News & Events

THANK YOU to Lois and Harvey Watson for our newly endowed French Department! Read more...

The Inaugural Lecture, for The Lois B. Watson Professor of French, titled "Big Life, Little Death" was delivered by Paula Schwartz on April 14, 2015. 

Announcing the 2015 Recipient of the Freeman Prize -
Julia Angeles '15!
Julia is a French major who spent her junior year abroad studying in Bordeaux. Her senior thesis is entitled “Aliénation sociale et formation identitaire dans L’Exil Selon Julia de Gisèle Pineau,” for which she will receive highest honors.  Julia has also played an active role in the organization “Language in Motion,” an outreach program that promotes collaboration between Middlebury students and secondary school teachers of foreign languages.


Chilean Earthquake

On February 26th there was an 8.8 magnitude earthquake outside Concepcion, Chile.

All students who have arrived for orientation for the Spring semester are accounted for and are currently in Santiago, about 200 miles from the epicenter of the earthquake, for orientation.

The earthquake and aftershocks were felt in Santiago and there has been some structural damage, including at the airport, which has been closed.  Orientation activities for our students are taking place in a modern hotel in Santiago where there was no structural damage.

We will periodically update this page, as needed.

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In the context of new media, finding news on a topic is more than visiting the website of a traditional news outlet (e.g., or checking Google News.  Through RSS, you can subscribe to various news feeds and have the news feeds aggregated by your RSS reader.  Microblogging services have emerged as an important source of real-time news updates.

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Alerts Delayed 2 Hrs

DPS creates and distributes Safety Alerts when a specific safety issue arises and requires public notification.  For support and safety reasons, we have located this feed off-site at Google Sites.

Because of this, alerts may be delayed up to 2 hours.  

The Announcements 2 hours or older will be listed below.

New on the Web: Explore what diversity means; find news, blogs, and videos

Two additions to the Middlebury Web site for 2009 are designed to help visitors better understand the importance of diversity at the College, and to provide easier access to news items, videos and other online content.

At the Web site for the Office for Institutional Planning & Diversity (OIPD), you’ll find a link to a new Flash project that offers visitors — in particular, prospective students, faculty and staff — as well as current members of the community a look at what diversity really means at Middlebury. With words, images, video, music, and slide shows, the new site tells the story of the College’s efforts “to make Middlebury a model of what a 21st century liberal arts institution truly should be—a welcoming learning community—and to build and maintain a diverse and inclusive community.”

Also new for 2009 is an updated “News Headlines” page, accessible from the home page. The page includes not only the most recent headlines, but also links to event schedules, College-related videos, blogs by students, faculty and administrators, other online sources of news from on and off campus, and even the local weather.