Month: March 2013

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Basketball Falls in Quarter-Finals, 77-65

The #7 ranked (according to D3hoops.com) Men’s Basketball team ended their season in a tough loss last night in Salem, VA against the #3 North Central College Cardinals of Naperville, IL. The Panthers started off strong, taking an early lead, but went into the locker room at halftime down 40-37. A powerful North Central offense managed to increase this lead in the second half, finishing the game with 77 points to Middlebury’sContinue reading

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MOTHA FUCKIN SNOW BALL FIGHT

Rumors of a campus wide snowball fight are true and its happening TONIGHT. When: 11 PM Where: Mead Lawn facebook group‘s Inspiration: (if its gonna be like the youtube clip, expect smiley people, different color lights with a poppy dj, and remote control helicopters)

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Gap Year Students Organization Constitution Meeting

Winson Law ’16 writes in: Join us if you’re interested in writing and ratifying a constitution to create an organization for students who have taken significant time off before coming to Middlebury. You don’t need to have taken a gap year to come – we want anyone interested in building a new community on campus! Come help us build it. Date: Thursday 3/21/2013 Time: 8:00 PM Place: Axinn 109

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Editors of n+1 Literary Magazine Give Talk

On Thursday afternoon, three editors of the literary magazine n+1 are hosting a reading and discussion. If you’ve never heard of n+1, notes from people who like it: “The best goddamn literary magazine in America.” —Mary Karr “Just when you’re thinking you’re intellectually alone in the world, something like n+1falls into your hands.” —Jonathan Franzen “n+1 is rigorous, curious and provocative. Intelligent thought is not dead in New York. It has simply movedContinue reading

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5 Broken Cameras Screening Thursday

The Academy Award nominated documentary “5 Broken Cameras” will be screening in Dana Auditorium this Thursday at 4:30.  The film tells the story of a Palestinian man, Emad Burnat, who records the gradual destruction of his village in the West Bank as the Israeli government expands a preexisting settlement and constructs a new wall (#whatsthedealwithUSmoneyandwalls).  Burnat simultaneously tracks the growth of his newborn son who comes of age in theContinue reading

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Verbal Onslaught Thursday

If you think “slam poetry” and are inundated with images of dim-light beatnik coffee shops, tons of beanies, and dirty looks when you clap instead of snap, you aren’t alone. This Thursday’s Verbal Onslaught Premier Spoken Word Open-Mic event will surely feature mood lighting, but host Barbara Ofosu-Somuah ’13 defines non-judgmental, so you’ve got nothing to fear. At Verbal Onslaught, there is no pre-set list of poets, so show up with something writtenContinue reading

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Sledding Tonight

The Mountain Club is organizing an epic night of sledding, dubbed “Green Mountain Monster,” tonight at 10PM. Meet outside of Proctor with something to sled on. Date: Today, March 19th Time: 10PM Place: In front of Proctor

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middbeat BEATS: West Coast Road Trip

Remember Mojo?? That awesome computer app that allowed you to get access to, and download, anyone’s files on the Middlebury campus’ music library? middbeat wants to bring that back…in style. Each week, we’ll be highlighting a playlist from the musical archives of one Middlebury student. We hope you’ll discover some great new artists, laugh (or cry) with nostalgia listening to old tunes, and get a small sample of what tunesContinue reading

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Middlebrow Presents: Paddy O’Furniture, TONIGHT 10 PM

Middlebrow Improv Comedy will be having their second on-campus show of the semester tonight, at 10 PM in the Abernethy Room.  The group of 8 packed the Chateau the second week of school, so be sure to show up a few minutes early to grab a seat.  There are rumors of an after party, but these are unconfirmed.  What is confirmed is a whole mess of laughs, maybe some kicked chairs, and definitely some romance.Continue reading

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COMMUNITY COUNCIL VOTES TO DISBAND DELTA

UPDATE: In a letter to the Community Council on May 16, President Liebowitz accepted the CC’s recommendation to disband Delta House for good. So that’s it. It’s not suspension, its disbandment. Prescott House, the former home of Delta will turn into summer draw housing for the upcoming year, and then probably become a super block like Palmer. Update: Prez Liebowitz still has to approve the Community Council’s decision for it to beContinue reading

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Midd Skier Headed For World Cup Circuit

Finally, a post-grad success story! Middlebury Skier David Donaldson ’13 is saying no-thanks to entry-level corporate paper-pushing drudgery. He’s headed for the World Cup Skiing Circuit.  Donaldson had a great final season for the Panthers- he made a near clean-sweep of the Giant Slalom races, winning five out of six over the course of the winter. He also took second place in the GS at NCAA’s, which Midd hosted, a mere 3/10thsContinue reading

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Fred Beckey: Dirtbag Climber Talks About The Life You Want to Live

Tonight CORRECTION: WEDNESDAY at 7 in RAJ, Fred Beckey will be giving a talk about his wild ride through the mountaineering world.  Three reasons to go: 1) He’s 90 years old and has put up gnarly ascents in Alaska and the Himalaya every decade since the 1940’s 2)  He has a mountain named after him that’s bigger than all the mountains in Vermont stacked on top of eachother. 3) TheContinue reading

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SGA Launches “We the MiddKids”

In an all-campus email and video sent out this morning, El Presidente of the SGA Charlie Arnowitz ’13  announced the launch of We the MiddKids, a “petitioning platform for students to share their ideas with the student government.” It’s a cool idea- anyone can start a petition, as long as it’s “relevant” and “appropriate”. We each get 10 votes to spread around, and we can vote for any single petition 3Continue reading

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Weather Warning! One Foot of Snow Tomorrow?!

So sorry that we “lied” to you last week, but it has been pretty obvious that it is still WINTER. Apparently there are rumors that it will snow anywhere from 6 – 12 inches tomorrow and that public schools in the area are scheduled to close. I thought my last chance to go skiing was this past weekend but maybe we’ll be blessed again with some special beautiful snowflakes.  Here’sContinue reading

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Atwater Easter/Passover Dinner Tonight!

Tonight Atwater Dining Hall will host a Easter/Passover themed dinner. Traditional Passover and Easter dishes will be served, so as the poster suggests, get ready for some oreo flavored bunny and Matza! Nah, nah Atwater dinners are always delish no matter what the theme is, and we can at least assure it’ll beat out Ross’ all-star combo of grilled pork chops, asparagus and polenta (mmmmmmm!). Plus, there’s lessons to beContinue reading