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Monthly Archive for August, 2008

51 Main has had a rollicking summer! Many wonderful musicians have performed, a new chef came on board and is cooking up great desserts and light refreshments, and townspeople as well as tourists have been coming to enjoy the experience. We had a “grand opening” for the town on July 12th that included music from […]

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Since Isaac Hayes’ death on August 11, I have been searching the Internet in vain for news stories that mention his visit to Vermont in November of 2005. It’s a weird and irresistible aspect of cyber-culture that you can google your way to history, but even the world’s greatest search engine has limits. We brought […]

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Mea culpa, at least a little. In my last post, I did not disclose the full contents of the Provost’s office. I did not mention the College Museum (directed by Richard Saunders), the Committee on the Arts and associated operations (chaired/administered by Glenn Andres), the Rohatyn Center (led by Allison Stanger), Environmental Affairs (headed up […]

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Back before Ron Liebowitz was president of Middlebury, and Ron Liebowitz Day was just a glimmer in the eye of some middle schooler, Ron was Provost. One day he got an email from a student, responding to an all-campus email that had gone out from the Provost’s Office. “What the hell is a Provost?,” the […]

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