Free Community Concert and Fireworks Saturday, Oct. 10

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Help celebrate the inauguration of Laurie Patton as Middlebury’s 17th president by coming to a free, family-friendly concert on campus on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. The great triple bill features the iconic Québécois band, La Bottine Souriante, singer songwriter Taylor Watson, and Brad Corrigan, cofounder of the band Dispatch. The concert starts at 7 p.m. on the main quad on Old Chapel Road. Fireworks will follow the concert at 9:45 behind athletics. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and dress for cool fall weather. This is a no-alcohol event. For more information about the inauguration weekend, visit

Dictionary of American Regional English (Trial ends Nov. 6, 2015)

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For a limited time, members of the Middlebury College community can discover the full panoply of American regional words, phrases, and pronunciations with Harvard’s Dictionary of American Regional English, or DARE. The digital edition features audio, interactive maps, and insights into the DARE Survey.DARE_mapLet us know what you think – email or contact your library liaison.

Murray Dry and Keegan Callanan receive funding for Constitution Day Initiative

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Murray Dry and Keegan Callanan (both Political Science) have received funding from the Jack Miller Center to host a lecture as part of the Constitution Day Initiative. This lecture will reach a wide range of students, faculty, and members of the Middlebury community and will foster an understanding of the great constitutional questions that have animated our national life from the founding to the present day.

Page One Literacy Events for Families

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Page One Literacy invites all area families to join them for these two fall events:

Robert Frost Walk

Where: Robert Frost Interpretive Trail, Ripton

When: October 18th  – 1-3 pm

Bring the family and join Middlebury College students for a Robert Frost poetry walk! Explore the beautiful Robert Frost Interpretive trail, a 1.2 mile loop with poetry stops along the way. There will be snacks and games!

Please RSVP and direct questions to

In case of rain, the location will be moved to the Kirk Alumni Center at Middlebury College.

(Check out to check if event has been moved to the rain location.)


Page One Halloween Party

Where: Swift House Inn (25 Stewart Lane, Middlebury, VT, 05753)

When: October 25th, 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Bring the family for Page One Literacy’s annual Halloween Party! Page One Literacy is a Middlebury College student organization that strives to promote a love for reading and learning amongst elementary school students in our local community. Come play games, decorate cookies, read spooky stories, and celebrate Halloween! Costumes are encouraged! Lunch will be served.

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Inauguration of the triptych “The Birth and Death of Patriarchy”

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Monday, October 26th, 2015. Please join us for a talk by Dr. Kamakshi P. Murti, Professor Emerita of German, at Chellis House. Dr. Murti is returning to campus for the inauguration of her paintings, which she has donated to Chellis House. The triptych entitled “The Birth and Death of Patriarchy,” depicts representations of femininity in three religious traditions: Hinduism, Islam and Yoruba.

Jeff Carpenter, Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Peter Matthews, and Andrea Robbett receive contract from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Jeff Carpenter, Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Peter Matthews, and Andrea Robbett (all Economics) have received a contract from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for a project titled Dominance Violations in Consumer Credit Choices. This research has the primary goal of revealing the welfare consequences of alternative consumer credit product designs, and will hopefully provide policy insights founded in behavioral economics. At least one undergraduate student will be involved in this project.

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