Issue

    Antoinette Rangel Is Having the Time of Her Life
    And for those who know her well, this comes as no surprise.

      Road Taken: 90 Minutes
      With soccer becoming increasingly popular in the U.S., two alumni who have made the sport their trade meet at a match. We eavesdrop on their conversation.

        Exhibit: Resident Artist
        A beloved teacher and artist—and those who learned from him.

          Online Learning: Next Course
          Coming soon to a computer monitor or tablet near you: Middlebury’s pilot projects in online learning.

            Download: Why I Love Socrates
            A philosophy professor explains the importance of Socrates

              Symposium: Tech’s Role
              Examining the role of technology in higher education

                Colophon: Where Do Fanatics Come From?
                In his first-year-seminar, The True Believer, Don Wyatt, the John M. McCardell Distinguished Professor at Middlebury, uses the seminal text from social philosopher Eric Hoffer to examine a phenomenon as relevant today as in past eras.

                  This Is Not Business As Usual
                  How an innovative partnership between the College and town is boosting the local economy.

                    Old Chapel: Arts Scene
                    President Liebowitz talks about the arts in this issue's Q&A.

                      Pursuits: On the Road
                      For physician Bob Friedman '68, each work day requires two things: his black medicine bag and a full tank of gas.

                        The Foreign Student
                        A journalist embarks on a voyage into the unknown.

                          A Planet Without Apes
                          Peter Walsh ’82 believes that wild gorillas and chimpanzees face ecological extinction unless we radically rethink conventional conservation strategies.

                            Animal Tales
                            A guided tour through animal literature, with Professor Antonia Losano leading the way.

                              Paging Doctor King
                              Being a veterinary surgeon in a 24-hour animal hospital means each day's cases are unlike the last.

                                Timeline: Town & Gown
                                During the past decade, Middlebury College has engaged with the local community on a number of landmark initiatives: 2004 The College and the town renegotiate a “payment in lieu of taxes” (PILOT) agreement in which the College will make an annual contribution to the town, the sum of which is tied to the performance of […]

                                  Cover Essay: What’s on His Mind?
                                  Tapping into the thought process of our furry friends.

                                    Regarding Stameshkin
                                    When Stameshkin—the man, not the proper noun—comes around.

                                      Wild Moose Chase
                                      In search of Vermont's most mysterious creature.

                                        Map: The Trail Around Middlebury
                                        The Trail Around Middlebury celebrates a silver anniversary

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

                                            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.

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

                                                  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.

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