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

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

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

          (Front Row) Claudia Huerta '18, Charles Rainey '19; (Back Row) Debanjan Roychoudhury '16, Nia Robinson '19, Molly McShane '16, Shuba Maniram '18 Let’s Talk About Race
          As racial conflict unfolds on college campuses across the country, Middlebury wrestles with tensions of its own.

            Rana 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.

              UnTapped_Middlebury The Gospel According to Ted
              How Ted King ’05 and his entrepreneurial cohort of outdoor enthusiasts seek to upend the market for athletic fuel.

                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.