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Middlebury History Online

Thanks to a tip from the i-know-many-secrets senior software engineer Ian McBride, we’ve been notified of a great website to learn about the history of our college: http://middhistory.middlebury.edu/The articles are usually a paragraph or two so its an easy read. Spent the last half hour not writing my final paper but definitely learned a lot about some people and buildings on campus. Surprising how much some of these people travelled in theContinue reading

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Casually Renaming McCullough (Social Space)

Just got an email from Ron: Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, I write to invite you to an event that will take place this Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the newly named Wilson Hall (formerly the McCullough Social Space).  That’s where I stopped reading. The newly named Wilson Hall? What are we gonna start renaming all the buildings all of a sudden and casually mention it in an email? Maybe no oneContinue reading

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TONIGHT: MAN FOREVER RETURNS TO MIDDLEBURY

John Colpitts ’95  a.k.a. Kid Millions will be performing as Man Forever tonight in Coltrane with our own English sonicwaves superman graduating senior Nick Smaller ’14. I’ve had the privilege of seeing these guys perform back in 2012 and have the poster from the event. It said MAN FOREVER, HERE, 9 pm. I promise you that Man Forever is an experience that can not be put into words. The infamous Grady Trela ’13  interviewed Kid Millions 2 years ago,Continue reading

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May Day Verbal Onslaught: The Last Word

Calling all poets, rappers, storytellers, spoken-word and story lovers! Come through to the last Verbal of the school year- this Thursday May 1st in the Gamut Room. It’s your last chance to hit the stage and spit before [finals] summer! May 1st is International Workers’ Day. Come share some words about those who work hard and sacrifice. Don’t stress if you have nothing related to the topic- it’s just a suggestion. Feel freeContinue reading

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The Need for Late Hour Research areas

Its 1:18 now. The library is closed and I’m sitting in Wilson Cafe. The fridge filled with oranges is locked and buzzing louder than I can hear myself think or type. I need to print out an article on actor-network theory. What are my options? Lets go to papercut:   hmm… Don’t think any of those are open. Perhaps Johnson? Perhaps not? Being a student who needs to get someContinue reading

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Middlebury’s Fading Honor Code in the New York Times

Yes! We’ve made it to New York Times! Wait.. “The campus tour for prospective Middlebury students stops in a corridor outside a much-frequented eatery at the student center. Here, the guide directs their attention to a glass case exhibiting signatures of every freshman who has signed the honor code, a pledge made during orientation. To high school students fresh out of the SAT and A.P. grind, these signatures suggest that theContinue reading

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Nominate your peers/students for Leadership Awards

The wonderful Jennifer Herrera wants you to know about Student Leadership Awards. Anyone in the community can nominate a student/student organization. There are a couple of different awards check them out:  There are many awards and prizes that honor Middlebury College students for their leadership and engagement in campus and community life. Students, faculty, and staff are all invited to nominate students or student groups for the annual Student Leadership Awards. Visit go/awardsContinue reading

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Turned into Sunshine: Sacro-Sexual Ecstasyand Black Women’s Vocal Performance

Didn’t know about this event till 5 minutes ago but I’m going to try to make it. What a name for a lecture… Its happening in 30 minutes, so.. Bettina Judd is an Assistant Professor at Mt. Holyoke College. Her website has a different projects listed with some information about them. Some snippets:  -“Feelin’ Feminism: Black Women’s Art as Feminist Thought” is a project in academic prose that explores the feministContinue reading

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Like Maps? Come to this talk today!

The talk is called Picturing the World: American Pictorial Maps, 1920-1960 and is presented byStephen Hornsby Professor of Geography and Canadian Studies at the University of Maine. Hornsby recently presented this paper at the AAG with this as the abstract: This paper has three aims: first, to survey and account for the remarkable upsurge in popular cartography in the United States in the early twentieth century, which culminated in a uniquely American way of depicting theContinue reading

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Homecooked Meal – Fireside at Brooker

The Mountain Club invites ALL to come out to Brooker House tonight at 7 pm for a homecooked meal, music, and conversation around the fireplace with the Middlebury Mountain Club! Come in from the cold and warm up with real food! Bring friends and your own proctor bowl and we will see you at 7!!  All are Welcome! Where: Brooker When: Tonight at 7pm Cost: Nothing but bring your own bowl Why: friends,Continue reading

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Tonight! Art Exhibition Opening Reception – Levi Westerveld

One of our most talented artists, Levi Westerveld ‘13.5, has shared with us another set of magnificent drawings. The Campus interviewed him in this weeks paper, and Middlebury Magazine did a while ago (with a video). Check out some of his other work here. Levi is a nice guy and he’d be glad to talk with about his artwork.  Heres what we got emailed:  Celebrating the opening of “New Spaces, SameContinue reading

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Its snowing the most perfect snowflakes right now

Its snowing the perfect snowflakes outside. By perfect snowflake I mean geometric masterpieces that are miraculously falling from the sky!!! Seriously, go outside and check out how everything is sparkling. Its so soft. Also if you look at any light source it makes a rainbow through the snow.As snow lover, Jeff Colt, says “Nothing can escape their beauty!”  <3 Vermont!   Also Check out Snowflake Bently’s pics. One of theContinue reading

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CHILI FEST THIS SATURDAY

Bummed that its monday? No worries, you have something look forward to. Chili Fest is this saturday! That’s right its back. Probably my favorite part of the year, Chili Fest is a time where we hit the streets and experience all the delicious different colors, smells, and tastes of Vermont Chili. We got beef, we got pork, we got chicken, we got venison, we got veggies, we got chocolate and chilisContinue reading

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This has been my favorite week at Middlebury

Our weekly middbeat meeting just ended. There were a lot of new faces and interesting discussions. We will, of course, continue to provide you with current events and happenings at Middlebury. I left the meeting saying I will write this post for middbeat readers. This has been one of the best weeks I’ve had at middlebury. I’ve been here almost four years now and have never seen as many successfulContinue reading

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Old Stone Mill Applications

  Applications for the Old Stone Mill are due wednesday night! Located above the Storm Cafe in town, The OSM and Annex are spaces for student creators, entrepreneurs and artists of all kinds. OSM organizers write in:  Have an idea for a creative project but don’t have a physical space to make it happen? Consider applying to be a tenant at the Old Stone Mill, a student-run space dedicated toContinue reading