Summer 2015

    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.

              Old Chapel: Hello, Middlebury
              Middlebury's 17th president arrives on campus.

                Road Taken: Serving Me Well
                Finding one's way in the world while waiting tables

                  Pursuits: Happy Tails
                  A retired minister, Ken Parker '62 now tends to quite a different flock.