Category: Events

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Home Games this Week

Hockey and swimming are taking to their respective forms of water this weekend (get it–water in the pool and ice in the rink?!) against some NESCAC rivals (and Keene–huh?) in what are sure to be exciting home-openers for the winter season. Head down to the ice to get your fill of dangles, snipes, and cellys on Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday, then check out the hottie lamaties with swimmer’s bodies (@hannah montana) asContinue reading

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Write Night in Crossroads Cafe

Sami Lamont ’17 writes in to middbeat: “At Write Night, Middlebury college students will respond to poetry written by incarcerated youth. This event is presented in collaboration with Free Minds, a nonprofit based in DC that empowers youths tried as adults through book clubs and writing workshops. The participants in the program find feedback on their poetry helpful, so Free Minds hosts “Write Nights”, events in which the poems are printed outContinue reading

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Announcements, Events

Community Council Meeting on Stress (TONIGHT)

It’s undeniable that the stress of performing well in the areas of schoolwork, social life, and extra-curriculars is sometimes crushing. Most people can agree that no matter how hard we try, it seems impossible to succeed in all walks of life while maintaining sanity, happiness, and sleep (see featured image on this post). We all talk about these challenges frequently, but sometimes talking to one another isn’t enough. If you wantContinue reading

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TONIGHT: Writing Workshop with Frame

from Elana Schrager ’17: “Frame is Middlebury’s newest unofficial zine. Every issue starts as a blank space, a frame for innovative artistry and unconventional storytelling. All contributors work together to collaboratively edit and revise their pieces at weekly workshops. Once we have a body of work, we move it to the space of the page, where we arrange it with intent and purpose. We believe that the air we breathe is composed of stories. Our goal isContinue reading

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Tomorrow: Study Abroad Photo Contest Reception

from Bao Lin Xu ’16: “Please come enjoy a hot apple cider and some snacks while you join us for the annual study abroad photo contest reception at Davis Library! All finalist photos will be displayed for viewing and everyone gets a chance to cast a vote!” Date: November 17th Time: 4:30-6:00 Place: Davis Family Library Cost: None


Joshua Allen Workshop: Organizing at the Intersection of Black Lives Matter & Gender Justice

Maddie Orcutt ’16 writes in to middbeat: “Seeking to push participants from organizing from a racial justice framework to a full blown liberation movement, this workshop employs an understanding of gender, violence, policing and solidarity to create a more robust organizing practice. Participants can expect to grapple with open ended questions and to learn/share new tactics and strategies to engage in the movement for black lives more effectively.” Date: Tomorrow, November 9th Time: 4:15 – 5:30 PMContinue reading


TODAY: A Reading by Ryan D’Agostino ’97

Calling all lit/journalism/creative writing nerds! (me!) Today, midd grad Ryan D’Agostino ’97 will be reading excerpts from his new book, The Rising: Murder, Heartbreak, and The Power of Human Resilience in an American Town.  From Penguin Random House: “On July 23, 2007, Dr. William Petit suffered an unimaginable horror: Armed strangers broke into his suburban Connecticut home in the middle of the night, bludgeoned him nearly to death, tortured and killedContinue reading


Home Games this Weekend

(note: apologies for the repetition of pictures of the football field, but it’s not our fault that it’s incredibly picturesque!!) SATURDAY: Men’s Soccer NESCAC SEMIFINAL (!!!!!) vs. Wesleyan @ 11am (big deal!!) Football vs. Hamilton @ 12:30 **Soccer is hosting semifinals of the NESCAC tournament, so if you’re thirsting for some more games to watch, check out Bowdoin vs. Conn College @ 1:30 on Saturday!

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Meeker Presents the First Ever: The Droth

from Erin Reid ‘16.5: This Friday, Meeker is hosting the first ever droth, a night of casual storytelling with good food and dope people. There is no theme and no real structure–get up on the mic and tell us a tall tale, an embarrassing story, or anything else you’ve been meaning to say in front of an audience of your peers. There will be a chance for open mic, but if you want toContinue reading


Tomorrow: GlobeMed Fall Bar Night

GlobeMed writes in to middbeat: “Come out to our fall bar night this Thursday at Two Bros! Students UNDER 21 are welcome to enter before 9PM, so come early and enjoy great music and food! Hear live music by Absolute Fire, buy raffle tickets, and be sure to order some nachos–10% of food and drink proceeds before 9PM go to our partner charity, Gardens for Health International.” Date: Tomorrow, November 5th Time: 7:00 PM – 2:00Continue reading


TOMORROW: Outdoor Gear Sale

Need to stock up on outdoor gear but never want to pay full price? Now’s your chance!! Check out the Outdoor Programs’ [used] outdoor gear sale in the Freeman International Center parking lot (rain location: the Bunker) for discounted prices on good, gently used outdoor stuff!! Notable items include cross country skis, snowshoes, and backpacks! Date: Wednesday, November 4th Time: 2-5pm Place: FIC parking lot Cost: Depends on what youContinue reading

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TOMORROW: Community Council Meeting

from Tiff Chang ‘17.5: “Tiff Chang, CC (Co-Chair of Community Council here). In the vein of better marketing, letting people know what Community Council is up to, here is the agenda for next week! We’ve been talking about addressing student stress for a while, and had six guests speakers and a presentation from Andi Lloyd, Miguel Fernandez and Katy Smith Abbott for the past two meetings, and now we’re ready to work on solutions! MeetingsContinue reading

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Revealed: The Speaker Line-up for TEDx Middlebury 2015

By this time, you might have already seen the exhibit in the library, the posters, or the Facebook event.  But are you still wondering what TEDx Middlebury is all about? Well we’re here with all the details.  This year, the TEDx 2015 speaker line-up includes a current Middlebury student, a Midd alum, a local farm worker, a start-up guru, a self-declared TransFabulous Twerkshop coordinator, the creator of the #SurvivorPrivilege hashtag, and a longtime Vermont stateContinue reading

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Home Games this Week! (#sports)

This is a huge week for NESCAC rivalries! If you haven’t heard, our sports teams are pretty darn good, and these last few weeks of the fall season are really important in terms of play-off qualification. Soooo come watch your friends take down a whole zoo of competitors (Ephs (cows), Camels, Bantams (roosters), Jumbos (elephants)) (ha ha) and enjoy what is arguably the last week of beautiful fall weather! Tuesday: Women’sContinue reading


Wednesday: Campaign Finance Talk

Julian Gerson ’18 writes in: With the presidential election only a year away, campaign finance has never been as pertinent or as important.  For that reason, the Middlebury Democrats are thrilled to announce that on Wednesday, October 28th, Ann Ravel, the Chair of the Federal Election Commission will be giving a talk about campaign finance reform and the role of money in politics. Chair Ravel, who was appointed by PresidentContinue reading

Events, Uncategorized

Homecoming Games//FOOD TRUCKS

Take a break from studying//sleeping//darties this Saturday to support your friends//classmates//random people you don’t know as they take on NESCAC rivals Trinity and Williams!! AND while you’re there support the Green Panther Challenge–a sustainability initiative within the Athletic Department that is aiming for all of the recycling//trash//compost to be properly sorted in an attempt to increase recycling–and take an extra second (literally…that’s all it takes) to make sure that you sortContinue reading

Events, Features

Culture is Yours to Create: Cypher League Showcase!

Tariq Mansour ‘16.5  writes in “First of all this is gonna be fun. So, come ready to have fun. We all like fun, lets have a night of fun together while dancing to fun music with fun people. We have a full lineup for Friday night so the fun should abound. TurnupTea© will be present. Cypher League is a media company and arts collective dedicated to the preservation and expansionContinue reading


Tomorrow: The World Champion Judah Friedlander

From Hiruy Ephrem ’17: “On the comedy stage, Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, and a role model to children. Let’s face it, Judah is the greatest comedian in the world… And the most humble. Judah is an extra-dark black belt in karate. Judah is known to comics & audiences as one of the funniest andContinue reading