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Comfort for the Lovelorn

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Before the meteoric rise of her second-ever short film, “The Scared is Scared” (which just passed a half million views on Vimeo), Bianca Giaever ’12.5 had already established herself as a multimedia storyteller to watch. Her first film, “Holy Cow Lisa” was a Vimeo staff pick. MiddMag sat down with Bianca and asked about the inspiration for “Holy Cow Lisa,” a short thoughtful and funny reflection on love and heartbreak, narrated by Professor Gregg Humphrey, senior lecturer in education studies. Humphrey’s own story of heartache during his years as a Middlebury student provided the narrative for the film.

More on Bianca’s second film later, but we thought this would be a fitting post for Valentine’s Day.

What Did You Do On Your “Febmester”?

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Last week Middlebury welcomed the latest group of Febs to campus, and here’s what some of them had to say about their semester off. From delivering pizzas and teaching children to saving endangered birds and unicycling over mountains, each and every one of them has a great story to share.

Welcome to the Age of Humans

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Dr. Curt Stager visited Middlebury to talk about a new, long-term view of climate change. His book, Deep Future, examines the surprising shifts—and choices—we face in a human-driven era scientists are calling “the Anthropocene”: the Age of Humans.

Feb Cam!

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This year MiddMag wanted to get a Feb’s eye view of the storied ski-down celebration at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. So we recruited intrepid Feb (and awesome skier) Hanna Howell ’12.5 to be our photographer. Take a look at some of the things she saw today.

To read more about the Feb celebration weekend, click here.

What’s Happening at Old Stone Mill?

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It may boast a stoic and traditional exterior, but behind the doors of Old Stone Mill, all kinds of crazy things are happening. Crickets are a nutritional snack, origami makes great jewelry, and ten strangers get together monthly for a dinner party.

Based on the premise that students need space to explore their ideas, the OSM, as it’s known, is a hub of student-driven activity. Interested students can present their non-academic and self-designed project ideas to the all-student board, who then select tenants for each semester.

Middmag went to OSM’s fall showcase and met up with some of the current tenants, including an app developer, a clothes designer, a group opening a beauty salon for women of color, and many other creative and ambitious young folks.

Professor Pundits: VICTORY…for Political Scientists

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It’s all about the data. Wrapping up their year-long series of commentaries about the presidential election, Middlebury’s Professor Pundits Matt Dickinson and Bert Johnson note that scientific forecasting models really do work to predict election results. Hear what the pundits have to say in their final commentary on the 2012 election.

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Professor Pundits: The Expectations Game

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We’re almost to election day. What could happen in the last few days to significantly change the trajectory of the race? Well, historically, not much. But then again, the unexpected doesn’t usually give much notice. Middlebury “Professor Pundits” Bert Johnson and Matt Dickinson fill us in on expectations, the electoral college, and what to look for on election night in their final pre-election installment.

Matt and Bert will host an election-night gathering at the Grille in McCullough Student Center. Please join them if you’re in town, or follow their live-blogging and tweets. On Twitter, Matt is @Mattdickinson44 and Bert is @bnjohns.

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