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Addresses & Statements

Convocation Address

Each year President Liebowitz delivers a convocation address to the incoming class, describing the opportunities they will encounter and encouraging them to take best advantage of them.

20132102, 2011, 2010, 2009200820072004

February First-Year Convocation 2013

Feb Celebration Address

Each winter, President Liebowitz gives a farewell address to students who completed their academic work at the end of January as part of what is known as February Celebration because most participating students began their Middlebury careers as February first-years.

February Celebration Address 2012.5

February Celebration Address 2013.5

Baccalaureate Addresses

At commencement each year, the president delivers a farewell address to the graduating class at the Baccalaureate service. 

20132012, 2011, 2010, 20092008200720062005

Special Addresses and Statements

Occasionally, the president delivers special addresses to the Middlebury community.

On Middlebury's Endowment, December 2012

"On College Finances, and the Future" - February, 2010

Middlebury Interactive Languages - April, 2010

Reunion Convocation

Each year, the president gives a talk at Reunion Convocation for those Middlebury alumni who have returned for reunion weekend.

President's Remarks, June 5, 2010

Middlebury Magazine

President Liebowitz discusses timely issues of interest to alumni, parents, and friends in his column in the College's award-winning magazine.

"The Most Valuable Legacy" - Winter 2011

"Your College and You" - Summer 2010

"The Liberal Arts at Work" - Spring 2010

"The Middlebury Model" - Winter 2010

"A Matter of Space" - Fall 2009

Inaugural Address

On October 10, 2004, Middlebury College inaugurated Ronald D. Liebowitz as its 16th president. Liebowitz gave an inaugural address that laid out his vision for Middlebury, looking back for inspiration to its 200-year history and ahead to the development of a "global" liberal arts college.

Archive by Date

To read the President's addresses, statements, and articles, please visit the full archive organized by date.

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