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

    dispatch_distressed-300x160 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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    _MG_3085 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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    DSC_6681 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.

      dispatch_distressed-300x160 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 […]

        Klyza, an environmental policy expert, gave a nuanced view of Obama's first term and what might come next. Hope and (Climate) Change
        What are the Obama Administration's grades for environmental policy? Middlebury's Stafford Professor in Public Policy has the floor.

          Hang_Du_0505a 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.

            Students mapped Vergennes for safer walking and biking routes 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.

              dispatch_distressed-300x160 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.

                logo 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.

                  dispatch_distressed-300x160 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.

                    saints_crop 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.

                      NCAA_feature 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.

                        dispatch_distressed-300x160 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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                        lewitt splash 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.

                          dispatch_distressed-300x160 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

                            Journalist Dimiter Kenarov ’04.5 speaks on shale gas fracking in Poland and Pennsylvania 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.

                              DSC_5865 How Students Learn
                              Faculty members offered insight into how students learn during an open conversation on the future of the liberal arts.

                                dispatch_distressed-300x160 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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                                burtynsky_rock_of_ages7 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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                                bianca_interview_splash 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.

                                  dispatch_distressed-300x160 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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                                  febmester_splash 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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                                  philanthropy_group_sm 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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                                  AckStudTeach When Alumni Come Back to Teach
                                  Middmag talked to six alumni who were back sharing their knowledge and expertise with students this past January.