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.

Jupiter String Quartet Returns

The Performing Arts Series hosts the award-winning quartet for two free performances, a midday recital on November 29 and an evening concert on November 30.

Mosaics from the Underground

The dance program presents a concert of new works by Middlebury students and faculty November 30 and December 1 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Seeing History with Digital Maps

New York Times article focuses on Middlebury professor's work in 'spatial humanities': What did Lee really see at Gettysburg?

Middlebury Establishes Program in Cameroon

The College has established a program in Cameroon, the newest C.V. Starr-Middlebury School Abroad and the first in sub-Saharan Africa.

A New Way to Look at Gettysburg

Smithsonian Magazine article focuses on how the use of GIS technology by professor and 2012 Ingenuity Awards winner Anne Knowles is changing the way we look at history.

Tis the Season

Middlebury students talk about surviving winter in Vermont -- and why they still wouldn't choose to be anywhere else.

Trustee Donates 90,000 Acres to Conservation Area

Louis Bacon '79 will give the government an easement on 90,000 acres of land in southern Colorado, to be used as part of the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area.

Dalai Lamas, in History and in Person

Professor William Waldron helped the Middlebury community get ready for a visit from His Holiness the Dalai Lama by discussing the spiritual and temporal role of the Dalai Lama, throughout history and today.

Tracking Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy caused widespread damage elsewhere, but Middlebury escaped most of the storm's wrath. As the College responds, you'll find updates here.

Theatre Department Presents 'As You Like It'

Performances of Shakespeare's comedy, directed by Cheryl Faraone, will take place November 15-17 at Wright Memorial Theatre.

Panther Teams Fall in NCAA Regionals

NCAA update: Field hockey (in overtime), volleyball, and women's soccer saw their seasons come to an end in NCAA regional competition.

MIIS Welcomes Largest Class Ever

The class that arrived for the fall semester at the Monterey Institute of International Studies is the largest ever, at 418 students. Curricular offerings are also expanding, with three new degree programs.

Affiliate Artists in Concert November 3

A talented and diverse group of musicians takes part in the annual Affiliate Artist Collaborative Concert at 8 p.m. in Middlebury's Mahaney Center for the Arts.

'This Is Our Home and We Had to Respond'

Middlebury students have been pitching in to help Vermont communities hard hit by the flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

China Town Hall on October 29

Middlebury takes part in a national day of programming on China, with talks at 6 and 8 p.m., including a webcast with the U.S. ambassador to the People's Republic.

The Slow Violence of Climate Change

Author Rob Nixon explores the pervasive effects of slowly unfolding environmental crises, particularly on the poor, in the 2012 Margolin Lecture, October 30 at 7 p.m.

Pianist Paul Lewis Performs October 26

British pianist Paul Lewis returns to Middlebury for the finale of his five-concert run featuring the works of Franz Schubert.The concert is at 8 p.m. in the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

Homecoming 2012

A three-day festival of academic, athletic, social and cultural events awaits Middlebury alumni returning for Homecoming Weekend, October 19-21.

The Middlebury Initiative

A major fund drive is helping Middlebury become the global liberal arts college for the 21st century.

Disarmament, Nonproliferation Center Opens

Center in Vienna, a global hub for education and discussion, is managed by the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center on Nonproliferation Studies.

Shawn Ryan's Code

TV producer Shawn Ryan '88 returned to Middlebury to air an episode of his new show, 'The Chicago Code,' and talk with students about his career.

Two Theatre Students Earn National Awards

Senior Carlie Crawford and sophomore Daniel Sauermilch were honored at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C.

12 Earn Environmental Journalism Fellowships

Alumni and a current student are among those who will receive fellowships during the fifth year of the Middlebury program.

Can't Leave Home Without It

On move-in day, we asked Middlebury first-year students a simple question: What's the one personal 'must-have' item you had to bring with you?

School in Italy Celebrates 50th

On October 11, Middlebury's C.V. Starr Schools Abroad marked the golden anniversary of a program that now offers classes in Rome, Ferrara and Florence.

Mongolia at Last!

Casey Peterson '12 and the '2Big2Fail' crew completed their 10,000-mile journey across Europe and Asia in a yellow school bus, raising thousands of dollars for underprivileged children and women of central Asia.

Social Responsibility 101

Roy Heffernan, Middlebury Class of 1978 and chief operating optimist at Life is good Inc., tells students about doing well, doing good, and remembering to be joyful.

Middlebury Expands Posse Partnership to Chicago
Middlebury Tennis Player Wins National Title
Transforming Lives through Social Entrepreneurship

Jacqueline Novogratz of 'Blue Sweater' fame and others help Middlebury launch the Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

Homecoming: A Team for the Ages

At Homecoming, Middlebury celebrated the 30th anniversary of one of the best football seasons in Panther sports history.

Trustees Grant Tenure to Four Professors

Rebecca Bennette (history), Jonathan Miller-Lane (education studies), John Maluccio (economics), and John Schmitt (mathematics) have been promoted to associate professor.

Former Save the Children CEO Begins Residency

Charles MacCormack, a 1963 graduate of Middlebury, will spend the next year as an executive in residence at the College.

Student EMTs to the Rescue

Members of the Student Emergency Response Team, now in its third year at Middlebury, take their responsibility seriously.

Job Creation, Vermont-Style

Sophomore Ryan Kim was an interested spectator at Middlebury's town meeting on March 5, which approved a business development initiative he helped design.

Winter Term Adventures 2012

Building an ice boat, rediscovering a lost ski area, hiking in the wilderness: Those stories and more emerged from a winter term course on adventure writing.

Two Receive Citizens' Awards

As part of a tradition that goes back to Middlebury's bicentennial celebration in 2000, the College presented Citizens' Awards to two local residents on June 11.

Around the World in 10 Events

The Language Schools share some "must-see" moments for the summer ahead in the annual "Top 10" list.

New Arrivals at Bread Loaf

When the first-timers showed up for this summer's Bread Loaf School of English, Emily Bartels, Bread Loaf's director, was there to welcome them.

Notes from the Mountain: A Summer Series

Diana Ling, a student at the Bread Loaf School of English and now a guest reporter for middmag.com, brings us another in her series of stories on the people and the happenings at the mountain campus in Ripton.

Celebrate Fall Family Weekend

Lectures, concerts, athletic contests, and more are on tap October 5-7, when Middlebury welcomes students' families.

Snow Bowl Open House October 6

Enjoy a barbecue, listen to music, ride the chairlift, and support good causes October 6 from noon-4 p.m. during the Middlebury College Snow Bowl open house.

Performing Arts Series Under Way

The Takacs String Quartet will give its 24th Middlebury concert, including works by Schubert, Britten, and Dvorak, on October 2.

FFW 2011: The Parent Poll
Clifford Symposium Under Way

This fall's Clifford Symposium, 'Creativity and Collaboration,' is hosted by the Center for the Arts in honor of its 20th anniversary, and includes more than 30 arts activities and events September 27-29.

Symposium Focuses on Immigration

"myAMERICA?" is a student-organized symposium taking place September 19-22, using lectures, workshops, performances, and exhibits to explore immigration and human rights.

Launching a New Era
Title IX at XL

On September 24 at 7 p.m., a panel of five female athletes will examine the effect that Title IX has had on their lives, and discuss issues confronting female athletes today.

Symposium Explores China's Rise

The International Politics & Economics Symposium on September 21, 'From Deng to Dollars,' brings together students, faculty, and visiting scholars.

Middlebury Remembers 9/11

A panel discussion on campus September 14 examines the impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, 10 years later.

Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Speaks

Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, will speak in the McCullough Social Space on September 13 at 7:30 p.m.

FFW 2011: Food for Thought

During Fall Family Weekend, a panel of students, faculty, and parents discussed how a proposed new food studies minor could enrich the liberal arts at Middlebury.

Mad River Rising Airs on VPT

Three talented alums collaborated with nine students to produce an animated film on the 1927 floods in Vermont. Have a look. You can also see the film on Vermont Public Television August 23, 24 and 25.

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How Did You Get Here, Andrew Freeman?
How Did You Get Here, Amr Thameen?
How Did You Get Here, Jun Chen?
How Did You Get Here, April Dodd?
How Did You Get Here, Addie Cleveland?
Potomac Theatre Project Season Under Way
Make a Gift by June 30

Help Middlebury reach its participation goals. Make your alumni gift, of any size, by June 30. You'll help today's students and receive a July e-mail surprise, guaranteed to make you smile.

Postcard from the Portuguese School

In another video postcard from Middlebury's Language Schools, we ask students why they chose to study Portuguese.

Postcard from the Davis School of Russian

In the first of a series of reports, we hear about 48 hours in the life of a student at the Davis School of Russian.

Trash and Treasure
The Organic Farm

The farm helps students understand the challenges of producing organic food.

Postcard from the Chinese School

In another installment of our series from the Language Schools, we ask students of Chinese about their favorite characters.