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 Site Editor Log On Home » Offices & Services » Administration » Office of Communications and Marketing » MiddNews » MiddNews 2013 » December 2013 Ron Liebowitz Announces Plan to Step Down in 2015 December 17, 2013 – The 16th president said: "With its dedicated and committed staff, superb faculty, and outstanding students, Middlebury has never been stronger or better positioned for the future." James Armstrong, Middlebury's 12th President, Passes Away December 17, 2013 – He strengthened the College’s faculty, academic standing, finances, and infrastructure during his presidency from 1963 to 1975. Trustees Enact Sweeping Changes to Governance Structure December 13, 2013 – The revisions are in direct response to the increasing complexity of the institution and the changing demands of higher education. Faculty Expert Appears on 60 Minutes [video] December 17, 2013 – When CBS News needed a guide to the Coptic Christian tradition in Egypt, the network called on history professor Febe Armanios. Dance Program Receives Grant to Expand Its Reach [story & video] December 16, 2013 – A three-year interdisciplinary grant from the Mellon Foundation will connect movement research with more traditional forms of scholarship. Students Act to Ensure Food Security December 16, 2013 – There is no stopping the "food guys" who started a nonprofit to help alleviate hunger in Addison County. Inside Middlebury Men's Basketball [story & video] December 16, 2013 – Three student filmmakers have been granted access to one of the nation's most successful D-3 hoops programs to produce a documentary. New Steinway Grand Piano Arrives at Middlebury [story & video] December 13, 2013 – The new Model D concert grand was installed at Mahaney Center for the Arts. It was given by the Rothrock family in honor of Ron and Jessica Liebowitz. College Adds Summer Conference for Environmental Writers December 16, 2013 – The new, weeklong conference will be cosponsored with Orion Magazine and modeled after the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. What Is Learning? [story & videos] December 13, 2013 – An education studies class screened 12 student-produced videos that explore the very nature of learning. Davis Fellowships Now for All 10 Languages December 16, 2013 – Fellowships to the Language Schools cover tuition, room, and board, and are open to all language learners. Applications must be postmarked by January 14, 2014. Student Organization Strives to End Modern Slavery December 16, 2013 – Stop Traffick organized a riveting symposium titled "Humans: Not for Sale" with journalist Ben Skinner, who has witnessed slavery on four continents. Presidential Scholar Reflects on JFK Legacy [radio interview] December 13, 2013 – Matt Dickinson, professor of political science, talks about why Americans are so nostalgic about the late president.