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Brief network interruption at noon on Wed 8/20/14 – north side of campus

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At 12:00PM (noon) today, 8/20/14, maintenance in the Carr Hall Data Center will interrupt some wired and wireless connections for the north side of campus. This interruption will last approximately 15 minutes.

Library & ITS Summer Picnic on Thurs 8/28 from 3:30-5:30pm

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We hope that everyone in Library and ITS (and their families/partners) can join us for a Summer Picnic on Thursday 8/28 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Hadley Barn on campus. The Hadley Barn is located just past the Kirk Alumni Center on Golf Course Rd.

We’ll provide the grills — please indicate on the sign-up sheet what you would like to bring or help with. Dogs and buns? Salad or brownies? Assorted mayonnaise-based side dishes? We could also use drinks and paper products, and help with set-up and clean-up. Please sign up for whatever suits you best.

Please be in touch with Kellam or Terry with questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon and celebrating the end of a great summer!


College Bookstore Facebook Event

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Our College Bookstore Facebook Event starts Labor Day when orientation begins Monday, September 1st.

Facebook Event

Obama’s Michael Brown Address: I Won’t Do Stupid Things

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The sense of disappointment among many progressive pundits yesterday, particularly denizens of the twitterverse, to what they viewed as President Obama’s tepid remarks  on the Michael Brown killing was palpable. Rather than attempting to condemn the actions of the white … Continue reading

Employing Students this Academic Term

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Information on Employing Students this Academic Term

This year:

  • Open job postings will be made visible to students on September 1st using PeopleAdmin.


  • All Student employees are limited to working no more than 20 hours per week in on-campus jobs during the academic year, with the exception of full-week recesses.
  • Supervisors are encouraged to hire only financial aid recipients until September 22nd.
  • A payroll authorization form (“green card”) or Electronic Personnel Action Form (“EPAF”) needs to be completed for all students hired for the academic year. Even if you are hiring the student that worked last year – or the student that worked this summer is continuing – a green card or EPAF still needs to be completed and sent to our office.

First Two Weeks of Class

The week before classes begin and during the first two weeks of school, students that receive financial aid will have the chance to apply for posted jobs on campus.  All other students are asked to wait to begin applying until the third week of school (September 22nd).  The intent is to assist students receiving work study to obtain a job that best meets their needs. (Yes, it is okay to ask a student if they receive financial aid.)  If you are rehiring a student that has worked for you previously, or for research purposes, financial aid status is not relevant.

Posting your position on the Web:

Open student positions are posted through PeopleAdmin. For instructions on posting a job go to the SEO webpage and under Supervisor Tool Box, select “Using PeopleAdmin”. (

New student positions can be requested using the “New Student Job Request Form”; also found in the Supervisor Tool Box.  (

Blue Employment Cards

Student employees MUST complete an I-9 and W-4 in order to work. The blue employment card indicates that the student employee has completed all required paperwork at the SEO. If your new hire does not have this blue card, chances are they haven’t completed filling these forms out and are NOT eligible to work or be paid until these forms are completed!

For more information go to: Feel free to contact SEO at x5377 or with any questions!

The Arrogance of Power and the Case For Presidential Term Limits

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A week ago Larry Summers, the former Clinton Treasury secretary and Obama economic adviser, came out with this op ed piece that proposed a way of “ending presidents’ second term curse.” By curse, Summers’ refers to a recurring pattern of … Continue reading

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 5 faculty positions, 42 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 2 internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities:

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus), (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus), (off campus)