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Proposed Relocation of Town Hall Spurs Controversy

Author: Devin Zatorski The debate over whether to relocate the Middlebury Municipal Building has splintered town residents into several competing factions, all offering different solutions to a problem that has dragged on for over eight years. According to Town Planner Fred Dunnington, the issue has ...


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College Handles Spanish Program Growth

Author: Deborah Jones Recent years have seen the explosion of the Hispanic population in the United States and with it, a surge in people looking to learn Spanish as a second language. Knowledge of Spanish, once considered a desirable but optional skill, has become practically a necessity in certain ...


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Portuguese Joins Summer Program as 9th School

Author: Paul Barnwell Middlebury College recently announced the addition a Portuguese summer language school, slated to open in June, 2003. The decision, approved by the Board of Trustees in December 2001, also includes a plan to offer classes in introductory Portuguese during the 2002-2003 academic ...


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Departments Grapple With Declining Enrollment

Author: Campus Editor in Chief The collapse of the Soviet Union visibly dented Russian language enrollment at Middlebury College, touching off a decade-long downturn that sliced introductory class sizes from 40 per semester at the dawn of the decade to a mere 15 this spring. While Professor of Russian ...


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Incidents Prompt Safety Concerns Statewide

Author: Mary Christine Kwiatek Several recent crimes in local communities have raised questions of residents' safety in Vermont.In October, for example, a student was assaulted in Hadley Hall at Middlebury College, prompting the College's Office of Public Safety to begin locking residence halls at night ...


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SGA Emergency Meeting to Address Room Draw

Author: Anne Jennings At an emergency Student Government Association (SGA) meeting scheduled for 4:15 p.m. today, Residential Systems Coordinator Mariah McKechnie '01 will present several scenarios of how block housing may be distributed among the commons. The SGA will pick one of these scenarios to ...


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Middlebury Expands Study Abroad Horizons

Author: Tim McCahill In light of recent efforts to create new language programs in China and Latin America, it appears that Middlebury College expansion is not exclusively limited to the confines of its Vermont campus.The past four years have been somewhat of a watershed era for development of the College's ...


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Scharstein Garners Perkins Award

Author: Craig Szela At Middlebury College teaching excellence measured through student evaluation is a criterion for promotion and pay raises. It is also a criterion for the Perkins Award. This award, established in 1993 by the Perkins family, recognizes teaching excellence in the natural nciences. ...


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Trail Around Middlebury Offers Local Recreation, Education

Author: Megan Michelson Winding its way around Middlebury and surrounding towns is a 14-mile footpath called the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) that offers students and members of the local community a source of outdoor recreation and a physical landscape in which to learn about the natural environment. ...


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College, Local Communities Fete Choephel's Return to Campus

Author: Tim McCahill Almost a month after being released from a prison hospital in southwestern China, former Fulbright scholar Ngawang Choephel returned to Middlebury College and was celebrated at a reception held in his honor held on the bottom floor of The Grille. Choephel, who is trained as an ethnomusicologist, ...


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A United Way to Serve State Communities

Author: Meghan Michelson Serving local communities for 60 years, United Way of Chittenden County, Vermont's largest United Way organization, acts in partnership with over 400 agencies and businesses in Vermont in order to make these communities better places to live. The mission statement of the independent ...


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COLLEGE SHORTS

Author: Peter Simon & Nicha Rakpanichmanee University of Texas Dean Resigns from Enron BoardUniversity of Texas School of Law Dean William Powers Jr. resigned from Enron's Board of Directors last Thursday. In a letter of resignation to Enron executive John Duncan, Powers said he had finished investigating ...


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Faculty Ratifies Modified Version of New Honor Code Language

Author: Claire Bourne The Middlebury College Faculty approved new Honor Code language Monday after much debate over whether the word "morally" should be used to define students' obligation to report instances of academic dishonesty. While the ratified language retains the "moral obligation" clause originally ...


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Board Approves Atwater, Library Construction Projects

Author: Nicha Rakpanichmanee On Feb. 16, the Middlebury College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the Library and Technology Center (LATC) and Atwater Commons projects. This authorization is the final step before beginning construction of the LATC in mid-April. Meanwhile, the Atwater Commons construction ...


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Community Service Opportunities

Author: [no author name found] Additional information and contact phone numbers can be found online at www.middlebury.edu/~slse/.Addison County Chamber of Commerce: Needs assistance with project research, publication development and developing community profile.Addison County Community Action Group: ...


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Students Contribute To Elderly Independence

Author: Alison Hertel Playing Scrabble, taking a walk, reading a book, playing the guitar — these do not sound like the activities of a volunteer, but for many Middlebury students they are. Those are just some of the things that students do when they volunteer at Project Independence, one of the ...


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Play Time Rewarding to Children and Volunteers

Author: Julia Samara "Nothing you do for children is ever wasted," Garrison Keillor once said. Whether playing outside, reading in the library or working together in the classroom, spending time with children is always a worthwhile experience. Those in search of a volunteer or work-study position ...


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College Pairs Agencies with Volunteers

Author: Karen Acheson It is easy to get caught up in the daily routine at Middlebury College, which for most students is jam-packed with classes, athletics or other extracurricular activities. The College has taken steps to make it easier for students to become involved in local volunteering. Over ...