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Donations Needed–Winter Clothing Closet

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Attention Middlebury College Community!

The time has come to begin collecting donations for the annual Winter Clothing Closet!  See below for how to help.

What it is:

Each year, the Commons Residential Advisors (CRAs) and International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) team up to organize a clothing drive to benefit new international and U.S. students (especially those who have never lived in a cold climate) who need warm winter clothes.

What we’re looking for:

We seek “like-new” or “gently-used” winter clothing. In particular, we’re looking for winter coats, jackets, hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, and footwear/boots that would appeal to college students.

Where to bring your donations:

Collection boxes can be found in the following locations from October 5-October 23, 2016:

    • Atwater Dining— near the dining room entrance.
    • Athletics Complex— inside the main entrance by the information desk.
    • Davis Family Library– near the Circulation Desk
    • McCullough Student Center– by the lower-level entrance to Crossroads Café/The Grille
    • Proctor Dining— in Woodstove Lounge.
    • Public Safety— 125 South Main Street/Route 30 (open 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week)
    • Ross Dining—near the dining room entrance.
    • Service Building/ISSS Office– In the first floor entryway, by the stairs that go up to ISSS.
    • Sunderland/Dana Auditorium – Inside main entrance.

A big thank you to all offices hosting collection boxes and to all of you who are able to contribute!
The Winter Clothing Closet will be held on Wednesday, October 26.

Questions?  Please contact ISSS at isss@middlebury.edu or by phone at 802-443-5858.

 

Private Parts and October Surprises

Was this the October surprise? Last week, in an interview previewing the vice presidential debate,  I was asked about the possibility of an “October surprise” – an unexpected event that could potentially shake up the presidential race.  I noted that these events are inherently unpredictable but that historically the presidential campaign enters its most stable […]

Private Parts and October Surprises

Was this the October surprise? Last week, in an interview previewing the vice presidential debate,  I was asked about the possibility of an “October surprise” – an unexpected event that could potentially shake up the presidential race.  I noted that these events are inherently unpredictable but that historically the presidential campaign enters its most stable […]

Mon, Oct 10, 4:30: “The Empathy Gap” Screening and Discussion

danaPlease join us on

Monday, October 10, 4:30 p.m., Dana Auditorium

for a screening of

The Empathy Gap: Masculinity and the Courage to Change

(Thomas Keith, USA, 2015, 70 mins.)

and Q&A with filmmaker Thomas Keith

In his new documentary, Thomas Keith looks closely at the ways sexist and misogynistic messages in American culture short-circuit men’s ability to empathize with women and respect them as equals, undercutting their innate capacity for caring and empathy. Along the way, Dr. Keith draws fascinating parallels between sexism and racism, spelling out how each is rooted in cultural norms that discourage empathy, and shows how men who break with these norms live happier and healthier lives.

Sponsored by the Athletics Department; Brother-to-Brother; Chellis House-Women’s Resource Center; Feminist Action at Middlebury; the Gender Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Program; Queers & Allies; Queer Studies House; the SGA Committee on Relationship Respect; Sister-to-Sister; Women of Color

-Karin Hanta

Open Door Clinic Volunteer Training

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Interested in community healthcare?
Are you bilingual in Spanish and English?
The Open Door Clinic provides medical care for individuals and families who are under-insured or without insurance. They seek volunteers to help with Spanish/English medical interpretation and administrative tasks. Services are provided in a compassionate, respectful and culturally sensitive manner. The Open Door Clinic is located at 100 Porter Drive, just a mile away from campus.
The Open Door Clinic is holding a Volunteer Training on Saturday, October 1st in MBH 219.
Non-Spanish speakers: 10-11am / Spanish Speakers: 10am – 4:30pm
 
Contact Chris Kokubo, ckokubo@opendoormidd.org, to receive a volunteer application and more information about the training.