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The Amateur Politician

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In Vermont, anyone can run for Governor, and they frequently do. I was reminded of this after watching last Thursday’s gubernatorial debate  which put all seven candidates on the same dais for the first time. It was quite a show!  You can watch it here (hit the “featured” button at the top and scroll down […]

Dear Nate Silver: IT’S NOT MY FAULT!

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Once again I am reminded of the power – both good and bad – of social media. My post today discussing the results from the latest Senate forecast models is up here at U.S. News.  I should point out that I very much appreciate the opportunity to post there – it enables me to reach […]

Monday Lunchtime Bridge Group

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Would you like to exercise your brain at lunch time on Mondays?  A group of us play every week in the Davis Family Library staff room from 12-1. We’re looking for more regular players or substitutes. We’re very informal - we don’t keep score and table talk is OK. If you want to learn, you can come watch and then eventually move into playing.    If your bridge skills are rusty, you’ll be in good company. If you have any questions, contact Franci Farnsworth (farnswor@middlebury.edu) or Cynthia Watters (cwatters@middlebury.edu).

The Week’s Headlines

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

Middlebury Voices in the News: Umbrella Revolution, MoMA Exhibition, and Where’s Kim Jong Un?

Faculty Stories: Christal Brown, Dance

Governor Shumlin Appoints Economics Professor Jessica Holmes to Green Mountain Care Board

Middlebury College Student Featured in Hong Kong Protest Coverage

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Blood Drive Thursday the 16th

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Atwater Commons is partnering with the Red Cross to host a Blood Drive in McCullough Wilson Hall  (Social Space) on Thursday, October 16th, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

When: Thursday, October 16th, from 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Where: McCullough Wilson Hall (Social Space).

Walk-ins accepted. Please bring photo ID or donor card.

To register in advance please visit www.redcrossblood.org

Anyone with questions or looking to volunteer may contact David Dolifka (ddolifka@middlebury.edu ) of Atwater Commons.

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Interested in food systems and advocacy? Want to intern in Vermont for Winter Term?

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Interested in creating economic justice for Vermont farmers through education, grassroots organizing and advocacy? Apply now to work with Rural Vermont, a team of advocators with a vision for a community-based food system which sustains Vermont farmers, communities and lands. There are SEVERAL positions available as Legislative/Policy Interns, Legal Research and Legislative Writing Interns, and […]

Friday Links – October 10, 2014

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How tech is changing the way we think and what we think about – There are a myriad of arguments for and against the increased use of technology in everyday life. Futurists and technophiles encourage its use, sure that technology will welcome a new utopia, while luddites rail against the “destructive” nature of technology use.

The Next Wave of Tech Change | Self-Publishing & Libraries (from Library Journal)

Trust, Privacy, Big Data, and E-book readers “… the Amazon Kindle platform is as much a data ingest tool for providing end-user behavior data to Amazon as it is a sales platform for digital media content,…” … “It seems that counter to this trend, libraries and scholarly publishers are the exception to the rule. Whether our community will remain outliers and whether this status is a good thing or not over the long run, remains to be seen.”