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    Pursuits: The Shopkeeper
    Steeped in comic book culture and possessing a keen sense of community, Cade Schreger '15 relies on both as the owner of a Brooklyn comic book store.

      Return to Freedom
      You probably know the story of Solomon Northup, the freeborn African-American man who was sold into slavery, enduring 12 years of unimaginable horror. But what do you know about his rescuer, a member of the Middlebury Class of 1829?

        How He Won
        Political scientist Matt Dickinson intended to spend his sabbatical writing the definitive work on the Obama White House staff. Instead, his leave year was dedicated to chronicling one of the most improbable candidacies for the American presidency.

          Bye, Bye Love
          Breakups are hard enough. But when the relationship was born in Middlebury, the uncoupling can be that much more difficult.

            The Prisoner
            Theo Padnos ’91 spent nearly two years captive in an al-Qaeda prison in Syria. It was Vermont that saved him.

              Editor’s Note: Taking the Ice
              The editor joins a winter term workshop, intending to learn how to skate.

                Old Chapel: A Sense of Belonging
                Middlebury's president emphasizes what it means to belong.

                  Road Taken: Let’s Give It a Name
                  There is a mountain peak on the Long Trail in Vermont with quite the backstory.

                    Road Taken: Toward Home
                    A writer attempts to go home again.

                      Disruption in the Classroom
                      A pilot project conceived and led by Bread Loaf alumni seeks to alter our understanding of secondary education.

                        John Elder Turns the Page
                        A portrait of a beloved emeritus professor

                          In Conversation with President Laurie L. Patton
                          Middlebury's 17th president reflects on the challenges of her job, the evolution of higher education and liberal learning, and what a future Middlebury may look like.

                            Why Do Americans Distrust Science?
                            Exploring an issue that bedevils our populace.

                              Orational Thought
                              The revival of a 200-year-old speech competition gets prime-time trappings. And it just might change the curriculum.

                                The Secret to the Success of Seven Days
                                How Paula Routly ’82 and her band of journalists have flourished in a field where so many others have floundered.

                                  Pursuits: The Newborn
                                  For an astrophysicist who hunts for planets in other solar systems, there's nothing more exciting than discovering one being born.

                                    Road Taken: Déjà Vu
                                    A bombing in Paris jolts painful memories for a writer.

                                      Old Chapel: The Big Ask
                                      On encouraging students to find their voice.

                                        Editor’s Note: Hear Here
                                        Sounds of summer in Middlebury.

                                          Pursuits: First Impressions
                                          That movie trailer you just watched? It was probably the handiwork of Nick Temple '99.

                                            Road Taken: Food Matters
                                            Recalling the dawn of a food movement at Middlebury.

                                              Editor’s Note: The Conversation
                                              This can't wait—there's something we need to talk about.

                                                Old Chapel: The Next Level of Discussion
                                                This has been a year of uncomfortable conversations on campus. And that makes me comfortable.

                                                  Let’s Talk About Race
                                                  As racial conflict unfolds on college campuses across the country, Middlebury wrestles with tensions of its own.

                                                    Stand and Deliver
                                                    Rana Abdelhamid ’15 has learned to stare down bigotry and xenophobia. And now she’s teaching a generation of American women to do the same.