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    momfinal Road Taken: Finding Mom
    Following the death of her mother, a writer makes a discovery about loss.

      OPENER Guide to Summer Reading: On Our Faculty’s Nightstands
      With the summer months meaning a hiatus from the classroom for most Middlebury faculty, we were curious to learn what books they would choose to help pass the time.

        Paterniti Guide to Summer Reading: A Conversation with Michael Paterniti
        The noted journalist and author talks storytelling, epic journeys, and the importance of slowing down.

          COVER-ESSAY Cover Essay: What to Read?
          What should you be reading this summer? Jay Parini has some ideas on the topic.

            MassacreSpread Colophon: The Politics of Torture
            The Library’s Special Collections recently purchased a 17th-century book about torture that contributed to an international crisis. History professor Ian Barrow, who will use the book in his courses, explains why.

              IZI0030535 Download: Why I Love Cycling
              A professor of Spanish explains what it is about cycling that he loves so much.

                Up Front: Faculty Votes Against K12
                At a meeting on May 13,the faculty of Middlebury College voted 95-16 in favor of a nonbinding motion calling on Middlebury to end its relationship with K12, Inc

                  Shenna_Bellows_005 The Challenger
                  Can Shenna Bellows ’97 stun the political establishment by upsetting an entrenched incumbent and winning a U.S. Senate seat in Maine?

                    midwifery2 Rebirth
                    Once considered an ancient practice, midwifery is experiencing a resurgence across the United States.

                      The-Liberal-Arts-Plus-final- Old Chapel: The Liberal Arts Plus
                      President Liebowitz answers questions about his 2014 Baccalaureate address, "The Liberal Arts Plus."

                        ideas.cover.cmyk The Big Idea(s)
                        Contemplating Middlebury's contributions to society.

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                          Reunion14_TUOT_Splash Reunion ’14: Tell Us One Thing
                          We asked alumni celebrating Reunion to tell us one thing they just had to see when they came back to Middlebury.

                            inthequeue In the Queue
                            With his debut novel, James Scott '99 has literary types talking about a rising star

                              OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Remembering Matthew Power
                              Matthew Power, gone from this Earth far too soon.

                                trien Pursuits: Sing Along
                                Catching up with Vanessa Trien '91, New England's most popular children's musician.

                                  middlebury working together Town & Gown
                                  President Liebowitz discusses town-gown relations in this issue's Q&A

                                    42-50841050 Amid the Chaos
                                    Historian Febe Armanios says that Egypt's Coptic Christians have long been considered a forgotten community. However, they are getting a lot of attention now—for the worst of reasons.

                                      coen-1 The Wolf Hound
                                      Sixteen years ago, Joel Cohen '84 took down a now-infamous con man. And he doesn't want you to forget what a heinous guy Jordan Belfort truly is.

                                        Leah Homecoming
                                        For some students who study abroad, the greatest culture shock they encounter is when they return home.

                                          SC-2 “Ok, Let’s Try This Again…”
                                          The second Dispatch in a three-part series chronicling student-led Middlebury Alternative Trips (MAlt) before the start of spring semester.

                                            frack In Another County: One Week in America’s Natural Gas Mecca
                                            The first Dispatch in a three-part series chronicling student-led Middlebury Alternative Trips (MAlt) before the start of spring semester.

                                              Middlebury College President Ron Leibovitz at Mead Chapel Liebowitz Presidency to End in 2015; Board to Restructure
                                              On an eventful day in December, President Ronald D. Liebowitz announced that he would be leaving at the end of his term on June 30, 2015, and that the Board of Trustees was revising its governance structure.

                                                'M' at work Old Chapel: Board, Restructured
                                                President Liebowitz discusses radical changes to trustee governance in this issue's Q&A.

                                                  RoadTaken Road Taken: On Teaching
                                                  An alumna returns to teach a winter-term course—and contemplates all that goes with the assignment.