Return to Offices & Services College Communications communicationsmarket.jpg MiddNews (hidden) Midd News 2010 MiddNews 2011 MiddNews 2012 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 MiddNews 2013 MiddNews 2014 MiddNews 2015 Read the latest Middlebury Magazine Site Editor Log On Home » Offices & Services » Administration » Office of Communications and Marketing » MiddNews » MiddNews 2012 » August 2012 The Poet Laureate Among Us September 5, 2012 – We talk with Natasha Trethewey, a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference faculty member who was recently named the U.S. poet laureate. Science Spoken Here August 21, 2012 – Summer immersion at Middlebury extends beyond language learning into the labs of McCardell Bicentennial Hall. Alumni Golf Tournament, Sept. 8-9 September 4, 2012 – Join Middlebury alumni and friends for the 33rd annual Alumni Golf Tournament in honor of Gordie Perine '49. Ambassador Offers Practical Advice to Language Schools Graduates August 23, 2012 – Diplomat John Beyrle, who studied at the Russian School in 1975, returned to Middlebury for Language Schools Commencement. Bread Loaf Confers 60 Master's Degrees August 21, 2012 – At the conclusion of the 93rd summer in Ripton, Pultizer-winning poet Tracy K. Smith addressed the graduates. Seeing Stars September 5, 2012 – Professor Frank Winkler makes sure that every visitor to the Observatory Open House gets a good look into deep space. Here's how he does it. Summer Games at the Language Schools [video] September 5, 2012 – Fierce international competition in August can only mean one thing: summer games at the Language Schools. Middlebury Pitcher Signs Contract With Baltimore Orioles August 23, 2012 – Michael Joseph, a six-foot seven-inch pitcher, plans to play minor-league baseball next spring and graduate from Middlebury in 2014. Farm Fresh: Easy and Local August 23, 2012 – Can a clever new website -- yourfarmstand.com -- get Vermonters to eat more local food? What Do You Get for $400 Million? [video] August 23, 2012 – Our "Professor Pundits" Matt Dickinson and Bert Johnson discuss the Obama campaign's spending spree in battleground states. Rails Across America, Part 4 August 20, 2012 – We caught up with rising junior Ryan Kim in Astoria, Oregon, and learned why the town is called "The Graveyard of the Pacific."