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Dear Readers, My guest blogger today is Taylor Shepard ’12. Taylor has served as SGA press secretary, working closely with many campus groups and LIS to improve communication on campus. She has some interesting observations about the way we get information out and what might be holding people back from changing old patterns. We would […]

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My guest blogger this week is Ellen McKay, the program coordinator for the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life. Ellen works closely with students on a wide range of projects related to spiritual and social life on campus. When we think about diversity, matters of faith can sometimes be overlooked, and Ellen’s post highlights […]

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When I think about what’s bubbling beneath the surface of Middlebury’s student culture, I feel hopeful. When I see students starting to create the culture they want to live in, it feels as if there’s real change in the making. Middlebury’s perceived “tired,” somewhat “stale” social scene may be ready to bust wide open, and […]

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I met Rob LaMoy shortly after he returned from an exchange program at Swarthmore and then did a presentation about his experience for the Board of Trustees. I was immediately taken by his honesty and insightful views of social life on campus, and I wanted to learn more. I asked him to write a guest […]

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Fitting In

Dear Readers,  My guest blogger this week is Stanis Moody-Roberts. Stanis is a CRA in Wonnacott Commons. He shares with us his heartfelt experience of being a student here and the rewards he’s found on the job in residential life, where he’s seen how our community can be a source of strength and purpose. As […]

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Showing Up

At the beginning of each new year, I like to reflect on the things I want to change or improve and then commit to working on them. This has been a lifelong process that I have found very rewarding. And I think it is a critical practice to take on in our personal development. There […]

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See You Next Year

Dear Readers, An old Eskimo adage offers the following blessing: “May you have warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp, and peace in your heart!” That is my wish for the members of our community as we prepare to spend time with family and loved ones this holiday season—that we each find warmth, light, […]

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Dear Readers, I was very pleased when Manuel Carballo accepted my invitation to write a guest post this week. As the new director of admissions, he brings to campus a dynamic viewpoint about what it takes to create the type of diverse, welcoming community we all would like to live in. I look forward to […]

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Dear Readers,  I asked Tara Affolter, visiting assistant professor of education studies, and Hector Vila, assistant professor of writing, to share with us their philosophy about advising students. In this week’s post, Tara and Hector discuss their role as advisers—of the whole student. They provide an enlightening viewpoint. Please chime in with your comments and […]

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Grateful

Sometimes, when my day gets hard or overwhelming, I make myself stop—and take a deep breath. I try to tune in to the moment, right now, and see the gifts around me. There are some times during the day when this is a good practice, and there are also certain times of the year when […]

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