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    "It's going to be good viewing tonight," said Frank Winkler. Seeing Stars
    Every visitor to the Observatory Open House gets a good look into deep space. Here's how it happens.

      Members of the 25th reunion class Emotional Ties
      The past and present meld into something memorable for alumni attending Reunion 2012.

        dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of May 7
        A memorable trip to Haiti, a Mother's Day concert, and what constitutes a "healthy" building make our list of thought-provoking happenings at Middlebury this week.

          diplomats Diplomacy and the Arab Spring
          In discussing the Arab world, two ambassadors—one retired and the other newly appointed—are a study in contrast.

            Ettinger avocados The Avocado Windfall
            What do you do when 10,000 pounds of avocados arrive at your door? Ask the chefs in Dining Services.

              dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of March 19
              Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

                John_and_Mary The Language of Gender Violence
                The use of terms like "battered woman" and "accuser" have absolved men from taking responsibility for their actions, says educator Jackson Katz.

                  Martin Beatty '84, track coach Track and Field on the Upswing
                  The relaxed atmosphere at track practice belies the fact that eight runners are headed to the NCAAs this weekend.

                    Mad_River_boy Mad River Rising
                    Three alumni and nine students collaborated to produce a short animated film. Wonder how it turned out? Have a look for yourself.

                      Ryan Kim '14 Job Creation, Vermont-Style
                      A Middlebury sophomore plays a key role in this year's Town Meeting.

                        gowns_0875a Student EMTs to the Rescue
                        Members of the Student Emergency Response Team are trained to protect themselves from the dangers of bloodborne pathogens.

                          dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of Jan. 30
                          Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

                            Help_Wanted_0810a The Job Market for Midd Grads
                            Proven ability to work in a team is a critical factor in today's job market. And here's something else: employers are looking at your online identity too.

                              Jacqueline Novogratz and her best-selling memoir Transforming Lives through Social Entrepreneurship
                              Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of the Acumen Fund and author of "The Blue Sweater," gave an inspiring talk on the meaning of social entrepreneurship.

                                Arkin_screenshot National Security Inc.
                                Washington Post reporter William Arkin reveals the unwieldy, top-secret world created by the federal government in response to 9/11.

                                  dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of November 28
                                  Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

                                    golfgravestone His Story
                                    Historians help us learn who lies beneath that grave on the Middlebury golf course.

                                      Lee Corbett '07 (center) is a grad student at Dartmouth, but she swam with the Middlebury club including Divya Dethier (left). Homecoming: Not Just for Sports Fans
                                      Our roving observer finds there's something timeless about a busy fall weekend at Middlebury, especially at Homecoming.

                                        The guest speaker (right) chats with a student before his talk. Black Male Incarceration and the Environment
                                        Visiting political scientist Keith Reeves makes a case for policy reforms to reduce recidivism among black men.

                                          Heffernan (right) chats with Tik Root '12. Social Responsibility 101
                                          Roy Heffernan '78 returned to campus to explain how Life is good, Inc., is giving back to society.

                                            dispatch_distressed-300x160 Things That Happened, Things To Do, Week of October 3
                                            Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

                                              Casey in her fur hat from Uzbekistan Mongolia, At Last
                                              When the Mongolian capital city appeared in the distance, Casey Peterson '12 rejoiced at making it to the other side of the world in an American school bus.

                                                Casey Peterson, 4th from right, with members of her team and various mechanics and new friends in Kazakhstan. Click on the photo to enlarge. On to Ulaanbaatar!
                                                Any day now Middlebury senior Casey Peterson and her band of weary travelers will finish the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally. Here is her fourth report from the road, sent from a cafe in Semey, Kazakhstan.

                                                  Excavator_0076 A Mountain of Work
                                                  There's plenty to do at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl each summer, and mowing the trails is just a small part of the job.

                                                    When they reached Turkmenistan and cleared customs, Casey Peterson's brother Griffin posted this posted this photo on their website with just the one-word caption, "Deserted." Casey’s No-Turning-Back Moment
                                                    The third report from Casey Peterson '12 finds her 2Big2Fail team about halfway through the Mongol Rally from London to Mongolia.