Category Archives: Midd Blogosphere

Midd/MIIS Travelers

The following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to Midd
Karen Miller, Vice President for HR and Chief Risk Officer

Week of August 14

Maureen Anda, MIIS Alumni Relations Office


Susan Baldridge, Provost

Week of August 21

Maggie Peters,  MIIS Alumni Relations Office


Fariha Haque, Middlebury in DC

Week of August 21

Leah Gowron,  MIIS Alumni Relations Office


Anne McMenamin, Advancement

Aug 30- Sept 2

Cris Silva, GSTILE-T&I


Meghan Williamson, Advancement

Aug 30- Sept 1

Roman Graf, German/Commons Office – Brainerd

Oct 19-23

Sarah Stroup, Political Science

Oct 19-23

Bill McKibben, Environmental Studies

Oct 31-Nov 4

Sue Halpern, English & American Literatures

Oct 31-Nov 4

Retirement Transitions

Individuals who end employment after having worked for Middlebury in a benefits-eligible status for a minimum of ten years past the age of forty-five qualify as “Middlebury Retirees”.


Name Type Retirement Date Department
Charles Sargent Staff 7/3/2017 Dining Services
Fredric Kropp Faculty 8/6/2017 GSIPM (MIIS)
Peter Shaw Faculty 8/6/2017 GSTILE (MIIS)
Jean Turner Faculty 8/6/2017 GSTILE (MIIS)



TIAA 2017 Fee Disclosure Email



TIAA delivered important information about your retirement plan(s) via email on Saturday, August 5, 2017 and we were recently informed that the message may have been diverted to your Clutter box. As you may already know, with Clutter, the email server keeps track of the email you read and the ones you don’t. Once you turn it on,  as new email comes in, it takes messages you’re most likely to ignore and puts them into the “Clutter” folder. In order to efficiently provide employees with accurate and up-to-date information and to remain compliant with our annual participant fee disclosure responsibilities regulated by the Department of Labor, we ask that you follow the following steps:

  1. You can turn Clutter off (or)
  2. You can “train” clutter that TIAA emails are not clutter.

To “train” your Clutter, look in the Clutter folder and drag the TIAA email from your Clutter folder to your Inbox. Moving an email in or out of the Clutter folder from any of your devices is enough to give the signal to the Clutter system that an item from TIAA is or isn’t Clutter.




Summer Researchers Share Work at Symposium

August 2, 2017 MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Nearly 140 Middlebury undergraduate researchers gave the campus community a look at what they had been working on for the last eight weeks during the annual Summer Research Symposium on July 27 at McCardell Bicentennial Hall. All told, the students put in more than 42,000 hours of research this […]

Coolest Careers In Innovation To Get Into Right Now

In addition to being a truly inspiring and innovative field, STEM careers offer many benefits: financial, intellectual, and philanthropic. According to the 2017 update by the US Department of Commerce, employment in STEM occupations grew by more than 24% in comparison to non-STEM occupations, which grew only by 4.0%. Further, STEM occupations are projected to grow by around 9% percent by 2024. On average, STEM workers earned 29% more than their non-STEM colleagues in 2015. This premium has increased from 2010 by 3% and will continue to do so with the digitalization of our society.  Research done by the Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce predicts that there will be 9 million STEM jobs by 2018.

This Forbes article by Anna Powers contains a list of coolest occupations in STEM right now across three promising industries, offering incredible prospects for growth, impact and compensation.

Read the full article.