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A phonograph record on a post card? A professor throws a curveball at Special Collections.

Recently Paul Sommers, Paige-Wright Professor of Economics, stopped by the archives with an unusual item: he had purchased a “melody card” online, a paper phonograph record first manufactured in the 1930s, most notably on cereal boxes or as inserts in magazines. His postcard reads: Play this record on the PHONOGRAPH, 78rpm speed manual. Prof. Sommers doesn’t have a record player that […] Continue reading

Human Resources and Student Employment Moving December 1st

The staff of Human Resources and Student Employment will return from the Thanksgiving holiday to new office spaces. Effective December 1st, Student Employment will be located at 161 Adirondack View, also known as Bowker Barn, the former home of Business Services. … Continue reading

The Week’s Headlines

Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room: Bill McKibben Will Speak on The Tower of Babel and The Ivory Tower on Nov. 17 Quoted this Week: Julia Alvarez ’71 on Migrant Justice Community Chorus Presents Thanksgiving Concert Nov. … Continue reading

The Week’s Headlines

Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room: Quoted this Week: A Global Climate Movement that Started at Middlebury Animated Short Wins Awards, Honors Arts Scene: Q & A with Ron Liebowitz Middlebury Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Inducts 10 … Continue reading

We were greatly shocked with the news…

During a recent visit to the archives by Professor Ellie Gebarowski-Shafer’s Religion 130 class, The Christian Tradition, students plowed through 214 years of Middlebury College missionary history with College Archivist Danielle Rougeau. Amid the pages of 19th century cursive was this diary entry by Mary Martin, wife of a missionary to China and grandmother of Mabel Martin (later […] Continue reading

John Emerson awarded funding to develop statistics materials

John Emerson (Mathematics) received a modest grant through the Yale University Provost’s Fund for support of a project  titled Advances in Statistical Software Environments, on which he is working while on academic leave this year. The project grows out of … Continue reading

John Schmitt granted funds to attend combinatorics workshop

John Schmitt (Mathematics) received a grant from the NSF-sponsored Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, located on the campus of the University of Minnesota, to attend a workshop this fall titled Probabilistic and Extremal Combinatorics. While there, he presented a poster … Continue reading

The Week’s Headlines

Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room: The Foreign Student First-Year Writing Showcased at Ward Prize Ceremony With Osborne House Move, College and Town Begin Downtown Changes 97 Seconds of Spectacular Fall Beauty: the Road to Bread Loaf … Continue reading

Sister to Sister Summit

Calling all middle school girls! Bring a friend and come join Sister-to-Sister’s most popular event—the annual summit! Saturday, November 22, 9:30am – 4:30pm Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts, 72 Porter Field Rd., Middlebury, VT 05753 To RSVP, please … Continue reading

Annual Giving Trees! (go/givingtrees)

Please note: The process is much earlier this year AND we are converting to an e-sign up system! While you’ll need to return gifts to Community Engagement, as usual, you can now sign up to participate online! Help sponsor a … Continue reading