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.
The Life and Times of Rick Hodes
The worlds of medicine and faith converge in Ethiopia.
We Cannot Afford to Walk Away
A meditation on race, equality, and humanity
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.
Cover Essay: Waiting in the Wings
Middlebury's ornithological teaching collection is not only beautiful—it was nearly consigned to the dustbin of history.
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.
Welcome, Laurie Patton
On July 1, Laurie Patton showed up for her first day of work. We were there.
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.
The Business of Beer
Making a living brewing craft beer requires precision, science, business savvy, and more than a touch of zaniness.
Old Chapel: Hello, Middlebury
Middlebury's 17th president arrives on campus.
Road Taken: Serving Me Well
Finding one's way in the world while waiting tables
Pursuits: Happy Tails
A retired minister, Ken Parker '62 now tends to quite a different flock.
How does one become a rare-book dealer? Dan Whitmore '03 has quite the story.
A graduating senior learns to slow down and live in the now.
The sportswriting of W.C. Heinz '37 is now available in one terrific volume.
The Liebowitz Years: Tributes
Remembering a president, a neighbor, a teacher, and a colleague
The Liebowitz Years: Leading with Conviction
How Middlebury’s 16th president shaped the institution.
The Liebowitz Years: A Vision Realized
The special partnership that preserved Bread Loaf for the ages.