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Free Speech Not Always 'Unwelcome' on Campus

Jane Swift | Posted 11.02.2015 | 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 | 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.

How Two 50-Something Women Put Vermont on the Path Toward Single-Payer Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

While several states are suing the federal government to block health care reform and dragging their feet on implementing any part of it, Vermont this week will be taking a giant leap in the other direction.

Middlebury Student Found In Syria

Posted 05.28.2011 | College

UPDATE, 3/29: Middlebury college student Tik Root may be in the custody of Syrian military intelligence’s Branch 235, the Burlington Free Press repo...

Middlebury College Student Describes Harrowing Last Days In Egypt

Burlington, Vermont | RYAN MERCER, Free Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Middlebury College students in Alexandria, Egypt, saw their share of street protests and store-looting, police violence and thuggery....

Jake Bialer

Exclusive Interview With Cornell Student Stranded In Egypt | Jake Bialer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"All of the Egyptians thought this was just some protest and nothing really big was going to happen," Carolyn Witte told The Huffington Post in her tw...

10/10/10 Global Work Party: How Social Media Made It Happen

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

With international negotiations at a standstill,, Greenpeace and others are using every new media tool available to share their climate message. Two days before 10/10/10, they had registered nearly 7,000 events in 188 countries.

Liberal Arts Education: From Clubbiness to Cosmopolitanism

Michael Roth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Roth

Liberal arts colleges and universities promote community, and their educational offerings resist premature specialization. But how relevant are these schools today?

America's Greenest Colleges: Did Your School Make the Grade?

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

While the good folks at U.S. News and World Report ascribe certain measurements of prestige to their college rankings, we rated schools based on what matters most to us.