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May 17, 1999

Middlebury Magazine Receives National Recognition for 4th Straight Year

The Middlebury College alumni magazine was recently named the second best college magazine in the country by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Awarded the silver medal, Middlebury Magazine was the second-place winner in a competition that included entries from 63 colleges across the nation.

This is the fourth year in a row Middlebury Magazine has placed among the top three in the country in the General Magazine Excellence category, which considers all aspects of a magazine-content, writing, editing, design, photography, and printing quality. Judges also evaluate how well the magazine reflects an understanding of its audience and communicates with it.

According to Middlebury Magazine editor Rachel Morton, the quality of Middlebury Magazine results from an institutional commitment to produce a lively publication that also informs and entertains. "The magazine is put together with readers in mind," said Morton. "If a college magazine is to represent the institution effectively, it has to be read. We work very hard on story selection and we make sure that the magazine has as much visual appeal as we can give it," she said.

Morton and Steve Metzler--Middlebury's director of publications and the magazine's designer--were invited to Boston, Mass., to accept the award. The top-ranked magazine in the competition was Cornell Magazine. Both Middlebury Magazine and Cornell Magazine are printed at Lane Press in South Burlington, Vermont.

Middlebury Magazine, which is produced quarterly, is distributed to over 36,000 alumni, parents, students, and friends of the College.