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Is free speech an absolute? Campus debates reveal post-Murray breach

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — Different perspectives on what happened at the Charles Murray appearance at Middlebury College on March 2 and on what the college should do in response can be seen in the conflicting measures put forth by various faculty members.

One faction at the April 7 faculty meeting emphasized free speech as a foundational value of the college and higher education in general, the other emphasized inclusivity and an inclusive process as important next steps on campus.

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Midd grad chronicles his lengthy trek toward enlightenment

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Kevin O'Connor at VTDigger



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When Andrew Forsthoefel enrolled at Middlebury College a decade ago, he felt like a blunt pencil, he wrote in an application for a historiography course that he had heard “would change you forever” — or perhaps at least sharpen him into a well-honed man.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author to deliver Middlebury College commencement address

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, political commentator and former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, will deliver the 2017 Middlebury College commencement address on Sunday, May 28.

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Middlebury College to screen film on marriage equality

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — When Vermont wrote civil unions into law, it led the way for marriage rights in the U.S. “State of Marriage,” a documentary film on the efforts of Vermonters to bring about the changes in marriage equality, will be screened on Wednesday, April 19, at 4:30 p.m. in Middlebury College’s Dana Auditorium.

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Political columnist Joe Klein to speak on democracy April 18

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Political journalist Joe Klein will speak on the campus of Middlebury College next Tuesday, April 18, on the topic “Is American Democracy Inevitable?”

A book signing will follow this, the van de Velde Memorial Lecture, which begins at 4:30 p.m. in Dana Auditorium.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and historian to give 2017 Middlebury College commencement address

Posted on April 12, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, political commentator and former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, will deliver the 2017 Middlebury College commencement address on Sunday, May 28.

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New England authors to read from their work April 17

Posted on April 10, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — “New England Review’s” Vermont Reading Serieswill present fiction writers Glen Pourciau and Genevieve Plunkett, poet Bianca Stone, and Middlebury College senior Hannah Nash, representing the student-run“Frame”magazine. They will all read from their recent work at 51 Main at the Bridge in Middlebury, onMonday, April 17, at 7 p.m.

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Symposium to consider feminism and resistance

Posted on March 30, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will host the 2017 Gensler Symposium on Feminism in a Global Arena from April 10-14. This year’s topic is “Sex and the State: Feminist Responses and Resistance.” and is focused on the Feminist response to the global rise in nationalist politics. The symposium aims to provide a historical overview and analysis of the connections between sex and the state.

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Scholar to speak on blending religions

Posted on March 27, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Why do American yogis blend Hinduism, Buddhism and Native American religions in their homilies and practice? More generally, why does American spirituality routinely blend indigenous and Asian traditions as evidenced by the “New Age” section of the average American bookstore?

Middlebury College visiting lecturer Amanda Lucia will address these questions in an April 6 lecture titled, “Romanticizing the Premodern: Charting Indices of Indigenous and Asian Religions in Contemporary American Spirituality.”

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Poet to discuss 'The Importance of Writing the Outdoors with Wonder'

Posted on March 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — In a combined talk/reading at Middlebury College on Tuesday, poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil will explore a different way of thinking about environment and discuss “wonder” as an ecological love practice in nature writing.

The March 21 presentation at The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center, Room 103, is titled “Floating Above this Difficult World: The Importance of Writing the Outdoors with Wonder.” It will take place from 4:30-6 p.m.

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