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College gets graduate program

Posted on July 1, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



MIDDLEBURY — After a five-year affiliation, the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) officially became a graduate school of Middlebury College on July 1.

The institutions have been affiliated since 2005, when MIIS was struggling financially and Middlebury pledged its financial support. The transition will mean a change in the governing structure at MIIS, where the board of trustees will be replaced with a board of governors appointed by Middlebury College trustees.

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College nets $137K grant to retrofit campus buildings

Posted on June 24, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College last week received a grant of $137,000 to do thermal energy retrofits on three campus buildings.

The Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund announced the recipients of $1.7 million in grants on June 16. The college was among 14 public-serving institutions — defined as hospitals, colleges, universities and government buildings — in the state to receive a grant. The money comes from federal economic stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and was allocated to the institutions to encourage renewable energy and efficiency.

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Campus wall to become canvas

Posted on June 10, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College students have long commented on the empty back wall of the Wright Memorial Theater, a 58-by-53-foot white space facing a parking lot off of Shannon Street.

But if the efforts of recent graduate Kate Lupo pay off, the wall will soon get a makeover in the form of an environmentally-themed mural — a reproduction of a set of 16 prints by Vermont artist and Middlebury College alumna Sabra Field, called ‘Cosmic Geometry.’

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Guide helps migrants communicate in Vt.

Posted on June 3, 2010 |
By Kathryn Flagg



ADDISON COUNTY — When Kathryn Kramer began teaching English to migrant farm laborers in Vermont, she quickly realized that everything she’d learned about English as a second language (ESL) needed to be revamped for working with Vermont’s population of Spanish-speaking farmworkers, most of whom work in the dairy industry.

Generic lessons about recent trips to the movie theater and going out to eat just didn’t make sense, Kramer realized.

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Class of '10 enters world with optimism (with slideshow)

Posted on May 27, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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MIDDLEBURY — On Sunday morning, 570 newly minted Middlebury College graduates threw their mortarboards into the clear blue sky.

By all accounts, the graduates, degrees in hand, were passing on into a very slow economy. They were joining the estimated 1.6 million students in the country graduating this year with a bachelor’s degree. Most of them are looking for jobs.

But signs indicate that the job market, at least in many fields, is picking up, according to Jaye Roseborough, executive director of the college’s career services.

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Students, artisan bring piece of local history to life

Posted on May 20, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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MIDDLEBURY — It’s an image that evokes an earlier time: a solitary Vermonter in a flat-bottomed wooden boat, poling through a flooded marshland and pulling muskrats out of traps.

Though the art of building the fur-trapping boat has been all but lost in the past half-century, last fall Vergennes boat builder Douglas Brooks and Middlebury College students Renee Igo, Christian Woodard and Ben Meader embarked on a journey to rediscover — and recreate — that tradition.

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College evaluates gender-based student life policies

Posted on May 17, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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MIDDLEBURY — Change looks to be on the horizon for Middlebury College’s gendered housing policies.

On Sunday, May 2, as the school year began to wind down, Elizabeth King, Joey Radu and first-year student senator Tony Huynh went before the college’s Student Government Association (SGA) with the Rooming Choice Act, which resolves to push for revisions to the college’s housing policy.

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College to add farm methane to fuel mix

Posted on May 13, 2010 |
By Kathryn Flagg



MIDDLEBURY — First wood chips, now manure.

After firing up a $12 million biomass plant to burn wood for heat last winter, Middlebury College is hoping to turn another local resource — manure from the county’s dairy farms — into an alternative form of heating fuel to power the campus.

On-farm methane digesters have already drawn attention in Vermont for using manure from some of the state’s larger dairy farms to generate methane gas, which is burned to create electricity.

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Students honored with awards for service

Posted on May 6, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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MIDDLEBURY — The nearly 50 Middlebury College students gathered in the McCullough Student Center on Monday evening were a remarkable bunch, according to Dean of Students Gus Jordan, Barclays Capital Managing Director Patrick Durkin, and Vermont democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne.

The students had all been singled out for  recognition for their outstanding community service projects as part of the annual awards ceremony. That evening, 11 of them received awards for their outstanding service.

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Farmers focus on migrant issues

Posted on April 29, 2010 |
By Kathryn Flagg



MIDDLEBURY — Ask Cheryl Connor and her husband, Jerry, about their decision to hire farmworkers from Mexico, and the Connors will tell you a story that begins 20 years ago — with a dream.

It was an unexpected dream for Jerry, a Bridport dairyman and third-generation farmer. Though he had no ties at the time to Mexico, he’d dreamt clearly of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the celebrated Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary held dear by Mexican Catholics.

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