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Books that Inspire! For Palestine campaign at Middlebury College

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Books for Palestine

Thanks to the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) at Middlebury College, this summer I will intern in Hebron Youth Development Resource Center (YDRC) in the West Bank, Palestine. This is the first of a series of initiatives I am planning to implement hoping to contribute for the empowerment of young people in Palestine.

Books are the easiest way for new ideas to be brought in, contemplated, adapted, transformed and disseminated! The right to books and ensuring the availability of books should be of uttermost importance.

The collection of new (published in the last 10 years!) books in good condition and covering various topics related to youth will be collected and brought to Palestine to be exhibited and made available to young people at the youth social hub in Hebron YDRC. The campaign has already be generously supported by CTLR. Further enrichment of the value of the campaign will be sending positive encouragements or inspirational messages along with the books to create an opportunity for human connection.

The current campaign emphasizes on quality over quantity: the books meeting the requirements set will be brought in Palestine within my luggage for no additional cost (I will not take much luggage on this trip since I’m going home to Bulgaria afterwards) and will not cause any further ecological harm (other than being made of paper, i.e. trees).

Feel free to message me for more information whether or not you want to donate a book! E-mail Maggie Nazer at mnazer@middlebury.edu

 


2014 Spring Student Symposium- Application Deadline Feb 28

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web_graphicJoin us in celebrating the diversity of a Middlebury education! The Spring Student Symposium will begin in the Mahaney Center for the Arts on Thursday night, April 10 with a keynote talk by Vendela Vida ‘93 and student presentations. It will continue all day Friday, April 11, 2014 with activities in McCardell Bicentennial Hall and MCA.

Students from all four years and in all departments and programs can participate. If they have done research in a class, independently, or through an internship; or can read, show, or perform a creative work; or have a project to present in a poster or oral format, please encourage them to apply to present their academic work. The deadline is February 28, 2014.

More information and the application are available at the Undergraduate Research website at http://go.middlebury.edu/sym.

Please remember classes are not held on Friday, April 11th. Please refrain from scheduling any academic or co-curricular events on the evening of Thursday the 10th or during the day and evening of Friday the 11th. This time is reserved for the Spring Student Symposium.