NOTE: As of right now (noon) they have a bunch of slots still open for ladies (and some for men too) Andrew Freeman ‘13.5 writes in with this news: Greetings Middlebury Climbers: It gives me great pleasure to announce this year’s Middlebury-only Climbing Competition, which will take place on Wednesday, January 29 from 6:30 to 9 pm at the rock wall. Most of you have never participated in a climbingContinue reading
Day Williams ‘14.5 wants to let you know about a performance she is directing: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf is a 1975 experimental choreopoem by Ntozake Shange. Structurally it is a series of 20 poems, collectively called a “choreopoem.” Shange’s poetry expresses many struggles and obstacles that African-American women may face throughout their lives. It is performed by a cast of seven women characters,Continue reading
Middlebury has barely any institutional memory. Current students generally have no sense of the 200-year narrative that brought us to this point as an elite, polished institution. We at middbeat have tried and continue to try to illuminate Middlebury’s fuzzy past every now and then. But why is a sense of our past so lacking? One reason may be the depressing lack traditions that hold any weight in the community.Continue reading
If you haven’t heard, social entrepreneurship is the new THING, the zeitgeist, the cat’s pajamas and it’s been picking up big time at Middlebury. This week they are having a big symposium and CSE fellow Winson Law ’16 has the lowdown below: This Thursday and Friday, the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship will host its third annual symposium titled “Social Entrepreneurship and the Future of Education.” If you’ve attended theContinue reading
The ‘It Happens Here’ stories are now live on the IHH website. If you want to get involved with IHH, look at this page. And click after the jump to see our liveblog of the event.
Professor emeritus John Elder has been an institution at Middlebury since the 70s. He made Nature’s Meanings a must-take class for any Middlebury Student. He also wrote a lot of books about nature and Vermont and Robert Frost and other things. Most recently he cropped up in puppet form in a Bianca Giaever video about his breakfast routine: And he will be back on campus tomorrow night for an eveningContinue reading
Maya von Wodtke ‘13.5 writes in with this event: Join us for a screening of T-Bar Films‘ latest movie, United We Ski. This film brings community-based story telling to the forefront of ski film production, highlighting Vermont’s community ski areas, as well as lost ski areas and secret ski tows hidden amongst the sugar-bushes of Vermont. The screening will be followed by a Q&A and discussion on Vermont’s changing skiContinue reading
Assuming her flight didn’t get delayed in the weather shitshow plaguing airports this past week, Angela Davis is probably on our campus right now. Because she is giving a talk in Mead Chapel at 7PM. This is quite remarkable. Angela Davis might be one of the most historically important people to have come to this campus in my four years here. She is certain to go down as an influentialContinue reading
Finals week is a surreal time when our routine of four months is shaken and the rest of the world gets blocked out to plow through inconceivable amounts of work. It’s easy to get drawn into our own worlds during these trying times. But we at middbeat want to encourage solidarity in our finals week struggles. To that end, middbeat reporters LDubs and Carol showed up at midnight breakfast inContinue reading
Joy Wood ’17 writes in: The Atwater winter formal is happening this Saturday night from 10:00-2:00. There will be a beer garden, so students 21 and over should bring two forms of ID. The first 30 people to arrive get a free tuxedo t-shirt, and who doesn’t need one of those Date: Tonight, Saturday 12/07/2013 Time: 10:00 PM Place: Atwater Dining Hall
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Rod Abhari ’15 writes in about a new student org on campus: Are you passionate about drug policy activism, or interested in learning more about it? Do you want to have a voice in campus alcohol and drug policy? Are you Interested in learning how to lobby? If so, we would like to invite you to be a founding member of Middlebury Students for Sensible Drug Policy! This club isContinue reading
It’s not every year that there is a winter term class taught by students. If you are bummed with the class you got stuck in or don’t have one yet, this class looks like its going to be fascinating. And it still has room. Kristina Johansson ’14 wants to let you more: (Click to zoom in)
We hope that, despite Winter Storm Boreas, you all have arrived (or are arriving) at your Thanksgiving destinations safely and without too much delay (*high five* everyone who skipped class Tuesday and bounced just in time). If you want a distraction from all the work you told yourself you would get done over Thanksgiving break, we give you Stephen Colbert. Also, for anyone staying on campus for Thanksgiving break, hereContinue reading
Over 150 First Years and Sophomore Febs have signed up for JusTalks in January, but there is still some room. Sign-up by Monday for a really important opportunity! According to Alex Jackman ’14, JusTalks is a program focused on having deep dialogue around issues on campus, identity, and privilege. It is an awesome opportunity to connect with students around campus that we may not converse with otherwise. The sign upContinue reading
Never set foot in the CFA? Haven’t been to a performance in a while? Looking for date ideas? Seize this weekend to get your performance art-viewing on: 1. The Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble From the Arts Events Calendar: Middlebury’s Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble celebrates the wisdom that “it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing” with a program of contemporary jazz compositions and some of the bestContinue reading
The Islamic Society and Hindu Student Association are hosting an event they want you to know about (thanks for the tip Mariam Kahn ’16): Middlebury’s Hindu Student Association and Islamic Student Society bring to you the annual Middlebury Diwali and Islamic New Year Dinner!!! The menu includes Butter Chicken (Halal), Shahi Paneer, Chana Masala,Plain Parathas, Samosas, Mango Lassi, Tomato Chutney, Raita and Jeera Rice. Dress your best, eat some fantasticContinue reading
Tucker Hopkins ’16 writes in: The Middlebury College Snow Bowl Ski Patrol will be screening TGR’s latest film (Way of Life) and raffling off ski swag (including a Sugarbush/Mad River pass) after the film. Come early to get your raffle tickets and other free stuff. Swing by and get stoked for winter! Date: Tonight, Friday 11/22/2013 Time: 7:00 PM Place: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, room 216 Cost: Movie tickets are 5Continue reading
Quick, you have one more hour to purchase pottery made by fellow students in the Ceramics Club on Proctor Terrace. They are asking for $5 donations. Lots of potential on that table for holiday gifts or room decorations. If you are interested in getting involved with the Ceramics here are the open hours for the ceramics studio (located on 75 Adirondack View, two roads behind Proctor. Open Hours: Wednesday 7:00Continue reading
Direct and to the point. We like it. Hopefully bike thieves are good at following directions. middbeat is curious, have you ever stolen a bike? if so, why? did you return it? would you do it again? comment (anonymously, if you want) with your experience as a bike thief and enlighten us about this campus phenomenon.