Starting in 2020, Middlebury College will undertake a three-year project to engage the College community – students, faculty, staff, and alumni – in uncovering and reckoning with the histories of exclusion and marginalization at the College. The Twilight Project will commission artistic performances and support academic research that confronts these histories while also foregrounding stories and experiences of those historically excluded from the cultural record along the lines of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, class, and disability.

We are in a unique position to confront our complex history as the first college in the U.S. to grant a degree to a student of color and to enroll women well before most of its peer institutions, but also as an institution that has struggled with diversity, equity, and inclusion.  


Twilight News

  • Twilight Project Commission Launches Four Projects for the 20-21 Academic Year

    The Twilight Project was officially launched this Fall, and work has begun in our mission to uncover and reckon with the histories of exclusion and marginalization at the College through archival research and public programming. Toward this end, we have commissioned four projects that will focus on specific topics and histories, and through different objects of study; all of which will culminate with various public-facing components and events.

Group portrait of Middlebury football team, 1901

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