Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Posts by Shabana Basij-Rasikh

Murmur — Hear It Here

As most senior fellows mentioned in their recent blog posts, it is time for us to wrap up our undergraduate career and leave. Needless to say, Middlebury will always be a home to come back to, but, we won’t be … Continue reading

“How Did You Get Here?”

“How Did You Get Here?” is stories of Middlebury students collected by Middlebury Fellows in Narrative Journalism. This project was launched in 2008. This fellowship seeks “highly motivated and intellectually curious students” who are interested in nurturing their skills in … Continue reading

Explore Middlebury Video Snapshots!

If you would like to get a good snapshot of Middlebury College and what we are all about, be sure to check out these videos! And, our very own senior fellow Ben Wessel is featured in one the videos speaking … Continue reading

Spring Symposium, 2011

One of the most exciting annual events at Middlebury is the spring symposium. Each year Middlebury students from all four classes present and perform at the symposium. This year there are 306 oral and visual presentations and performances that will … Continue reading

Edward Said’s daughter, Najla Said, is going to be on campus!!!

This is one of the reasons why I love studying at Middlebury! We get to meet amazing guest speakers and lecturers like Edward Said’s daughter!!! Senior Fellows, if you are interested: on Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m., Najla Said … Continue reading

My Feb Break!

Ben is right. It has been a while since we last updated our blog. So much has happened and we all have a lot to share. I will start with my February break. So two summers ago, I founded HELA, … Continue reading

Finals!

Finals week is a very stressful time of the year for students. This year, the finals period was really short because we did not have the reading period between the end of classes and the start of finals. During finals … Continue reading

Middlebury’s International-Ness

One characteristic that distinguishes Middlebury College from other small liberal arts colleges is, I believe, its “international-ness”. Middlebury is a great fit for students interested in foreign affairs and international “work” in general. Not only does the college admit 10 … Continue reading

The Fun of Being a Ross-er!

Middlebury College is residential campus, with 98 percent of the senior class living on campus. Our housing system is based on the “commons system.” I haven’t seen the Harry Potter movies, but some describe Middlebury’s system as similar to Hogwarts … Continue reading