Harvard's Eric Nelson to Give Talk May 2
Scenes from the Symposium
Rajeev Taranath To Perform May 6
Symposium on Feminism in a Global Context

The Gensler Symposium, titled "Body Parts," features speakers and events through April 12.

Undressing Cinderella April 10-13
Jewish Studies Symposium

A symposium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies will take place Sunday, April 14.

Taking the Pulse of Vermont

Two Middlebury students traveled the length of Vermont's Route 100 and talked with people from all walks of life. Their reports aired recently on Vermont Public Radio.

Welcoming the Carbon-Neutral Class

How to get the Class of 2016 fired up about the College's goal to be carbon-neutral by the time they graduate? Cue the carbon-shredding sharks!

Center for the Arts Celebrates 20th
Making Change

The first recipients of grants from the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship told a campus audience what they'd accomplished over the summer.

What's Happening at Old Stone Mill?

At the Old Stone Mill's fall showcase, we found a hub of student-driven activity, where crickets are a nutritional snack and origami makes great jewelry.

The Chemistry of Biodiesel
Monterey Graduates Urged to Keep Learning
Carolyn Kuebler Named Editor of New England Review
Colleges Will Work Together To Control Costs

Middlebury, St. Michael's and Champlain College will form a consortium to reduce costs associated with purchasing supplies and services.

Rikert Nordic Center Launches Snowmaking
Where Is Literary Criticism Headed?

New York Times book critic Dwight Garner '88 talked about the future of criticism, and the future of books, in this year's Robert W. van de Velde Jr. '75 Memorial Lecture.

Panther Skier Top College Racer at Nationals
Center for Blue Economy Celebrates

The Center for the Blue Economy at the Monterey Institute marked its first birthday, and a year of progress, at an event April 12 in Monterey, Calif.

Perkins Award Winner Announced

Reproductive biologist Prof. Catherine Combelles won the 2013 Perkins Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Acclaimed Organist to Perform March 21

In celebration of Bach's birthday, organist Nathan Laube will perform at Mead Chapel.

Cellist, Piano Quartet to Play April 6

Cellist Sophie Shao returns to Middlebury with a piano quartet Saturday April 6, featuring a program of Beethoven, Mahler, and Brahms.

Concert Features Violin, Viola, Electronics
Small Paintings Tell Big Story
Commencement Speaker: Jonathan Safran Foer
Winner of Beucher Solo Competition to Perform
INSPIRIT Dance Company to Perform March 15-16
The Politics of Freshwater, March 14-16

The Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs hosts an international conference titled "The Politics of Freshwater: Access and Identity in a Changing Environment." All talks will be live streamed.

Ambassador Dennis Ross to Speak at Middlebury
Escher String Quartet to Perform March 8

For their Middlebury debut, these rising stars in chamber music present a free concert, featuring Beethoven, Britten, and Mendelssohn.

Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya

Mountaineer & filmmaker David Breashears and Orville Schell of the Asia Society will give a talk in Dana Auditorium on Thursday, March 7.

Drawing On the Wall
Race & Ethnicity Symposium 2/28-3/1

MacArthur Fellow and author Dinaw Mengestu will give the keynote at the 3-day symposium, "No Place Like Home? Imagining Race, Ethnicity, and Migration."

Nature Conservancy President & CEO to Speak
Mining Black Gold

Maintaining Middlebury College's extensive composting operation is not for the faint of heart.

New Option for Study at Oxford

The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, based at Oxford's Keble College, offers fall and spring semester programs for undergraduates.

Think Globally, Heat Locally

The biomass plant will help the College achieve carbon neutrality.

What's Next for Your Computer?

Middlebury College owns about 3,000 computers, and we wondered where they go when their days are done.

In a League of Her Own

Bread Loaf alumna Martha Ackmann writes about baseball player Toni Stone, the first woman to play professionally in the Negro League.

Tree Tour

Middlebury has recently been designated a 'Tree Campus' by the Arbor Day Foundation. Take a tour and meet a few of the reasons.

What's the Story?

What's up with those little orange decals you're seeing around the Middlebury campus? They're part of Murmur, a place-based storytelling project that's now on the Web.

Middlebury Joins 'Green Challenge'
Ars Brevis

On October 31, Patrick Dougherty's 2007 temporary installation, So Inclined, ended a four-year run in front of the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Small House, Big Reach

Middlebury celebrates the accomplishments of the Solar Decathlon team in the 2011 competition, and the addition to the campus of their award-winning house, Self-Reliance.

Exam-Week Essentials

We caught up with a few students in Bicentennial Hall and The Grille and asked them to tell us one thing they had to remember as finals week wound down.

Middlebury's Survivor
A Voice Heard 'Round the World

Junior Abigail Borah spoke out on behalf of young activists at the UN climate talks last month in South Africa. Now back on campus, she talks about why.

The Job Market for Midd Grads

We talk with two experts from Career Services, part of Middlebury's Center for Education in Action, about employment prospects for recent graduates.

What's So Special About Being a Feb?

During the ski-down celebration at the Snow Bowl on February 4, we asked students to tell us one thing special about being a Feb. Here's what they had to say.

OMG! Midd Alum Captivates Chinese Audience

Jessica Beinecke, alum of the summer Language School and the School in China, uses her social media and language skills to reach out for Voice of America.

Tractor of the Future?

In one winter term class students converted a farm tractor to run on hydrogen.

Parks and Rec

Addison DiSesa '12 spent a summer testing out a career path in public service, interning as assistant to Adrian Benepe '78, New York City's parks commissioner.

Trivial Matters

Thursday night at 9 is trivia time in McCullough, featuring music, food, and competition, often fierce, among teams of students. We sent a former champ to capture the action.

The Avocado Windfall

What do you do when 10,000 pounds of avocados arrive at your door? Ask the chefs in Middlebury's Dining Services.

Missy Foote Named to Lacrosse Hall of Fame

Missy Foote, who just completed her 31st season as head women's coach with a trip to the final four, has been named to the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

Commencement 2012

CEO, community leader, and visionary Bill Strickland tells graduates to think creatively about big challenges. See the story, photos, and videos, and read the speeches.

MIIS Nonproliferation Students Profiled

'Next Gen Nonproliferation,' a story in the Carnegie Foundation's flagship publication, portrays Monterey Institute students as future leaders in the global effort to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

Advice from the Class of 2012
Midd Alum Takes Fourth in Olympic Triathlon
Midd Grad Bikes at London Olympics
College Welcomes Class of 2016

At Convocation on September 9, President Liebowitz advised first-year students to delve 'both deeply and broadly' into Middlebury's curriculum.

Football Players Have a New Teammate

Middlebury's football team drafted a local boy from Team IMPACT, which connects children with special health needs with college sports teams.

Rails Across America

Following his summer of traveling via railroad through small-town American, Ryan Kim '14 talked with the middmag.com team about what he learned.

Fall Family Weekend 2012

Lectures, classes, athletic events, and more highlighted this year's Fall Family Weekend. Visit the FFW website for video and photos from a busy three days.

Professor Pundits: A Victory . . . for Political Scientists

Middlebury political science professors Bert Johnson and Matt Dickinson wrap up their year-long series of discussions about the 2012 presidential campaign.


This time of year is stressful enough for most people, never mind a week of exams. So the Parton Center for Health and Wellness offered a range of stress-reducing activities.

Comfort for the Lovelorn (video)
Rising Star Pianist Shai Wosner to Perform
Feb Cam 2013

Get the Feb's eye view of the ski-down for midyear graduates. Middlebury celebrated midyear graduation with campus gatherings, a Mead Chapel ceremony and the traditional ski down.

This Week at Middlebury

Our calendar of featured events, from concerts and sports to lectures and exhibitions.

Ugandan Drummer and Dancer in Residence

Ugandan master drummer and dancer Samuel Bakkabulindi spends a four-week residency at Middlebury during Winter Term.

Alison Byerly Named President of Lafayette

Alison Byerly, former provost and longtime faculty member at Middlebury, will become Lafayette College's 17th president on July 1.

'Midd Does the Math' on January 20

Bill McKibben, author, environmentalist and Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury, will be among the featured speakers for 'Midd Does the Math' on January 20 in Mead Chapel.

MiddLab: Students Push for Arsenic Law

Eight Middlebury seniors made their case for tougher arsenic laws at the Vermont State House in Montpelier. A law based on their recommendations passed the state legislature, but was vetoed by the Governor on May 26.

Jazz Pianist Returns to Middlebury

The Performing Arts Series brings Cyrus Chestnut and his trio back to Middlebury's Mahaney Center for the Arts on January 11.

You've Got Mail
Hockey Night in Middlebury

Our time-lapse camera crew captures the transformation of Kenyon Arena from a quiet, empty rink to the community hotspot that is game night (and back again).

Academy Honors

Katharine Cashman '76, a geology professor at the University of Oregon, has been named to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Turbo Speak

An accelerated German course, affectionately known as 'Turbo Deutsch,' compresses an academic year's worth of work into one semester.

Panthers Win Over New Set of Fans
Monterey Commencement 2012

The Monterey Institute of International Studies, a graduate school of Middlebury College, awarded more than 300 master's degrees at commencement ceremonies May 19.

Reunion Weekend 2012
Bark Break

During exam week in May, a pack of furry stress busters came to help, courtesy of the College counseling center and Therapy Dogs of Vermont.

Team Honored for Greening of MIIS

Monterey's chapter of Net Impact, a student group devoted to sustainability and corporate responsibility, won the top prize in a national competition called the Campus Greening Challenge.

Eight Professors Promoted

At their May meeting, trustees granted tenure to Jeffrey Buettner, Molly Costanza-Robinson, Kim Cronise, Juana Gamero de Coca, Claudio Medeiros, Emily Proctor, John Spackman, and Christopher Star.

Language Schools Grads Get Practical Advice

John Beyrle, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, spoke at the Language Schools commencement on August 17, during which 139 students received graduate degrees.

MiddCORE Stretches into Summer

MiddCORE, the popular winter term course in which students address challenges facing for-profit and non-profit organizations, now has a project-based summer component, MiddCOREplus.

Midd Grad Is NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

Margo Cramer '12, a stand-out in track and cross country, is one of 30 nominees nationally for 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year.

Still in the Game

We check in with Middlebury alumni in their 70s, 80s, and 90s who continue to push the envelope, athletically.

Welcome Home

The College's new research vessel -- named for the founder of the lake studies program at Middlebury, Professor David Folger -- has arrived on Lake Champlain, ready for duty.

Under Lock and Key

Mike Pixley and Randy Benedict: Opening doors at Middlebury for more than 25 years. And keeping them locked, too.

Capturing Creativity

Producer and director Erik Greenberg Anjou '83 talked to middmag.com about the making of his latest film, a full-length documentary entitled 'The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground.'

The Evangelical Ecumenist

Richard Cizik, who recently sat in on a class in "Religion and American Politics," was the public face of evangelicalism in America, until he went on "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross.

Affirmative Action on Trial

With the Supreme Court considering the future of affirmative action in higher education, a panel discussion drew a large, vocal audience to McCullough.

Men's Hockey Hosts Holiday Classic

The 20th annual Holiday Classic, December 30 and 31 at Kenyon Arena, includes the Panthers, Manhattanville, Wentworth, and Babson.

Lessons and Carols on December 9

The annual holiday event, Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas, takes place on December 9, with services at 4 and 7 p.m. in Mead Memorial Chapel.