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Tree expert will guide visitors through foliage walk at college this weekend

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Celebrate “Fabulous Fall Foliage” with a walk along the Trail Around Middlebury, sponsored by the Middlebury Area Land Trust. This hour-and-a half walk will be led by tree expert Tim Parsons, Middlebury College’s Landscape Horticulturist.

For Parsons, who is also a Vermont Certified Horticulturist and certified by the International Society of Aboriculture, fall foliage speaks to the tree’s life cycle.

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Quidditch festival returns to Middlebury

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — This Saturday, Oct. 7, Middlebury College welcomes back a magical tradition, the Middlebury Classic Quidditch Tournament.

More than a dozen teams from around New England, including residential commons’ teams from Middlebury College, will battle for glory. Potion demonstrations, food trucks, acrobatics and visiting bands will turn the tournament into a spectacular, family-friendly festival.

The tournament will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. behind Battell Hall off of Route 125/College Street.

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Steps Towards Reproductive Justice run/walk set for Oct. 8

Posted on October 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Chellis House, Middlebury College’s women’s resource center, is sponsoring the second annual Steps Towards Reproductive Justice: A Middlebury 5K, Sunday, Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m. at the Axinn Center. Participants may run, walk, or skip around the golf course while educating themselves about the subject.

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McKibben to speak on how new technology can aid with research

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — In conjunction with the exhibition “Land & Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment,” currently on view at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, best-selling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben will speak on Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m., in Robison Hall at Mahaney Center for the Arts.

McKibben will discuss the ever-increasing amount of data about the environment that scientific instruments are making available to us today and explore how this primarily visual information can address and affect our concerns for 

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Baker & Tarpage Dance Project comes to Middlebury this weekend

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The transnational performance group Baker & Tarpaga Dance Project (BTDP) — based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Philadelphia, Penn. — will draw from Africanist and postmodernist aesthetics to present “Declassified Memory Fragment” on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30, 8 p.m., at the Mahaney Center for the Arts in Middlebury. This dance theatre work with live music is inspired by memory, history, and images of the political and cultural realities currently affecting the continent of Africa.

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Bandaloop awes audiences

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Yvette Shi



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MIDDLEBURY — When Mark Stuver entered Middlebury College as a student in 1993, he wasn’t expecting to become a professional dancer. He wanted to study geography.

But Penny Campbell, Senior Lecturer of Dance at the college and Stuver’s first mentor, insisted he continue his journey in dance.

“She took my arm, she looked me in the eye, and she said, ‘you need this,’” Stuver told a small audience at his career talk last Friday at the Mahaney Center for the Arts.

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Observatory offers open house Sept. 22 and Oct. 6

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Fall is often a good time for stargazing because of the cool nights and the earth pointing in a direction that lends itself to viewing galaxies outside our own.

Those wishing to enjoy celestial night views with the help of a professional sky watcher will get several chances this fall.

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Pollitt and Hobson to discuss the power of feminism in the age of Trump

MIDDLEBURY — Some read Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016 as a sign that feminism is weaker than ever. Others say that feminism has turned out to be an extremely powerful political force, from moving millions of people around the world to participate in Women’s Marches last January to pushing the Democratic Party to include feminist issues in its platform. The women who started Black Lives Matter speak to police occupation from an intersectional feminist perspective and many of the strongest sources of opposition to Trumpism are explicitly feminist.

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First generation college students break ground at Middlebury

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY—Eighteen-year-old Clara Loftis, of West Palm Beach, Fla., has just completed her first day at Middlebury College. She’s excited about the two classes she took today, intermediate Spanish and a first year seminar. And she’s looking forward to starting psychology and chemistry tomorrow.

“It was good. I’m definitely feeling Middlebury is the place for me,” she said.

It’s not just the first day of college for Loftis, it is the first day anyone in her family has attended college.

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Christal Brown: Directed by dance

Posted on September 18, 2017 |
By Elsie Lynn Parini



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When’s the last time you let your body express something through dance? Or does the mere thought of “dance” bring you back to the terror of some middle school dance that left you staring hard at the gym floor, palms sweating, wishing desperately no one would ask you to coordinate your awkwardly clunky feet?

Ya, we understand. And, guess what? You’re not alone.

Christal Brown, the dance program chair at Middlebury College and new dance director for Middlebury’s Parks and Rec Center, has good news.

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