Day: February 28, 2013

Events, Uncategorized

The Blue Laws Perform at Munford

Winners of the 2013 Middlebury Battle of the Bands, The Blue Laws are quickly gaining popularity  in the Middlebury music scene. Their story is simple: this past September, three friends, Kento Mizuno ’15, Dustin Lowman ’15, and Danny Nigh ’15 got together with some guitars, drumsticks, and good voices, and let it flow. When describing the band, Kento Minzuno ’15 explained: “The Blue Laws are a band capable of molding songs from complexContinue reading

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Atwater Lunch Club

Despite the delightfully diverse student body at Middlebury College, consensus can be hard to find.  However, there seems to be one thing everybody agrees on: when it comes to lunch, there’s no beating Atwater.  Consequentially, finding a seat can be a real bear.  In order to solve this dilemma, students have recently taken to eating lunch in the classroom on the right hand side as you enter the main diningContinue reading


MiddChallenge 2013

Joanie Thompson ’14 (on behalf of the MiddChallenge 2013 planning committee) writes in: Have an idea for a project or business? Is there problem you want to solve or an artistic piece you wish to create? Spend this summer taking your idea to the next level and get the funding to do it. Middchallenge is here to help you turn your idea into reality. Applications for MiddChallenge are due onContinue reading


CCRE Symposium: No Place Like Home? Imagining Race, Ethnicity and Migration

The Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (which lives in Carr Hall between Forrest and Sunderland) is holding a symposium today and tomorrow exploring representations of migrants and migration–the program’s theme for the year. Here is how they explain the symposium: The theme of this year’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity symposium will be on representations of migrants and migration. Who migrates andContinue reading


Mardi Gras in Burlington Fri & Sat

This weekend, head up to Burlington for some New Orleans-style merrymaking. It’s all sponsored and organized by Magic Hat. Friday: Rebirth Brass Band at Higher Ground. Doors 7:30/Show 8:00. $15 advance, $18 day of show This band is fucking legendary, and might be the best live show you will ever see. If you don’t know  any of their songs, you’ve clearly never been to a Stoop Kid show (check outContinue reading


Philosopher of Science on Urban Social Movements Today @ 430

Mike’s talk is called “The Participatory Metropolis: a Solidarity Economy Framework for Rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.” Menser is a philosopher of science by trade, at Brooklyn College. But he’s branched into urban social movements in recent years, and is a leading figure within the US Social Forum movement. A “solidarity economy” calls for a democratic ecological resilience that is guided by the values of participation, inclusion, and sustainability and redefines and expands notions ofContinue reading

Events, Features

James Burde: The Creative Process in Architecture

Tonight from 7-9 in Johnson 304, Vermont architect James Burde will be giving a talk regarding his creative process in architectural design.  Burde is a Hampshire College grad who has combined European modernism with New England style architecture, and now helps design LEED and other environmental oriented buildings.  He currently runs the Teiki Design Studio based out of Jericho, VT, and I must say that if I had the meansContinue reading


International and Global Studies Colloquium

Over J-term, several Middlebury students enrolled in MIIS (Monterey Institute for International Studies) courses. These students engaged in advanced, independently-focused study on international development, politics and culture, all in preparation for final presentations at the annual International and Global Studies Colloquium this Friday. Professor Tamar Mayer, Middlebury’s own definition of hard-ass no-bullshit, suggested we check out these presentations, so we’re pretty confident they’ve got potential.