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.”

IEEE’s Computer Science Digital Library (trial ends October 22, 2014)

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Members of the Middlebury community have free access to the Computer Science Digital Library from the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) for two weeks, ending October 22, 2014.

Included in the CSDL are over a dozen journals, many “Transactions of the IEEE” and hundreds of conference proceedings.

Let us know what you think – email eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or contact your liaison.

Leon Panetta: Traitor, Patriot – Or Something Else!

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The publication of Leon Panetta’s memoir Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace has created the predictable but completely misguided reaction among media pundits of all partisan stripes. Panetta, of course, is a former congressman and long-time Washington insider who most recently served as President Obama’s CIA director. In his memoirs, he […]

Welcome Fall…Welcome Cold and Flu Season!

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As with any season, comes changing weather and surroundings.

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Here in the Midd Custodial Department is no different.  We are prepared with an aresenal of bacteria fighting tools to help keep our campus healthy.  Every year we expect the pretty predictable flu season to hit and work in conjunction with the  Parton Health Center.

If that happens we are prepared to ramp our efforts up by sanitizing touchpoints more often.  By doing this it reduces the chance students and staff get sick by touching items such as:

  • Door knobs
  • Railings
  • Light switches
  • Chair backs
  • Just about anything you touch!

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Many people do not realized that the easiest thing one can do is to wash their hands regularly with soap and water!  The most important thing to rember is to wash for 20 seconds(usually about the time it takes to recite the English alphabet).  Some other tips to remember:

  • Wash thoroughly underneath fingernails because these areas provide great hiding places for germs and bacteria.
  • When coughing or sneezing use your elbow or arm to sheild it.

Keep these tips in mind and when you see your custodians wiping down touchpoints make sure to thank them for keeping  you healthy!

SNOW BOWL SEASON PASS SALE

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WINTER IS COMING!

BUY SNOW BOWL PASSES BEFORE NOV. 30 AND SAVE

 

Snow Bowl season passes are $175 for an individual and $350 for a family again this year, and you’ll save on the amount of tax you pay if purchased before Nov. 30. Your taxable amount is based on the difference between the general publics’ cost and your cost, and because the rate to the public increases significantly after Nov., you can save by making your purchase before Nov. 30. During Oct. passes are on sale in the pro shop at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course from 8-5 daily, or can be purchased by calling ext. 5125 or 7669. Accepted methods of payment are cash, check, VISA or Mastercard. YOU MUST BE BENEFITS ELIGIBLE AND PROVIDE MIDDCARD ID number to receive the discount. On line purchases can be made any time at www.middleburysnowbowl.com.

 

Library Hours for Fall break

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The Libraries will have reduced hours this weekend for Fall break.

Davis will close at 8 pm on Friday and be open 9-5 Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. On Tuesday, we will open at 9 am and close at the regular 1 am.

Armstrong will close at 5 pm on Friday and be closed Saturday and Sunday. Hours Monday will be 9-5 and Tuesday will be 9-midnight.

Regular hours resume on Wednesday.

See go/hours for the full calendar.