Jennifer Herrera

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Seeking Nominations for the Annual Student Leadership Awards

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We have such amazing students that are doing great things, in and out of the classroom, and on and off campus. We hope you will take the time to recognize their leadership, talent, and impact by nominating them for any of the student leadership awards and prizes available.

Visit go/awards to learn more and to submit nominations electronically by March 20.

Any questions? E-mail Jennifer Herrera at .


Linking Diversity and a Campus Community

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Please join us for the following talk:

Linking Diversity and a Campus Community:
An Architectural Approach

Susan Sturm
Columbia Law School

Tuesday, January 15
7:30 pm, Dana Auditorium

Professor Sturm is the George M. Jaffin Professor of Law and Social Responsibility and the founding director of the Center for Institutional and Social Change at Columbia Law School, a partner in the Mellon Creating Connections Consortium (C3). She also helped author the amici curiae brief submitted by Middlebury in the Supreme Court case Fischer v. University of Texas at Austin. Professor Sturm will talk about connecting diversity within different institutions, building welcoming environments for students of diversity, and the mission of diversity vs. the mission of the college.

Sponsored by SGA Institutional Diversity Committee and MCAB Speakers Committee.

Middlebury Dance Marathon-Fundraiser for Vermont Children’s Hospital

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Saturday, January 19

Middlebury students are in process of organizing the Middlebury Dance Marathon: a fundraising event for the Vermont Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. We will spend a fun and entertaining 12 hours dancing the night away in McCullough Social Space on Saturday, January 19th from 4pm – 4am to support local families and the medical needs of their kids.

Registration for the event is now open at go/dancemarathon! It will be a great night filled with good music (live band, DJs), activities, free food (Ben and Jerry’s and the Grille), all in support of a great cause.

The kids from the hospital and their families will join us for the night and really enjoy dancing with the College students and sharing their stories. It would be amazing to see you many Middlebury faculty and staff there as possible.

CREATE a TEAM with friends and come join the party.  It costs $10 to register and all proceeds go towards our fundraising goal of $10,000.

Have an Announcement You Want to Send to Students?

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In an effort to reduce the number of all-student e-mails, MiddNotes is now the primary means of communicating with the entire student body (excluding announcements related to emergencies, health, policy and compliance, or other special circumstances). Special permission to send all-student e-mails must be granted by the Dean of the College.

All students, faculty, and staff can make college-related announcements via MiddNotes. Once a week, on Friday mornings, a “digest” version of the content will be sent to students via e-mail, with links that take them back to the full text of the announcement.

How to post to MiddNotes:

  • Visit go/post
  • Log in with your Middlebury username and password
  • Fill in the title (“Enter title here”)
  • Put your message in the text box
  • Click on “Save Draft” in the right-hand toolbox (“Publish”)
  • “Preview” your work
  • Click on the “Publish” button

Posts will not be viewable to the public until they have been reviewed and approved by the Office of the Dean of the College.

We hope you’ll use MiddNotes for your announcements, to help reduce all-student e-mails. All announcements posted at MiddNotes by 8 p.m. on Thursdays will be included in the weekly summary to students on Friday mornings. Please plan ahead.

If you have questions about using MiddNotes, please send them to

Student Resource Guide Now Available

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Dear Colleagues:

Welcome back to a new year at Middlebury. I hope you enjoyed a productive and wonderful summer.

I write to share with you the latest edition of the Student Resource Guide. The guide introduces students to what we value and highlights key campus resources that allow them to have fun, be safe, find help, and become active, engaged members of our community. In addition, we created the Student-Athlete Resource Guide that highlights valuable information relevant to being an athlete at Middlebury. Although these guides should not be confused with Middlebury’s official College Handbook, which provides the complete text of all College policies, they offer an overview of some of the most important of those policies and the goals behind them.

While we wrote and designed these guides with students in mind, we think they will be a useful resource for faculty and staff, too, as you work closely with students. New students, residential life staff, new faculty, and first-year seminar faculty received a printed copy of the Student Resource Guide during Orientation. Other faculty and staff may access the guide by visiting go/resourceguide. We have distributed a limited number of guides to locations throughout campus, so if you would like one, you may pick one up. The Student-Athlete Resource Guide is available by visiting


Shirley M. Collado
Dean of the College


Nominations Open for Student Leadership Awards

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Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

I write to inform you of the opportunity to nominate a student or student group for the Student Leadership Awards.

We have many awards and prizes that honor our students for their leadership and engagement in campus and community life. Students, faculty, and staff are all invited to nominate students and student organizations for these leadership awards.

Please take some time to visit our new Student Leadership Awards webpage to learn more about each award and to submit nominations electronically.

The deadline to submit nominations is March 2.

We have such amazing students that are doing great things, on and off campus, that we hope you will take the time to recognize their leadership, talent, and impact by nominating them for any of the awards and prizes available.


Shirley M. Collado
Dean of the College

14th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration Kicks Off on January 16

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Literacy, Social Justice, and Dr. King’s Legacy

Author and researcher Dr. Maisha T. Winn will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration keynote address on Monday, January 16, at 4:30 p.m. in McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216.

Dr. Winn is an associate professor in Language, Literacy, and Culture in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University. She has worked extensively with youth in urban schools, and in out-of-school contexts. After completing her graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, Maisha moved to New York City where she conducted an ethnographic study of student poets and their teachers from the Power Writers collective. She is the author of an ethno-history of African American readers, writers, and speakers of the Black Arts Movement entitled Black Literate Lives: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Her research has been published in numerous journals. Most recently, Dr. Winn’s continued work examining youth performing literacy and more specifically the intersection of arts in the lives of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated girls has been published in Girl Time: Literacy, Justice, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

In addition, Dr. Winn has taught “Literacy as a Civil Right” and “Education, Literacy, and Black Arts” at the Bread Loaf School English in Vermont.

For the full schedule of events visit go/mlkcelebration