Things That Happened, Things To Do—Week of April 19

Each Tuesday, the editors at Dispatches  offer a recap of things that happened last  week and a look ahead at what’s going on this week on campus. We hope to point you toward links that you may not have seen, alert you to events that you won’t want to miss, and call your attention to items that captured ours.


  • A team from Middlebury College has been selected to participate in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathalon 2011. How big a deal is this? The competition includes a conglomerate of five Florida universities, a Cal Tech-Southern California Institute of Architecture tandem, and national squads from the likes of Belgium, New Zealand, China, and Canada. Middlebury’s proposal: reinventing the New England farmhouse.
  • There’s a rumor that the A&W is opening this week.

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