Student fossil-fuel divestment movement persists - Boston.com
The student campaign to press colleges and universities to divest from fossil fuels is entering a new phase, now that administrators at several top schools have said no.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
Bill McKibben: The Public Has Done Its Job Beautifully on KXL
I am posting this diary on behalf of Bill McKibben, the President and Co-Founder of 350.org .
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Charleston Daily Mail
Quality quilter could win big
Local quilter Charli Fulton has won armloads of awards for her hand-stitched masterpieces, but she jumped up and down when she learned she would be competing in the 2014 American Quilter's Society QuiltWeek in Paducah, Ky.
How is 'Goodnight Songs' being Published 62 Years After Margaret Wise Brown Died
This is the story of how the lullaby book Goodnight Songs: Illustrated by Twelve Award-Winning Picture Book Artists could come to be published by Sterling Children's Books, with a release date of March 4, 2014, sixty-two years after the authoress died of an embolism while on a publicity tour in France.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Right Answer For SAT? College Board Revamps Test, Adds Partnership With Khan Academy
The College Board is upping its equity as a pipeline to higher ed with a "redesigned" SAT, announced today at SXSWedu in Austin, Tex.
The Burlington Free Press
Middlebury voters OK plan to build new town hall
Construction on a new town hall in Middlebury could begin as soon as this fall, thanks to a decision by Town Meeting Day voters to endorse the long-debated, complicated project.
Two Middlebury Grads Offer Software to Help You See in 3D
Shane Scranton and Nate Beatty are the first to admit that when they show up at an architecture firm, tiny black briefcase in hand, they're likely to face skepticism from the seasoned designers in the room.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
The Salinas Californian
Donor gives $2M to Monterey Institute of International Studies
The Monterey Institute of International Studies has received a $2 million gift pledge from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Is flyer misleading voters in Middlebury?
With Town Meeting Day one week away, some Middlebury residents are fired up about a last minute flyer sent out to voters.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
The Daily Free Press
Legal drinking age of 21 saves lives, study suggests
A study conducted by Boston University public health researcher William DeJong suggests the nationwide legal drinking age of 21 saves lives.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
The Vermont Standard
Wasps Win At Nordic Championships
Both the boys and girls Nordic team came out on top at the High School Nordic State Championships at Middlebury College on Thursday.
Real Clear Politics
How to Improve America's Colleges & Universities
Much has been written about liberal education's skyrocketing costs, its failure to provide students with the knowledge and intellectual skills they need to succeed in a competitive globalized economy, and its burdening of students with massive debt.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
A dozen years after he graduated from Kingswood Oxford, West Hartford resident Christopher Shea '02 returned as the keynote speaker at the school's Cum Laude Society induction and dinner on Feb. 19. Shea, a graduate of Middlebury College and UConn Law School and an attorney with the Hartford firm of Cohn Birnbaum & Shea, encouraged the 19 new ... (more)
The Burlington Free Press
Best Bets for week of Feb. 20
Or, for that matter, well-scripted. In that case you might want to check out the Improvised Shakespeare Company, which creates spur-of-the-moment Shakespearean stories based upon audience suggestions.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Dance Company of Middlebury Reinterprets the Meaning of Masks
To a Western audience, mask wearing generally means concealing one's identity. This weekend, a riveting three-piece contemporary dance performance at Middlebury College's Mahaney Center for the Arts presents an alternative interpretation.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Simsbury's Erika Sloan Continues in Jeopardy! Competition
After beating her competition on the Friday, Feb. 14, episode of Jeopardy's College Championship, Simsbury High School graduate Erika Sloan advanced to the semifinals.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
The Star Press
Kathleen Parker: College's diminishing returns
President Obama is correct in wanting to make higher education more affordable and accessible, but Americans would also be correct in wondering just what they're paying for.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Erie Times News
Edinboro University professor works to reveal real Robert Frost
It isn't neighbors with one of Frost's former homes like those in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, and it wasn't one of the schools like Middlebury College and the University of Michigan, where Frost once taught.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Elena and Charles M. Foster, of Westport, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Elizabeth, to David G. Ellison, son of Frances and David Ellison, of Greenville, S.C. The future bride is a graduate of the Hopkins School in New Haven and received a bachelor's degree in art history from Middlebury College in 2005.
The Hartford Courant
Simsbury Graduate To Be On Jeopardy Friday
Simsbury - Erika Sloan, a 2012 graduate of Simsbury High School, will be featured as a contestant on Jeopardy! Friday evening.