Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of January 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 middmag@middlebury.edu.

  • Despite the calm on campus as students trickled back after break, there was plenty of action in the various sports venues last weekend. Men’s hockey hosted two games—one loss, one win—and both men’s and women’s basketball teams were home, with the men holding tight to their undefeated and top-ranking status.
  • It’s often said that Rachmaninoff is the Mt. Everest of music, given its technical and structural demands. You can catch agility in action Friday night with Russian pianist Rustem Hayroudinoff at the Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall.
  • If music doesn’t thrill you, try a film on Saturday. The Hirschfield International Film Series offers free 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. screenings of The Illusionist, a beautifully animated French film (with English subtitles) that captures the playful adventures of a young woman and an ill-fated, out-of-work magician.
  • Monday, January 16, kicks off a series of events honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including a keynote address by author and ethno-historian Dr. Maisha T. Winn, whose most recent work examines the notion of literacy as a civil right.

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