“When you’re looking up there, do you know how to tell a planet from a star?” While walking under amber streetlights, a friend noticed me staring overhead. I said that I didn’t know constellations; I meant to learn but they escaped me. With a broad gesture and the easy grace of a performer, he took me […]
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That was the fastest and busiest summer I’ve ever had. Van life was a whirlwind that consisted of waking up each morning, jumping in the ocean, getting coffee, and then working for 12+ hours each day trying to balance developing our prototype, refining and practicing our pitch, meeting with everyone we possibly could, and working […]
Middlebury Institute alumnus Naqib Ahmad Khpulwak, an assistant professor of law at the American University in Kabul, Afghanistan, was among the 16 students and faculty killed in a terrorist attack on the campus on August 24.
Arriving this week for orientation activities, the fall incoming class at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies includes citizens of 45 countries.
“Being here, being part of history in the making… is simply unbelievable,” says Middlebury Institute alumnus Weihao Zhang MACI ’14, part of large team of alumni, faculty and students interpreting at the Rio Olympics, continuing a tradition that has spanned fifteen Games.
Hi, my name is Clarissa Stewart and I’m a graduate assistant at the Digital Learning Commons! This summer I had the privilege of working here full-time, assigned primarily to the MiddCreate project under Amy Collier, the Associate Provost for Digital Learning from Middlebury College, and Evelyn Helminen, Assistant Director for Digital Initiatives at MIIS. MiddCreate […]
After eleven weeks in Hawaii I am back East, trying to keep cool and reflecting on an amazing summer. I feel so fortunate to have worked alongside people who are so passionate about the ocean and so determined to incite positive change. In wrapping up and finalizing my economic justification I spent my last week […]
With an entire summer dedicated to researching one of the coldest places on earth, I often found myself wishing for a little more summer and a little less of Monterey’s fog. I love the idea of sweater weather as much as the next hippie environmental policy grad student, but occasionally a body needs some sun. […]
Dr. Elaine Korzak is excited about the opportunities ahead for the next generation of cyber policy experts as she takes over leadership of the Middlebury Institute’s Cyber Initiative.
Now that I am at the tail end of this summer fellowship I can hardly believe that all the fun and fruitful experiences I’ve had here in Denmark are almost already behind me. When I return home and my friends ask me, “How was Denmark?” I really have no idea where to begin, but I’ll […]
MiddCreate provides around 150 applications that can be installed and used on your domain, but what if none of them are quite what you’re looking for? Worry not! One of the great things about having your own domain is the power to manage your own files. This means you can endlessly expand the utility of your domain […]
Providing a lens into rewarding summer experiences, six students shared images from their adventures gaining valuable professional experience in Thailand, Costa Rica, Minnesota, China, South Korea and Brazil by taking over the Middlebury Institute’s Instagram feed.
This September, MiddCreate will officially launch for the Middlebury community! It provides spaces on the web that allow students, faculty, and staff to create and develop their digital identity using open source online applications. As we explore this new set of tools, it’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of having your own domain and forget the risks that […]
In July, the Digital Learning Commons held a series of exploratory workshops lead by Evelyn and Clarissa that provided an in-depth look into how to use six MiddCreate applications. MiddCreate provides domains to members of the Middlebury community where they can explore and connect their learning, experiment with digital tools for teaching and collaboration, and create a digital […]
For Middlebury Institute student Tom Stagg MPA ’16, one small aspect of living and working in Patagonia in southern Chile ultimately loomed large: sharing a warm cup of yerba mate with his colleagues.