Since adding a local instance of WordPress two years ago, Middlebury students, faculty and staff have created hundreds of blogs. Every semester classes use our learning management system, Segue, to conduct online discussions.

MiddLab won't replace or replicate this activity. We don't want to build a single application that everyone needs to sign into and discuss their research. Rather, MiddLab will provide an aggregate view of the conversations occurring online relating to Middlebury course and project work.

To kick us off, here's a blogroll of some popular and interesting Middlebury and MIIS authors.

Presidential Power (5)

To My Favorite Student, On Commencement Day

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 10:24am
Another year has passed – this one more eventful than most.  Middlebury is about to hold its commencement ceremony, and as I have done ever since I came to live here in the Green Mountains, I will celebrate by sitting down by the fire, pouring a single malt, and raising a toast to you, My […]

Murray and Middlebury: What Happened, and What Should Be Done?

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 8:53pm
Dr. Charles Murray, a political scientist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute,  came to Middlebury last Thursday to discuss his book Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. It did not go well. Murray was invited by the Middlebury student AEI chapter, and his talk was cosponsored (but not funded) by the […]

Why Putting Bannon On The NSC Is Probably A Good Idea

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:33am
With the media firestorm generated by President Trump’s executive order on immigration, some news outlets were slow to pick up on another controversial and potentially more important president directive: Presidential National Security Memorandum 2, which Trump issued two days ago.  That presidential memorandum (contrary to this New York Times article, it was not an executive […]

Why Trump Won: It Was Fundamental!

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 2:25pm
In life, they say, timing is everything.  When I began doing my election-themed talks in late summer, after it was clear who the general election candidates were, Hillary Clinton consistently held a lead in the various aggregate polling results, such this one by Huffington Post, by about 5%-8%. Nonetheless, I assured my audiences that there […]

Live Blogging the Presidential Election

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 6:23pm
We’ll be up at about 7 p.m. for tonight’s live blogging from the Karl Rove Crossroads Cafe – join in!