Sam Wilson ’24 posted his essay Asking for a Friend this fall on Blurring Boundaries, a Writing and Rhetoric Program (WRPR) project started by professor Hector Vila. The site is a creative non-fiction space built through Medium for students to share their class writing and digital stories that blurs boundaries, including photography and art that ask us to think deeper. Over 80 students have contributed to date. Alumni are also welcome to submit works. Read more essays.
A November Newsroom article highlights the Axinn Center Public Humanities Labs Initiative and the push to incorporate more humanities skills and research options through a lab setting. Professors Febe Armanios and Marion Wells have received a three-year grant from the Davis Educational Foundation to support the project. Read the full article.
At their November 12 meeting, the faculty approved two changes for the fall 2021 semester effective immediately: 1) re-instatement of the Credit/No-Credit alternate grade mode for the fall 2021 semester and 2) extension of the drop deadline to December 10. See the email from the Registrar’s office dated Monday, November 15, 2021 at 10:33 am for additional details.
The International Travel and Research Fund is accepting applications up to $3,000 from Middlebury faculty for the November 23, 2021 deadline. Funding is for research projects requiring international travel or presentations at international conferences. Read the full call for applications.
The next Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture will be “Approaches to Justice Across Academic Disciplines” by Nikolina Dobreva (FMMC) and Amit Prakash (IGS) on Wednesday, November 10 at 4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103 and by livestream. A panel with faculty representing each academic division will discuss how research and current developments in their respective fields speak to the topic of justice. See the event description and list of panelists.
Proposals are being accepted until Wednesday, December 8 for Whiting Foundation funding to support studying at another institution, domestically or abroad, to enhance your teaching. Read the full call.
The following dates have been updated on the semester calendars. Winter Term registration is now Mon. 11/1 - Mon. 11/15, Spring Term registration is now Fri.12/3 - Wed. 12/8 and clarification was added that classes are in session on Fri. 2/18 (Winter Carnival). New class scheduling slots have also been added on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:30 - 1:20 pm. Read more about the changes.
Many faculty are having to respond to students missing classes because of sickness or a concern over having been potentially exposed to COVID. One approach is to turn to technology to permit those students to continue to join class. Some faculty have utilized Polycarts to Zoom in students. To request a Polycart, please submit a ticket to the Technology Helpdesk. Read more faculty approaches.
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