On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in one of the largest and certainly most timely Ocean lobbies in U.S. history, over 300 people from more than 30 states and territories met with 107+ Members of the House of Representatives and their staff, and 33+ Senators and staff. Over 150 virtual meetings took place on this Ocean Climate Action Lobby Day! The coalition (many of whose members had never visited with their elected representatives before) sent a clear message to our national policymakers: you cannot solve the climate crisis without ocean health, and ocean health is key to solving the climate crisis.
Many of our graduates launch successful careers in the nation’s capital. This year our DC Career Week went virtual and continued to be a catalyst for our students as they made meaningful connections with employers and gained invaluable advice from professionals working in fields like international development, global security, trade, and localization.
The Middlebury Institute has established a new scholarship for alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) as part of our commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Reimagining the annual language symposium, supporting students with disabilities, advances in migrant education - these are just a few of the stories involving students, faculty, and alumni of the TESOL and TFL programs in the newest edition of Discourse and Repartée.
The Middlebury Institute community is mourning the loss of beloved long-time faculty member Edgard Coly, who is remembered as an exceptional educator, and a patient and generous mentor whose influence transcended the classroom.
As a Davis Fellow for Peace, Middlebury Institute alumna Danika Robison documented a story of injustice, unionization and the hard-fought preservation of a Pre-Inca language and culture in Ecuador. The documentary short film, Kawasakunchik, is an official selection in the Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival.