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

      IMG_9858_Laurie_Patton_horiz2_hirez Laurie L. Patton Named Next President of Middlebury
      The Middlebury Board of Trustees today named Laurie L. Patton, dean of Duke University’s Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion, as Middlebury’s next president.

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      Reunion14_TUOT_Splash Reunion ’14: Tell Us One Thing
      We asked alumni celebrating Reunion to tell us one thing they just had to see when they came back to Middlebury.

        frack In Another County: One Week in America’s Natural Gas Mecca
        The first Dispatch in a three-part series chronicling student-led Middlebury Alternative Trips (MAlt) before the start of spring semester.

          Student protesters at Middlebury in 1970. A People’s History, Documented and Taught
          How a pair of students brought a "people's history" of Middlebury to the contemporary college.

            Oratory4 The Case for Oratory
            This J-term class was on a mission: to move oratory to the forefront of the conversation.

              Damon Hatheway '13.5, on assignment for Middlebury Magazine, interviews Seattle Seahawks kicker Steven Hauschka '07 at Super Bowl Media Day Midd Goes to the Super Bowl
              Middlebury alum Steve Hauschka steps on to football's biggest stage.

                logo-with-border Concerned About Food Security
                There is no stopping the "food guys" who started their own nonprofit to help alleviate hunger in Addison County.

                  learning1 What Is Learning?
                  An education studies class culminated in the screening of 12 student-produced videos that explored the very nature of learning.

                    Skinner's book was published in 2008. Bill Clinton said it is "rigoroiusly investigated and fearlessly reported." Humans: Not for Sale
                    The student organization Stop Traffick hosted Ben Skinner, who gave a riveting first-person account of the slave-trafficking networks he has infiltrated.

                      DSC_0196 Syria’s Chemical Weapons Trace Back to Russia
                      Amy Smithson of the Monterey Institute is one of the media's go-to experts about the ongoing effort to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons.

                        Peter Savodnik Print Journalism in the Age of Twitter
                        A former print journalist, Peter Savodnik '94 is now traveling the globe producing short films for Stateless Media.

                          Middlebury College homecoming 2013 10/26/13 Homecoming ’13 Highlights
                          Music, football, storytelling, and good cheer were in store for alumni who returned for Homecoming.

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                          Middlebury College Fall Family Weekend 2013 Friday 10/11/2013 Sunshine and Foliage Welcome Families
                          More than 1500 family members enjoyed the spectacular foliage and balmy temperatures during Fall Family Weekend.

                            bella-personcina Gandhi Now or Not?
                            Gandhi and Civic Engagement: During an evening lecture and discussion, Professor Ian Barrow described Gandhi's life and work and questioned whether Gandhi’s ideas would work today.

                              nate_sans_r-l Student Urges Action on Nuclear Sub Proliferation
                              On a semester studying nonproliferation and terrorism studies at Monterey, Nate Sans penned an essay for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

                                mcse_rebeya Midd’s Young Social Entrepreneurs Tell Stories from the Field
                                Four grant-winning student groups spent the summer on ambitious projects around the globe.

                                  Sparling2_9201a Getting Comfortable at Middlebury
                                  The first-year students on one Orientation trip learned that it takes more than talent to make it as an artist in Vermont.

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                                  insite_open_house_splash Summer Scene: First Look at InSite
                                  Step inside the beautiful, student-designed-and-built Solar Decathlon home, InSite.

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                                  campus_time_lapse_splash Summer Scene: Campus Beauty
                                  Dramatic summer skies around campus captured in a time lapse video.

                                    bread-loaf-sign-web Coming Soon to Bread Loaf!
                                    Summer may seem to be flying by, but there are still a few exceptional events not to be missed up at Bread Loaf.

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                                    ptp_reviews_5 Summer Scene: PTP/NYC Season Opener Off Broadway
                                    The Off Broadway sensation with a Middlebury connection has opened its 27th season to rave reviews.

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                                    Sounds of Africa -- Professor Damascus Kafumbe—ethnomusicologist, performer, composer—teaches students what music means to world cultures and how to perform the music of his own. Bringing Sounds of Africa to Middlebury
                                    Assistant Professor of Music Damascus Kafumbe shatters preconceptions of African music.

                                      FWLettuce Food Matters
                                      Students in Kentucky and Vermont get to the heart of their communities with the FoodWorks internship program.

                                        Joe Varca '02 as Larry, the salesman A Return Engagement
                                        Five alumni — a playwright, a director, and three actors — returned to Middlebury for a week. Their mission: to create a brand new play and perform it during Reunion.