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Go/middfiles II: Electric Boogaloo

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This post was made in the fall, but technical issues delayed the implementation. We’re now ready to move forward.

Recently, we at the Helpdesk have spoken with many individuals who were disappointed with the interface and performance of NetStorage, but were unaware of other, usually superior ways to access their files.

In an effort to improve awareness, and in consultation with Central Systems and Network Services, we will be changing the go/middfiles shortcut, currently pointed directly to Netstorage, to lead to our main documentation about Middfiles. Using this documentation, users should be able to quickly connect using faster, better methods and be on their way.

We realize that this will be a significant change for some in our community, but we anticipate that over time, this will help people distinguish between Middfiles, the server system, and Netstorage, a web application that permits limited access to that system and is not intended for daily use. Netstorage will still be accessible via go/netstorage for edge cases like mobile devices that cannot use WebDAV.

The plan is to make the switch within the next few weeks. (EDIT: The changes have been made.) This post (available at go/middfileschange) will be updated with any new information.

As always, we invite your feedback via comments. For specific questions or issues, please make a ticket.

Jessica Teets Awarded Public Intellectuals Program Outreach Grant

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Jessica Teets (Political Science) has been awarded a grant to conduct a one year outreach program  in a local elementary school with a goal of promoting awareness of China and sparking an interest in learning more about China on the part of the students and teachers at the school; the program will be designed so that it can be taken over by organizations with other afterschool programs. This Outreach Grant marks the culmination of support that Jessica received through her selection in 2011 as a Public Intellectuals Program fellow of the  National Committee on US-China Relations.

Academic Roundtable – Technology’s Horizon: The Impact of Technology on Higher Education

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Join us on Tuesday, April 15 at 12:15 pm in the Axinn Center Abernethy Room.

New technologies are continuously introduced to the education environment, having an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry. The Horizon Report, released jointly by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative, looks at trends, challenges and emerging technologies that are likely to have an impact on learning, teaching and creative inquiry in education in the next one to five years. In this session we ask participants to read the report, and arrive ready to discuss the following questions:

Did they get it right?

Will these trends have an impact at Middlebury?

What can we do to prepare?

Download the report

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to dbernier@middlebury.edu by noon Friday, April 11.

 

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 8 faculty positions, 35 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and no internal job postings on the Middlebury College employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities: go/faculty-jobs (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/faculty-jobs (off campus)

Staff Employment Opportunities:  go/staff-jobs (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs  (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus),http://go.middlebury.edu/staff-jobs-sh (off campus)

Hear Me, See Me: Previously -incarcerated Women Write Saturday, April 5th, 4:00-5:30, Axinn 229

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Reading and panel discussion by former inmates of the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facilities. Facilitated by co-editors Sarah W. Bartlett and Marybeth Redmond. Several previously-incarcerated women whose raw, unedited writing appears in the collection “HEAR ME, SEE ME: Incarcerated Women Write”(Orbis Books, September 2013) will share their words and answer questions. They are among the more than 200 women with whom Sarah W. Bartlett and Marybeth Redmond have written in Vermont’s sole women’s prison since January 2010 when they co-founded writing inside VT. This program meets weekly at CRCF and is open to any woman wishing to use writing as a tool for self-discovery and growth within a community of trust that models non-judgment and respect. Posts of the inmates’ ongoing work may be read at writinginsideVT.com.
Womensing, the Addison County-based a capella group, will sing a few songs to introduce the event.

Need Free Tax Help?

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United Way of Addison County is offering free tax help with a trained volunteer for qualified individuals. For further information and/or to schedule an appointment, please call (802) 388-7044.

 

The Week’s Headlines

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

Middlebury College Offers 1,422 Students Acceptance to the Class of 2018

Middlebury Voices in the News

William Peterson, Mathematics Professor, Wins Perkins Award

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.