Study Shows Major Increase in Student Voting at Middlebury

September 26, 2019

Middlebury College experienced a 51.0% increase in voting rates from the 2014 to the 2018 Midterm Elections. This was based on a national study conducted by the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE) at Tufts University's Tisch College of Civic Life.

College Student Interns Linking Poverty, Privilege

August 9, 2019

CCE's Privilege & Poverty's 15 summer interns work with local and national organizations that support legal aid, gender equity, food and housing access, and more. Students' experiences illuminate larger questions around "helping" and creating structural change.

College students teach languages in local schools

April 25, 2019

Language in Motion connects Middlebury College’s international, study-abroad and upper-level language students with secondary students in Addison County schools, enhancing the learning experience for both the older and younger learners.

New Student Organization Forges Connections with Nature

April 24, 2019

Every meeting of the student organization WildMidd opens with “nature notes,” as each attendee shares a recent observation of the natural world: woodcocks mating near Otter Creek; a squished porcupine on the side of the road; a squirrel on a Dumpster; eerie sounds of ice melting across Lake Dunmore; a cardinal; the full moon seen while crossing campus at night; a skunk waddling through a nearby field.

Abby Dennis ’21 Named Newman Civic Fellow

March 13, 2019

The sophomore political science and sociology major from White Salmon, Washington, serves as the student leader of MiddVote, an initiative through the Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement that works to increase civic engagement and voter participation in the Middlebury community.

Students Work with Asylum Seekers in Texas (video)

February 20, 2019

Twelve undergraduates inserted themselves directly into the challenges faced by Central American asylum seekers who recently crossed into the United States from Mexico, during a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) service trip to Texas in early February.

Middlebury Students Share Their Cultures, Expertise, with Local Youth

February 20, 2019

Twelve undergraduates inserted themselves directly into the challenges faced by Central American asylum seekers who recently crossed into the United States from Mexico, during a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) service trip to Texas in early February.

Semester Away at the Middlebury Institute Helps Undergrad Prepare to Make Change

November 16, 2018

Christina Brook ’18.5, part of the Privilege and Poverty Academic Cluster, and now a student at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey models learning by doing! A Davis United World Colleges Scholar, Brook used the funding to start a not-for-profit initiative called Maui & the Movement in her native New Zealand, with the aim to help indigenous students connect better with public school curriculum.

MiddVote Hopes to Boost Participation in Midterm Elections

November 2, 2018

MiddVote, the nonpartisan student organization that works to register student voters, has had a very active fall, hosting voter registration and absentee ballot request drives throughout the campus. The student group, which is sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement, has popped up just about everywhere, from Davis Family Library to the Anderson Freeman Center to the annual fall Quidditch festival.

Middlebury and UVM Host Poverty Symposium

November 2, 2018

Middlebury’s Kirk Center welcomed more than 50 participants to this year’s Vermont Educational Alliance on Poverty symposium, titled “Fostering Equitable Communities: The links between environments and poverty,” on October 26.

CCE AmeriCorps VISTA member Rachel Roseman interview

October 31, 2018

Rachel Roseman is an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer (2017- 2018) at the Center for Community Engagement at Middlebury College. Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer poses some questions and has Rachel share on the Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster and balancing core duties with creative projects.

Weekend of Events Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

October 31, 2018

The Middlebury community came together to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. A Sunday talk was followed by a Monday breakfast, then by a mural painting project on Tuesday. The Alliance for an Inclusive Middlebury, the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE), the Commons, and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs organized the events.

Middlebury Student Wins National Award for Voter Engagement

October 31, 2018

 Hazel Millard ’18 was one of two national winners of the All In Challenge Standout Student Award. The honor, presented by All In Campus Democracy Challenge, recognizes college students working to promote citizenship and democracy and increase voting rates.

Harvey Relief Efforts and Resources

October 31, 2018

The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life has compiled a list of resources and articles to guide disaster relief efforts.

College and School District Formalize Educational Partnership

October 31, 2018

The Addison Central School District and Middlebury College formalized a longtime collaborative relationship this week at a kick-off meeting on Thursday, August 24 at the Middlebury Inn. Superintendent Peter Burrows and Middlebury President Laurie Patton jointly hosted the small gathering that included senior administrators from the school district and faculty from the College’s Education Studies Program to sign the Addison Central Middlebury College Partnership (ACMP).

The Japan Summer Service Learning Project Visits Rural Tenryu-mura

October 31, 2018

As a partnership between Middlebury College, the School in Japan, International Christian University (Japan), Assumption University (Thailand), Silliman University (the Phillipines) and Seoul Women's University (South Korea), four Middlebury undergraduates participated in an immersive four-week program. This included a visit and home-stay in rural Tenryu-mura village in Nagano Prefecture.

Campus Compact Awards Celebrate Middlebury College Partnerships

October 31, 2018

At the annual Vermont Campus Compact Award Ceremony, Middlebury celebrated Chelsea Colby '17.5 (Engaged Student Award), the ongoing relationship between the College and the Open Door Clinic (Engaged Partnership Award) and Associate Professor Shawna Shapiro (Engaged Educator Nominee).