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Poets wanted! Bread Loaf invites local writers to share what matters to them

Posted on July 3, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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RIPTON — The Bread Loaf School of English and friends are inviting local people to be a part of group reading that looks to define and build community.

Anyone who writes is invited to submit a poem that they could be selected to read, alongside professional poets, at the inaugural Poetry Free for All event later this month.

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College leads in a new kind of scholarship: video essays

Posted on June 29, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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MIDDLEBURY — Is criticism ever art? Can academic analysis move a person with the kind of appeal to emotion that art does?

Videographic criticism, a relatively new kind of scholarship that relies as much on the aesthetic as it does on the analytical, is being produced at Middlebury College. A National Endowment for the Humanities grant funded a workshop this month where film and media scholars are learning how to produce cutting edge video essays.

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America strengthens in crisis, speaker tells Middlebury College class of 2017

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — “You know what history feels like,” Middlebury College commencement speaker Jon Meacham told the assembled crowd of Middlebury College seniors at Sunday’s commencement ceremony.

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Town police and Middlebury College close the book on Murray protest

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — None of the demonstrators at the March 2 protest of a controversial political scientist at Middlebury College will face criminal charges, but scores of students have been disciplined by the school.

The Middlebury Police Department Tuesday announced it had concluded its investigation into the events surrounding Charles Murray’s visit to the college, with no charges forthcoming.

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Middlebury College admits record number of students of color; admission-acceptance rates highest in years

Posted on May 25, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College will welcome one of its largest incoming classes in years this fall following a stronger-than-usual response from this year’s admitted students. As of May 1, when admitted students were required to inform the college of their decision, 644 students said they planned to enroll in September, with another 107 in February, for a total of 751.

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Nature and trout: Computer science prof embraces outdoor writing

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRISTOL — A cabin on a lake in Montana in a national park. No cell phone. No Internet. Little company for most of the 25 days he’ll be there, except a solar-powered laptop and a mountain of research.

For some that might sound like punishment.

But Middlebury College computer science professor — and outdoors and nature writer — Matthew Dickerson considered it a prize to be sought.

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Celebrated journalist shares her experiences

Posted on May 1, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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MIDDLEBURY — Journalist Amy Goodman brought stories from her on-the-ground reporting to Middebury College this past Wednesday, April 26, delivering a message of hope and faith in independent news media.

The founder and anchor of the radio show and podcast “Democracy Now!” spoke to an almost-full McCullough Center about her 20 years in the field, recounting tales from her new book, released Wednesday, Democracy Now!: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America.

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College wrestles with aftermath of Murray protest

Posted on April 27, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



MIDDLEBURY — The uproar at Middlebury College surrounding Charles Murray’s controversial speaking engagement last month has ignited a conversation — both divisive and necessary, full of conflicting claims and voices — over the value of free speech and the nature of inclusivity not just on campus, but in America today.

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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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