The first half-credit courses at Middlebury began this fall semester. The courses vary from religion to an experiential learning capstone. The Middlebury Campus quoted Priscilla Bremser (Math) about the course Mathematical Problem-Solving, “I hope my course gives students with uneven mathematics backgrounds a chance to solidify foundational concepts so that they can succeed in calculus.” Read more of College Tries Out New Half-Credit Course System This Fall.
Clinton Cave (Neuroscience) was recently featured in TheScientist where he talks about the value of undergraduate research. “Middlebury’s undergraduate focus…is a real strength because it gives students early access to sophisticated labs, setting them up to succeed in STEM careers. It’s especially important that he help first-generation students, students of color, and women see a path forward, he says. ‘And it’s very rewarding to be able to pay for the mentorship that I’ve received over the years.’” Read more of Clinton Cave Investigates How Brain Cells Communicate.
Each year Middlebury students and alumni receive nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships for research opportunities, graduate study and independent projects. Fellowships in the CTLR has released their annual report of recipients. Links to related Communications stories on the Fellowships winners and more information on these opportunities can be seen here.
Caitlyn Myers (Economics) and Sarah Stroup (Political Science) received the first Marlow Above and Beyond Award in May for the Faculty at Home series. The Middlebury Alumni Association award is in recognition of their effort to launch the series in April 2020, as the pandemic began, and its reach to more than 7,500 attendees including students, alumni, parents, and friends of Middlebury. See the full Alumni, Families, and Friends story.
The Registrar announced students will be able to register for half-credit courses this fall that run for the entire semester but meet only one day per week, any exceptions to this meeting pattern will be noted in the description. Half-credit courses are labeled in Banner 9, the searchable course catalog, and on the course schedule under the instruction mode. For more information, see the Middlebury Campus article and the Registrar’s FAQs.