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Middmag.com, the online version of Middlebury Magazine, is your source for fresh perspectives on the College today.

You'll find more stories on Fall Family Weekend there.

Discover The Middlebury Blog Network to find out what's on the horizon for Middlebury from President Liebowitz, Dean of the College Shirley Collado, and, of course, from the students themselves!

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Reunion 2013: The Celebration Continues

View and Download Photos

Over the weekend, our photographers, Todd Balfour, May Walton Mantell, and Jennifer Kiewit, were busy taking snapshots of Reunion weekend highlights, from candid moments to solemn traditions. You can view and download their pictures from the weekend—including those featured in the slideshow above—free of charge. They're our gift to you. Click here to browse the photo galleries.

To download the pictures to your computer from SmugMug, move your mouse to the right of the photo and a size menu will appear. Choose the size you want, right click the resulting picture, select "Save Image As," then pick the location where you would like to store it. 

Weekend Journal

For Reunion 2013, more than 1,800 alumni, family members, and friends brought the campus to life with laughter, smiles, and reminiscences. We weathered the weather together and, in the end, a little bit of rain and cold couldn’t dampen the warmth of alumni, representing 70 years' worth of College memories, returning to Middlebury from all over the world.

Relive the joy by exploring the slideshow, videos, and stories from the weekend that we've collected for you here. If you weren't able to make it to campus this year, you can catch up on everything you missed. And we hope to see you at your next reunion!

 

Pop Quiz

A certain tree. Your old dorm. Mead Chapel dressed up for the festivities. That special friend. All things that alumni mentioned as important stops on their reunion weekend itinerary.

As part of their "Tell Us One Thing" series, Middlebury's Communications Office asked alumni about what they most wanted to see while back on campus. 

Living History

From the rousing chorus of that Middlebury anthem “Gamaliel Painter’s Cane” to President Liebowitz’s address, re-experience all the pageantry and nostalgia of Convocation.
 
Representatives of Middlebury classes from 1938 to 2008 also share their memories of the changing life at the College over the years—while celebrating the constants of learning and community. 

Hot Topic 

Middlebury College President Ronald D. Liebowitz discusses key issues of cost and relevance, including the difficult balance between “creating a curriculum for the 21st century” and “respecting the traditions of a liberal arts education.”
 
He also answers your questions about such controversial subjects as MOOCs, diversity, student loans, and internships. 

Learning By Heart

When John Elder retired from his career as a professor of literature and environmental studies at Middlebury, he plunged himself into a new adventure: an immersion in traditional Irish flute music.
 
In his talk, Elder weaves unexpected connections between his favorite texts, natural history narratives, and personal anecdotes of learning a new hobby late in life. He also treated audiences by playing short tunes on his instrument. Click here to watch the video.

Moving Forward

Executive in Residence Charles MacCormack ’63, former CEO of Save the Children, has confronted some of the most difficult conditions in the world. However, over reunion weekend, he delivered a message of surprising hope and positivity.
 
MacCormack describes the social and economic progress that he has witnessed in the 50 years since he graduated—both at Middlebury and internationally. He also expresses his faith in the College’s ability to connect students to global problems that will unravel in the next half-century. Click here to watch his talk.

Cutting Edge

For the Class of 1963 panel, students, faculty members, and alumni opened up about different facets of today's Middlebury education. The group explained how new technologies and opportunities require interdisciplinary, hands-on projects.

The panel members spoke about how they apply the liberal arts in unexpected ways, from choreographing dances to using complex geographical software. 

 

The Play's The Thing

Five alumni—a playwright, a director, and three actors—returned to Middlebury for a week. Their mission: to produce a brand new play and perform it during Reunion.

On the night of the premiere, Robert Keren sat down with the multi-talented troupe, the MiddSummer Play Lab, and interviewed them about the play, the lightening-fast production, and why it's so meaningful to perform at Middlebury again. Click here to read the article.