Category Archives: Event

TONIGHT: Spring 2015 Thesis Film Screening

222It’s the last day of classes y’all and we all can use a little bit of a breather before finals start up. What better way to kick back and relax than attending the spring senior thesis screening tonight!! Support your friends or support strangers and watch some really talented students show what they’ve been working on this semester. Ali Salem ’16 writes in:

See spring term films from the Senior Tutorial class, featuring senior thesis work by Christian Bonaventura, Will Hanley, Stella Holt, Hunter Huebsch, Shirel Lebovich, Hannah Marks, Dylan Redford, Molly Stuart, Zach Wilson, and Jason Zhang!

Date: Today, May 11th
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Free!


TONIGHT! Narrative Journalism Fellows Present: How Did You Get Here?

18702_10202688561213807_5595156830366400880_nTonight the narrative journalism fellows will be presenting their final pieces, each of which profiles a Middlebury student responding to the question ‘how did you get here?’ If you haven’t seen these before, give it a little google search. The talent of the fellows is evident, and their work is an awesome way to learn about the diversity of individuals in our community. Tonight, the fellows will be screening the digital profiles of Adam Milano ’15, Emily Luan ’15, Innocent Tswamuno ’15, Olivia Wiggins ‘18.5, Athraa Yalda ’15, Grace Woroch ’17 , Carmina Moorosi ’17, Yasmine Gilbert ’17, Sophia Bufton ‘15.5, Octavio Hingle-Webster ’17, Stephan Koenigsberger ’16, Sena Voncujovi ’17, Simona Scotta d’Antuono ’17, Christopher Vandiford ’17, Rana Abdelhamid ’15, Armel Nibasumba ’16 and Dylan Otterbein ’16. This should be a great time and I hear snacks and refreshments will be served!

Date: Tonight May 10th
Time: 8-10 PM (come and go as you please)
Place: Axinn 229
Cost: nada

Stoop Sale at Porter Tomorrow

stoop sale

Alice Oshima ’15 writes in:

So tomorrow me & Sally Caruso (and some other homies) will be hosting the 2nd annual Porter stoop sale. This time it’s a “stoop sale” and will actually be held on some grass next to Porter during Rowdy Roast. We’ll be selling from 2pm to 4pm. Things will be priced from $3 to $20. Last year it was a great success and we almost sold out–gonna be selling a lot of good shit again this year. Some stuff from American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, Brandy Melville. Plus some Marc Jacobs, Free People etc. Oh and Cheap Monday skinny jeans. Those are always a fave. Clothes will be lightly used to unworn. Cash only. And YEAH IT’LL BE SOME 4REAL DISCOUNTED NICE SHIT AND A GENERALLY GUCCI TIME!

When: Saturday, May 9, 2-4PM
Where: Porter Stoop
Cost: varies

TONIGHT: Sofia Donavan-Lefuente at 51 Main

Tonight, Midd’s own Sofia Donavan-Lafuente ’18 will be playing at 51 Main! If you’re looking for a night in town to do something a little different, this should be an awesome event. More on Sofia, who is releasing an EP soon (!), below:

Sofia Donavan-Lafuente is a Spanish and American singer/songwriter. At the age of 13, she took up the guitar whilst recovering from major back surgery and her songwriting began to blossom. Now a first-year student at Middlebury College, Sofia has written over 70 songs, supported a major band at Shepherds Bush Empire, performed at the Isle Of Wight Festival, The Troubadour and a number of other London venues. Sofia’s first EP “Left to the Clouds” launches on May 19.

Date: Today, May 8th
Time: 6-7PM
Place: 51 Main at the Bridge
Cost: nay

Free Friday Film: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

If you’re not too busy rocking out to Misterwives or getting your BBQ on at Proc Terrace, be sure to check out the Free Friday Film of the day!

High school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school and he’s developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father’s prized Ferrari and with his girlfriend Sloane head into Chicago for the day. While they are taking in what the city has to offer school principal Ed Rooney is convinced that Ferris is, not for the first time, playing hooky for the day and is hell bent to catch him out. Ferris has anticipated that, much to Rooney’s chagrin.

Date: Today, May 8th
Time: 6-8PM
Place: Dana Auditorium
Cost: Free, duh!


10250186_10206407540850265_4283482143251661811_nWe’ve made it! (Mayyyy-d it, ha!) It’s finally May, it’s finally warm, and we’re in the final stretch before we head home for the summer. What better way to celebrate than with MCAB’s Midd Mayhem 2015 lineup. Here we go:

11AM-1PM: Cotton Candy on Proctor Terrace
4:30 – 7:30: BBQ outside of Proctor (ROSS CLOSED FOR DINNER!)
7PM-10PM: Concert outside Battell and Johnson including MISTERWIVES!!!!!

10AM: Color run outside of Johnson (go/colorrun)!!!!
12PM: Celebrate HOLI on Battell Beach!!!

Holi-HSAThis sounds pretty dope. Looking for something bright and colorful to do this afternoon? Head on down to Battell Beach for Midd’s annual celebration of Holi!! What is Holi all about and why do we celebrate it? Akhila Khanna ’17 writes in to middbeat:

HSA, YAM and MCAB present the festival of colors : HOLI! The sun is out and the colors are in! Come celebrate Holi on Saturday May 9th at noon. Don’t forget to dress in white and be prepared to be drenched in water and colorful powder. MCAB’s color run will begin at @11AM and registration @10AM in front of Johnson. Sign up at go/colorrun for the run and then join us as we color Battell Beach and dance to Bollywood mixes by our very own DJ Mariam Khan.


Study Abroad Research Grant Presentations


Continuing today and tomorrow, the RAJ house will be hosting talks given by seniors on the research they conducted while abroad last year. While abroad may just be a glimmer in our underclassmen eyes, these talks should be super inspiring and offer insight into the type of work we can when we leave Midd for a foreign country. Come see what our peers have been working on!!

Date: Today May 6th
Time: 4:30
Place: RAJ conference room
Cost: Free

TONIGHT: Sweatervest Spring Release Party!

title-swAccording to my app and the tears in my eyes, spring has finally arrived! And with it– the spring edition of Sweatervest, Middlebury’s own literary magazine. Intrigued? Emily Luan ’15 writes in to middbeat:

Come celebrate with us as we release our newest chapbook!! There will be: copies of the spring issue, beverages, readings from contributors, couches to sit on, people to talk to, and of course an incredible spread of snacks snacks snacks.

Email [email protected] if you can’t make it but want a personal copy!

Date: Today, May 6th
Time: 8:30 PM
Place: Porter House
Cost: Free!!


TODAY: Why is My Milk Blue? China’s Food Safety Crisis and Scale Politics” by John Yasuda


Today, Professor John Yasuda of the University of Pennsylvania will be giving a lecture on China’s food safety crisis. Why is My Milk Blue will not be covering our wonderful wonderful Monument Farms dairy, but rather the failures of China’s regulatory politics and its implications for food safety. Should be super interesting. More on the lecture below:

“Why is My Milk Blue? China’s Food Safety Crisis and Regulatory Politics” join John Yasuda, University of Pennsylvania, to examine China’s food safety failures and regulatory politics. Contrary to studies that highlight China’s food safety challenges primarily resulting from corruption, local obstructionism, or weak state capacity, he argues that China’s massive production system, unwieldy bureaucracy, and geographic size pose regulators with a more fundamental policy challenge. As China transitions to scientifically-assessed, risk-based forms of regulation, its pervasive food safety problem suggests the adaptive limits of China’s existing regulatory structure.

Date: Today, May 4th
Time: 4:30
Place: RAJ Conference Room
Cost: $0


TONIGHT: Observatory Open House Night!!!!


from Middlebury College

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!! Dreams do come true. Tonight the Physics Department is hosting an Open House night at the college observatory. For those who don’t know, this is on the top of Bihall… and notoriously always locked (ugh). But not tonight!! COME VIEW THE HEAVENS!! More info here:

The observatory, located atop McCardell Bicentennial Hall, will be open to the public for viewing the heavens on Friday evenings, May 1 and May 8, from 9:00 PM until 10:30 PM, provided the skies are mostly clear.

Jupiter and Venus will be in the evening sky on both of these dates, while the moon will be visible only on the first of these two evenings. Also visible through our telescopes will be a number of interesting stars, star clusters, and nebulae. There is no set program for the Open House nights; the public is invited at any time between 9:00 PM and 10:30 PM.

The observatory dome houses a 24-inch computer-controlled telescope. Additional, smaller telescopes will also be available on the roof deck for observing the night sky.

All observatory public nights are free and open to the public, but will take place only if the sky is at least mostly clear. If the weather appears uncertain, visitors may call the observatory at 443-2266 after 7:00 PM on the evening of the Open House for a status report. More information can also be found at… .

Date: Today, May 1st
Time: 9 – 10:30
Place: Observatory (on top of bihall)
Cost: Free