Register Here for Workshop
The annual “Applying to College” workshop sponsored by the Admissions Office has been scheduled for Friday, June 10, 2016 of Reunion Weekend at McCardell Bicentennial Hall. High school age children and grandchildren of Middlebury alumni, faculty and staff as well as students from Vermont high schools are invited. Preference is given to juniors in high school.
This program gives an overview of the general selective college application process and does not focus on Middlebury College. It runs from 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. with registration at 8:15 A.M.
The workshop for students covers 1) The admissions process: The student’s responsibilities in owning and directing the admissions process and, 2) An admissions office’s responsibility in owning and directing the admissions process.
The workshop for parents addresses 1) How to be a supportive and effective parent throughout the admissions process, followed by 2) case studies of college applications.
In separate sessions there will be a financial aid overview as well as a hands-on session reviewing the common application process.
Following the final presentation, individual afternoon appointments can be scheduled with Student Financial Services.
In addition, for any students who are interested specifically in Middlebury College, a group information session will be conducted at 1:30 P.M. and campus tours will be offered at 2:30 P.M.
The required registration deadline is Monday, June 6, 2016. Parents are invited to all activities.
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…..at the College Bookstore!
Six Middlebury students, funded by a CE Cross-Cultural Community Service (CCCS) grant, spent their spring break in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation. When this group of students met at the Architecture Table on campus, they did not at first imagine that they would end up traveling together to South Dakota to learn from the Lakota community and to work with the organization Re-Member. Re-Member is dedicated to raising the quality of life of Native Americans on Pine Ridge. Two students, Maggie Cochrane ’16 and Nicole Cheng ’17, reflect on the experience below.
“The program hosts groups of volunteers each week to help with home repair projects, from building porches and bunk beds to skirting trailers. There were also speakers each day who told volunteers about the history of the Lakota people’s culture and oppression. It was amazing to see the conditions on the reservation firsthand, and it was also amazing to see the amount of hope and determination we encountered. Native American communities in America often experience systematic poverty, as evidenced by and connected to their housing systems. Despite research beforehand, we did not feel that we had a grasp on what life on reservations was like until we were there. We came away with incredible new perspectives. There is a long way to go for us as a society on the scale of cultural competency, and working on Pine Ridge gave us a better sense of all that there is still to be done. We were very inspired by the people working at Re-Member and by their passionate commitment to the community. Even though we were only there for a few days, the experience felt well organized, and our small contributions still seemed to make an impact. […] Re-Member has only been on the rez for 18 years, but it has made a huge difference. It was an honor to be a part of their work.”
This opportunity was funded by a CCCS grant. Learn more about CCCS here, and about other Community Engagement funding resources here.
Alison Haas ’16
It may be, as Julia Azari recently argued, that there is no good reason for Bernie Sanders to get out of the Democratic race for the presidency. As she notes, what little research there is on the topic suggests that lengthy primaries probably don’t hurt the nominee’s general election chances. This is in part because […]
Thanks to all staff who completed the Compensation Survey we conducted in late March / early April.
Attached are the results. Comments are not being shared with the whole campus, but were shared with the administration after removing any that might have identified an individual. This survey had more detailed questions about compensation than the last overall Staff Council Survey done in the fall of 2014. When questions were similar, comparisons are noted.
A total of 323 staff took the survey so results should be considered in light of that. We appreciate the time you took to share your opinions and comments with us so that we can better focus our attention on the issues that matter to you.
Compensation Survey Results Summary 4-10-2016