Dispatches

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Academe: Science on the Brain
Find out what Obama's recently announced Brain Initiative means to some students and faculty.

    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.

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    Looking at Thoreau’s Personal Copy of Walden
    Thoreau scholar, Associate Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies Rebecca Kneale Gould guides us through some of Thoreau’s pencil-written notes in the margins of the author’s personal copy of Walden at the College’s Special Collections.

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    Solar Decathlon ’13 Team Kicks Off Spring Construction
    Students, faculty, staff, and the community got a first look at SD13's solar-powered home 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.

              Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of March 18
              Middlebury Magazine's team recaps recent goings-on at the College and looks ahead to events on the horizon.

                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.

                        Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of 3/4
                        Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon.

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                        Drawing On the Wall
                        Students in an art history course brought a Sol LeWitt wall drawing to life at the Middlebury College Museum of Art.

                          Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of February 25
                          Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon

                            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.

                                Things That Happened, Things To Do: Week of February 18
                                Our regular recap of goings on at the College and a look ahead to events on the horizon

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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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                                Comfort for the Lovelorn
                                Bianca Giaever ’12.5 talks to MiddMag about her viral hit, “Holy Cow Lisa,” a short film depicting love and heartbreak at Middlebury.

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

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                                  What Did You Do On Your “Febmester”?
                                  Meet our newest Middlebury students, and hear some of the fascinating things they did during their “Febmester.”

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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.