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Prof. Nuovo helps un-'Locke' philosopher's writings

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Victor Nuovo withdrew from his professorial duties at Middlebury College 23 years ago, but he has packed enough educational and intellectual activity in his golden years to fill a second résumé.

At an age when a lot of retirees would be happy to make it onto the golf course every once in a while, Nuovo, 85, has been playing his “back nine” in the storied halls of Oxford University, researching, compiling and editing books on the great 17th-century philosopher John Locke.

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Trump order strands Weybridge family in Iran: Middlebury College helping professor get home

Posted on February 2, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



WEYBRIDGE and TABRIZ, Iran — Close to 6,000 miles away in the northwestern corner of Iran, a Weybridge family is hastily packing.

“We are planning to fly back to the U.S. on Friday and, as you can imagine, it is mayhem here in our house with packing and stuff. We’ll hopefully be in Vermont on Saturday if everything goes smoothly,” wrote Middlebury College professor Ata Anzali in an email to the Independent on Tuesday.

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Middlebury students dance across border

Posted on January 26, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Dance Company of Middlebury will present their new evening of contemporary dance performance, Border | Zones this Friday and Saturday at Middlebury College’s Mahaney Center for the Arts. This performance follows a premiere at the historic Ángela Peralta Theatre in Mazatlán, Mexico, culminating the company’s two-week residency at the Mazatlán Professional School of Contemporary Dance (EPDM).

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Middlebury College conference to look at how news frames minorities

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The media plays a powerful role in shaping and reflecting societal attitudes and opinions toward minority groups. Coverage of minorities in recent high-profile events has invigorated public scrutiny of how minority groups are framed in the news.

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Middlebury College admits 343 in early decisions

Posted on January 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has offered 343 students early admission to the Class of 2021. The admitted students were chosen from a pool of 673 applicants — an increase of 6.5 percent over last year — and represent about 51 percent of a class that is expected to total about 705.

Those 343 students are from 35 states, Washington, D.C., and 19 countries.

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Middlebury College achieves carbon neutrality

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has won an important battle in what Resident Scholar Bill McKibben recently asserted must become an all-out war on climate change.

Late last week the college announced it had reached carbon neutrality, meaning it has brought its net carbon footprint to zero.

“I am thrilled to announce this significant moment in Middlebury’s history of environmental leadership,” said President Laurie Patton, in the announcement.

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Karl Lindholm: The importance of community – and hoop!

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Karl Lindholm



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It’s gratifying when a Vermont kid does especially well at the local college.

One student from Vermont in this year’s senior class at Middlebury College has had a significant impact on student life — as well as the larger community.

First and foremost, this Vermonter is an ambitious and accomplished student, an Economics major with minor in Education Studies — with a GPA approaching 3.5.

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College students contribute to ag sector through hands-on seminar

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Fieldwork has taken on a new meaning for Middlebury College students enrolled in this fall’s Environmental Studies senior seminar.

Nineteen students are taking an in-depth look at Vermont’s dairy industry by working with local farmers and organizations such as the University of Vermont’s Extension Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to create reports and other end-of-course products with real-world applications.

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Karl Lindholm: The antidote to November's gloom

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Karl Lindholm



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November, ugh: so soon we go from warm to cold; the trees’ colorful leaves now carpeting the ground demanding to be raked; darkness coming right after lunch it seems; geese clattering overhead, black against a gray sky honking a valediction — and it will only get darker and gloomier ....

I’m not a winter person, runs in the family. You will not find Lindholms on the slopes or trails. It’s cold out. We come inside when it’s cold.

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Black Lives Matter messenger challenges young people at Middlebury College

Posted on November 3, 2016 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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MIDDLEBURY — Journalist and Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King told a standing-room-only Mead Chapel crowd on Tuesday evening that America is in a historic “dip” from which to recover will require a major commitment, especially from young people like the Middlebury College students who flocked to see him.

King, for the past year the New York Daily News senior justice writer and before then a journalist for the Daily Kos website, said racism is part of the nation’s DNA, but through work change can be made.

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