A Single Payer Health Care System: As Vermont Goes….?

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As Vermont goes, so goes the nation? Back in 2010, as many of you may know, Peter Shumlin narrowly won election as Vermont governor in part on a promise to implement a single payer health coverage system run by the state. Although the term “single payer” can encompass a range of plans, the essential idea […]

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

Middlebury College Accepts 280 Early Decision Applicants

Middlebury Voices in the News: Democrats and Obamacare, Unionizing Adjuncts

Studying Privilege and Poverty

Bridging Disciplines with Digital Liberal Arts

Green Dot’s Bystander Training Session Enhances Middlebury’s Efforts to Prevent Sexual Violence

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

C3- Summer Research Opp in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Mathematics

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As you think about summer plans, you may want to take a look at the C3 (Creating Connections Consortium) summer research opportunities at the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University. Three current Middlebury students have participated in the program. Application deadline is February 1, 2015. Who can apply? The program invites applications from current […]

Summer Amgen Scholars Program at Harvard

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Check it out! Harvard University has been named one of ten U.S. institutions that will be offering a ten-week Amgen Scholars Program in the summer of 2015.  This new Harvard program, with an emphasis on biotechnology research, will afford a diverse cohort of rising undergraduate juniors and seniors the opportunity to work in laboratories of […]

Summer REU on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem

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We are now accepting applications for our REU program for this summer: Interdisciplinary Research on Human Impacts in the Lake Champlain Ecosystem Details and application information can be found here: http://www.uvm.edu/~ecolab/?Page=REU.html

Science Research Opps Roundup- Jan and Feb Deadlines!

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Summer Opportunities (organized by deadline) U.S. Department of Energy Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program (MLEF) This program provides students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. Stipends start at $600 per week and eligible Fellows will receive an additional travel […]

Was Obamacare Worth It? Some Democrats Think Not.

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I’m up today at US News with a new post that serves as a sequel of sorts to an earlier post I wrote discussing the impact of Obama’s policy agenda on Democrats’ loss of control of Congress. In recent days Democrats such as New York Senator Chuck Schumer have openly questioned whether Obamacare was worth […]