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Welcome First-Years to Campus; Sign on to CCG!

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Below is a letter you should have received welcoming you, 1st years, to campus! In addition, if you are interested in hearing about events and opportunities around social impact,  I would encourage you to sign up on our MOJO database for the CCG (Careers in the Common Good) listserve. [You can do this when you […]

Addison County Home Health & Hopsice seeks a student Trustee

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The Addison County Home Health & Hospice Board of Directors invites students to consider being a trustee for one year. Located just north of town on Route 7, our mission is to treat patients in the comfort of their home, whether they are returning from the hospital or needing physical therapy to return to self-sufficiency or to receive end of life care with dignity and comfort at home in the presence of loved ones. The agency has a large clinical staff as well as occupational and physical therapists. ACHH&H and Hospice Volunteer Services (HVS) work very closely together.

The person chosen will gain firsthand knowledge about how critically needed health care is provided to hundreds of clients and family throughout Addison County. By attending monthly board meetings and individual meetings with the board chair this person will gain valuable knowledge about the responsibilities and kinds of decisions trustees make.  Meetings with the executive director and members of his leadership team and accompanying staff as they visit clients and families in their homes will add direct experience. A preference will be given to that student who has expressed an interest in the health care professions. To learn more go to www.achhh.org and to www.hospicevs.org. Please contact Chuck Burdick ’63, Board Chair, to learn more. Email cburdick@shoreham.net or call 462-3599.

What Would A Sanders’ Presidency Look Like?

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While most of the media understandably remains fixated on the horse-race aspect of the presidential contest (“Bernie’s surging!”), a few intrepid journalists are daring to think the unthinkable: what if Bernie actually won the election? What would a Sanders presidency look like? This is an important question, not least because how one answers it goes […]

Student Org Profile: Service Cluster Board

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Our student organizations and continuing initiatives are collectively known as the Service Cluster, and each member organization of the cluster is supported by the Service Cluster Board, a peer-advised council. The SCB functions as a support platform that provides training, oversight, and funding.
 
Each year, SCB hosts a retreat for student organization leaders as well as monthly workshops for program development. Topics include budget planning, leadership transitions, and member recruitment. SCB also administers the Flex Fund, which grants funding to student-designed community service projects.

Budgets and ledgers and emails, oh my! A week in the Community Engagement Office as a co-coordinator of the Service Cluster Board (SCB) is focused on making sure student service organizations on campus have the resources they need to do quality community service. Together my co-coordinator, Huy Nguyen, and I peer-advise the 17 student service orgs on campus and help troubleshoot problems ranging from budget snafoos to annual leadership transitions. An average day in SCB revolves around communicating with student leaders, auditing org budgets, and planning regular leadership meetings for org leaders to develop their skills ambassadors for service on campus – there’s never a dull moment! I love working with SCB, because it allows me to collaborate with a variety of student service leaders. Like a spark plug that never tires, every student org leader I interact with is thinking of new and creative programming for their organization that goes beyond the confines of previous events. This energy motivates me to ensure that any student interested in service on campus is able to get involved and continue to foster the strong partnerships with communities in Middlebury, in Addison County, and further afield.

-Maeve Moynihan ’17

Trust Me: We All Liked President Carter Then Too But…

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By now, most of you have likely heard of Jimmy Carter’s recent announcement that he has cancer which has spread to his liver and to his brain. Carter, who is 90 years old, is undergoing radiation and other therapy with an uncertain prognosis. However, he wryly noted in this press conference, hosted at the Carter […]

Alessandria Schumacher’s Summer Research

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Alessandria and Pam met frequently throughout the summer to touch base about the study

Alessandria and Pam received an AOE grant to fund part of their summer research project

Alessandria Schumacher ’17 worked with Professor Pam Berenbaum this summer on a study of Health in Addison County. Check out their interview on Middlebury Community Television to learn more about the project and their findings.

The State of the Race: Trump the Wonk, Carly’s Scrutiny, Biden’s Pledge and Lameducks and Nude Beaches

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There are a variety of different political stories that caught my eye these last few days. Since I can’t tackle them all in the depth they deserve – at least not in a timely fashion – I thought I’d briefly comment on some of the most important. Here, in no particular order, are my thoughts […]