The Week’s Headlines

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Here are the week’s headlines from the News Room:

Three Perspectives on Paris

Faculty Voice: The Countries that Gave me a Second Chance as a Refugee

View past stories by visiting the News Room page.

HR Update: This Week’s Employment Snapshot

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There are currently 18 faculty positions, 57 external job postings (regular, on-call and temporary), and 1 internal job posting on the Middlebury employment opportunities web sites.

Employment Quick Links:

Faculty Employment Opportunities:

Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs (on campus), (off campus)

Please note – to view only internal staff postings, please use the internal posting search filter that was highlighted in this MiddPoints article.

On-call/Temporary Staff Employment Opportunities: go/staff-jobs-sh (on campus), (off campus)

Env. Council Grants Information Sessions

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Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Environmental Council for a grants information session. We will explain the grants and application process for anyone interested in putting together a proposal. Applications for grants up to $1,500 are welcome at any time, applications for up to $5,000 are due on January 31.

We encourage projects that seek to increase Middlebury College’s sustainability leadership and resilience.

MONDAY, DEC. 7 at 12:30 in the Orchard Room
TUESDAY, DEC. 8 at 5:30 in the Orchard Room

Questions? Email

Final Reminder: Please support HOPE’s Giving Tree program

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We are still seeking 35+ individuals or groups to sign-up for the Giving Trees program. Please consider signing up to support this important community initiative.


The holiday season is almost upon us! Help sponsor a local child through H.O.P.E’s annual Holiday Gift Shop! Here’s how to participate:

  • Sign up by visiting go/givingtree. You can sign up any time between now and November 25th.
  • Choose an age range and gender of a potential child. You will then receive an “e-tree” from the CE office regarding further instructions and pertinent details about your gift.
  • You can sponsor a “tree” by yourself, with a friend, as a department or in another type of group collaboration!
  • We ask that you consider spending a minimum amount of $25 per tree. We strongly encourage you to team up with friends and co-workers to maximize the fun and impact of each Giving Tree!
  • Do NOT wrap gifts.
  • Gifts must be brought to Community Engagement at 118 South Main Street by & Thurs., December 2nd and 3rd between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please e-mail Elle Bacon, Thank you for your continued support of this amazing program. H.O.P.E. counts tremendously on Middlebury College’s consistent and generous participation. Take care and thank you for your support and participation!

Winter Term Workshops

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Here’s your chance to broaden your horizons and/or develop a new interest! This January is your big opportunity to participate in Winter Term Workshops offered by Student Activities. Be sure to take advantage of this year’s series of non‐credit workshops ‐ open to the entire College community ‐ and make the most of Winter Term.

Check out go/wtw

Guided Meditation

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Feeling a little stressed? Come to Chessy Kelley’s free mid-day guided meditation sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Forest East Lounge, courtesy of the Wellness Committee. Click below for more information:

Guided Meditation

Library hours for the Thanksgiving break

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The Libraries will have reduced hours for the upcoming Thanksgiving break.

Tuesday 11/24: 7:30 am – 8 pm
Wednesday 11/25: 9 am – 5 pm
Thursday-Saturday 11/26-28: CLOSED
Sunday 11/29: 9 am – 1 am

Tuesday 11/24: 7:45 am – 5 pm
Wednesday-Saturday 11/25-28: CLOSED
Sunday 11/29: 4 pm – midnight

As always, complete hours can be found at go/hours/