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Hundreds of Students Present Work at Annual Symposium April 26, 2017 – The annual showcase of Middlebury student intellectual and creative work attracted large crowds from the campus and local community. Veteran Journalist Joe Klein Looks at State of U.S. Democracy April 19, 2017 – Longtime political columnist for Time called for a return to the “habits of citizenship.” Faculty Voice: Shaping Health Care Policy from the Classroom April 19, 2017 – Jessica Holmes discusses how her role on the Green Mountain Care Board, which regulates health care in Vermont, benefits her students and the state. Nine Middlebury Undergraduates Awarded Fulbright Grants April 18, 2017 – Yearlong fellowships will support research and teaching around the world. Feminists Strengthen Wikipedia's Content About Women April 18, 2017 – At the annual Gensler Symposium, students and faculty edited numerous Wikipedia pages during Middlebury's first edit-a-thon. Middlebury Institute Earns ‘Fair Trade University’ Status April 17, 2017 – Institute is the first U.S. graduate school to receive the designation from Fair Trade USA. College Names Eight Kellogg Fellows in the Humanities April 14, 2017 – Middlebury will once again fund student-driven research projects in philosophy, art history, religion, anthropology, and other disciplines. Campus Community Celebrates Educational Innovation April 12, 2017 – A two-day festival sponsored by the Fund for Innovation prompted the community to consider new ideas about teaching and learning. Athletics Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2017 April 12, 2017 – Inductees include athletes from five decades from 1963 to 2002. Nine from Middlebury Receive NSF Research Awards and Honorable Mention April 12, 2017 – Four young alumni received the highly selective award while five more, including a current student, received honorable mention. Understanding Advocacy in Washington’s New Political Environment April 11, 2017 – Twenty-four Middlebury undergrads spent their spring break studying how social policy gets developed in Washington, D.C. NER Offers New Albert Camus Translation and an Interview with Charles Johnson April 11, 2017 – Fiction includes a debut story by Trinidadian writer Celeste Mohammed, as well as new work from the renowned writer and pediatrician Perri Klass. Cam MacKugler ’09 Lands a Deal on Shark Tank April 10, 2017 – Middlebury alum offered $500,000 in exchange for 20 percent stake in his startup, Seedsheet. Middlebury Joins 30 Colleges, Universities in Court Brief Against Revised Travel Ban April 6, 2017 – “Friend-of-the-court” brief argues that international students and faculty are essential to the global missions of Middlebury and peer institutions. Jon Meacham to Give Middlebury College Commencement Address April 6, 2017 – Author and former Newsweek editor-in-chief is one of five to receive honorary degrees at 2017 ceremony. MiddSafe Debuts Online Advocate For Students Seeking Support Related to Sexual or Relationship Violence April 6, 2017 – The brain child of Ariana Mills '17, the new website is for students seeking an online resource before talking to a MiddSafe advocate through a hotline or in person. Bread Loaf: Learning from the Land [video] April 5, 2017 – A new short video reflects on what makes Bread Loaf a rare treasure. Middlebury and Monterey Students Undertake 'Projects for Peace' in Bulgaria, Germany, Cambodia April 4, 2017 – Students honor the legacy of Kathryn Wasserman Davis by striving to improve the prospects for peace in the world. Middlebury Alum to Appear on ABC's 'Shark Tank' April 4, 2017 – Cam MacKugler ’09 will face down ABC’s panel of potential deal makers on April 7 at 9 p.m. Columbia Astronomer David Helfand to Give Keynote at Innovation Festival [video] March 29, 2017 – The author of more than 200 scientific publications has a well-earned reputation as an educational innovator. Faculty Voice: U.S. Refugee Policy Is More Restrictive Than Many Americans Realize March 29, 2017 – Associate Professor of Political Science Sarah Stroup says that poorer, less equipped countries are taking on the burden of large numbers of refugees. Middlebury Students Join BOLD Women's Leadership Network March 28, 2017 – Ten Middlebury juniors were awarded BOLD scholarships earlier this year; five more scholars will be named in April. Middlebury Students Help High Schoolers Navigate Admissions Process March 27, 2017 – The student-led program connects Middlebury College mentors with first-generation, college-bound high schoolers. President Patton Updates Alumni on Protest Aftermath March 23, 2017 – Message outlined steps taken following the much-publicized events of March 2. Middlebury Senior Receives Watson Fellowship March 22, 2017 – Evelin Toth will spend the coming year in five different countries, learning about climate change adaptation strategies. Middlebury College Admits 1,753 to the Class of 2021 March 22, 2017 – The College saw a 14.7 percent increase in admitted students of color and an 8.5 percent uptick in international applicants. Twilight Artist-in-Residence Transforms Anderson Freeman Center March 22, 2017 – Muralist and social activist Will Kasso uses art to mobilize communities. Playwright Dan O'Brien ’96 Previews His Forthcoming Work March 21, 2017 – O'Brien and theatre professor Alex Draper gave a reading of O'Brien's memoir for stage, which will be produced in Pasadena later this spring. Edward Snowden, Former NSA Contractor, Skypes with Middlebury Audience March 17, 2017 – The Middlebury College Activities Board invited the controversial whistle blower as their spring speaker. Community Celebrates International Women's Day with Rally on Bridge [slide show] March 15, 2017 – Nearly 100 women, men, and children gathered in a festive show of solidarity on March 8. NER Out Loud Features Student Literary Readings March 15, 2017 – Students read works from the New England Review as well as their own poems and fiction from student literary magazines. President's Statement on Revised Executive Order on Travel to the United States March 15, 2017 – Laurie Patton updated the community and reaffirmed support for students and faculty impacted by the travel restrictions. Middlebury Hosts Ethnomusicology Conference March 17-18 March 15, 2017 – The public is invited to participate in a thought-provoking two-day conference at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Winter Storm Safety and Building Closure Information March 14, 2017 – Notice issued from Middlebury College Department of Public Safety. Classes and Events Canceled due to Blizzard Warning March 14, 2017 – Worsening conditions expected to make driving hazardous into Wednesday. Middlebury College Maps Plan for Moving Forward After Murray Protests March 8, 2017 – Following a chaotic disruption of an invited speaker, President Laurie Patton calls for accountability and community building. New Middlebury Podcast Explores Life's Unexpected Turns March 8, 2017 – New series features faculty, staff, students, and alumni with stories about adapting to radical change. March 6 Statement from President Laurie Patton March 6, 2017 – In an all-campus email, President Patton outlines disciplinary and community-building steps underway following Charles Murray's appearance on campus. Two Panther Teams Claim NESCAC Titles March 6, 2017 – Women's hockey and men's basketball both finished their regular seasons with conference championships. Video Recording of Charles Murray and Prof. Allison Stanger March 6, 2017 – Conversation recorded at McCullough Student Center on March 2, 2017. Nonproliferation Experts Parse North Korea's Nuclear Program March 3, 2017 – Jeffrey Lewis and Melissa Hanham from the Middlebury Institute at Monterey shared their open source techniques and worrisome findings. Statement from President Laurie L. Patton Regarding Charles Murray Event March 3, 2017 – Middlebury's president responds to students' efforts to silence an invited speaker. Pilot Project: Students Go to L.A. to Explore Careers in Entertainment Industry March 1, 2017 – With a grant from the Fund for Innovation, the Center for Careers and Internships led a February break trip to Los Angeles. Updates from the Board of Trustees February 28, 2017 – At their winter meeting, the trustees approved tenure and reviewed progress on the Envisioning Middlebury strategic planning process. College Celebrates Articles and Creative Works February 27, 2017 – At a Bicentennial Hall reception on Feb. 22, 62 faculty and staff members’ works were displayed in Tormondsen Great Hall. New York Times Features Work of Middlebury Institute Experts February 24, 2017 – Center for Nonproliferation Studies experts analyzed North Korean propaganda photos to assess progress on nuclear weapons. Read more in the New York Times. Archaeologist Will Lecture on the "Parthenon Enigma," March 2 February 24, 2017 – Joan Connelly, an NYU professor, will offer her groundbreaking re-interpretation of the Parthenon Frieze. Mellon Choreographer-in-Residence Invites Movement Across the Curriculum February 22, 2017 – Over a two-year residency, Maree ReMalia has broken down disciplinary barriers and built unlikely collaborations through movement. Visiting PBK Scholar to Discuss Artificial Intelligence Design and Impacts February 21, 2017 – In her Feb. 27 public lecture, Harvard professor Barbara Grosz will explore the ethical challenges of intelligent technology. Middlebury a Top Producer of Fulbright Students and Scholars February 21, 2017 – Middlebury was one of just 16 bachelor's institutions to appear on lists of top producers of both faculty and students. Return to Freedom February 17, 2017 – Professor William Hart in Middlebury Magazine describes the Middlebury alumnus who rescued Solomon Northup, the main character in Twelve Years A Slave. Students Travel to Atlanta to Experience the Struggles of Refugee Resettlement February 15, 2017 – Twelve Middlebury students went to Georgia to work with refugees during the break between the winter and spring terms. New ‘President’s Course’ Will Focus on Water February 14, 2017 – The interdisciplinary course will explore scientific, cultural, economic, political, environmental, and literary dimensions of an increasingly fragile resource. Student-Designed Rover Could Improve Safety for Facilities Staff [video] February 14, 2017 – The small, remote inspection vehicle can relay important data from ducts and steam traps where human access is difficult. Middlebury's 94th Winter Carnival, February 16-19 February 14, 2017 – Abundant snow, fun-filled activities, and solo artist Quinn XCII are headlining this year's celebration. Class of 2020.5 Arrives on Campus February 9, 2017 – The 99 new ‘Febs’ began their five-day orientation on Wednesday, Febraury 8. President’s House Wins Award for Energy Efficiency February 7, 2017 – Renovation project increases sustainability and retains historic character. Feb Celebration Honors Class of 2016.5 February 4, 2017 – Students enjoyed a boisterous ceremony at Mead Chapel followed by the traditional ski-down at the Middlebury Snow Bowl. "We Lost Our Sea Ice, Now What?" February 3, 2017 – Nearly half of the Arctic's summer sea ice has melted, says Middlebury alumnus Ross Lieb-Lappen, Class of 2007. Campus and Community Turn Out to Support Muslim Students February 3, 2017 – More than 500 people joined a rally outside McCullough Student Center on February 2. President Laurie Patton's Statement Regarding Middlebury's Commitment to Openness and Access February 1, 2017 – Statement reaffirms Middlebury's support for students, faculty, and staff who may be impacted by the Trump administration's executive orders. J-term Scenes: An Introduction to Podcasting [video] February 1, 2017 – Students are learning the art and science of audio storytelling for a rapidly growing sector of media production. Board of Trustees Awards Tenure to Four Middlebury Faculty Members February 1, 2017 – Faculty in geography, history, film and media culture, and the writing program were promoted to associate professor, effective July 1, 2017. Middlebury Economist Studies the Effects of Abortion Policy in Texas January 31, 2017 – Caitlin M.K. Myers is using technology to visualize the effects of abortion clinic closures in the Lone Star State. Middlebury Professor, on Academic Leave in Iran, Faces Uncertainty January 30, 2017 – Ata Anzali and his family had planned to return to the U.S. in June but must decide if they should leave now instead. Celebration for Midyear Graduates Slated for February 3-4 January 30, 2017 – The Class of 2016.5 will celebrate the completion of their Middlebury degrees with a Mead Chapel ceremony and the annual ski-down at the Snow Bowl. President Patton's Statement to Campus Community Regarding Refugee Travel Ban January 29, 2017 – Laurie Patton issued a statement to faculty, staff, and students on January 28. J-term Scenes: Measuring the Earth as the Ancients Did January 27, 2017 – Students in the Ancient Astronomy class are gaining an understanding of the celestial sphere from a perspective more than 2,000 years old. J-term Scenes: Landscape Photography and Geography January 25, 2017 – In this winter term course, students are looking at nearby human landscapes from a very different perspective. Faculty Research on Weybridge Cave Offers Insight to Glacier Movement January 25, 2017 – After dating sediment samples from a nearby cave, Middlebury geologists were able to determine the pace of glacier advance from the last ice age. Associate Chaplain Ira Schiffer Announces Retirement from Middlebury January 25, 2017 – Rabbi Schiffer, who joined the chaplain's office at Middlebury in 2001, plans to step down on June 30, 2017. In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Sandy Martin January 23, 2017 – Known for his excellent listening skills and gentle demeanor, Sandy Martin shared his love of literature with generations of students during his 35-year career. MBA Students Win International Case Competition in Davos January 19, 2017 – The four-member team from the Middlebury Institute competed in tandem with the World Economic Forum's annual meeting. Men’s Soccer Coach David Saward to Retire January 19, 2017 – The longtime coach, who led his team to an NCAA championship in 2007, will step down at the end of 2017. Conference Will Explore Media Representations of Minorities January 17, 2017 – The fourth annual student-run global conference will take place at the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs January 19-20. Speakers at MLK Breakfast See "Challenging Times" Ahead January 17, 2017 – About 110 students, faculty, and staff attended a program of celebration and reflection in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. J-term Scenes: The Science of Stress January 17, 2017 – In a Bicentennial Hall neuroscience lab, students are studying the underpinnings of a physical response shared by all humans. Speaker Says ‘Radical Body Love’ Can Spark Social Transformation January 16, 2017 – Sonya Renee Taylor, founder of The Body Is Not an Apology, spoke at Wilson Hall for Alumni of Color Weekend and Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The Acropolis Inspires New Exhibition and Gallery Talk January 15, 2017 – The curator of a thrilling new exhibition at the Middlebury Museum of Art explains the allure of the ancient monument in Athens. Middlebury Community to Honor the Activism of Dr. King, January 13-21 January 11, 2017 – The events will include a keynote address, a multifaith service, a community breakfast, and a day of service. J-term Scenes: Tell Us What You're Most Excited About [video] January 11, 2017 – We asked students to tell us what they were most looking forward to as winter term 2017 begins. Four Middlebury Alumni on Forbes 30 Under 30 List January 10, 2017 – The annual listing highlights up-and-coming professionals across 20 categories. LitHub Publishes NER Essay by Stephen Snyder January 10, 2017 – Snyder’s piece discusses the dangers of homogenizing easily translated literature. In Memoriam: John Spencer, Former Faculty Member, Trustee January 4, 2017 – From his 35 years of service to Middlebury, Spencer is remembered for his intellect, humor, and an emphasis on public speaking.