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Being Muslim in Middlebury: Community members tell what it's like for them in Trump's America

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Beau Scurich is an American; he grew up in California, like his parents and grandparents.

But as a Muslim — he is co-chaplain with his wife, Naila Baloch, at Middlebury College — Scurich was deeply wounded when President Donald Trump banned entry to the United States from seven Muslim countries and banned Syrian refugees indefinitely.

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Leading Artificial Intelligence expert to speak on 'intelligent machines'

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY—For centuries, people have imagined smart machines inhabiting the earth in fictional stories. As these “intelligent” machines cross over from the realm of fiction into reality, the impact of this technology on people, communities, and society at large takes on new urgency. 

Those thorny issues will be the focus of a public lecture, “Intelligent Systems: Design and Ethical Challenges,” by Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar Barbara Grosz on Monday, Feb. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, room 216.

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Foote to be honored in Vermont Sports Hall of Fame

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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COLCHESTER — Former Middlebury College women’s lacrosse and field hockey coach Missy Foote will join Olympic medalists, other successful coaches, sports pioneers, a champion boxer, a standout football player, a star hockey player, and a chronicler of Vermont’s athletic scene in the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017.

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College and community challenge Trump ban: More than 500 back Muslim immigrants, refugees

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College sophomore Mehek Naqvi challenged the more than 500 people who rallied on campus Thursday afternoon to protest President Trump’s recent executive order banning visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries and all refugees.

A psychology and religion major from New Jersey, Naqvi denounced the ban as “an abhorrent practice based on religion” and asked what would happen if the 90-day ban extends to 90 months or 90 years? What would happen if the ban against citizens from seven countries expands to 14 or 28?

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Prof. Nuovo helps un-'Locke' philosopher's writings

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Victor Nuovo withdrew from his professorial duties at Middlebury College 23 years ago, but he has packed enough educational and intellectual activity in his golden years to fill a second résumé.

At an age when a lot of retirees would be happy to make it onto the golf course every once in a while, Nuovo, 85, has been playing his “back nine” in the storied halls of Oxford University, researching, compiling and editing books on the great 17th-century philosopher John Locke.

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Trump order strands Weybridge family in Iran: Middlebury College helping professor get home

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



WEYBRIDGE and TABRIZ, Iran — Close to 6,000 miles away in the northwestern corner of Iran, a Weybridge family is hastily packing.

“We are planning to fly back to the U.S. on Friday and, as you can imagine, it is mayhem here in our house with packing and stuff. We’ll hopefully be in Vermont on Saturday if everything goes smoothly,” wrote Middlebury College professor Ata Anzali in an email to the Independent on Tuesday.

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Middlebury students dance across border

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Dance Company of Middlebury will present their new evening of contemporary dance performance, Border | Zones this Friday and Saturday at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts. This performance follows a premiere at the historic Ángela Peralta Theatre in Mazatlán, Mexico, culminating the company’s two-week residency at the Mazatlán Professional School of Contemporary Dance (EPDM).

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Middlebury College conference to look at how news frames minorities

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The media plays a powerful role in shaping and reflecting societal attitudes and opinions toward minority groups. Coverage of minorities in recent high-profile events has invigorated public scrutiny of how minority groups are framed in the news.

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Middlebury College admits 343 in early decisions

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has offered 343 students early admission to the Class of 2021. The admitted students were chosen from a pool of 673 applicants — an increase of 6.5 percent over last year — and represent about 51 percent of a class that is expected to total about 705.

Those 343 students are from 35 states, Washington, D.C., and 19 countries.

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