Middlebury has its own instance of WordPress which anybody in the Middlebury community (i.e. anybody with a Midd username and password) can use to create their own blog or contribute to an existing blog.


  1. Go to: http://blogs.middlebury.edu/wp-signup.php
  2. Log in with your Midd username and password
  3. Type in a name and title for your WordPress site
  4. Click the "Create Site" button

For full documentation, see:

WordPress @ Middlebury

Case Studies

WordPress has been used for a wide range of sites including those for blogs, courses, projects, initiatives, documentation, podcasts and online discussion.

Music Instruction at Middlebury (lesson signup)

Watching the Wire (Jason Mittell)

International Politics (James Morrison)

One Dean's View (Shirley Collado)

Curricular Innovations (Library/CTLR)

Privilege and Poverty (Interdisciplinary)

FoodWorks (Interdisciplinary)


Russian language students apply new media to literary classics

Students in Tom Beyer's 19th Century Russian Literature class recently completed projects using new media. These included a Google Earth Tour of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, a series of podcasts on iTunes called Turgenev Talk, a blog for Anna Karenina to pour her heart out, a Facebook page for the Russian writer Lermontov, and a MySpace page devoted to the Underground Man, from Dostoevsky's Notes from the Underground.