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How Did You Get Here, Otto Pierce ’13.5?

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“How Did You Get Here?” is an annual series produced by the Middlebury Fellows in Narrative Journalism.

How Did You Get Here, Isabella Tudisco-Sadacca ’13.5?

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“How Did You Get Here?” is an annual series produced by the Middlebury Fellows in Narrative Journalism.

How Did You Get Here, Vedika Khanna ’14?

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“How Did You Get Here?” is an annual series produced by the Middlebury Fellows in Narrative Journalism.

How Did You Get Here, Sam Koplinka-Loehr ’13?

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“How Did You Get Here?” is an annual series produced by the Middlebury Fellows in Narrative Journalism.

How Did You Get Here, Aidesha-Kiya Vega-Hutchens ’13.5?

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“How Did You Get Here?” is an annual series produced by the Middlebury Fellows in Narrative Journalism.

How Did You Get Here, Benjamin Miller ’14.5?

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“How Did You Get Here?” is an annual series produced by the Middlebury Fellows in Narrative Journalism.

Brainpower in Action: 2013 Spring Student Symposium

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Last week ended on an impressive note, with more than 350 students sharing elements of their intensive and individual research at the seventh annual Spring Student Symposium. Like show-and-tell on steroids, the intellectually charged event showcases a year’s worth of work by students, including plenty of first-years and sophomores in addition to juniors and seniors. And their presentations showed immense maturity as well as facility of the topics at hand.

As things kicked off on Thursday evening at the Mahaney Center for the Arts, students, faculty, and staff enjoyed musical presentations, dance and theater performances, and a keynote address with actor and activist Cassidy Freeman ’05 (listen below).

On Friday, the Great Hall and adjacent classrooms of Bicentennial Hall were packed with the day’s full schedule of poster sessions and oral presentations, capped off with an evening reception and more music and theater performances.

Below is a slideshow that briefly captures the excitement of the event, followed by an audio clip of Freeman’s keynote address in its entirety.

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The 2013 Student Symposium kicked off the weekend in the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall with welcoming performances by a cappella groups the Mountain Ayres and the Mamajamas (pictured above).

Hear what actress and activist Cassidy Freeman ’05 had to say about Middlebury, creativity, and writing your personal mission statement: