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College students teach area youth about the brain

Posted on December 7, 2015 |
By Lisa Bernardin



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MIDDLEBURY — The recent “Discover the Brain! A Day of Neuroscience for High School Students” event at Middlebury College’s Bicentennial Hall was a wonderful event. Twenty-plus high school students and teachers from seven high schools in Addison and Chittenden counties attended. It is one of the few events — another being the annual Vermont Brain Bee at the University of Vermont — currently focusing on neuroscience education in Vermont.

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Middlebury grad's business is up and rolling

Posted on December 2, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Matt George had mapped out a tentative plan for his life that included earning a bachelor’s degree in biology, then proceeding to medical school en route to becoming a physician.

But the 25-year-old’s career plans took an unanticipated detour during his four years at Middlebury College. Instead of preparing for a life of patients, stethoscopes and scalpels, George is now cruising at the helm of one of the nation’s hottest transportation services, a company called Bridj.

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College alumns turn out the tables

Posted on November 25, 2015 |
By John Flowers



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CORNWALL — Dena Greenman and Doug Clarner seemed poised to follow some conventional career paths when they graduated from Middlebury College in 1994. Greenman, who majored in literature, wanted to become a teacher. Clarner, who focused on economics, readied himself for employment in the world of finance.

But it’s not unusual for people to flip life’s script and audition for a dramatically different professional role.

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Middlebury student only minutes from terror attacks in Paris

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College junior Leo Trotz-Liboff was in a Paris bar near the Bastille metro station with friends last Friday night when his phone rang.

“A Middlebury (College) staff worker called me and said that there was a shooting in a restaurant,” said Trotz-Liboff, a Classics major spending the semester at Middlebury’s study abroad program in the French capital.

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Harvard professor to explore the history of marriage in America

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Harvard professor Nancy F. Cott will speak in Dana Auditorium on the Middlebury College campus on Thursday, Nov, 12, at 7:30 p.m.  Her topic will be “The Rei(g)n of Marriage: An American History.” A book signing will follow the lecture.

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College students offer day out for local girls

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The highly successful Sister-to-Sister program at Middlebury College is hosting its 12th summit for middle school girls on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at Kirk Alumni Center on the college campus.

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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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