"The truth is that all of us here have won the lottery of life. The fact that you are graduating from a great college in America means that you have won the global jackpot. And then the question becomes, how do you go about discharging the responsibility that comes with that? What will you give back and how?" -- Nicholas Kristof
At a ceremony on May 6, President Ron Liebowitz announced to members of the Middlebury community that the main library, unnamed since its completion in 2004, would now be called the Davis Family Library, in honor of Jim Davis '66; his wife, Anne; their son, Chris '08; and their daughter, Kassia.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced on April 15 that Middlebury College has been selected to participate in Solar Decathlon 2011, in which 20 teams of college and university students will compete to design, build and operate the most affordable, attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house.
Middlebury College has set its comprehensive fee for the 2010-2011 academic year at $52,120, a 3.4 percent increase. A new College policy limits increases in the fee to no more than 1 percentage point above the rise in the Consumer Price Index.
Creativity and optimism were the prevailing themes in a special address given Friday, February 12, by President Ron Liebowitz. The talk before a packed house at Mead Chapel reviewed the milestones that have taken place over the past 18 months to meet financial challenges brought on by the recession. Liebowitz expressed confidence and gratitude toward the faculty and staff as he mapped out a vision for the college's future sustainability.
Middlebury biology professor Jeremy Ward predicts that Sky Feuer '10 will soon be one of the leaders in her field of biology research. Her recently awarded Gates-Cambridge scholarship for a one-year master's degree at Cambridge should help her on that quest.