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    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.

                                      RehmWeb Code Breaker
                                      Geneticist Heidi Rehm ’93 is at the forefront of a genetic revolution in medicine, which may eventually lead to personalized care based on individual DNA.

                                        Hunt On The Hunt
                                        For 72 hours in late January, a campus becomes consumed with the unusual.

                                          LengWeb Road Taken: My Close-Up
                                          Russ Leng '60 has called classrooms his home for more than 60 years. So what could make teaching a new experience for him?

                                            courage_treeWeb Under Pressure
                                            An international correspondent examines the nature of courage.

                                              courageWeb Run to the Roar
                                              Eight personal tales of unshrinking bravery

                                                gina Pursuits: Dancing Queen
                                                Most people don't associate the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire with Middle Eastern Dance. That is, until they meet Gina Capossela '87.

                                                  EdNoteWarhol Pop Cultured
                                                  Encountering Warhol in the Museum of Art.

                                                    middlebury future president Old Chapel: Looking Ahead
                                                    President Liebowitz talks about future challenges for the liberal arts.