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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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Bringing Sounds of Africa to Middlebury
Assistant Professor of Music Damascus Kafumbe shatters preconceptions of African music.

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

      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.

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      Reunion ’13: Tell Us One Thing
      At Reunion we asked alums to tell us one thing they had to see when they came back to Middlebury.

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      The Faces of a Farming Tradition
      With a little extra time over his break this past spring, Levi Westerveld ’15 decided to pursue his interest in portraiture.

        Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of May 13
        Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

          Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of May 6
          Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

            The Enigma of Alan Turing
            Mathematics professor Michael Olinick presented the Carol Rifelj Faculty Lecture about Alan Turing—the scientist who broke Germany's codes during World War II and ushered in the era of computer science, before his early death from cyanide poisoning.

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            Brainpower in Action: 2013 Spring Student Symposium
            More than 350 students shared the culmination of their research at the seventh annual Spring Student Symposium.

              The Conundrum of Jewish Identity
              At the Quint Lectureship in Jewish Studies, an historian from Brandeis University traced the American-Jewish experience over the past 70 years.

                Things That Happened, Things To Do – Week of April 8
                Construction of the Solar Decathlon house, national news coverage, Real Food Week, and two symposia top our summary of Middlebury College activities this week.

                  Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of April 1
                  Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon. As always, we hope to call your attention to items that captured ours and alert you to events that you won’t want to miss. If you have a news item that you think we’d be interested in, drop […]

                    Hope and (Climate) Change
                    What are the Obama Administration's grades for environmental policy? Middlebury's Stafford Professor in Public Policy has the floor.

                      Adapting to Life in China
                      When Associate Professor Hang Du discovered a lack of data about study-abroad programs in China, she went to Hangzhou to observe Middlebury students for a semester.

                        Street Smarts
                        What keeps residents driving around town instead of biking or walking to school, work, and errands? What could change those habits? Four seniors have answers.

                          Eight Minutes. $3,000.
                          That’s pretty much what it boiled down to last week when MiddChallenge gave 17 student groups a very brief opportunity to explain why their business, outreach, or arts venture deserved one of its six cash awards.

                            Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of 3/11
                            Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

                              Small Paintings Tell a Big Story
                              For a European historian like Paul Monod, one of the College Museum's most-recent acquisitions is a treasure trove into the past.

                                Sights and Sounds of a Championship Day
                                Wednesday morning marked the start of the 2013 NCAA Championships for both alpine and Nordic skiing, hosted this year by Middlebury.

                                  Fracking: A Tale of Two Countries
                                  Journalist Dimiter Kenarov '03.5 has covered plenty of difficult stories, but none more complex than the political and environmental dynamics of hydraulic fracturing.

                                    How Students Learn
                                    Faculty members offered insight into how students learn during an open conversation on the future of the liberal arts.

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                                    What Humankind Left Behind
                                    Internationally prominent photographer Edward Burtynsky creates an art form that is as engaging as it is provocative.

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                                    Class Assignment: Give Away $100,000
                                    Students in a Winter Term course just made grants to charities of their choice totaling $100,000, thanks to a grant from the Once Upon A Time Foundation.

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                                    When Alumni Come Back to Teach
                                    Middmag talked to six alumni who were back sharing their knowledge and expertise with students this past January.