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    yang_milddleburg Uncloaked
      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. […]

      LaurieWEB Old Chapel: Vibrant Research at a Liberal Arts Institution
      Laurie Patton's column from the winter 2016 issue.

        CurtisforWeb Pursuits: The Chaplain
        His grandfather was an officer in the Navy and his father was a pastor. Dan Curtis '87 is both.

          Munroe 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

            ResearchforWeb The Research Paradigm
            Debunking the myth that serious research doesn't exist at a liberal arts college.

              AspenforWeb 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.

                KellyforWb 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.

                  awakening Road Taken: Awakening
                  Canoeing from Buffalo to New York City, a Middlebury student gets a lesson in scale.

                    Hodes The Life and Times of Rick Hodes
                    The worlds of medicine and faith converge in Ethiopia.

                      Dena1 We Cannot Afford to Walk Away
                      A meditation on race, equality, and humanity

                        Vidal-Opener-Final 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. 

                          WagtailWEB Cover Essay: Waiting in the Wings
                          Middlebury's ornithological teaching collection is not only beautiful—it was nearly consigned to the dustbin of history.

                            OwlWEB The Art of Birds
                            In his natural history courses, Professor Stephen Trombulak has been using a 19th-century ornithological collection ever since he discovered the treasure buried in the far reaches of an overcrowded College storage room. And that’s just the beginning of this fascinating tale.

                              LPWEB Welcome, Laurie Patton
                              On July 1, Laurie Patton showed up for her first day of work. We were there.

                                2015balbusso_loversWEB Modern Love
                                Increasingly discouraged by her failure to engage in a committed relationship in college, a young woman decided to explore the topic at greater depth in her senior thesis. She found out that she was far from alone.

                                  FLWEB3 The Business of Beer
                                  Making a living brewing craft beer requires precision, science, business savvy, and more than a touch of zaniness.

                                    LaurieWEB Old Chapel: Hello, Middlebury
                                    Middlebury's 17th president arrives on campus.

                                      RoadTakenWEB Road Taken: Serving Me Well
                                      Finding one's way in the world while waiting tables

                                        DonkeyWeb Pursuits: Happy Tails
                                        A retired minister, Ken Parker '62 now tends to quite a different flock.

                                          dan-whitmore Rare Dream
                                          How does one become a rare-book dealer? Dan Whitmore '03 has quite the story.

                                            IslandWeb Island Time
                                            A graduating senior learns to slow down and live in the now.

                                              Heinz The Champ
                                              The sportswriting of W.C. Heinz '37 is now available in one terrific volume.

                                                Dena The Liebowitz Years: Tributes
                                                Remembering a president, a neighbor, a teacher, and a colleague

                                                  RDLWeb The Liebowitz Years: Leading with Conviction
                                                  How Middlebury’s 16th president shaped the institution.

                                                    BLWeb The Liebowitz Years: A Vision Realized
                                                    The special partnership that preserved Bread Loaf for the ages.