Issue

    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.

                                      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.

                                                  Modern Love
                                                  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.