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Middlebury College endowment surpasses $1 billion

Posted on October 26, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The endowment of Middlebury College has inched above $1 billion in the past year.

The institution recently announced that on June 30 the value of Middlebury’s endowment stood at $1.10 billion — up $19.1 million from a year earlier. The change in the endowment from year to year is determined by investment gains and losses plus new gifts, minus the annual payout to help fund the operations of the institution.

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Live storytelling returns to college this Saturday

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College hosts the live performance event “Cocoon,” inspired by the popular storytelling phenomenon “The Moth,” on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Six handpicked storytellers will tell a diverse range of stories around the theme “Roots.” The audience is invited to a reception with the storytellers after the show.

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Patton inaugurated as college's first woman president

Posted on October 15, 2015 |
By JULIA JOHN



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MIDDLEBURY — Laurie Patton stood before a microphone on a stage in front of Old Chapel on the Middlebury College on Sunday morning bathed in applause.

“Hello, Middlebury!” the newly minted president of the 215-year-old institution warmly greeted her cheering audience.

And thus began — officially, the tenure of Middlebury College’s 17th president.

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Rep. Welch urges students to 'hang in' on climate action

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — “I admire you guys, I really do. It’s great to be here,” Congressman Peter Welch told a group of Middlebury College student activists Monday as he met with them to discuss ways to address climate change and share his reflections on effective leadership in the face of tough challenges.

Repeatedly throughout the discussion, Welch, 68, thanked the students for their leadership and compared the work of today’s young activists on climate change to the battles his own generation waged in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Inauguration of college president to feature music, fireworks, panel discussions

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By John S. McCright



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will celebrate the inauguration of its new president this weekend with a bang — lots of them, actually, in the form of a fireworks display.

Plus the celebration of President Laurie L. Patton’s investiture on Saturday and Sunday will include an exciting lineup of live music, a provocative series of panel discussions, and a formal ceremony filled with all the pageantry that has come down from the halls of medieval academia to modern institutions of higher learning.

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Middlebury professor, dancer to perform Oct. 4

Posted on October 1, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — As part of the campus-wide Celebration of 50 Years of Environmental Education and Leadership at Middlebury, dancer and professor Andrea Olsen will perform her newest work, “Dancing in Wild Places: Seaweed and Ocean Health” on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. in the Dance Theatre of the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts. The work represents the final major performance of Olsen’s 33-year career at Middlebury College, before she moves on to a three-year appointment at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

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Judge tells college to reenroll student

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — On Sept. 16, U.S. District Court Senior Judge J. Garvan Murtha ordered Middlebury College to re-enroll an undergraduate student that the college had expelled this summer.

Under the court’s order, the student (going by the pseudonym “John Doe”) will be permitted to attend Middlebury while his lawsuit challenging the expulsion continues.

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Filmmakers look at the Great Famine in China, challenge government narrative

Posted on September 28, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Two Chinese filmmakers will visit the Middlebury College campus this week to show their documentaries about the Great Famine in China. The public is welcome to screenings, which will include question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers.

The “Great Famine” is the Chinese famine of 1959-1961. An estimated 20 million to 40 million people died in this famine.

Mr. Wu Wenguang and Ms. Zhang Mengqi will be talking about an ongoing project to make documentary films that are oral histories of that time.

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Friends, family, college remember student who died on campus

Posted on September 24, 2015 |
By JULIA JOHN



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College Chaplain Laurie Jordan stood between a newly planted Japanese tree lilac and a small group convened in the late morning sunshine gracing the Ross Commons Courtyard outside the dining hall this past Saturday. A plaque inscribed with “Nathan J. Alexander ’17 (July 31, 1994 - April 2, 2015)” and set in granite lay at the foot of the sapling.

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Victor Nuovo: Plato, justice and perfecting the soul

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Victor Nuovo



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Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of essays or reflections about “The Republic,” a book written two and a half millennia ago by the great philosopher Plato.

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