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Message from Ennissa

“Hey everyone!

I’m Ennissa and am a proud member of the Chicago Middlebury Posse 1! All of us here in Chicago are beyond excited to meet our NYC counterparts. Instead of seeing this as competition, we view it as an expansion of our Posse family and hope to bond with NYC Posse 14 the same way we bonded with each other. We are eagerly awaiting April 17th! Until then!

[Stickied] A Note From the Editors: Trusting the Process

As told by Lance Charles Sun (NYMP9), on behalf of himself and Shipnia Bytyqi (NYMP10)

Middlebury Student in Barcelona

Lance in Barcelona, Spain

So last night I had to give a speech on behalf of the Posse at Middlebury Blog in front of educators, donors and politicians.  My job there was to convey the missions of the blog, give a reading from selected posts and reinforce the importance of the Posse Foundation program in higher education institutions. I would be lying if I said that I was anything but a wreck. As I approached the podium, clutching articles that I had printed out just minutes before, I realized that I had forgotten to actually go through all the articles among the chaos and pick out what I wanted to read. “Aww heck,” I said in my head. Here I was, a representative and co-editor no less, standing in front of a roomful of some of the most important people that could make or break the program with nothing to show. I started to sweat profusely under the spotlight, both metaphorically and physically. My heart raced. My throat dried up. The papers spilled on the floor in my nervousness. And then, I woke up. (This dream actually did happen by the way.)

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So, what’s this blog about?

Welcome to the Posse at Middlebury blog!

This is a space for me, a space for you, a space where we can all safely share our thoughts, continue important conversations, and connect with one another beyond the Posse Plus Retreats and beyond the frequent but brief hello’s and goodbye’s as we rush across campus for this or that thing.

Posse Scholars will use this space to share thoughts, projects, stories, artwork and more with the larger Middlebury community and most especially, our beloved Posse Plusses and Posse Alumni. Feel free to snoop around and give feedback to our contributors!

Questions or concerns? Please contact Lance Sun ( or Shipnia Bytyqi ( or just comment directly on this post!