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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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New college president reaching out to town, building partnerships

Posted on September 17, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — As dorms reopen, classes begin and Middlebury College embarks on its 216th year of expanding and sharpening young minds through the rigors of a liberal arts education, a woman takes the helm for the first time in the institution’s history.

Laurie L. Patton began her tenure as Middlebury College’s 17th president on July 1. She will be officially inaugurated on Oct. 11.

“I love the community,” said Patton, 53. “The warmth of the welcome has been truly overwhelming.”

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Middlebury College to present symposium on inequality

Posted on September 10, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Is economic inequality a threat to democracy and the American Dream? A Middlebury College symposium, “Ill Fares the Land: Inequality in the Twenty-First Century,” will address these and other related topics on Friday, Sept. 18. The event, the college’s fourth annualInternational Politics and Economics Program symposium, will bring together experts from Middlebury and other institutions in a series of panels that will take place in the Robert A. Jones House from noon to 6:30 p.m.

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Community Forum: College and community partners should emphasize shared values, shared goals

Posted on August 31, 2015 |
By Laurie Patton



Editor's note: Laurie L. Patton took office on July 1 as the 17th president of Middlebury College. She will contribute to these pages from time to time.

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Local inventor unveils portable standing desk

Posted on August 24, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Franklin Dean-Farrar is taking a stand for the future health of the American office worker.

Well, he’s not actually taking a stand, as opposed to making one, to support laptop computers in a manner that will allow workers the more back-friendly option of typing while standing instead while seated.

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Middlebury College to sell its stake in language company

Posted on August 17, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College is selling its 40 percent stake in Middlebury Interactive Languages, a locally based developer of software and curricula used in language education in kindergarten through 12th-grade classrooms. The college on Aug. 4 said it is negotiating the sale of its share of MIL to its partner in the venture, K12 Inc., a Herndon, Va., for-profit company that creates online educational products and curriculum.

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