Issue

    Disruption in the Classroom
    A pilot project conceived and led by Bread Loaf alumni seeks to alter our understanding of secondary education.

      John Elder Turns the Page
      A portrait of a beloved emeritus professor

        In Conversation with President Laurie L. Patton
        Middlebury's 17th president reflects on the challenges of her job, the evolution of higher education and liberal learning, and what a future Middlebury may look like.

          Why Do Americans Distrust Science?
          Exploring an issue that bedevils our populace.

            Orational Thought
            The revival of a 200-year-old speech competition gets prime-time trappings. And it just might change the curriculum.

              The Secret to the Success of Seven Days
              How Paula Routly ’82 and her band of journalists have flourished in a field where so many others have floundered.

                Pursuits: The Newborn
                For an astrophysicist who hunts for planets in other solar systems, there's nothing more exciting than discovering one being born.

                  Road Taken: Déjà Vu
                  A bombing in Paris jolts painful memories for a writer.

                    Old Chapel: The Big Ask
                    On encouraging students to find their voice.

                      Editor’s Note: Hear Here
                      Sounds of summer in Middlebury.

                        Pursuits: First Impressions
                        That movie trailer you just watched? It was probably the handiwork of Nick Temple '99.

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

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

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

                                Let’s Talk About Race
                                As racial conflict unfolds on college campuses across the country, Middlebury wrestles with tensions of its own.

                                  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.

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

                                      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. […]

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

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

                                            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

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

                                                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.

                                                  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.

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