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Middlebury College, founded in 1800, is a Vermont-based undergraduate educational institution known for its leadership in language education, international studies, and environmental studies. The college offers its students a broad curriculum embracing the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences.

In addition to the undergraduate college, Middlebury operates the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, a leading international professional graduate school based in Monterey, California; the Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad in 17 countries and 38 cities around the globe; the Middlebury Language Schools, which celebrated their centennial in 2015 and educate 1,500 students each summer in Vermont; the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, founded in 1920 and offering summer classes in Ripton, Vermont; Oxford, England; and Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences in Ripton, Vermont; and the Middlebury School of the Environment in Kunming and Dali, China.

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Warm water expands, raising sea levels, which worsens storm surge during hurricanes. It’s only one risk from warming oceans. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

The warming ocean is leaving coastal economies in hot water

Global ocean temperatures have been at record highs almost daily for over a year, and economies are feeling the heat.
The Maya used mirrors as channels for supernatural communication. In this image, a supernatural creature speaks into a cracked, black mirror. K2929 from the Justin Kerr Maya archive, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

For the ancient Maya, cracked mirrors were a path to the world beyond

Broken mirrors can be associated with bad luck, but for the ancient Maya, a cracked mirror was often desirable.
Country musician Linda Martell at her home in South Carolina in 2021. Sean Rayford/Getty Images

The most important voice on Beyoncé’s new album

Confinement was the essence of Linda Martell’s brief career as a country star in the 1970s – and it’s the exact sort of fate that Beyoncé has sought to avoid.
Family and friends of those taken hostage by Hamas during an attack on Israel react during a press conference on Oct. 13, 2023, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Leon Neal/Getty Images

Deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust spurs a crisis of confidence in the idea of Israel – and its possible renewal

Israel’s foundational social contract – that the government would keep Israelis safe – was severed with the deadly attacks by Hamas on Oct. 7, 2023.
Trump supporters and protesters gather peacefully outside the Miami federal courthouse on June 13, 2023. Giorgio Viera/AFP via Getty Images

Despite threats of violence, Trump’s federal indictment happened with little fanfare – but that doesn’t mean the far-right movement is fading, an extremism scholar explains

Since Facebook removed online hate groups and individuals from its platform, extremist groups are increasingly organizing in more discreet ways.
Approach all information with some initial skepticism. Guillermo Spelucin/Moment via Getty Images

ChatGPT and other generative AI could foster science denial and misunderstanding – here’s how you can be on alert

Generative AIs may make up information they serve you, meaning they may potentially spread science misinformation. Here’s how to check the accuracy of what you read in an AI-enhanced media landscape.
A new federal regulation will set national limits on two ‘forever chemicals’ widely found in drinking water. Thanasis Zovoilis/moment via Getty Images

Regulating ‘forever chemicals’: 3 essential reads on PFAS

The Biden administration is finalizing the first federal limits on two compounds, PFOA and PFOS, in drinking water. These so-called ‘forever chemicals’ have been linked to numerous health effects.
Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi, is chairman of the House select committee investigating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Jan. 6 committee makes its case against Trump, his allies and their conspiracy to commit an insurrection: Five essential reads

The US select congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol has wrapped up its nearly two-year probe of that day’s violent but unsuccessful insurrection.

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