News editor Robert Keren writes stories and takes photographs describing the remarkable lives of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. He has reported on the chemistry professor who turns vegetable oil into biodiesel, the students who work as campus EMTs, and what goes on at the Snow Bowl over the summer. (Hint: It’s a Mountain of Work.) He also covers lectures, panels, and campus events for print and Web.
Robert arrived at Middlebury in 1997, and directed marketing and communications for the Language Schools and Schools Abroad for nine years. He helped launch the Portuguese School, the M.A. in Chinese, and the School in Latin America, and he coined the tagline "No English Spoken Here." From 2006 to 2010 he directed internal communications and community relations at the College.
Born in New York City, Robert grew up working as a vendor at Madison Square Garden and Shea Stadium. ("Hey, hot dog here!") After graduating from Hamilton College, he was a newspaper reporter and photographer in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for 11 years before making the shift to college communications.