Day: February 19, 2013

Events, Uncategorized

The Moth: Rude Awakenings this THURSDAY

We’ve all survived the first two weeks of classes. With add/drop period almost over and a sense of regularity settling in, we can all take a deep breath. Looking for a way to end the week on a relaxing note? Absolutely free your schedule after 9:30 Thursday night for the first Middlebury Moth event of the semester. As described in our last Moth post, co-creators Bianca Giaever ’12.5 and Will Bellaimey ’10.5 molded theContinue reading

Events

Students to screen documentary in Burlington

Elori Kramer ‘13.5 and Peter Coccoma ’12 are screening Hide, a documentary they made this summer, in Burlington tomorrow night. According to the Film Department: Their 30 minute documentary takes us inside the daily lives of eight migrant dairy workers from Latin America who sustain Vermont’s iconic dairy farms and working landscapes. If you missed their screening at Middlebury last month and want to get off campus for a quickContinue reading

Features

Mail Center inundated with packages

With Valentine’s Day and an upswing in online textbook shopping, the student mail center has been dealing with an unprecedented amount of packages lately. Due to Monday’s holiday, the volume of packages was especially high today and will be tomorrow as well. They received nearly 900 packages today and tomorrow they are expecting to surpass 1,000–more than five times the average. As a result, shelves are overflowing making it difficultContinue reading

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Independent Scholar Roundtable Discussion

Mary Robinson ‘13.5 writes in: The current Independent Scholars of Middlebury are hosting an informal roundtable discussion for anyone who wants to find out more about the program and the possibility of creating an independent major. Hanna Mahon ‘13.5 adds: The idea behind it is for first years and sophomores (and anyone!) to learn about what it means to be an independent scholar at Midd and how people can navigateContinue reading

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How Students Learn Panel TODAY

Ever feel like professors assign an absolutely absurd amount of work, regardless of your ability or availability to digest it? Yes, we rock the “fourth most rigorous” college in the country title, but sometimes it just goes to far. Frustration is the inevitable response when we really want to learn the material presented, but our comprehension is inhibited by over-loaded lectures, readings and problem sets. Thankfully, several Middlebury faculty members investedContinue reading

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Outside Magazine senior editor to speak about modern heroes’ fall from grace

Tomorrow afternoon Middlebury alumni and current Outside Magazine senior editor Abe Streep ’04 will give a talk titled “Building and Busting Legends: Reporting on Icons from Lance Armstrong to Greg Mortenson.” This talk is part of the Meet the Press lecture series run by Scholar in Residence Sue Halpern. It should be a fascinating look into the infamous stories of the seven time winner of the Tour de France, the authorContinue reading