Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of November 9

Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

 As always, we hope to call your attention to items that captured ours and alert you to events that you won’t want to miss. If you have a news item that you think we’d be interested in, drop us a line at

  • Middlebury’s own comedy improv troupe Otter Nonsense made ’em laugh in Boston on Saturday, beating out several other teams in the New England regional competition of the College Improv Tournament. Read MiddBlog’s post which includes video of the performance.

  • First-year student Sayre Weir was recently in the unusual position of offering her unvarnished impressions on the joys and challenges of student life to the college’s board of trustees. This week she shared some of those thoughts as a guest blogger on Dean of the College Shirley Collado’s blog.

  • It’s NCAA tournament time for Middlebury women’s soccer, volleyball, field hockey and cross-country teams. Not coincidentally, field hockey star Lauren Greer, who is breaking records left and right, caught the attention of  Burlington Free Press reporter John Fantino, who wrote this great profile.

  • It’s a great weeked for choral music. The Middlebury College Choir and Glee Club will give their annual fall choral concert Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the Mahaney Center for the Arts (free). Then on Sunday, check out the (also free) MLK spiritual choir performance led by Alexander Twilight Artist in Residence Francois Clemmons.

  • Now that the much-heralded Middlebury Solar Decathlon house is back on campus and reassembled at its permanent home on Porter Field Road, it’s time to celebrate. All are invited to a dedication ceremony at the house on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m., followed by light refreshments at Crossroads Cafe in McCullough Student Center.

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