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Tufts to start paying students for gap years

In a new program called the “4+1″ program, Tufts University plans to pay lower income students so they are able to take a year off to travel before their four years at the school. Advocates of gap years, like Holly Bull of the Center for Interim programs, quoted in the linked AP article, see them […]

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Journalist Matthew Power, Middlebury ’96, dies in Uganda

Sad news for the Middlebury community and readers everywhere: roving journalist Matthew Power, a Middlebury native and 1996 graduate, died on Monday while on assignment in Uganda. Power was reporting for Men’s Journal on an explorer attempting to be the first person to walk the length of the Nile. Power apparently fell ill of heat stroke, […]


Another frat house sexual assault lawsuit at Wesleyan

A student filed a lawsuit against the Wesleyan Xi Chapter of Psi Upsilon, one of the three fraternities at Wesleyan University. The lawsuit alleges negligence on the part of the fraternity regarding a sexual assault that happened during one of the pledge parties last year. Wesleyan was not named as a defendant. Wesleyan has been […]


Middlebury On Target For Carbon Neutrality By 2016

After Colby achieved its goal of carbon neutrality ahead of schedule last year, the Addison Independent and VTDigger are reporting that Midd is on target to join them in 2016. The goal, set in 2007, was made more difficult to achieve by a recent delay in implementing a biomethane digester, but should still be reached. The […]

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In The ‘Cac at 3 Years: What Does ‘Cac Mean?

In The ‘Cac turns three-years-old today, and in commemoration we decided to try to define what, exactly, ‘Cac means. ‘Cac means never having to explain why you hate Macklemore. Or why you love him. ‘Cac means awkwardness and Falkwardness. ‘Cac means explaining where you go to school way too many times. ‘Cac means parody videos. […]


Midd econ dept. unimpressed with honor code adherence

It’s one of the first things you do when you get to Middlebury as a new student for orientation. You unpack your bags and say a tearful goodbye to your parents, you make some awkward introductions and go to dinner with your entire hall because you don’t know anyone else, and then you sign the […]