Tag: graduation

Popular, The Orchard

“Growing Up,” A Poem by Nora O’Leary ’17

a poem by Nora O’Leary ’17 based on The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll: “The time has come,” the College said, “To talk of many things: Of jobs—and loans—and thesis work, Of what the future brings.” And how we plan to use our time, Before that last bell rings. “But wait a bit,” the senior cried, “Before we start all that; For I am still a child atContinue reading

Features, Humans of Middlebury

Four Super Senior Febs You Should Have Gotten to Know (But You’ll Have to Off-Campus Because They Graduated Yesterday)

They entered Middlebury in February 2011. Now they leave us. But, hopefully (definitely) we’ll see them again. middbeat presents four amusing interviews with members of the class of 2014.5. Katherine Elizabeth “Betsy” Neal Hometown: Jackson, Wyoming Age: 21 Major: Economics Do you have any eccentric passions, hobbies, or skills? I really like fly-fishing. Not that many people do it here. My dad taught me. You go out into a riverContinue reading


Commencement Speakers Kick Ass

Update: Jonathan Safran Foer published an adapted version of his Middlebury commencement address in the Sunday New York Times’ opinion pages (Midd gets cred at the bottom). It will be out in print tomorrow. When we heard Jonathan Safran Foer was going to be the commencement speaker for the class of 2013 we rejoiced, predicting a great address. And, in our opinion, high expectations were met. He  made fun ofContinue reading


(UPDATED) Commencement Moved Inside to Nelson Arena–People Are Pissed

UPDATE: It was announced at the Senior Class Photo earlier this afternoon that commencement would be limited seating because of capacity constraints. We now know from President Liebowitz’s all-school email (click below for the full email) that it will be in Nelson (not Kenyon as we previously reported) and limited to three ticked per person. It will also be simulcasted in Mead Chapel, McCullough Social Space, Dana Auditorium, and McCardellContinue reading

Features, Uncategorized

Why Jonathan Safran Foer is Going to Give an Awesome Commencement Address

If you haven’t heard yet, the Campus released who will give the commencement address for the Class of 2013 earlier this afternoon: author Jonathan Safran Foer, probably best known for his book Everything is Illuminated. This a really exciting choice for a number of reasons: First of all, his books are really good so he’s probably really cool. Second, the class of 2013 read Everything is Illuminated  for their firstContinue reading

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Super Senior Febs graduate, new Febs arrive

While you were out shreddin’ Vail, doing service in Central America, or chillin’ with the folks at home, around a 100 febs left and around 100 brand new febs came to replace them. Middbeat breaks it down for you. First the Super Senior Feb’s graduated and it was sad. Ben Orbison’s speech was endearing and funny. Ron’s was nice too–you’d recognize it if you’ve ever been to a graduation becauseContinue reading