Issue with Network Drives on Windows

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A problem occurred on June 25th that caused Windows computers to temporarily lose their network drive mapping when logging in. We have researched what may have caused this issue, and believe we have fixed it. Please call or email the Helpdesk ( if you see any problem with your network drives the next time you login to your computer.

The Week’s Headlines

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

Language Schools to Hold Centennial Celebration July 15-19

Middlebury Announces Newest Inductees For Athletics Hall of Fame

Middlebury College Terminates Kappa Delta Rho Social House

Students Launch Cross-Country Tour for Youth Social Entrepreneurship

Middlebury Concert Hall Named for Former College President Olin C. Robison

Annual Social Entrepreneurship Forum Tackles Design Thinking in Higher Ed.

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Friday Links – June 26, 2015

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Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX is even cooler than Tesla – Environmentally friendly cars are important, but Elon Musk’s SpaceX may have an even bigger impact on our lives.


A photo SpaceX released of one of the launches of Falcon 9, which left Earth just before sunset in early 2015.

2015 Student Internships with the French Heritage Society

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We are pleased to announce that two participants in the Middlebury College School in France’s program this past spring have been selected by the French Heritage Society for participation in their 2015 Student Exchange Program.  Faye Levin-O’Leary, an undergraduate from the College of Wooster who spent spring semester in Bordeaux, will be interning at the Château d’Acquigny ; Aaron Varner, a Pomona College undergraduate, will be prolonging his stay in the Paris area in order to intern at the Château de Chantilly.  For more information on the French Heritage Society, their mission and programs, please go to their website : .

We wish to thank the French Heritage Society  for the incredible opportunities that they offer and have been offering to our students over the years and we wish the best of luck and a terrific summer to both Faye and Aaron!Château de ChantillyChâteau d'Acquigny

Keeping Up With The Real Jindals of Louisiana!

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Apropos my piece yesterday at U.S. News exploring why so many Republicans are running for president,  Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has announced that he too is seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency. That makes a baker’s dozen Republican candidates so far, with Scott Walker likely to formally join in the next few days as […]

Systems Maintenance this Sunday, June 28th

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During our regular maintenance window this Sunday, June 28th from 6 am – 10 am we have the following activities scheduled:


  • We will be moving telephone equipment starting at 6am. There will be an outage of telephone services lasting up to one hour while the equipment is being moved. The outage has the potential to include access to voicemail as well as incoming and outgoing calls across the Middlebury VT campus, Bread Loaf, and Snowbowl locations.


We appreciate your patience as we continuously strive to keep our systems functioning optimally.






Billy Sneed

ITS – Central Systems & Network Services

Middlebury College

National Shepherd Interns, 2015

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2015 Shepherd Nat'l Interns Opening Conference

Here are the 2015 Interns at the Shepherd Consortium Opening Conference in Arlington, VA! They are joined by Tiernan Meyer ’11, a former Shepherd Intern who now works as a Senior Associate at Avalere Health in Washington, D.C.

(From left, Tom & Nancy Shepherd, Tiernan Meyer ’11, Birgitta Cheng ’17, Elizabeth Lee ’17, Christina Brook ’18, Elsa Alvarado ’18, Jennifer Koide ’17, Kate Johnson ’18, and Tiffany Sargent ’79).

Established in 2011, the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty unites nearly two dozen institutions to collaborate for an important venture in undergraduate and professional education. The member schools integrate rigorous classroom study of poverty with tailored and focused summer internships and co-curricular activities during the academic year. This combination, sustained over two or three years, enriches the education of students in a wide variety of majors and professional studies who intend many different career paths. The intent is to prepare students for a lifetime of professional, civic and political activity that will diminish poverty, drawing on a multitude of perspectives and initiatives. (

As a member of the Consortium, Middlebury sends around five students to participate in the internship program annually. These interns are encouraged to continue their studies and work related to poverty on campus through Middlebury’s own Privilege & Poverty initiative.