The revival of a 200-year-old speech competition gets prime-time trappings. And it just might change the curriculum.
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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.
The Gospel According to Ted
How Ted King ’05 and his entrepreneurial cohort of outdoor enthusiasts seek to upend the market for athletic fuel.
About halfway through a campus discussion on cultural appropriation and community standards, students, when given the microphone, began by introducing themselves. Hi, I’m Annie. Hello, I’m Victor. Hi, I’m Peter. At first I thought folks were being polite, demonstrating that while we’re a small campus, it’s not safe to assume everyone knows everyone else. […]
Old Chapel: Vibrant Research at a Liberal Arts Institution
Laurie Patton's column from the winter 2016 issue.
Pursuits: The Chaplain
His grandfather was an officer in the Navy and his father was a pastor. Dan Curtis '87 is both.
On a Sea of Stone
The way geology professor Jeff Munroe navigates Utah’s Uinta Mountains and other landscapes reveals something about what it means to be a Middlebury teacher and researcher
The Research Paradigm
Debunking the myth that serious research doesn't exist at a liberal arts college.
Can a Place Like Aspen Go Green?
In a posh resort town where private jets zip in and out, Matthew Hamilton ’95 has an answer for all the skeptics out there.
What It Means to Be Kelly Brush
A decade removed from a ski-racing accident that left her paralyzed, a young woman navigates a new course.
Road Taken: Awakening
Canoeing from Buffalo to New York City, a Middlebury student gets a lesson in scale.
The Life and Times of Rick Hodes
The worlds of medicine and faith converge in Ethiopia.
We Cannot Afford to Walk Away
A meditation on race, equality, and humanity
A Tale of Two Writers
Jay Parini has never shied away from literary challenges—novels about Melville and Tolstoy, definitive biographies of Frost, Steinbeck, and Faulkner. He even wrote a biography of Jesus. But capturing the life of Gore Vidal would be different. Because Parini is part of the story.
Cover Essay: Waiting in the Wings
Middlebury's ornithological teaching collection is not only beautiful—it was nearly consigned to the dustbin of history.