Three Middlebury Institute faculty members, Netta Avineri, Gabriel Guillen, and Thor Sawin, share their experiences cultivating mobile mindsets in courses designed to rely heavily on personal interactions, partnerships, and travel, but had to be reimagined due to Covid-19.
The Middlebury Social Impact Corps combines undergraduate and graduate collaboration, mentorship and immersive learning, with client projects benefitting local non-profit partners. This year, the 8-week summer program also included lessons in remote community building and virtual problem solving.
From June 15th through July 24th, the Middlebury Institute brought together 13 distinguished fellows with 46 leading experts in US-Russia relations for the fourth annual Monterey Summer Symposium on Russia (MSSR).
Middlebury Institute Professor Pushpa Iyer shares how, as a response to the Covid pandemic, she recreated an intense storytelling course with personal connections between faculty and students at its heart, to fit the new reality of remote learning.
Middlebury Institute alumnus Ben Cogswell was awarded the Crystal Apple Award for using innovative and creative methods to keep kindergarten class at Bardin Elementary in Salinas engaged and learning during this period of remote schooling.
After transitioning to working from home, Middlebury Institute staff member Naomi Braswell started making masks in her spare time. She has now made over 300 masks, shipping them across the country and even overseas.