Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of November 5

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

  • Election Day has come and gone. Our Professor Pundits, Matt Dickinson and Bert Johnson, held an election night live-blogging event at the Crossroads Cafe in McCullough Student Center. Brett Simison has posted photos. And in the last installment of their commentaries about the election, they discuss how their political science models held up throughout the process.

  • Once again the NPR Social Media Desk selected citizen journalists to follow on election night as they presented coverage. Out of 150 applicants they chose 31, and Audrey Tolbert ’13 was one of those selected. Find out what she had to say on Twitter at @atolbs.

  • Hurricane Sandy and the massive destruction it created are still very much on people’s minds. Many folks may wonder how they can help out. The Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life has a disaster relief website with links to relief organizations and updates about the recovery state by state.

  • The New England Review is holding another night of readings in its Vermont Reading Series. Come to Carol’s Hungry Mind Thursday night at 7 p.m. to hear Benjamin Aleshire, Larry Bradley, Bette Moffett, and Marguerite Sullivan read from their works. If you want a little taste of what the evening will involve, check out NER’s YouTube site to listen to other writers read.

  • It’s a busy weekend for athletics coming up and several teams are headed into regional NCAA play. The women’s volleyball team travels to Clarkson, men’s and women’s cross country heads to Westfield State, and both the women’s soccer team and the women’s field hockey team host regional events here at Midd. The field hockey and volleyball teams are both coming off NESCAC championship wins. And after rolling over Hamilton last weekend, the football team returns to Midd this Saturday for its last home game. Come watch quarterback phenom McCallum Foote, who was named NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week for the third time.

  • If music is your thing, you’ll have plenty of opportunities this week to hear a variety of programs. In Mead Chapel on Thursday, at 8:00 p.m., several choral groups from colleges around the state will be performing Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Friday at 8:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Concert Hall, listen to the Martin Luther King Spiritual Choir, under the direction of Dr. François Clemmons. And on Saturday the acclaimed British ensemble Gallicantus will make its North American debut at Middlebury in Mead Chapel at 8:00 p.m. Clearly there is something for everyone!

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