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College calls off language classes during heat wave

Posted on July 12, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



MIDDLEBURY — Bits of Russian, French, and other languages could be heard in downtown Middlebury and at local swimming holes on Thursday afternoon rather than on the Middlebury College campus, as students in the college Language Schools were freed from their classrooms and air conditioned-less rooms and allowed to frolic in cooler spaces.

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College to host TEDx conference on 'impact'

Posted on July 5, 2010 |
By George Altshuler



MIDDLEBURY — How much can you learn in less than 18 minutes?

When the popular lecture series TEDx comes to town on Oct. 2, the Middlebury College community will answer that question.

At the conference, about a dozen speakers will address the theme “How we started from idea to impact.” In keeping with the spirit of the world famous Technology, Entertainment Design (TED) conferences, which the TEDx series grew out of, the speakers will limit their talks to 18 minutes or shorter.

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Radio project probes out-of-state prisons

Posted on July 5, 2010 |
By George Altshuler



MIDDLEBURY — Currently there are more than 2,000 people serving time in jail for state crimes committed in Vermont. More than a quarter of that number are housed in prisons more than 1,000 miles from where their crimes took place.

Each year, between 550 and 600 Vermont prisoners are held in privately run jails in Tennessee and Kentucky.

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Students gear up for Solar Decathlon

Posted on July 1, 2010 |
By Andrea Suozzo



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MIDDLEBURY — Last week, the Harris Farmhouse on the Middlebury College campus was strewn with papers and wooden models, and blueprints were tacked to various walls. In the main room, five Middlebury students threw around ideas for the solar-powered house that they will spend the next 14 months planning and building.

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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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