COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

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Statement of Support (June 20, 2020)

Dear Middlebury Alumni,

Black Lives Matter.

We understand that everyone has had different and, perhaps, challenging experiences with Middlebury, both while attending and after graduation—especially Black alumni.
The Middlebury Alumni Association (MAA) board is committed to fostering a supportive community and a meaningful alumni experience. For the past several years, we have sought ways to support the alumni-of-color community. However, there is work to do and more room to grow. We acknowledge this and own it. Our mission on this front has not changed, and we are even more determined to make sure our efforts do not falter.

One of the roles of the MAA board is to share programming that is relevant to the alumni body. In the coming weeks, there are two webinars that relate to the current environment. On June 25, Scholar in Residence Carolyn Finney will talk about her recent piece in the Guardian, “The Perils of Being Black in Public.” And on July 7, Michael Wood, a Bread Loaf School of English faculty member, will explore the poetry of Langston Hughes and Toni Morrison. We invite you to participate. You can learn more and register here.

We continually seek to better serve our alumni community and want to be inclusive in this process. We invite you to share your thoughts, ideas, opinions, or frustrations by replying to us.

The MAA board is committed to driving change. Expect to hear from us about actionable steps to support the Black alumni community. We are here for you.

Sincerely,

The Middlebury Alumni Association Board

Tom Steinle ’84, President
Janine Hetherington ’95, Vice President and Incoming President
David Ellis ’09, Incoming Vice President Wendy Russell Tracy ’95, Past President

Hannah Burnett ’10
Jamal Davis ’11
Will Graham ’76, MA English ’84
Sam Libby ’09.5
Diane Meyer Lowman ’81
Meegan Moszynski ’01, MAIPS ’12 Anne Harris Onion ’69
Mohan Renganathan ’96
Danny Zhang ’15

Alumni Office
700 Exchange Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753
P: 802-443-5183
E: alumni@middlebury.edu