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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.

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

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

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.

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.

Sum14_Map_final Map: The Trail Around Middlebury The Trail Around Middlebury celebrates a silver anniversary

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

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

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

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?