Timothy Spears

Posts by Timothy Spears

Across Campus Hiatus

For the time being, Across Campus is going on hiatus. I created this blog–as its tagline indicates–to provide administrative updates that are relevant to the community. Over the last few months, however, communications throughout the College have been increasing and … Continue reading

Five Questions for Dave Donahue

Our very first Five Questions candidate was President Ron Liebowitz. Here we are, almost a year later, and Special Assistant to the President Dave Donahue joins the club. 1. You started out at Middlebury as a student (Class of 1991!) … Continue reading

Old Chapel Remediation

Even with the fine (and distracting) weather this past week, it’s hard not to notice the work now taking place around Old Chapel.  Some may be wondering what this project is all about. The short explanation is that we are … Continue reading

The Return of the Solar Decathlon House

The house arrived in pieces–from the competition in DC–and is now being reassembled on Porter Field Road for likely occupancy this spring.  That’s Ben Brown, Solar Decathlon Health and Safety Officer, snapping on a piece of the roof and surveying … Continue reading

Five Questions for Susan Campbell Baldridge

Vice President for Planning & Assessment and Professor of Psychology Susan Campbell Baldridge is in the Five Questions Hot Seat this week. 1. You’re a professor of psychology and Vice President for Planning & Assessment. It’s four weeks into the … Continue reading

Five Questions for Erik Bleich

This week we talk with Erik Bleich, Professor of Political Science. For the record, we do not have any moles…just squirrels. 1. You recently published The Freedom to Be Racist? How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom … Continue reading

Five Questions for Shantá Lindo ’10

Jeff Stauch ’05 set the bar high last week with his Five Questions responses. Can Admissions Counselor Shantá Lindo ’10 meet it this week? We think so. 1. You’re in your second year as an Admissions Counselor. What’s it like … Continue reading

Five Questions for Jeff Stauch ’05

The Five Questions series returns this week with Jeff Stauch ’05, Assistant Director of Principal Gifts. Check back throughout the year for more Five Questions posed to our staff and faculty colleagues. 1. As Assistant Director of Principal Gifts, you … Continue reading

Emerging Landscapes—From Atwater to Washington DC

Given the progress made this week on the Atwater landscape project, I can’t resist posting these photos (taken this morning), and encouraging people to take a walk over to the north side of the campus to see the area. Though … Continue reading

A New Year, and Some New and Improved Spaces

Every September, students return to campus to find that something about the landscape has changed. Over the years, Middlebury has maintained a remarkably distinct culture—visiting alums often comment on how the campus still feels the way it did when they attended the College—but the … Continue reading