Middlebury College lacrosse players help local kids discover fun and fitness on the field.
Matt Lowes '10 follows in the footsteps of his sister Sara '07, doing research in Africa and writing a prize-winning thesis.
Special funds help make unpaid summer internships affordable for Middlebury students.
Follow Mark Spritzer and Tyler Prince's research in the Neuroendocrinology Laboratory this summer.
Middlebury's Bread Loaf Writers' Conference gets under way August 11 at the mountain campus in Ripton.
Ian McEwan, author of Solar, Atonement and Amsterdam, among other best-selling novels, will read from his work in Middlebury's Mead Chapel at 7:30 p.m.
Midd Magazine: Michelle McCauley on why it's hard to walk the walk when it comes to your environmental values.
Dristy Shrestha, Class of 2011, brings electricity to remote villages in her native country through micro-hydro projects.
In 225 years, the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut had never elected a bishop from outside the diocese. Until they met Ian Douglas '80.
Brighter Planet, which grew out of a course at Middlebury, has been named the country's best small green business by Treehugger.
Peggy Nelson, professor of sociology, talks about her new book, Parents Out of Control, which looks at technology and other emerging issues in parenting.
Jeremy Ward (Biology) and Elizabeth Morrison (Religion) have been promoted to the rank of associate professor.
Courtesy of the president's office, a look at recent publications and other accomplishments by Middlebury's faculty.
Some of the sights and sounds from the check-in desk as the summer Language Schools get under way.
Middlebury's 35th Alumni College, open to alumni, parents and friends, takes place from August 26-29 at Bread Loaf.
Ross Dining, al fresco.
Spring tulips peek over a stone wall in front of the Old Stone Mill.
Spring vista behind the Mahaney Center for the Arts.
Midd Magazine: Tal Birdsey '87 and the making of the North Branch School in Ripton, Vermont.
Monterey Institute's Anna Vassilieva talks on PBS Newshour about the effect of spy charges on U.S.-Russia relationship.
A song by the student vocal group Stuck in the Middle is featured in a compilation of the best in college a cappella performances.
In an era of rampant federal contracting, where does the state end and the private sector begin? Political scientist Allison Stanger raises a red flag.
Born July 27, 1874, Anderson became, in 1899, the first woman of color to graduate from Middlebury. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the valedictorian.
Invest in Middlebury students: Make a gift by June 30!
These Middlebury people know what it means to count on the Middlebury people who came before them.
Shanta Lindo '10: "Everyone has something unique to bring to this environment. One person really does matter."
Catarina Campbell '11: "What I believe in most is that you can't inherently write people off."
Geena Constantin '11: "Financial aid goes to people from every walk of life."
Muchadei Zvoma '07: "The benefit for you is knowing you helped someone get the great education you got."
Shane Scranton '12.5: "Receiving financial aid from an alum is like having another kind of family--the Middlebury family."
Mike Schoenfeld '73: "Giving so people can come to a place you love--how do you beat that?"
Andrew Powers '11: "When I think of my friends on financial aid--I don't know what this community would look like without them."
Karl Lindholm '67: "Now it's even more important for Middlebury to step up and retain this commitment to financial aid."
Coach Bob Ritter '82: "The longer I've been here, the more I appreciate our need-blind policy."
Dallas Moody '10: "I've been able to see Vermont, New York, Boston; to study for a year in Italy--places I'd heard about but never been."
Chris Lam '10: "The different backgrounds and opinions people bring--that's what I cherish most about Middlebury."
Laurel Gray '10: "Everything I do here is a result of someone else's generosity."
The members of the Class of 2010 receive their degrees under sunny skies, and hear from authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Photo by Brett Simison.
Alden Harwood expected to find junk in the dark corners of the old barn. Instead he found a long-lost Middlebury treasure.
Dana Yeaton '79: "Middlebury is being put through a difficult time--all schools are--and that's when you find out who you really are."
Midd football players spend time each week with local school kids.
Middlebury Magazine feature examines race, ethnicity, and identity.
With impressive showings in Europe, Ted King '05 has captured the attention of the cycling world.
An alumna reflects on an enduring symbol.
From Middlebury Magazine: A behind-the-scenes look at an art historian's improbable four-year adventure.
Student researchers showcase big ideas at the 2010 Spring Symposium.
School pride is the secret ingredient in Middlebury granola, produced on campus by student bakers.
Celebrate by listening to Frost read his poem 'Birches' at Bread Loaf or learn about his long association with Middlebury.
Middlebury dedicated a new chairlift at the Snow Bowl on February 18.
Ice-covered branches and a bluebird sky frame Old Chapel on a cold winter day. Photograph: Dennis Curran
A quiet winter morning on campus. Photo by Brett Simison
Commitment to making math more accessible helps Steve Abbott earn annual award for excellence in teaching.
Professor Allison Stanger's new book focuses on the government's use of private contractors.
Students collected photos and interviews for a Vermont Folklife Center exhibition.
Sparks fly during a carnival bonfire. The 87th edition of Middlebury's Winter Carnival wrapped up on February 28.
Hedda Berntsen, Class of '99, grabbed a silver medal in ski cross for her native Norway.
For the Panther ski team, it's on to the NCAAs after a third-place finish during the Middlebury Winter Carnival.
Men's basketball, after picking up first-ever NCAA tournament win, loses in regional final to Rhode Island College.
The men's hockey team fell to Plattsburgh State in overtime in an NCAA quarterfinal game on March 13.
Five Middlebury alpine racers and a pair of cross country skiers competed in the NCAA Skiing Championships in Colorado, March 10-13.
Ten Middlebury swimmers are competing at the 2010 NCAA championships. Follow the action live!
Head-first slides down Mead Chapel hill. The 87th edition of Middlebury's Winter Carnival wrapped up on February 28.
Pulling through in the tug-of-war. The 87th edition of Middlebury's Winter Carnival wrapped up on February 28.
The 1000-meter short-track snowshoe event. The 87th edition of Middlebury's Winter Carnival wrapped up on February 28.
Winter term students build a TV show on the environment, and blog about it.
French School Blog
French School radio broadcasts.
French School Weekly Newsletters Back to 2006
French School Photos (good quality) Plus Middlebury at Mills Photos
French School Videos: dances, concerts, ceremonies, etc.
Spanish School Photos: Username/Pass
Selected Italian School students tell poignant stories as part of classwork.
Italian School blog for summer 2009. In Italian.
Italian School photos from 2008 and 2009. Parties, soccer, and theater.
Italian School has newsletters each week during the summer outlining the events and announcements for the school.
Allison Coyne Carroll (staff, MCFA) spends her free time advocating for simpler immigration and taxation policies for foreign national visiting artists. Allison attended Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in March 2009, and met with Senator Leahy (who is also Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations) to champion for improved visa processing, and ensure Middlebury can continue to present premiere performers from around the globe. (Picture here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrsmaple/3796111640/ )
Liz Kofman & Astri von Arbin Ahlander both '07 pen a blog on work-life issues for young people. They also are more well known at Midd for their other project: The Lattice Group.
LOVE MONEY was written by Thompson Davis, Lucas Kavner, and Willie Orbison. Judith Dry, Lucas, Willie, and Ali Kresch are acting in it. Thompson, Chris Rominger, and Nick Barone foot the band. Maegan Mishico produces, and Aaron Gensler directs. Almost all Middkids put on a show at NYC Fringe Theater Festival.
The Middlebury Career Services Office (CSO) creates a new blog highlighting the internship experience. They feature a number of student essays on specific internships as well as advice for students applying to be interns.
Summer language school student shows off his excellent nature photography of Middlebury's flowers.
Follow Elizabeth Scarinci '12.5's journeys to Chile and Peru. Elizabeth's blog is both personal and wolrdly at the same time. She has video entries, photos, and extensive writing.
Ginny Faust spends her time preserving... no, not fruits and veggies from the organic garden, she works in the library with both the commonly used books from the circulating collection and the rare and valuable materials in Special Collections.
In a truly collaborative effort, students, alumni, faculty and staff joined together in a unique hands-on project. In the Spring of 2008, Henry the Hydro-Tractor was born. Mark Benz '54 and Dick Catlin '54 presented the physics department with a project to convert their Ford 8N tractor from running on gasoline to running on hydrogen. Through current hydrogen developments and research and hands-on tinkering with the tractor, Maggie Bale '10, Matt Vaughan '09, Jenny Erwin '10 and Marty Schnure '10 reconstructed the old Ford to burn hydrogen, a renewable resource, instead of gasoline. With help from physics faculty and the mechanical genius of Middlebury staff, this project became what a liberal arts education should be: collaboration, hands-on learning, independence, and ground-breaking projects. (submitted by Maggie Bale)
Radio Arts Middlebury is a completely student-written and -produced radio program dedicated to reporting the events, people, and ideas that comprise the arts community at the College. In the fall of 2008, the show sprang fully-formed from the mind of Colin Foss ('10, LITS). Foss hosted RAM until the spring of 2009, when John Patrick Allen ('11, PSCI) took over during Foss's time abroad. RAM has interviewed Middlebury professors, visiting artists (including Girl Talk and Anaîs Mitchell), students, and staff -- people who find themselves creating or promoting art on campus. RAM's "Middlebury Story" is one of finding other stories.
Recent graduate Stefan Claypool '09 has collaborated with other alumni and current students to launch Escape Pod X, a radio theater podcast and serialized anthology about a character traveling the galaxy. The project was born out of the Middlebury Radio Theater of Thrills and Suspense (Mr|Tots), a popular radio theater program hosted by WRMC 91.1FM, the college radio station, and syndicated by other college radio stations around the country. Radio Theater at Middlebury started in 2005 with the class of 2009.
Michael Luby '10 pens a blog that chronicles a nearly day-by-day account of his year abroad studying Japanese in Tokyo. He shares his thoughts and adventures from climbing Mt. Fuji to playing Japanese video games. He usually marks his posts with the day of the week in Japanese.
George Altshuler '10 blogs about his experience studying abroad in France. Expect thoughts on museums, politics, education, and history.
Larry Hamberlin had an essay included in a book of Schubert studies published by Ashgate Press in the fall.
In the spring, Hamberlin presented papers at the Experience Music Project's pop music conference in Seattle and at the conference Feminist Music and Theory in Greensboro, North Carolina.
He is active on the editorial board of the Journal of the Society for American Music, and he's on the program committee for the society's 2010 annual meeting, as well as chair of the selection committee for the society's award for the year's best book about American music.
Professor Cynthia Packert reports:
Zmira Zilkha, Class of 2009 and a February graduate, is an intern now at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. http://www.guggenheim-venice.it/inglese/default.html
And Nicole Macmillan, also 2009, has been awarded an intership at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. http://www.phillipscollection.org/
Temperatures in Middlebury, Vermont, are expected to dip well below zero in the next few days. But students at Middlebury College should be cozy and warm — thanks in part to wood chips.
As part of a carbon-reduction initiative on campus, the college on Thursday expects to push the start button on its $12 million biomass gasification boiler. The facility, which sits in the middle of the campus, is projected to reduce the college’s heating oil consumption by a million gallons each year.
Getting a wood-chip boiler up and running is not easy. For Middlebury, there were three main concerns: the location of the plant, cost, and the availability of a fuel supply.
As senior Alexa Warburton opens the door to the cephalopod lab, a pungent smell escapes into the third-floor hallway of Middlebury College’s McCardell Bicentennial Hall. “It smells like the ocean,” she comments. And it should. Warburton, a senior biology major from Hopkinton, N.H., is spending her summer studying a member of the cephalopod family, Octopus bimaculoides . Her goal is to study the way these saltwater creatures learn, thereby furthering the already-extensive body of research on invertebrate intelligence.
Aaron Smith, Class of 2009 and a Film & Media Culture major, has posted online a discussable version of his senior thesis, "Transmedia Storytelling in Television 2.0," in which he explores how contemporary television has embraced new narrative strategies and digital media to encourage participation in expansive storyworlds. In this online version, he invites readers to comment in the margins of his project to further the dialogue about these new developments.
Students in Helen Young's plant biology class participate in community service projects, ranging from providing information about produce for the Middlebury Natural Food Coop, creating a species list of the plants at Sycamore Park for the Conservation Commission of the town of Bristol, surveying the plants on the green-roof of Atwater Dining Hall to determine which species survive best under these conditions, assessing the health of trees on campus to assist the College horticulturist, plan pruning schedules, assisting a local vintner in harvesting grapes, and doing a forest assessment of The Waterworks Center for their forest management plan. These projects, and more, will be incorporated into the fall 2009 offering of the course.
Helen Young (Biology) and her students have recently been exploring the effects of landscape on pollinator: How does the presence of forest around a field affect the number and diversity of bee pollinators? What about corn fields? Or roads and rivers and cities? This work has strong relevance in Addison County, an area heavily reliant on agriculture for its well-being. Once the researchers know what influences pollinator abundance, they will be able to include this information in city and county planning, and help farmers maintain (or even increase) their crop yield for insect pollinated crops.
Maria Perille, Class of 2011, is blogging this summer on the intersection of economics and psychology. Her first post is on "The Bachelorette" TV show and choice availability.
Peter Hamlin, Class of 1973 and chair of the Music Department at Middlebury, served as on-air host and interviewer for live television broadcasts of the Quad City Symphony and Dubuque Symphony on Iowa Public Television (fall, 2008).
Hamilin also was the emcee for the Vermont Symphony's youth concerts, performing in five different school locations throughout the state (spring 2009). The program included three movements from an orchestra piece of Hamlin's called Green Mountain Variations.
Hamlin's electronic music ensemble Data Stream, with Scot Schwestka, Sandy Nordahl, and Hamlin, created and performed music for a CD last summer. The CD, Flow, was released in March 2009.
Also, Hamlin composed "Grand Theft Flauto" for fellow music faculty member Su Tan. This is a piece for solo flute and live computer processing that was performed at Tufts University, Bennington and Middlebury (fall, 2009).
He has just completed a choral piece called "Chaoufarou," a setting of an excerpt from Samuel de Champlain's diary. The piece will be performed this summer, as part of the 400th anniversary celebration of Champlain's voyage, by a choir of students from France, Quebec and New England.
Alison Maggart, Class of 2008, has been working as harpist with and assistant to the renowned Indian film composer A.R. Rahman. Rahman is known as the "John Williams of India" -- with "Slumdog Millionaire" just one of the recent films for which he has composed music. Maggart's duties include orchestrating, arranging and preparing Rahman's scores for his films.
The College Choir embarked on a highly successful tour of Connecticut, Boston and New York City over spring break, April 21-26, 2009. The tour included concerts at the phenomenal Trinity Church in the City of Boston, St. Michael's Church on 99th Street in Manhattan, and the New York Society for Ethical Culture on Central Park. The choir sang contemporary choral music, madrigals, and folk music, and a short choral drama featured several Middlebury student soloists. The trip also included a visit to an alum's high school chorus, and joint concerts with Saengerfest Men's Chorus in Boston, the United Nations International School Chamber Ensemble, and Philip Hamilton '82 and his a cappella project, Voices. The choir gave a home concert of the tour program on March 30 at Middlebury.
2008-2009 marks the successful establishment of two new Music Department ensembles, the Men's and Women's Glee Clubs. The men's group offers a department ensemble singing group for men to learn vocal technique and a variety of repertoire, as well as ensemble singing. The women's group grew to 15 members this year and performed selections from "Gloria" by the 17th century master Antonio Vivaldi, with chamber orchestra, as well as several modern pieces and adaptations of international folk music. The Women's Glee Club is conducted by Jessica Allen. With the addition of the Glees, the Middlebury Music Department now has more students singing in ensembles than in the past several years, mostly students who have little or no contact with the department outside of those ensembles.
In May the College Choir performed five Ukrainian Romani songs, with several Middlebury student soloists and a student guitarist. The songs arrangements are the result of field research by Director of Choral Activities Jeffrey Buettner, who returns to Ukraine in June to share the recordings of the College Choir with Romani musicians there. Also on the program were three songs for chorus and piano by Johannes Brahms.