The Week’s Headlines

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

Middlebury Sets Tuition and Fees for 2015-16 Academic Year

Veteran Political Strategist Donna Brazile to Speak at Mead Chapel

Classics Dept. Named in Honor of Eve Adler; Harvey Mansfield To Deliver 1st Adler Lecture, April 13

Middlebury Mourns the Death of Student Nathan Alexander

Annual Spring Symposium Will Showcase Students’ Creative and Intellectual Work

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

Systems Maintenance, Sunday April 12th

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During our regular maintenance window this Sunday, April 12th we have the following activities scheduled:

 

  • Middfiles will be patched to the latest vendor software release
    • Between 7:30am and 9:00am there will be two short service outages, together totaling up to 15 minutes
    • This will include the ORGS directories, user home directories, and all class folders
  • EZProxy will be updated to the latest vendor software release

 

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

 

Regards,

Billy

 

 

Billy Sneed

ITS – Central Systems & Network Services

EZproxy upgrade – Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Library Systems will be performing necessary security upgrades to the EZproxy server on Sunday morning during regularly scheduled downtime (6 am to 10 am) on 4/12/2015.E-Zed-Proxy makes off-campus access easy.

There will be no off-campus access for the Library’s subscription databases, e-books, and e-journals during this time.  There will be intermittent access interruptions on campus, too.  I expect the whole process to last no more than one hour.  I apologize for any inconvenience.

This should be done by 10 am.

 

Moodle Maintenance on Friday, April 17th

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From Remote-Learner, our Moodle host:
Maintenance Window: 12:00am to 4:00am ET on April 17, 2017
In order to increase the resilience and reliability of our cloud platform we will be conducting network maintenance during the window above. At this time, your site will be operational but may notice a slight decrease in performance.
Sincerely,
Remote-Learner Technical Support

CBA Blue Secure Document Submission Portal

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Participants can now scan and submit documents and claims to CBA Blue electronically via the Secure Document Submission Portal.

This portal can be used to submit any of the following:

  • FSA/DCA Reimbursement Claims
  • Medical and/or Dental Claims
  • Coordination of Benefits (COB) Letters
  • Direct Deposit Forms
  • Appeals
  • General Correspondence

From the CBA Blue/Middlebury College landing page (http://select.cbabluevt.com/middlebury/) click on the Claim and Document Submission icon.  This will direct you to the CBA Blue Secure Document Submission Portal.

After uploading your documents successfully via the secure portal, you will be presented with the confirmation page and the assigned Transaction Number for your records.

Clothing Guide 1944-45, from the Archives

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For the 1944-45 school year, the Student Union published these handy HELPS AND HINTS as part of a clothing guide (for women). For example, “No Rubber Boots are to be worn to the dining-rooms, or to lectures and concerts unless the weather is very severe and there is no opportunity to change.” And don’t get us started on shorts. “Shorts are never to be worn in the dining rooms…they are never to be worn downtown unless one is going through town on a bicycle. Then don’t stop to shop or have a coke. Plan those shopping or coking expeditions for sometime when you don’t have shorts on.” Unless, of course, you remembered your leg make-up.


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Will on the Charter House

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I was convinced to start volunteering at the Charter House by a friend who was enrolled in the J-Term internship with the community non-profit. When I showed up for my first shift I awkwardly stumbled around the kitchen trying to be of as much use as possible, but like the first couple days at a new job, I had no idea what I was supposed to be doing or where anything was. I admit that as I was preparing the dinner and setting the table for the night’s dinner I was apprehensive about how the individuals staying at the warming shelter would receive me. I have never been homeless myself and my exposure to homelessness until then didn’t range beyond the few conversations I have had with a few homeless individuals I saw regularly in my hometown.
 
We all sat down for dinner and immediately began chatting about the weather, recent happenings around town and the jeopardy episode that was idling in the background. We were all arranged around the table family-style, which felt very foreign compared to the rushed solo meals in Ross I eat more often than I’d like to admit, or the loud, crowded tables of Atwater. The last time I can remember sitting down for a meal like this was Thanksgiving two years ago when I found myself skirting sensitive political (and personal) topics with my extended family. The dinners I’ve had this past semester at the Charter House have been a great break from the routine-driven life we all lead on campus. They offer a unique opportunity to leave behind all the busywork, nagging reminders, and problems we have at school and focus on spending time with some fantastic individuals who you would otherwise never interact with.
 
I am a bit embarrassed to think back on my apprehension the first day I volunteered at the Charter House. The individuals utilizing the warming shelter services are extremely grateful for a warm meal and some new company to talk with. Everyone involved with the coalition has been more than welcoming to me and it has been an unexpected reward to get the chance to make friends with more members in the Middlebury community outside of the college. It’s hard to see how little exposure there is to the community when you’re on campus, but getting out of our world every once and awhile has proved to be more refreshing than I would have ever expected.

-Will Melhado ’15

To learn more about the Charter House go here