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Conference: Immigration in the Neoliberal Age
Let It Snow

The new snowmaking operation at Rikert Nordic Center has enabled the center to operate nearly 10 times as many days this winter.

Welcome New Students!
Carbon Neutrality Update
Student Art Exhibition

Students explored the zone where studio art and architecture collide.

Middlebury and the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps has named Middlebury as one of the top volunteer-producing colleges. 

Finding North Korea's Missiles

A research associate from the Monterey Institute of International Studies used web-based tools to locate two secret missile sites in North Korea.

Soaring Over Middlebury
New Piano Takes Center Stage
Perspectives on Kunming
Youth Unemployment Conference

The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs brings scholars, practitioners and recent alumni to the discussion table for a conference March 13-15.

Trustee News: Tuition, New School of Korean

At their February meeting, the College's Board of Trustees set what is expected to be one of the lowest tuition and fee increases among Middlebury's peer schools.

Meet the Press: Rachel Donadio

New York Times reporter Rachel Donadio, who covered the election of Pope Francis, will speak at Middlebury on April 8.

The Place of Dance
Farm-to-School Food Summit

Middlebury hosted the annual Stone Soup Summit, gathering educators, growers, producers, and students from throughout the region.

Community Chorus & Orchestra Concert

The Middlebury College Community Chorus and the Champlain Philharmonic will join together for two public concerts on April 5 and 6.

Socially Responsible Investment Panel

Middlebury will host a panel of socially responsible investment experts at McCullough Social Space on April 7.

Where Film and Poetry Meet

Distinguished Poet in Residence A. Van Jordan, on leave from the University of Michigan, is teaching a new course, and will give a reading from his works on April 10.

Russian Reflections

In a program they've titled "Russian Reflections," the renowned duo of David Finckel and Wu Han will play Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Scriabin, and Rachmaninov on April 16.

Spring Student Symposium April 10-11

The annual showcase of student independent research and creative work will include a keynote talk by writer Vendela Vida '93.

Alum Wins Pulitzer Prize

David Philipps, an environmental studies major from the class of 2000, has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

Middlebury Bach Festival

The fourth annual Bach Festival April 25-27 includes performances by cellist Sophie Shao and violinist Soovin Kim.

Tracking the Fracking

Following an alternative break trip, a group of students recounted their trip to Pennsylvania's natural gas country.

Hauschka's Homecoming

Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka '07 returned to Middlebury to talk about his unlikely path from Division III to the Super Bowl.

French Comedy Unites Cultures

Eleven Middlebury students from seven countries brought a multicultural flair to Molière's "Le Malade Imaginaire."

Russian Economics Award

Economics Professor William Pyle has won the Russian National Prize in Economics.

Senior Dance Performance
In the Next Room

The Theatre program presents Sarah Ruhl's Tony-nominated play "In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)" April 30-May 3.

Careers Panel

Middlebury in D.C. will host a videoconference panel of Midd alumni discussing careers in the Middle East on May 1.

Truman Scholarship

Rana Abdelhamid, a Middlebury College junior, has been selected for the 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

Dean Shirley Collado to Step Down

Dean of the College Shirley Collado, a national leader in issues of access and diversity, will take a key position at Rutgers-Newark.

Board of Trustees News

At their spring meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the budget and granted tenure to four faculty members.

Commencement Preview

Middlebury celebrates the Class of 2014 at Commencement, Sunday, May 25 at 10 a.m.

College Honors Outstanding Staff
Middlebury Language Schools Begin

Renowned for their immersive learning environment, the 10 schools begin sessions in Middlebury and California this month.

College Honors Public Service

Middlebury President Ron Liebowitz presented the McCardell Citizen's Award to Douglas Anderson and David Brynn.

How Did You Get Here, Melissa Surrette ’16?

An annual series of multimedia stories produced by the Middlebury Fellows in Narrative Journalism.

Bread Loaf School of English Begins Summer Sessions

Middlebury's graduate program in English opens its summer sessions in Vermont, New Mexico, and Oxford, England.

Video: Tell Us One Thing

We asked Middlebury alumni celebrating Reunion 2014 to tell us one thing they had to see when they came back to campus.

Environmental Writers' Conference Opens

The inaugural session of the Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writers' Conference runs June 9-15 with several events open to the public.

Reunion Memories

Record numbers of Middlebury alumni enjoyed a spectacular Vermont weekend at Reunion 2014.

Phi Beta Kappa

Sixty-one members of the class of 2014 were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Class of 2014 Celebrates Commencement
Newly Tenured Faculty

Faculty teaching Arabic, philosophy, Portuguese, and theatre have been promoted from assistant to associate professor.

College Welcomes Muslim Chaplains
Presidential Search Underway

A committee led by trustee Al Dragone, Jr. '78 has begun the search for Middlebury's 17th president.

Awards and Fellowships

Middlebury students have earned numerous fellowships, awards and honors this spring. Armel Nibasumba, above, was awarded a Davis Project for Peace grant.

U.S. Energy Secretary at McCullough

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz joined Vermont's congressional delegation at McCullough Student Center to discuss sustainable energy.

College Receives $4.2 Million Gift for Language Study

The anonymous gift will provide scholarships for study at the Middlebury Language Schools and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Fulbright Fellowships

A record number of Middlebury students and recent alumni received Fulbright fellowships for teaching and research abroad over the coming year.

Student Leadership Awards

Twenty-seven students were honored by the Dean of the College's office for their leadership in service to others.

Faculty & Staff Authors

Nineteen faculty and staff authors were honored at a reception for works published over the past year.

Spring Student Symposium Packs the House

More than 350 students presented creative and research works during the two-day annual Spring Student Symposium.

Celebrating Excellence in Teaching

Prof. William Peterson has won the 2014 Perkins Award for Excellence in Teaching. A reception in his honor will be held Thursday, April 3.

Mellon Grant Will Support Digital Liberal Arts

Middlebury College has been awarded an $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support faculty scholarship and teaching in the digital liberal arts.

Kennedy Center Honors Midd Theatre

The Middlebury Theatre Department's production of Pentecost has won numerous awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, including Outstanding Production.

Jupiter Quartet

World-class ensemble joins with acclaimed violist Kim Kashkashian to perform Brahms Quintet Nov. 23.

Classical Guitarist Xuefei Yang

China's most accomplished classical guitarist returns to the Middlebury Center for the Arts Dec. 6.

Midd Professor Reflects on JFK
Lessons and Carols
President Ronald Liebowitz to Step Down in 2015
"Figures of Speech"

Middlebury seniors Adeline Cleveland and Amy Donahue will perform their choreographic thesis work on Dec. 5-6.

James Isbell Armstrong

Middlebury's 12th president passed away on December 16 at age 94.

Statement on ASA Call for Israeli Boycott
Winter Term Begins

During the immersive J-term, students delve deeply into one course.

Pianist Jung-Ja Kim Jan. 12
Social Entrepreneurship Symposium Jan. 23-24

Middlebury's Center for Social Entrepreneurship annual symposium features a keynote by NY Times writer David Bornstein Jan. 24.

Newly Tenured Faculty
Rethinking the Nuclear Option

UPDATE: Bill McKibben to join director Robert Stone for a panel discussion following screening of Stone's documentary, "Pandora's Promise" at Dana Auditorium Jan. 16 at 3 p.m.

MLK 'Oratorio' Jan. 20

The public is invited to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in song, speech, and dance Monday night at Mead Chapel.

Environmental Writer in Residence

Gary Nabhan, a national leader on farm and food issues, will join Bill McKibben in a public talk on Monday, Jan. 27.

Women's Soccer Preps for Final Four
Celebrating the Febs

Middlebury's annual celebration of mid-year graduates will take place Jan. 31-Feb.1, including the famous "ski down" at the Snow Bowl.

Midd Goes to the Super Bowl

Damon Hatheway '13.5 interviewed Seahawks kicker and Midd alum Steven Hauschka '07 on Super Bowl media day for Middlebury Magazine.

Russian Pianist to Play Feb. 23

Alexander Melnikov's performance will feature Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues.

Saving Life on Earth

Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Biological Diversity Kierán Suckling will give the Scott A. Margolin '99 Lecture in Environmental Affairs March 12 at 7 p.m.

Success Without Stress

Cal Newport, a blogger and Georgetown professor, will give a public talk on March 10 on escaping the cult of overwork.

Elias String Quartet

The acclaimed U.K.-based quartet will play two free public concerts focused on Beethoven March 12-13. SEE WEATHER-RELATED SCHEDULE CHANGES.

An Evening of Jazz

The Dick Forman Jazz Group plays ballads, blues, be-bop, and swing February 15 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Juilliard President to Speak at Mahaney Center

Dr. Joseph Polisi will give a public lecture, "The Arts, Education, and the Human Experience," on March 1.

Student Symposium Deadline is Feb. 28

The 2014 Spring Student Symposium is coming! More information, including videos and application forms here.

Middlebury's Surprising Oscar Connection

A Middlebury graduate from the class of 1829 rescued the lead character in the film "12 Years a Slave."

Civil War Letters Come Home to Vermont

A rich collection of letters from the 1860s is being digitized for public browsing at Davis Family Library.

A People's History, Documented and Taught
The Case for Oratory
Congratulations 'Feb' Graduates!
Midd in the '60s

Students organized a J-term panel of alums and a former dean to reflect on life at Middlebury during the turbulent 1960s.

Middlebury to Add a STEM Posse

The College will expand its relationship with The Posse Foundation, welcoming students pursuing science, technology, engineering, and math. 

Middlebury College is subject of Fortune magazine article

Today, Friday, April 10, Fortune magazine published a story on its Web site about Middlebury College titled "Hard times on campus: Even elite colleges can't escape the impact of the economic slump. Here's how one New England school is working to stay on top in the face of a smaller endowment, needier students, and the bursting of the higher-ed bubble." 

The article will also appear in the April 27 hard copy edition, which will be available on newsstands beginning the week of April 13. 

The story discusses admissions and financial aid at Middlebury as well as how the college is handling the budget challenges it faces as a result of the economic downturn.  Middlebury College President Ronald D. Liebowitz, some senior staff members and several students were interviewed for the story. A number of photos are included.

Dance Program Receives Mellon Grant
Theatre Preview: ‘Pentecost’
Chemistry pHun!
Middlebury Selected for 2013 Solar Decathlon

College team will compete in Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2013; 2011 Middlebury team finished in fourth place.

How Did You Get Here, Iracema Drew?
How Did You Get Here, Joe Ortiz?
How Did You Get Here, Leo Moses?
Students, Faculty, and Summer Research

Each summer, Middlebury undergraduates can be found pursuing research projects in collaboration with faculty members and each other. Watch the video.

Middlebury Establishes Program in India