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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!

Senator Obama – Meet The Big Man: President Obama!

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“The notion that as a consequence of that authorization, the president can continue down a failed path without any constraints from Congress whatsoever is wrong and is not warranted by our Constitution,” – Remarks in 2007 by Senator and presidential candidate Barack Obama criticizing President Bush’s decision to increase U.S. military forces in Iraq based […]

Get to know the new iOS 8 like a pro!

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Attention Graduating Seniors! Interested in working in Latin America? Apply to Manna Project International!

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  Looking for a unique opportunity to live and work in Latin America? Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Manna Project International! Manna Project International is a non-profit organization that specializes in holistic community development.  They connect recent college graduates and young professionals with international service opportunities in Ecuador and Nicaragua. Apply to be a5, 7, […]

Figure Skating Lessons for Children

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Registration for the 2014-2015 Middlebury College Figure Skating Club will take place on Thursday, October 2nd, from 4:30-6:00pm at Crossroads Cafe in McCullough. This club is open to children of all faculty and staff (Middlebury College ID holders), from ages 5 through high school.

If you are unable to attend registration, please complete these documents (registration and waiver):

2014-15 Figure Skating Club
2014-2015 Winter Skating Middlebury College Waiver Form

You may send the documents and payment to Barbara Walter at 303 Sunderland Language Center.

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Walter (bwalter@middlebury.edu) or Heather Stafford (hstafford@middlebury.edu).

Skating practice will begin on Sunday, October 12th! We look forward to seeing you on the ice!

 

Annual Winter Clothing Closet Accepting Donations!

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The time has come to begin collecting donations for the annual Winter Clothing Closet! 
Each year, ISSS and the CRAs team up to organize a clothing drive to benefit international and domestic students in need of warm winter clothes.

What we are looking for: “like new” or “gently used” winter clothing. We are especially in need of coats, jackets, hats, mittens/gloves, sweaters, and footwear.

Where to bring your donations: Collection boxes can be found in the following locations from September 22nd to October 8th:

  • Atwater Commons Office - Allen 153
  • Brainerd Commons Office - Stewart Hall 214
  • Cook Commons Office - Battell North 150
  • Ross Commons Office - Ross Dining Hall 005 (below the fireplace lounge)
  • Wonnacott Commons Office - Battell South 123
  • Proctor and Ross Dining Halls - Inside main entrances
  • Athletics Complex - Inside the squash lobby and inside the fitness center entrance
  • Davis Family Library - Underneath the printer status sign, near the Information Desk
  • McCardell Bicentennial Hall - Near staircase in the Great Hall
  • McCullough Student Center - Near the entrance to Crossroads
  • ISSS Office - Carr Hall by front entrance
  • Sunderland/Dana Auditorium - Main entrance
  • Adirondack House - Under television near the main desk downstairs
  • 118 South Main Street House
  • Service Building / Facilities Services - Inside Facilities Services break room

A big thank you to all offices hosting collection boxes this year and to all of you who are able to contribute!

Questions?
Please contact Brainerd CRA Angela Santee at asantee@middlebury.edu or Joani Taylor at jntaylor@middlebury.edu.

Bombing ISIS: A New Imperial Presidency?

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“The Constitution,” the eminent political scientist Edward Corwin famously declared, “is an invitation to struggle for the privilege of directing American foreign policy.” I was reminded of Corwin’s assessment when reading Yale law professor Bruce Ackerman’s recent New York Times op ed piece, in which Ackerman castigates President Obama’s justification for his decision to  initiate […]