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The Latest on Hurricane Sandy: College Reopens on 10/30

UPDATE, 10/30/12, 9 a.m.

To the College Community:

The College will resume normal operations today as Hurricane Sandy winds down. However, please note that because local schools will remain closed today, some offices may not be at full strength. Note, too, that rain and unusually strong winds may continue through the week, so please exercise caution as you move from place to place.

We are fortunate that our campus and most parts of Vermont sustained minimal damage from the storm. That was clearly not the case for much of the northeast, especially the coastal regions, and we encourage students who have family and loved ones in those areas and are concerned about their safety to be in touch with their Commons Deans.

Although here in Middlebury yesterday’s weather did not have the impact it was projected to have, we thank everyone for their cooperation in preparing for what could have been a dangerous situation.

— Timothy Spears
Vice President for Academic Affairs

See below the fold for earlier updates . . .

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‘Feminist of the Year’ Nominations

NOMINATIONS ARE REQUESTED — The Women’s and Gender Studies Program is accepting “Feminist of the Year” nominations for any person who has made outstanding contributions to improving the status of women and/or fostering gender equity in the Middlebury College community during the past year until Monday, May 7, at 9 a.m.

Please nominate one person per “category” — staff, faculty, and student — or only in the category where you can comfortably make a choice. Please include a brief nomination paragraph (see below). The Chellis House Board will review all nominations and determine the winners in each category.

The winners will be announced at the:
Chellis House Picnic

Saturday, May 12, 2-4 p.m.
to which all of you are cordially invited.

In the alternative: Please feel free to leave a voice mail message with Karin Hanta on #5937 or print and return to Chellis House.

AGAIN: Nominations must be received by 9:00 A.M. on Monday, May 7!

I’d like to nominate _________________ for student feminist of the year because:

I’d like to nominate __________________ for staff feminist of the year because:

I’d like to nominate __________________ for faculty feminist of the year because:


Karin Hanta
Chellis House Director

Tickets for Dalai Lama Lectures Go on Sale in September

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be on campus Oct. 12-13, 2012, to give two lectures.

Tickets for the Friday, Oct. 12, event, “Educating the Heart,” which is open only to current Middlebury College students, faculty and staff:

  • Middlebury College student tickets will be available beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 12. Tickets for current Middlebury students are free of charge with a limit of one ticket per student. A Middlebury ID card is required and must match the name on the ticket.
  • Faculty and staff tickets will be available online and at the box offices (in McCullough and the Mahaney Center for the Arts) beginning on Friday, Sept. 14. Faculty and staff are limited to two tickets each, at $15 a piece.

Tickets for the Saturday, Oct. 13, event, “Finding Common Ground: Ethics for a Whole World,” which is open to the general public:

Tickets for the general public will be available starting on Thursday, Sept. 27.

  • Tickets for the general public will be available online and at both box offices (in McCullough and at the Mahaney Center for the Arts), though the best chance for tickets is through online sales.
  • Limit of two tickets per person, $20 each for general public, $15 each for Middlebury College alumni, faculty, staff, students, and parents of current students.

For more information, visit the website devoted to the Dalai Lama’s visit.

Snow School Goes Old School on February 19

The Snow School at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl is going “old school”!

Join us for a celebration of 55 years of Middlebury College Snow Bowl schools on Sunday, February 19. An all-day ticket will be just $25.

The festivities will feature contests for best apparel, best equipment, and best old-style skiing, with an awards ceremony at 2 p.m. Prizes will include lessons, lift tickets, equipment tune-ups, memorabilia, and $55 worth of food gift certificates.

For more information, call 802.443.7605.

Pre-season Tune-up Specials at the Snow Bowl

Get your skis and/or snowboard tuned up and ready for the season for only $25! From now through December 16 at the Snow Bowl Ski Shop, you can get a stone grind and hot wax for your skis or your board for $25. That‛s a 44 percent discount over the regular price, and you’ll be gliding and turning like you won’t believe!

You can also get a quick edge sharpening and hot wax for only $15, and a binding torque test for $20.

The Snow Bowl shop is also offering equipment leasing for the season: Skis for kids are $99 for the season, and a kid’s snowboard is $125. Adults can lease ski or snowboard gear for the full season for $165.

The Snow Bowl Ski Shop will be open for drop-off, pick-up and fitting for equipment leasing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, and on Saturdays (11/12, 11/19, and 12/3) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be closed the week of Thanksgiving break.

For more info call us at ext. 7603 or e-mail us at

Buy Snow Bowl Passes Before October 31 and Save

Winter is coming! Time to purchase your Middlebury College Snow Bowl season passes. For faculty and staff, Snow Bowl season passes this year are $175 for an individual and $350 for a family, but you’ll save on the amount of tax you pay by purchasing them before October 31.

Your taxable amount is based on the difference between the general public’s cost and your cost, and because the rate to the public increases significantly after October, you can save by making your purchase before October 31.

During October, passes are on sale in the pro shop at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, or can be purchased by calling ext. 5125. Accepted methods of payment are cash, check, VISA or Mastercard. A Middlebury ID number must be provided to make the purchase. On line purchases can be made any time at

Summer Employee Golf Tournament on August 17

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
9-hole Captain and Crew (4-person scramble)
Check-in: starting at 3:45 p.m.*
Shotgun start: 4:30 p.m.

Open to all faculty and staff. (Retirees are welcome to sign up, providing there are still team openings.)

Registration is limited to the first 30 teams; sign up your team now! The registration deadline is the afternoon of Tuesday, August 16. Come and have some fun! The cost is $15 per person, $60 per team.

To register or for more information, please contact Valerie Costello, MariAnn Osborne, or Phil Cyr. Registration fee for entire team due at sign-up—checks can be made payable to Middlebury College.

* Note that CTO must be used for events during regular work hours.