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A Dangerous Rise In Anti-Semitism: The Past Is Present

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 03.15.2017 | Religion
Dr. Alan Kadish

Daily reports of anti-Semitism in different areas of the U.S. are alarming many in the Jewish community and beyond. Last year, there were 600 hate cr...

Where Free Speech Ends, Ignorance Begins

Michael Winship | Posted 03.14.2017 | Politics
Michael Winship

At the risk of sounding like a geezer complaining about “these kids today,” back in my college days, when it came to points of view we were unhesi...

If You're A College Student Planning To Silence A Speaker, Read This First

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.14.2017 | College
Peter Mandel

An open letter to students at Middlebury College (and every university where guest lecturers have been prevented from speaking): There’s little doub...

Liberal Handwringing About "Free Speech" on Campus

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

“In this week’s “Sunday Review” the centrist New York Times columnist, Frank Bruni, echoes his colleague Nicholas Kristof and others in tisk-t...

Why Campus Technology Was Better in the 1970s

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.05.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

Sophomore slump. Even the phrase sounds wet and flat. It won't stop raining and sleeting and snowing. Your dorm smells like mold. And unlike just a ...

When Did Colleges Become Country Clubs?

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.14.2016 | Education
Peter Mandel

This is a time of year when colleges lure alumni and parents back for homecoming and family weekends. In the midst of so much that looks new, it's har...

24 Hours Writing Questions For The Presidential Debates: A Look Inside College Debate 16

Andrew Plotch | Posted 09.30.2016 | College
Andrew Plotch

College Debate 16, organized by Dominican University of California, is working to focus on the issues that millennials care most about. Students representing every state discussed the questions America's biggest voting block, our generation, wants answered--and that was a responsibility we all felt.

Free Speech Not Always 'Unwelcome' on Campus

Jane Swift | Posted 11.02.2016 | College
Jane Swift

For the ninth year in a row, I will serve as a Distinguished Lecturer in Leadership Studies at Williams, teaching a seminar course called Political Leadership. As a former Republican Governor, my mere presence at Williams should be controversial, at least according to common wisdom.

21 Eye-Opening and Offbeat Things to Do in Vermont

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 06.19.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Though most identified with maple syrup and green mountains, the New England state of Vermont also gave rise to the spirit of land conservation, the Morgan Horse, and a slew of other surprising world-renowned institutions and people -- including Robert Frost and Grandma Moses.

Meet The First Married Muslim College Chaplains

Religion News Service | Julie Poucher Harbin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Many of the country’s most prestigious universities have hired Muslim chaplains in recent years to offer spiritual support to their Muslim stu...

The Hungry Ocean: Sustainability and the Curriculum

Peter W. Wood | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Peter W. Wood

On campus, our universities are increasingly dominated by the view that we live in environmentally desperate times, and desperate times require desperate measures. It is a dangerously intemperate view.

Coming to Los Angeles: Labyrinth

Steven Denlinger | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Steven Denlinger

The novella 'Coming to Los Angeles' continues as a serial this week. Chapter 1: Labyrinth IN THE FALL OF 1998, I was teaching in the North Canton C...

War Zone Fresco

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

New Yorkers have a rare chance, through August 10, to see a full-cast production of David Edgar's intriguing Pentecost.

One Key Takeaway From 2014 Commencement Speakers

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.27.2014 | College

In 2005, when Steve Jobs addressed Stanford University’s graduating class, he urged students, "You've got to find what you love." While love of ...

What It's Like When A College Kills A Frat

Newsweek | Posted 03.12.2014 | College

A crudely battered female mannequin dangled from a Middlebury College frat balcony in early May of 1988. Doused in blood-tinted paint and flashing a s...

Tiger Woman on Wall Street

China Hands | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
China Hands

From making her first million before age thirty, to heading an equity research firm, and now a regular contributor at Forbes with appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg, Li is making waves.

Middlebury 9/11 Memorial Flags Removed In Protest

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.12.2013 | College

Students at Middlebury College in Vermont were outraged Wednesday when protesters took down a Sept. 11 memorial site on campus. One of the protesters ...

New England's Ultimate Road Trip: Rolling Along Route 7

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Rout 7 is U.S. highway, but it doesn't read like it was ever a road for moving goods or getting where you need to go.

The Stories We Tell About Ourselves Are the Most Important

Venture For America | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Venture For America

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifStories educate, persuade, impassion, anger, placate, and manipulate us. And there are almost no stories that are as important as the stories that we tell about ourselves. Which is why I chose Venture For America.

There's Something You Don't See Every Day

Posted 11.27.2012 | Comedy

Hugs are clearly the universal language. Why else would these people not freak out when a guy dressed as a panther jumps out of the porta potty and gr...

Green Lethargy Among College Students? Not So Fast!

Brian F. Keane | Posted 06.05.2012 | College
Brian F. Keane

Energy users will more often than not take action because of the simple reasoning that it's just stupid to power a device when it's not in use. The environmental value comes in as a byproduct of the smart energy action they just made.

Tracking Vaclav Havel: From Orwell To Vermont And Into Prague

Lucas Kavner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Home
Lucas Kavner

This past week we lost a writer and a major intellectual, and we lost a brutal, confounding dictator. We also lost a playwright, a rebel, a rockstar, a chain-smoker, a renowned artist, a non-profit leader, and one of the most beloved presidents in history.

At Solar Decathlon, College Eco-Stars Reveal True Future of Solar

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.30.2011 | College
Brian F. Keane

Solar Decathletes are students who, instead of partying at the beach or making money at temporary jobs, decide to help design, engineer and assemble solar-powered homes in their spare time.

Andrew Lenoir

Middlebury Students Ensure A Garden Flourishes In The Bronx

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lenoir | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- When the Bronx Academy of Letters opened in 2006, its aging building was part school and part machine shop. "We're a school that wasn't...

Who Will Win the 2011 Solar Decathlon?

Susanna Murley | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Can a liberal education prepare you to compete in the Solar Decathlon? In the spirit of Emerson, "Self Reliance," from Middlebury, will be the only submission from a liberal arts school to the Department of Energy's architectural competition.