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Sanders vs. Todd: Fifty Shades of Bad

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Is it time to take Bernie Sanders’ candidacy seriously? Apparently not – at least that’s the impression one might get based on Chuck Todd’s disturbing interview of Sanders on yesterday’s Meet the Press. Rather than provide any evidence on which to evaluate Sanders’ candidacy, Todd instead reminded us why, as political scientist Tom Patterson documents […]

Here in Vermont, It’s All Bernie, All the Time

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Bernia mania has struck Vermont! Can the rest of the U.S.  be far behind? Vermont’s latest presidential hopeful is slated to kick off his presidential campaign in 15  minutes, and we will be right there (virtually, not literally) with Bernie, live blogging the event.  The kickoff event is taking place at Waterfront Park in Burlington, […]

New featherweight 12″ MacBook

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“It’s in! The new 12” MacBook demo model is waiting for you to try out at the Apple Desk in the bookstore. Stop by to check it out! Will be for sale soon!” by Vivian Sabla

new 12 Mac

EMPLOYEE GOLF TOURNAMENT

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employee golf poster May 27 2015

From the Green Mountains to the Redwood Forest to the White House: Is This Land Made for Bernie Sanders?

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In the wake of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ announcement two days ago  that he will challenge Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, I have been repeatedly asked the same question: “Why?” To which I respond, “Why not?” Yes, I understand that Bernie’s not going to win the Democratic nomination. Even his fellow Vermonters, […]

Cynthia Packert awarded NEH Enduring Questions grant

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Cynthia Packert (History of Art & Architecture) has been awarded an Enduring Questions grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the development of a new course on the topic of “Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder?” The proposed new course will consider selected Asian and Islamic artworks in the Middlebury College Museum of Art’s permanent collection to explore this fundamental question. Through an intensive combination of close looking, critical analysis, and comparative consideration of diverse artworks and aesthetic traditions, students will ask how the act of beholding is entwined with cultural assumptions and conditioning and address those preconceptions by focusing on specific Asian and Islamic works. The course will be offered twice during the next three years.

Midd Certified In Engagement and Empathy!

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images-2changemaker-campusCarnegie CEC digital seal

This year something amazing happened: Middlebury College became one of just ten institutions of higher education in the U.S. and one of just two private liberal arts colleges to be recognized by both the Carnegie Foundation and Ashoka. This fall Middlebury received the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Elective Classification, which dovetails with the Ashoka Changemaker Campus designation it received in 2011.

The other nine dually-certified campuses include: Rollins College, Arizona State University, Cornell University, Duke University, Marquette University, Portland State University, Tulane University, University of San Diego, and Western Washington University. 

Sandra Enos (pictured above), Scholar in Residence at the national Campus Compact office at Tufts, is researching “commonalities between the service-learning, civic engagement, and social entrepreneurship fields, as well as some of the key differences.” She is particularly interested in Middlebury College and has already interviewed Middlebury’s Director of Community Engagement, Tiffany Sargent, and the Director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Jon Isham. We look forward to following her research!