Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of January 14
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Middlebury Interactive Languages and Middlebury College announced a $2.6 million initiative to boost language education in Vermont. The announcement was made at the opening of MIL’s new headquarters on Exchange Street in Middlebury.
- Longtime faculty member and Middlebury administrator Alison Byerly has been named president of Lafayette College. A hearty congratulations to Alison.
- Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, will deliver a major policy address on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation at the Monterey Institute of International Studies this week. The address will be live-streamed online at 1:30 p.m. eastern time on Friday.
- In other Monterey news, Ward Wilson, a senior fellow at MIIS’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, wrote a must-read op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times titled “The Myth of Nuclear Necessity.”
- The 15th annual Martin Luther King Celebration Concert—”Let Freedom Ring”—will take place in Mead Chapel on Monday, January 21. This is an event not to be missed.