Management (TAM) team, a committee of college experts in fields ranging from mental health to technology, assembled to provide a transparent process for compiling and addressing threats...

College Acquires Boat, EMT Van

By Claire Abbadi

October 3, 2012

The start of the academic year has brought two new and unexpected additions available for students — an ambulance and a boat — allowing pre-med, geology and other interested students to gain hands-on learning experience. The acquistion of the ambulance, a deal nearly two years in the making, was...

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