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Tuesday, Aug 9, 2022

Joe Flaherty

The Setonian

Stories and the People Who Write Them

I’m not quite sure what compelled me to sign up to write for the Features section one Friday in January of 2012. Maybe it was because I had not gotten very involved in a campus organization until that point. Maybe it was because I knew I wanted to improve as a writer and thought the newspaper was ...


The Exit Interview, Part Two: A Final Word with Liebowitz

The Middlebury Campus previously sat down with College President Ronald D. Liebowitz in the fall to discuss his time at the College. This is the second and final installment of the conversation, which took place prior to and after the announcement of Laurie L. Patton as the College’s 17th President. ...


Patton Weighs in on College’s Challenges, Opportunities

Duke University Dean of Arts & Sciences Laurie L. Patton was in the middle of creating an ambitious new outreach forum, the Duke Forum for Scholars and Publics, when her idea hit a roadblock. The world-renowned historian she had appointed the director of the forum wanted a premier space on campus. ...


Hazing Violation Suspends KDR

The College suspended the social house Kappa Delta Rho (KDR) on March 24 after it concluded KDR members had violated the College’s hazing policy. KDR residential members were required to move out of the house by April 6. The house will remain unoccupied for the remainder of the semester. A statement ...


Julia Alvarez ’71 to Deliver May Commencement Address

Novelist, poet and College writer-in-residence Julia Alvarez ’71 will deliver this year’s commencement address. Alvarez, along with four others, will receive an honorary degree at the May 24 ceremony. Alvarez is the acclaimed author of novels, essays and books, including In the Time of the Butterflies ...


Fire Breaks Out in Off-Campus Home

On Saturday night, a large fire engulfed a non-College house at 107 Weybridge Street rented by five College students. None of the students were harmed. After battling the fire well into the night amidst freezing temperatures, firefighters were able to get the blaze under control and by late Sunday morning ...


Trustees Discuss Changes to Housing, Tuition

Changes to tuition and senior housing are on the table following the latest meeting of the Board of Trustees. While the Trustees tackled a variety of topics in their January 22 to 24 meeting, their discussions indicate two significant changes in the months ahead for the College’s finances and infrastructure. In ...


Students Walk Out for Ferguson

Students, faculty and staff walked out of classrooms and offices on Monday, Dec. 1 to stand in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo. in light of the recent grand jury decision not to indict former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The crowd of approximately ...


Laurie L. Patton Named 17th President of the College

Dr. Laurie L. Patton was named Middlebury College’s 17th president, and the College’s first female president in its 214-year history, at an announcement ceremony in Mead Chapel on Nov. 18. Patton, who is currently dean of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University and the Robert ...

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