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Aqua Aerobic’s at the Natatorium

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Aqua Aerobic’s at the Natatorium

Wednesday’s and Friday’s starting December 3rd

Come one, come all, to early morning aqua aerobics class.
We will start about 6:10 am, come join early morning workouts.
Great way to start your day.

Questions – contact Norma Leduc

Assistant Aquatic’s Director

leduc@middlebury.edu or x-2242

The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

Animal Tales

Preserving the Bread Loaf Inn

How Did You Get Here, Faraz Khan ’16?

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

The Real Reason Obama Chucked Hagel

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As the news that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel had resigned “under pressure” spread, news stories immediately characterized his departure in terms of a combination of personality clashes and policy disputes. Thus, the New York Times, citing White House sources, reported the story this way: “The officials characterized the decision as recognition that the threat […]

No, Obama’s Executive Action Did Not Violate Governing Norms

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But that doesn’t mean it was smart. In my two previous posts  regarding President Obama’s decision to take executive action to defer deportation proceedings against some 5 million undocumented immigrants, I suggested that its impact on his power would be determined by politics – that is, by the public reaction, as expressed through elected officials […]

Has Obama Stepped Into the Second-Term Trap?

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Does Obama’s executive action on immigration demonstrate that he has fallen into the second-term trap that ensnared so many of his predecessors? Two years ago, looking ahead to Obama’s reelection, I posted this piece warning about the “history of past presidents who won a second term in office.” The danger, I wrote then “is that […]

Destination : Périgueux!

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Students with Middlebury College’s program in Bordeaux had the opportunity to visit Périgueux last week, the capital city of the Dordogne department, in southwestern France.  Périgueux was founded over 2,000 years ago and still offers today insight into its rich history and culture from prehistoric times to the Roman conquest and occupation and the wars of Religion in the 16th century.  Students spent the day on November 15th exploring the city which included a guided tour of the Mataguerre Tower dating back to the late 15th century.  For more information, in English, on Périgueux, please see the following website: http://tourisme-perigueux.fr/en .

We thank both Delphine Delcros and Charlotte Fairless for the photo contributions. P1010568 1496721_10152624769197885_6805763752531603421_n P1010565

Health Care and the Obama Presidency: A Giant Squander?

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There’s no doubt that, as midterms go, President Obama has not fared well. In 2010, his Democratic Party lost 63 House seats – the biggest midterm loss in that chamber since 1938 – and with it control of the House to the Republicans. Although they also lost six Senate seats, Democrats were at least able […]