Return to Offices & Services College Communications communicationsmarket.jpg MiddNews (hidden) Midd News 2010 MiddNews 2011 MiddNews 2012 MiddNews 2013 August 2013 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 MiddNews 2014 MiddNews 2015 MiddNews 2016 Read the latest Middlebury Magazine Site Editor Log On Home » Offices & Services » Administration » Office of Communications and Marketing » MiddNews » MiddNews 2013 » April 2013 Solar Decathlon '13 Gets Underway [video] April 16, 2013 – The Solar Decathlon team gave students, faculty, staff, and the community a first look at their solar-powered home this month. Biologist Catherine Combelles Wins Perkins Award April 16, 2013 – The professor who studies oocyte development is honored by Middlebury for her teaching and her research. College Accepts 19 Percent of Applicants to Class of 2017 April 16, 2013 – The Admissions Office reports that 9,112 students applied to Middlebury, the most in the College's history. Academe: Science on the Brain [video] April 16, 2013 – Find out what President Obama’s recently announced Brain Initiative means to some students and faculty. Eight Minutes to Earn $3,000 April 16, 2013 – MiddChallenge gave 17 student groups the chance to explain why their business, outreach, or arts venture deserved one of six cash awards. A Better Way to Diversify Private Colleges April 16, 2013 – Erik Bleich, professor of political science, says in Atlantic magazine that colleges should band together to reinvigorate affirmative action. Hope and (Climate) Change April 16, 2013 – What are the Obama administration's grades for environmental policy? Christopher McGrory Klyza, the Stafford Professor of Public Policy, has the floor. It's Time for Alumni to Vote April 16, 2013 – This year's slate of candidates put forward by the Middlebury College Alumni Association is open for the month of April, so please vote. Studying Study Abroad April 16, 2013 – When Hang Du discovered the lack of data about study-abroad programs in China, the associate professor went to Hangzhou to observe Middlebury students for herself. Street Smarts April 16, 2013 – What could change people's inclination to drive around town instead of biking or walking? Four seniors have answers.