College adds Chicago Posse - The Middlebury Campus by wangnianwu


									                                                                                                                                  January 19, 2012| Vol. 110 no. 12 |

                                                                                                                       Task force
                                                                                                                       sparks debate
                                                                                                                           By Jeremy Kallan and                information and have no agenda
                                                                                                                                Danny Zhang                    other than hearing student opin-
                                                                                                                          On Jan. 11, the Task Force on        ions.
                                                                                                                       Alcohol and Social Life held an            The panel at the forum was
                                                                                                                       open forum at Omega Alpha (Tav-         made up of six representatives
                                                                                                                       ern) focusing on the role of social     from the task force including three
                                                                                                                       houses in campus social life, the       students and Associate Direc-
                                                                                                                                                               tor of Public Safety Dan Gaiotti.
                                                                                                                       gather student input.                   Head Football and assistant La-
                                                                                                                           The task force is a continuation    crosse Coach Bob Ritter and Dean
                                                                                                                       of the conversation on alcohol and      of Students Katy Smith Abbott
                                                                                                                       social life on campus that began        co-chaired, leading the forum at-
                                                                                                                       last year with an alcohol survey        tended by 20 students, which rep-
                                                                                                                       and a campus-wide forum. It will
                                                                                                                       submit recommendations by late          houses.
                                                                                                                       April, at which point President of          The discussion lasted more
                                                                                                                       the College Ronald D. Liebowitz         than an hour and a half, with audi-
                                                                                                                       and Dean of the College and Chief       ence members providing input and
                                                                                                                                                               offering suggestions on the role
                                                                                                                       will decide the best course of ac-      of social houses and the overall
                                                                                                                       tion.                                   social scene. Students addressed
                                                                                                   andrew podrygula       The task force has been divided      concerns that the lack of funding
 Members of the College community gathered in front of Mead Chapel for a Vigil for Unity on Monday,                    into three working groups to ex-        for alcohol and administrative re-
 Jan. 16, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Other events to commemorate the civil rights icon included a key-               amine student culture on campus,        strictions remove the incentive to
 note speech from Dr. Maisha T. Winn, associate professor in Language, Literacy and Culture in the Divi-               social life at peer institutions and    throw parties, although the need
                                                                                                                       alcohol policy at a national level.     for social events on campus often
 sion of Educational Studies at Emory University, and a concert to celebrate the songs of the American
                                                                                                                          Through their discussions in         outweighs that burden.
 Negro Spiritual featuring Twilight Artist-in-Residence Francois Clemmons, students and other artists.
                                                                                                                       the last three months, the task             Matt Hedgpeth ’12, former Tav-
                                                                                                                                                           -   ern president, suggested an obli-

 College adds Chicago Posse
                                                                                                                                                               gation to host a certain number of
                                                                                                                       topics of the four Winter Term          non-alcoholic events to provide al-
                                                                                                                       forums: social houses, party reg-       ternative entertainment opportu-
                                                                                                                                                               nities and to discourage the mind-
       By Allison Forrest                                                                                              life and Public Safety’s role on        set that social houses’ only role is
    The College’s partnership                                                                                          campus.                                 as a place to drink.
 with the Posse Foundation has                                                                                             In addition, the task force is          Many audience members ex-
 been expanded from the origi-                                                                                         hosting four focus groups com-          pressed a need for some unifying
 nal New York Posse to include                                                                                                                            -    goal for the social houses, either
 a 12-member Posse cohort from                                                                                         dential life staff, non-drinkers and    set by the administration or by so-
 Chicago for the Class of 2016.                                                                                        women aimed at more diverse in-         cial house members themselves.
 The Posse Foundation, which                                                                                           sight.                                      Zach Hitchcock ’13, KDR presi-
 has partnered with the College                                                                                                                                dent, suggested creating addition-
                                   -                                                                                   THE FIRST FORUM: ROLE OF SO-            al collaborative party weekends
 cruits public high school stu-                                                                                        CIAL HOUSES                             like Homecoming and Winter Car-
 dents with strong academic and                                                                                                                                nival, which he said are currently
 leadership potential, who then                                                                                        the task force emphasized that its      “undervalued.”
 receive full-tuition scholarships                                                                                     members are merely gathering                                 SEE FORUM, 2
 from the organization’s 39 part-
 ner institutions.
    According to Dean of Admis-
 sions Greg Buckles, the Posse                                                              Courtesy: Ronald Seymour
                                                                                                                       New center focuses
 program allows the College to         President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz and Dean of the
 matriculate students who are at
 risk to be overlooked in the tra-     new Chicago Posse Scholars.
 ditional selection process.                                                                                                    By Ian Stewart                 Neuwirth ’08, the CSE’s associate
    “Posse students bring a            with multiple factors consid-       and made a program out of it.”
                                                                                                                          In Dec. 2010, a philanthropist       director for operations and devel-
 wealth of diversity in all sorts of   ered.                                  Posse Scholars go through an
                                                                                                                       named Dan Doyle approached Di-          opment. “Whereas some people
 forms — certainly usually racial-        “We looked at [current Pos-      eight-month training program
                                                                                                                       rector of Athletics Erin Quinn with     might look at the word ‘entrepre-
 ly and culturally, but also in the    se scholars] in terms of how        prior to arriving at college and
                                                                                                                       a unique proposition: developing
 range of talents, backgrounds         have they been doing academi-       receive ongoing mentoring from
                                                                                                                       a center in Middlebury that would       thinking about social impact.”
 and interests they have,” he          cally and what kind of leader-      a faculty member during their
                                                                                                                       encourage, coordinate and support           The Jan. 25 dedication of the
 said.                                 ship contributions have we ob-      time at Middlebury.
                                                                                                                       youth projects tackling some the        center is the result of a year of con-
    The program is not a minor-        served,” she said.                     Rana Abdelhamid ’15, a mem-
                                                                                                                       world’s most pressing and chal-         centrated effort both from the Col-
 ity-based program or a need-             The program has seen             ber of New York Posse 13, feels
                                                                                                                       lenging crises.                         lege’s administration and from out-
 based program, though, but            marked success by creating a        that the pre-collegiate training
                                                                                                                          On Jan. 9, President of the          side contributors.
 rather seeks to bring public          community for students who          allows Posse Scholars to adapt
                                                                                                                       College Ronald D. Liebowitz an-             Dan Doyle, founder of the In-
 school students to top schools                                            effectively while at Middlebury
                                                                                                                       nounced the realization of the          stitute for International Sport and
 across the country.                   adjusting to life at Middlebury.    because of the strong commu-
                                                                                                                       project, which will be dubbed the       now the CSE’s senior director, con-
    “It’s a leadership program            The Posse Foundation re-         nity the program creates.
                                                                                                                       Middlebury Center for Social En-        nected Middlebury with Alan Has-
 that really values diversity,”        ports a 90 percent six-year            “You’re part of this greater
                                                                                                                       trepreneurship (CSE). From its of-      senfeld, the key patron of the proj-
 said Dean of the College and          graduation rate, a rate that is     network,” she said. “It pushes
                                                                                                                                                               ect. The former CEO of toymaker
                                   -   consistent with the College’s       you to try your best and be a
                                                                                                                       distribute grants to students, host     Hasbro, Hassenfeld developed a
 ley Collado, a member of the          Posse Scholars.                     leader on campus.”
                                                                                                                       training sessions and bring lectur-     friendship with Doyle through his
                                          According to Collado, “The          Abdelhamid has felt im-
                                                                                                                       ers to campus in an effort to sup-      support for the World Scholar-Ath-
 executive vice president of the       biggest indicators of [student]     mense support, not only from
                                                                                                                       port both high school and college       lete Games— a program Doyle him-
 Posse Foundation.“[It] allows                                             her mentor, Visiting Assistant
                                                                                                                       students tackling some the world’s      self conceived in the 1990s — and
 us to have students who repre-                                            Professor of Education Studies
                                                                                                                       most pressing and challenging cri-      a shared passion to sponsor long-
 sent demographics of the public       and identifying a mentor,” she      Tara Affolter, but also from the
                                                                                                                       ses.                                    term student activism.
 schools that they come from.”                                             Posse upperclassmen.
                                                                                                                          “From the standpoint of youth            Hassenfeld’s generosity made
    Because of the success of the      many students have in adjusting        Affolter believes that having
                                                                                                                       and bringing this to students, we’re    the center a reality, explained Jon
 New York Posse, the decision to       to college life. “What Posse did    other Posse Scholars and a men-
                                                                                                                       looking at addressing social issues     Isham, professor of environmental
 expand the program was made           is it took those two simple ideas
                                                                                                    SEE NEW, 4         in creative ways,” said Heather                                     SEE CSE, 4

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                                                  example, joint parties hosted by multiple
                                                  organizations could improve on fundraising
                                                  and advertising efforts.

                                                  RESPONSES TO THE FORUM AND TASK FORCE
   In Southwest China on Saturday, Jan. 14,
                                                  prove advertising for the forums to increase
violence erupted after Chinese government
                                                  attendance and participation, the need for
pendence activists as they gathered around
                                                     “[We] need student input in order to
                                                  shape our own thinking and make sure that
through the practice of self-immolation.
                                                     She said she was pleased to hear new
the Chinese authorities has restricted media
                                                  ideas, such as the need to adapt to new
                                                  modes of communication in the party-plan-
                                                  ning process. She said the task force needs
woman was killed in the protest as Chinese
soldiers clashed with over 1000 people.
                                                  current and ... ways we can work to accom-
                                                  modate the way people actually live today.”                                                                                             Paul gerard
in Sichuan province. Since that time anti-
Chinese sentiment has continued to rise
                                                  mented that the College has lost its former       Force which is charged with addressing the social scene at the College.
and resulted in a dramatic increase in the
practice of self-immolation.
                                                  academic rigor and the opportunity to enjoy                                                                                                   -
                                                  collegiate life.”                                 and the reality that underage drinking is an     lic Safety is a contentious point among stu-
monks, nuns and ordinary citizens have
used the practice of self-immolation with
                                                  that this is an opportunity to get the College                                                 -       While she said it was too early to know,
                                                                                                    cance of this dilemma.
                                                                                                -                                                    include a recommendation for increased
return of the Dalai Lama – the Buddhist
                                                                                                                                                     and more diverse programming as well as
spiritual leader who was forced to seek ref-
                                                                                                    the impact of dangerous drinking on stu-         a potential social norms campaign to dis-
uge in India over 40 years ago.
                                                                                                                                               -     pel common assumptions and to educate
   The Washington Post noted that China
                                                  and students.”                                    ty,” she said. “Our primary focus is student                                             -
                                                                                                    health and safety, recognizing that the Col-     sumption on campus.
and would like to select a pro-Beijing suc-
cessor in the future.
                                                  role as a “facilitator in these discussions”      state law.”
   Since large-scale protests were held in
                                                  through co-sponsorship and encourage-                Executive Director of Health and Coun-        culture here ... that is distinct even from
2008 the Chinese government has used
                                                  ment of active participation.
of monks, forcing them to undergo “patri-
                                                                                                                                         -                                                         -
                                  The New
                                                  amount of student participation,” he said.        vironmental management,” involves com-
York Times
                                                    Furthermore, Recca expressed his wish                                                                                                          -
in order to try and force citizens and reli-
                                                                                                    programming.                                     tion that has received mixed reviews.
                                                                                                       “Harms management” is the second
party line against the Dalai Lama. One such
“educational” procedure forces monks to
denounce the legitimacy of the Buddhist
                                                                                                    volves intervention “when things go wrong”       their own, to make sure their voices are
spiritual leader.
   In voicing their displeasure, monks have       GOING FORWARD                                                                              -
self-immolation. While self-immolation is a

some cultures, it has developed into a tool
for political protest over the last half-centu-
ry. From anti-Vietnam war demonstrations

                                              -   transfered to Florida                                                                                   WHAT’S
   Unlike suicide attacks, these protests do               By Charlotte O’Herron
                                                                                                    data center failed.                              HAPPENING AT
                                                  order to improve the disaster recovery pro-
asphyxiation. While many self-immolators
die in the act, some do not and live the rest                                                   -                                                    Free Friday Film
of their lives with large-scale skin grafts and   trative system, consisting of a series of serv-   hosting services to an outside facility, mov-    50/50 will be playing
                                                  ers designed to meet the needs of various         ing the Banner hosts is part of an ongoing       at Dana Auditorium
                                                                                                    trend in information technology in higher        FRIDAY AT 7 & 10 P.M.
demned the practice of self-immolation,                                                             education of shifting hosting services to the
calling it terrorist activity. Unsurprisingly,    to consider relocating the Banner servers to      cloud and outsourcing to provide improved        Zumba
                                                  the hosting facility in Florida in Dec. 2010.                                                      Get moving and get
                                                                                                                                                     warm in McCullough
response to such protests.                                                                      -                                                    Social Space
                                                                                                    take such risk such as this, according to Roy.   THURSDAY 5-6 P.M. AND
   In an interview with the BBC in 2011 the
                                                                                                                                                 -   SATURDAY 9-10 A.M.

those who practiced self-immolation were
                                                                                                                                                     Hypnotist Tom Deluca
                                                                                                    users, those that do use it have not encoun-     Get out of your mind
do more harm than good — resulting in a                                                                                                              at McCullough Social
                                                  hosting site for its expert knowledge of Ban-                                                      Space
   While the practice of self-immolation has                                                        system.                                          FRIDAY 8 P.M.
                                                  manages every aspect of the Banner system             “Besides the temporary freeze leading up
                                                  except for custom programming, which              to the move to Florida, I have not noticed any   Bunker Night
                                                                                              -                                                      Late night dancing at
2008 when at least 10 people were killed.         lege and customizes software to meet indi-                                                         Bunker
  It is too soon to tell whether or not Sat-      vidualized needs.                                                                                  FRIDAY 11 P.M.
                                                     “In our judgment, this seems like a worth-
will encourage a greater wave of political
                                          -       are the improved level of expertise and the       resolve them.”
                                                                                                                                                 -   GOT IDEAS FOR A SYMPOSIUM? WE’D LOVE
er it appears evident that popular anger in                                                                                                          TO HEAR THEM! THE MCAB SPEAKERS
                                                  provides,” said L. Douglas and Laura J. Mer-
                                                                                                                                                     COMMITTEE IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICA-
of spiritual leaders and citizens against the     edith Dean of LIS and Chief Information Of-                                                        TIONS FOR THE SPRING. MCABSPEAK@
authority of the Chinese is a powerful com-                                                                                                          MIDDLEBURY.EDU
                                                                                                -   seen if the quality of the new Banner service
will continue to increase mass sympathy for                                                                                                     -
                                                  provide a disaster-recovery facility that Ban-    cally.
January 19, 2012 |                                                                                                                                                                  News 3
Alumnus donates tract of land to the College
              By Emily Singer                            erty in mind.
   On Jan. 9 President of the College                        “He’s got a tree that he brought in
Ronald D. Liebowitz announced that                       from Ohio, an oak tree,” Schoenfeld said.
Trustee Emeritus Willard T. Jackson ’51                  “He took great care to bring this one tree
donated a 269-acre plot of land to the                   and plant it on his property … Why would
College located adjacent to the Organic                  you go get an oak tree from Ohio, bring
Garden along Cider Mill Road in Corn-                    it here to plant it in a special place? And
wall. The donation is the last of four                   if you ask him, he says, ‘It’s going to look
parcels of land totaling 377 acres given                 amazing 100 years from now.’ Here’s an
to the College by Jackson over the past                  83-year-old guy thinking about what a
                                                         tree’s going to look like 100 years from
   Jackson began speaking with Liebow-                   now … That’s what this gift is about. It’s
itz and Senior Vice President and Chief                  not about him. His legacy is that he gave
Philanthropic Advisor Mike Schoenfeld                    something for others.”
’73 in the mid-aughts about gifting a por-
tion of his land to the College. Jackson                 houses Taproot, his 18,000 square foot
donated approximately 60 acres of land                   New England vernacular farmhouse, and
to the College in 2007, followed by ap-                  impressive views of the Green Moun-
proximately 20 acres in 2008, 28 acres                   tains and the College. In spite of the fact
                                                         that the College is the legal owner of the
269 acres in Dec. 2011.                                  property, Jackson and his wife retain the
  The 377-acre property features a di-                   right to live in Taproot for the remainder
                                                         of their lives. Jackson will continue to be
wetlands, all of which will be made avail-               the primary caretaker of the land until
able to Environmental Studies students                   his death, after which the College will as-
for research purposes.                                   sume maintenance responsibilities.
   Associate in Science Instruction in                      Early discussions about the use and
Environmental Studies Marc Lapin                         preservation of the land between Jack-
plans to use the lands to study forest and               son, Liebowitz and Schoenfeld consid-
soil carbon along with habitat connectiv-                ered involving the Middlebury Area Land
ity in his ENVS 112: Natural Science and                 Trust (MALT) in a conservation ease-
                                                                                                                                                                                         Google earth
the Environment course.                                  ment, which would have given MALT
   “Mr. Jackson has planted thousands                    control over development and conserva-         The land, pictured above, sits between Route 125 (College St.) and Route 30.
of trees to help improve water quality                   tion efforts. Ultimately MALT was not          ebowitz said. “He loves land, and I think     future.”
and habitat connectivity,” Lapin wrote in                involved because Jackson donated his           he was convinced through our discus-             The majority of the land was pur-
an email. “The plantings represent one of                land directly to the College with no re-       sions that we saw this land as incredibly     chased from former trustee and board
the most extensive projects of this type                 strictions in the deed due to strong mu-       important to the College, to the College’s    chairman Arnold LaForce ’35 approxi-
in the region, rivaled only by some farms                tual values regarding conservation and         future. We’re going to use this for educa-                                            -
that have participated in government-                                                                   tional purposes and I think that’s what       structions from LaForce to “do the right
sponsored programs. [In addition], a                     treat Jackson’s land well.                                                                   thing,” which both men understood to
                                         -                  The donation of Taproot and its sur-        this large parcel to the College now.”        be protecting the land and giving back to
dangered] clayplain and transition hard-                 rounding property was written into Jack-          Aside from environmental research,         the College in some way.
wood limestone forest is protected and                   son’s estate plans, but the pre-mortem         the potential use of the land remains un-        Jackson’s 377-acre donation is the
well-buffered in the center of the lands.”                                                                                                            largest since Joseph Battell donated
   Liebowitz and Schoenfeld emphasized                   as somewhat of a surprise to Liebowitz             “Nothing is set in stone at all,” said    30,000 acres of Bread Loaf Mountain in
Jackson’s role as a “steward of the land,”               and Schoenfeld. Jackson based his deci-        Schoenfeld. “It’s all about future possi-     1915, only 40 of which make up the cam-
propagating wildlife diversity through                   sion to donate the most crucial portion of     bilities, but because it’s such an extraor-   pus of the Bread Loaf School of English.
strategic agricultural planting and the                  his land on the level of trust he feels for    dinary asset in terms of its beauty, the         Jackson’s donation exceeds the size of
installation of over 7,000 native species                the College, according to Liebowitz.           location and its [proximity] to campus,       the College’s main 350-acre campus.
of trees, all with the future of the prop-                  “[Jackson is] a conservationist,” Li-       it’s just a wonderful opportunity for the

College to open C.V. Starr School in Cameroon
            By Paul Warnke                               along with its African Studies program.           Located in Yaoundé, the country’s          verse country. But because students stick
   The College will open the newest C.V.                    Old Chapel has considered establish-        capital, the program will be partnered        to the Language Pledge, French will dom-
Starr-Middlebury School Abroad in Cam-                   ing another program in Africa for some         with L’Université catholique d’Afrique        inate the academic landscape. However,
eroon for the fall 2012 semester as it                                                                  centrale (UCAC), which is strong in the       Cason anticipates many will pick up one
looks to expand its Francophone options                  forced to shelve the proposal.                 social sciences and philosophy. Along         of the local languages and dialects out-
                                                            “We had been thinking about a pro-          with courses taught at the university, the    side of the classroom.
                                                         gram in sub-Saharan Africa for a while,        College will construct special courses tai-      “We expect that students will learn
                                                         but when the economic crisis hit, we ta-       lored to the interests of program partici-    some local languages as part of their
                                                         bled plans for a couple of years and then      pants.                                        homestays, to be sure, but decided not to
                                                         picked them up again about a year and a           “We expect to complement the cours-        offer formal instruction in any of the local
                                                         half ago,” said Michael Geisler, vice presi-   es that students can take at UCAC with        languages.”
                                                         dent of Language Schools, schools abroad       courses that we develop for our pro-             The eight to 12 students that Geisler
                            cameroon                     and graduate programs.                         gram,” said Jeff Cason, dean of interna-      anticipates will enroll in the program’s
                                                            Although      C.V.   Starr-Middlebury       tional programs and Knox professor of                                                    -
                                                         Schools Abroad are geared toward lan-          international studies & politics.             lies, and if necessary in shared apart-
                                                         guage studies, the new program in Cam-            Tucked into the hills of Yaoundé,          ments.
                                                         eroon grew out of the desire to offer a lo-    UCAC combines rigorous academics with            Living in a developing country de-
                                                         cation for African Studies students.           physical beauty, according to Geisler.        prived of many amenities, Geisler cau-
                                                            “While the program adds an important           “UCAC has a very nice campus in            tioned that students may initially be out-
                                                         Francophone country to our list, this was      a beautiful setting in the hills,” said       side of their comfort zone.
                                                         not the primary driver of selecting Cam-       Geisler. “While, strictly speaking, this         “Since Cameroon does not have the
                                                         eroon. The site was selected in close col-     is not an academic strength, it will help     same standard of living or the same in-
                                                         laboration with African Studies faculty.       our students in establishing an academic      frastructure as many of our other sites
              yaounde                                        “Cameroon is considered to be a safe       home base in a country that is otherwise      (particularly our sites in Europe), stu-
                                                         and stable environment for our stu-            very different from what they are used to     dents will need to be a little resourceful
                                                         dents,” added Geisler. “It is also a kind      in the U.S.”                                  and show initiative in making living ar-
                                           Ian Stewart
                                                         of miniature version of the continent as          While French and English are Cam-          rangements, connecting with people and
Students will now have the opportu-                      a whole in terms of geographic and ethnic                                                -   creating their own day-to-day routines,”
nity to study in Cameroon.                               diversity.”                                    guages are spoken in the ethnically di-       said Geisler.

PUBLIC SAFETY LOG January 6 - January 15, 2012
   DATE              TIME                  INCIDENT                             DESCRIPTION                          LOCATION                                    DISPOSITION

   1/6/12      11:01 p.m.              Drug Violation Use                        Marijuana                             Starr Hall                                CASE CLOSED
   1/7/12      12:00 a.m.                  Vandalism                          Unknown suspects                        Battell Hall                               NO SUSPECTS
   1/8/12      12:15 a.m.              Fire Alarm Report                Unknown suspects pulled alarm                Milliken Hall                               NO SUSPECTS
   1/9/12      9:06 p.m.               Fire Alarm Report                          Cooking                        Self Reliance House                             CASE CLOSED
   1/9/12       1:00 a.m.               Alcohol Citation                     Possession by Minor                   Prescott House                                CASE CLOSED
   1/9/12       1:15 a.m.              Fire Alarm Report                       Unknown Cause                          Battell Hall                               CASE CLOSED
  1/13/12      9:52 p.m.               Drug Violation Use                    Drug paraphernalia                     Homer Harris                                 CASE CLOSED

The Department of Public Safety reported giving 47 alcohol citations between 1/6/12 and 1/15/12.
4 NEWS                                                                                                                                                 The Middlebury Campus | January 19, 2012

college                                                                                                                                            CSE to help
shorts                                                                                                                                             students
                                                              By                                 email. “When I came outside, I saw that           engage global
                                                     At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Dec.
                                                  18, a transformer outside the east wing        other students were on the phone with
                                                  of the Chateau short-circuited, trigger-
COMPILED BY SAM SIMAS                                                                               Students in the Chateau moved into             CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
                                                  across campus. College Public Safety
Can MIT professor save                            and the Middlebury Fire Department re-         Allen while Public Safety cleared the
                                                                                                 area. Several smaller explosions were
                                                                                                                                                   economics at the College and the CSE’s fac-
                                                                                                                                                   ulty director.
USPS?                                             the electrical box and nearby trees.           heard coming from the electrical box, the            “Alan has committed to get the center up
                                                     Power was restored to campus build-         second of which caused the Chateau and            and running,” said Jon Isham. “That includes
   The United States Postal Service (USPS)                                                                                                         funding for us to give out grants to young
                                                  ings within hours of the transformer
                                                                                                 explosion resulted in the largest power           people who are dedicated to living the life of
years due to increased dependence on elec-                                                       outage, leaving Wright Theater, Sun-              a change maker.”
tronic communication, but a proposition by                                                       derland Language Hall and the Atwater
                                                  and we replaced the transformer with a                                                              Middlebury students will “certainly get
MIT Comparative Media Studies Lecturer                                                           Suites without electricity.
                                                  temporary generator to power [the] Cha-                                                          their share” of the grants, Isham explained,
Shiva Ayyadurai has the potential to save the                                                                                                      but the funding — which ranges from $200
                                                  teau,” said Assistant Director of Facilities   began to go off shortly after the buildings
institution.                                                                                                                                       for high school students to $10,000 for re-
                                                  Services Michael Moser. “Within the next       lost power. Students were then moved
    Ayyadurai has suggested that the USPS re-                                                                                                      cent college graduate — will be open to peo-
                                                  day, we changed the generator, called for      into the common room of Coffrin Hall,
vise its approach toward technology and devi-                                                                                                      ple from around the globe.
                                                  spare parts from Central Vermont Public        where they remained until the situation
ate from the organization’s traditional role of                                                                                                       The CSE will cooperate with existing insti-
                                                  Services … and they supplied the neces-        was resolved.
collecting and delivering letters and packages.                                                                                                    tutions, organizations and foundations both
                                                  sary elements.”                                   Atwater residents not allowed back
The majority of contemporary companies rely                                                      into their respective suites until approxi-
                                                     The transformer that blew out was
on email communication, yet their email sys-                                                     mately 2 a.m., according to Atwater B             and to ensure a successful system of support
                                                  sent to an outside facility and analyzed to
tems are often overloaded with an excess of                                                      resident Amy Prescott ’12.                        and accountability.
                                                  determine the source of the malfunction
spam.                                                                                               Responding to rumors of a similar                  The center hopes to bring students to
                                                  and conduct necessary repairs.
    This, according to Ayydurai, is where the                                                                                                      campus starting this June for training ses-
                                                     Students remaining on campus after
USPS can step in. Instead of laying off for-                                                     President of Facilities Services Norm             sions, and additional means of communica-
mer mail carriers, the agency could train                                                                                                          tion — including Skype meetings — will be
                                                  from the Atwater suites and Chateau
personnel to sort through the vast quanti-                                                       and that Atwater suffered a loss of power         arranged in the future.
ties of emails, determining which are useful                                                     because it is directly connected to the               Neuwirth stressed the importance of hav-
and eliminating spam, revising the role of the                                                   transformer outside of the Chateau.
                                                  age.                                                                                             ing students learn from others who have
USPS and making it relevant once again.                                                             The interior of the Chateau was not
                                                     Chateau resident Kris Ogren ’12 was in                                                        completed projects, possibly via a database of
                                                                                                 damaged, though trees adjacent to the
   — UWIRE                                        his room when the transformer blew out.        electrical box were singed. No injuries           past proposals.
                                                                                          -      were reported.                                        “This is about experiencing and learning,
                                                  one came running up the stairs to get                                                            but we also want to make a social impact and
Online “badges” challange                                                                           With additional reporting by Emily
                                                                                                 Singer                                            solve problems,” she said. “The more con-
traditional deplomas                                                                                                                               necting our grant recipients … can do, the
    Many websites have developed “badges,”                                                                                                             Motivated students, however, will not be
which are administered to users for com-                                                                                                           the only ones looking for money.
pleting various online tasks, much like those                                                                                                          “We want this to be the best center [for
given to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.                                                                                                               social entrepreneurship] in the world,” Doyle
    A company called OpenStudy awards us-                                                                                                          said. “And to do that we need to go out and
ers with electronic badges for consistently                                                                                                        raise a very substantial amount of money,
contributing intellectual content to study                                                                                                         and we have every intention of doing that.”
chat rooms. The number of badges that a                                                                                                                Doyle, who currently lives in Connecticut,
user has indicates his or her level of exper-                                                                                                      said he is planning to move his family to Ver-
tise in a particular area of study.                                                                                                                mont in the next few years to continue run-
    Advocates of online badges argue that                                                                                                          ning the CSE.
they offer access to what could ultimately                                                                                                             “This project will have great appeal to
become the equivalent of a college degree                                                                                                          foundations … that have an interest in world
at little to no cost, and without having to set                                                                                                    peace [and] social causes,” he said. “I don’t
foot on a college campus. Additionally, the                                                                                                        see a whole lot of corporate sponsors” donat-
badges can be representative of skills that go                                                                                                     ing to the center.
beyond the mere possession of a diploma,                                                                                                               Isham, who is teaching a Winter Term
such as civic virtue and service skills.                                                                                                           course called Social Entrepreneurship said
    It remains to be seen if online badges will                                                                                                                                                 -
become widely accepted in academic and                                                                                                             ful.
                                                                                                                                                       “If you look around … [Middlebury has] a
large internet companies such as Mozilla                                                                                                           culture of trying things and things that mat-
suggest that the prominence of badges could                                                                                                        ter,” Isham said. “I think the center’s pres-
increase in the future.                                                                                                                            ence … will not only accelerate that trend
                                                                                                                                                   over the coming years but will give Middle-
   — Chronicle of Higher Education                                                                                                Sopheak Chheng   bury students access to the resources to make
                                                                                                                                                   a difference. In some ways, it’s another piece
Software catches and helps
young plagiarists
                                                  New Chicago Posse to help                                                                        coming to Middlebury to learn how to engage
                                                                                                                                                   the world.”

and professors to detect plagiarized student
work, such as and WriteCheck,
are now being used as teaching tools for stu-
                                                  attract Chicago students
                                                  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1                          great sense not only for the critical mass
   Professors across the nation have recently
                                                  tor for guidance and support contributes       of talented Posse students it will bring to
turned such programs into classroom re-
                                                  to the success of the program.                 campus,” President of the College Ronald
sources, teaching students the difference be-
                                                      “Having someone who is on the fac-         D. Liebowitz said, “but also because it es-
tween citing a quotation and plagiarizing by
                                                  ulty to guide you through the tricky parts     tablishes us in another major city and in
having them submit work through plagiarism
                                                  is really important,” she said.                the Midwest.”
detectors and repeatedly editing papers to
                                                      Affolter also noted the many ways that        Collado added that hopefully with this
eliminate similarities.
                                                  Posse Scholars contribute to the College       expansion, “Middlebury will be better
   Many students enroll in institutions of
                                                  with their “great ideas and unique expe-       represented and integrated into Chicago
higher learning without knowing how to
                                                  riences.”                                      public schools so that students from the
properly interpret and incorporate informa-
                                                      “[Posse] is just a collection of really    Midwest will start looking to Middlebury
tion from sources, as opposed to parroting it.
                                                  strong, unique and creative people that        as an opportunity.”
   A number of studies have concluded that
                                                  only enrich the campus,” she said.                According to Collado, the New York
plagiarism often stems from the misuse of
                                                      Though other Posse partner cities          Posse have led to more students apply-
quotations, as opposed to intended plagia-
                                                  were considered in the expansion, Chica-       ing from New York public schools that
rism. Using plagiarism software as a learn-
                                                  go was chosen because of its geographic        historically did not generate a lot of ap-
ing tool has given students the chance to turn                                                                                                                                           IAN STEWART
                                                  location, strong alumni connections and        plicants, a trend she hopes will be contin-
into original works.
                                                  the desire to recruit more students from       ued in Chicago schools.                           MCSE Associate Director for Opera-
                                                  Chicago, the third largest public school          With this expansion of the program, in         tions and Development Heather Neu-
   The presence of plagiarism has reportedly
                                                  system in the country.                         four years there will be around 80 Posse          wirth ’08 describes the brainstorming
declined since the implementation of such
                                                      “We’ve had such a successful relation-     scholars on campus, which, according to           notes hanging from the walls of the
programs in the classroom.
                                                  ship with Posse going back 14 years that       Collado, is “right in line with the strate-
                                                  we thought adding a second Posse made          gic goals of the College.”                        opening on Janurary 25.
   — Chronicle of Higher Education
 January 19, 2012 |                                                                                                                                              News 5
Four faculty members receive tenure
            By Kelsey Collins              Studies department since 2006, Miller-      master’s degree and Ph.D. from Harvard          The fourth faculty member to receive
   Four Middlebury faculty members         Lane earned his Bachelor’s degree from      University, and her work focuses on 19th     tenure was Assistant Professor of Mathe-
were granted tenure by the Board of        Northwestern University in Middle East-     and 20th century Germany History.            matics John Schmitt. Schmitt earned his
Trustees at its December meeting, fol-     ern History and African History. He went       Assistant Professor of Economics          bachelor’s degree from Providence Col-
lowing the recommendations made by         on to earn his M. Ed. at George Washing-    John Maluccio has also been granted ten-     lege, a master’s degree from the Univer-
President of the College Ronald D. Li-     ton University and a Ph. D. in secondary    ure. After earning his bachelor’s degree     sity of Vermont and a Ph. D from Emory
ebowitz and the board’s Educational Af-    education at the University of Washing-     from Amherst College, as well as his mas-    University. A professor at Middlebury
fairs Committee. The newly promoted        ton in Seattle. In addition to teaching,    ter of arts, master of philosophy and doc-   College since 2005, Schmitt specializes
professors are Assistant Professor of      Miller-Lane is an instructor of Aikido, a   torate of philosophy degrees from Yale       in combinatorics and game theory, and in
History Rebecca Bennette, Assistant Pro-   Japanese martial art. His academic re-      University, Maluccio served in the Peace     2008 he received the Middlebury Perkins
fessor of Economics John Maluccio, As-     search focuses around disagreement dis-     Corps and worked as a research fellow at     Award for Excellence in Teaching.
sistant Professor of Mathematics John      cussion and the role of Aikido in foster-   the International Food Policy Research          During December’s meeting, the
Schmitt and Assistant Professor of Edu-    ing facilitation skills.                    Institute in Washington D.C. before join-    Board of Trustees also promoted three
cation Jonathan Miller-Lane.                  Miller-Lane is joined by Assistant of    ing the Middlebury College economics         faculty members to the rank of a full pro-
   Miller-Lane’s promotion marks the       History Rebecca Bennette, who joined        department in 2005. His work focuses         fessor: Peter Nelson of the Geography de-
                                       -   the history department in 2005. She         on the econometrics of developing coun-      partment, Theodore Sasson of the Inter-
sor has been granted tenure at Middle-     holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns        tries, particularly within the health and    national Studies department and Frank
bury College. A member of the Education    Hopkins University, as well as both her     education sectors.                           Swenton of the Mathematics department.

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Sabai Sabai:
Home Sweet and Sour Home
                      By Nora Fiore
    All of the chanting and praying on the part of Midd

nearby. The news rings out joyously, but then the doubt
creeps into my mind. Can the latest addition to our local
cuisine scene actually be good, or is it just another crafty
attempt to capitalize on our term-paper-fueled, inordinate
appetites? Well, I gorged myself on three very extravagant

delight the diner, on a number of levels.

                 The Place and the People
    I arrive an hour before the evening opening to catch a
quick interview, but already the staff have carefully orches-

disappeared, leaving a single high-ceilinged, columned
room, with a dash of ballroom atmosphere. The restaurant
offers a sense of freedom and lightness. Coral, orange, rose
and other warm, tropical hues brighten the walls. A long
wooden bar divides the space into two seating areas.
     Tipsukol Baymanh, the manager, greets me at the door
er overjoyed to see her child eating a hearty meal. Born in                                                                                                                                 Nora Fiore
Thailand, Baymanh has a high opinion of Middlebury and              The stir-fry ginger tofu provides a great option for vegetarians with a multitude of colorful veggies and a
an even higher opinion of her employer, Art Jilandharn,
                                                                    glistening jasmine rice pyramid.
and his savoir-faire.
                                                                                                                               -      aigrette style. Cooled with a fresh mint leaf and grounded
                                                                    vide a fresh, fun setting for Middlebury milestones, in ad-       by some chopped peanuts that swirl when I dip my rolls,
more traditional, with armchairs for families or long busi-
                                                                    dition to casual lunches. “It would be really great to serve      the sauce sophisticatedly remixes the sweet and sour con-
ness meetings.”

lean back and approve the choice. If you need to wine-and-
                                                                                                                                      chicken, comes in a glowing golden-yellow cumin hue that
dine a professor/potential boss, you have a new backdrop
                                                                    escapist quality with its woven armchairs, minute carved          puts the mark of authenticity on the dish—anyone can grill
                                                                    mahogany accents, and pagoda-like windows. The place
with café chairs. For young people, dates, parties,” contin-
                                                                    exhales a calm summer wind even in winter. Far from an            sauces, a cucumber and the traditional peanut, come with
ues Baymanh. Looking over, you can discern the luncheon
                                                                    accident, this mood translates out to a mission statement.        it.
tables, the party-of-four casual double date vibe. Blown-
                                                                                                                                           Boneless as promised, the Tamarin duck arrives with a
glass sconces and exotic chic carvings add to the hip am-
                                                                                                                                      perfect pyramid of white jasmine rice on the side. This geo-
biance. Art Jilandharn passes from one side to the other,
                                                                                                                          -           metric choice characterizes the attention to detail, from the
making adjustments and readying the bar for dinner. De-
                                                                    ing.”                                                             artisanal paper menus to the funky Thailand-shaped clock,
spite a generally gregarious demeanor, Jilandharn com-
                                                                         Indeed, unlike the cozy but occasionally rowdy Two           that sets this restaurant apart.
mands the authority of a general marshalling the troops.
A consummate professional, he, along with his wife Claire,
                                                                                                                                      tender meat all discreetly topped with a fruity sweet Tam-
operates two other successful Thai restaurants in Vermont
                                                                    much-needed dose of serenity. Bring your date here if you         arin sauce that the chef deepened with lemongrass and
already. He pops over to say hi, shake my hand, and thank
                                                                    feeling obliged to whisper. The owners ooze gratitude for
over looking for a place for a new restaurant. The lending
                                                                    the opportunity to partake in the town.                           worth it if you long for some succulent, delicately seasoned
process took a while,” recounts Baymanh.However, the
                                                                         “We want to thank Middlebury for the warm welcome,”          poultry in a town dominated by burgers and pasta dishes.
lure of sharing Thai culture with the college town made it
                                                                    Baymanh said. “We hope that you will continue to visit us         I also sampled the stir fried ginger tofu for my vegetarian
worth the wait and the effort of getting the restaurant on
                                                                                                                                      friends and may assure you that the colorful bell peppers,
its feet. “It gives us a chance to bring our culture, our Asian
                                                                    into your community.”                                             woodsy mushrooms, and stimulating shredded ginger sat-
culture, to the students,” she said. “And for Asian students,
we want to give you a taste of home. We like to make con-
                                                                    of touching sincerity. This is a place that takes hospitality
nections. We use fresh ingredients for an authentic Thai
                                                                    to heart.                                                         unbuttoning my top winter layer for more gut-expansion
                                                                                                                                      room, I might have snagged it.
tion is somewhat Western,” she notes.
                                                                                               The Food                                   But dessert beckoned.
                                                                        I return for dinner, but already a few couples have               A small dish of creamy coconut custard, touched up
                                                                    their tables and wait for their food. Baymanh shows me to         with sweet spices, sits beside a small cylinder of dark rice.
                                                                    wait for the show to start. I could order off of the extensive    ary starchiness of other rice deserts in favor of a roasted,
                                                                    sushi menu, with all manner of rolls a person could desire,       rich grain perked up by a small pool of warm toasted
                                                                    but I decide to stick with the Thai, since the staff seems so

                                                                    dishes give off a tantalizing chili tingle that you expect from   than a banal marketing gimmick. I asked a few questions
                                                                    this famously piquant cuisine, nothing will send you gulp-        about the cooking process and received detailed accounts
                                                                    ing down the water with steam running out of your ears            of multi-step recipes that, alas, my feeble brain could not
                                                                                                                                      hoard but which listed many distillations of spices, herbs,
                                                                    another bite.                                                     stocks, and vegetables. Every dish looked great and worked

                                                                    passionately insists.
                                                                                                                                      But for the love of all things yummy and romantic, invite
                                                                    good mystery story, nuanced, engaging, and always keep-                                                                   -
                                                                    ing you on your toes. Layer after layer of tastes emerged
                                                                    chews salad as a boring, space-hogging item in your stom-

                                                                    vegetables, a sliced egg, tofu, all topped with a delectable
                                                                    house sauce. The dressing does not fail to impress with its
                                                                    roasted peanut base, enlivened with coconut, honey, curry,

                                                                    rived wedded to the fresh rolls of tofu and greens, wrapped
                                                                    in unfried rice paper. Unlike the goopy, highly caloric,                                                                Nora Fiore
                                                       Nora Fiore
                                                                    nightmare condiments that usually associated with “sweet-         Coconut custard with sweet spice accompanied with a
The chicken satay comes in an artful tepee shape along
                                                                    and-sour,” this one surprises with its light, refreshing vin-
with a divine peanut sauce.
7local                                                                                                                                                                                  | January 19, 2012

Local      Low snowfall hurts ski areas
lowdown 24
                                                           By Molly Talbert                                                                          during the holiday season.
                                                   It doesn’t take a ski bum to notice that    year [for ski areas] in terms of weather and              “We only did 30 percent of budget rev-
                                              the snow hasn’t been good this year. Never-      public perception,” he said.                          enue on the holiday week and have been
                                              theless, this is not a death sentence for ski-       According to Merril, it is public percep-         closed all but 5 days [as of Jan 12]. There
                                              ers. Despite the warm temperatures there         tion and negative news about snow condi-              are 50 plus full-time employees that have
           Met Opera “Live in HD”             is snow at most resorts and high hopes for                                                             had little or no work thus far this season,”
                                              more snow to come.                               the ski industry in this part of Vermont              said Wimble.
  Met Opera “Live in HD” in Middlebury.            “We only make snow on about 15 per-         rather than the weather.
   The Enchanted Island, starring Joyce       cent of our mountain, so natural snow is                                                               not as much as Mad River Glen.
  DiDonato, Placido Domingo and David         our bread and butter,” said Jamey Wimble,        “been pretty fortunate with natural snow-
 Daniels, will broadcast live on the Town     President and General Manager of Mad             fall compared to most of the northeast,”              dependent on season pass sales to mostly
   Hall Theater big screen. It premiered      River Glen. “Even snowmaking tempera-            said Merril. “Dec. 28 we got over a foot of           local residents and Middlebury students,
  at the Metropolitan Opera in December       tures have been a challenge this season. It      snow, which was the only really material              faculty and staff which, historically, have
 2011. Tickets $24/$10 students, available    can turn around and we can recover some          snow in the northeast.”                               changed very little over the past several
                                              but we are most likely looking at a break-                                                             years,” explained Peter Mackey, manager of
                even year at best.”                              River Glen also received snow from the Dec
                                                   Hardy Merril ’94, chief administrative      28 storm. Unfortunately, this storm was a                  “Christmas week is important to day
             JAN. 21, 1 P.M. – 4:35 P.M.
                                                                                               few days too late and ticket sales were down          ticket sales, lessons, rentals and ski shop
                                                                                                                                                     sales. Our day ticket business was off be-
          One-Man Comedy Circus                                                                                                                      cause of limited terrain being open as were
                                                                                                                                                     private lesson numbers. Enrollment in
    Ever been to a circus performance of                                                                                                             the holiday lesson program was good, and
  just one man dressed in suspenders and                                                                                                             the ski shop business was down, but only
   a hard hat? Now’s your chance! Drive                                                                                                              slightly,” Mackey continued.
  up to Vergennes this Saturday night for                                                                                                                 “There is greater risk of [having cancel-
                                                                                                                                                     ations] when you’re a drive-to resort rather

      will include audience participation.                                                                                                           to the mode of transportation of many of
                                                                                                                                                     their customers.
  available for purchase online at www.                                                                                                                  Unlike many resorts in the west where
                                                                                                                                                     a reservation when a family is driving from
               JAN. 21, 7 P.M. – 9 P.M.                                                                                                              Boston to Vermont if the snow seems bad.
                                                                                                                                                          That is why EricFriedman, marketing
                                                                                                                                                     director of Mad River Glen, encourages the
                                                                                                                                                     students at the College to “stop studying
                                                                                                                               Courtesy: SugarBush
                                                                                                                                                     and go skiing” this Winter Term.
                                              Low snowfalls have left Vermont ski areas scrambling.
 bluegrass duo from Ontario, for a concert

 pair uses a variety of instruments, from a

                                                         By Kaylen Baker                       keeps the Robinsons in constant interac-
                                                  When you’ve found yourself people-           tion with college students.
                                              watching at a public place in Middlebury,             “As 70-year-olds we enjoy the proxim-
             JAN. 21, 7:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.                                                      ity and stimulation of young people,” said
                                              Middlebury holds a great variety of people       Charles. “Auditing courses is great.”
                                              in its shaded valley.
                                                   But, perhaps you haven’t noticed the
      The Horse Traders Breast Cancer         great number of elderly in Middlebury,           Charles engages with former faculty and
                                              since they tend to be active, engaged com-       staff through a bridge club.
                                              munity members, which keeps them young                The mountains of Vermont entice a
                                              and sprightly.                                                                               -
                                                   Involvement is the very reason many         ing red and orange autumn leaves of their
                                              of the Baby Boomer generation (and par-          college years.
  Saturday for the 4th Annual “Face Off       ents of the Baby Boomer generation) have              “These are what we call the ‘footloose
                                              begun to move to small college towns for         elderly,’” explained Nelson, “People who
                                                                                               want to move to the country when they re-
                                              the bill.                                        tire, who didn’t simply grow up there and
                                                   “In a small college town it’s easy for      stay.”
                                              them to get around and easy to get engaged            The majority of retirees moving to                                           courtesy: Charles Robinson
 Patient Support Group, so support a good     in the community. Their contribution is          Middlebury already have some sort of con-             Charles and Heather Robinson, lower
           cause while you jam!               palpable,” said Associate Professor of Ge-       nection to the town through the college,              center, are active members of the
                                              ography Peter Nelson, who specializes in         either as alumni or relatives of alumni.              Middlebury community.
              JAN. 21, 9 P.M. – 12 A.M.                                                        Charles graduated with the class of 1956
                                              population growth and aging Baby Boom-
                                              ers,                                             while Heather graduated with the class                paying for social security and need to save
                                                   But the college itself plays a greater      off 1957. But they didn’t even think about            money for retirement.
                                              role than the size of the town in tempting       moving back until they ended up visiting                   “For someone like myself, most of my
                                              seniors who are looking to settle down per-      Middlebury many years later.                          income comes from the workplace and
                 Trivial Pursuit              manently. Many extracurricular activities             “We came back here with family for our           some gets invested in global markets for
                                              offered to students are also available to the    50th wedding anniversary and said, ‘this is           retirement,” said Nelson. “A retiree who
  This Monday head down to the lounge                                                          the place to retire,’” said Charles.                  moves to Middlebury brings money into
                                              living close to the college?                          Many people who attend the Con-
  sharpest buddies to play some trivia in          “Too many to count,” answered Charles       gregational Church are retired alumni as              Middlebury is created from their expendi-
                                              Robinson, a partially-retired rehabilitation     well. Like the Robinsons, they like getting           tures.”
  annual fundraiser will have prizes for      consultant living in Middlebury. He and his      involved with the town and making a dif-                   Because of the large retired popula-
                                              wife, Heather Robinson, a retired insur-         ference for other people in the community.            tion, Middlebury has amenity-based de-
  percent of all food and drinks will also    ance agent, moved to town in June of 2010.            Many retired alumni are greatly in-              velopment, making the town even more
                                                                                               volved with the Middlebury Community                  attractive to growth, instead of attractive
 to make a difference than by showing off     Middlebury, Charles listed “sports and cul-      Care Coalition. A retiree started one of              to business. The downside is that there has
                your I.Q.?                    tural events, senior activities, contact with    their programs, the Charter House, which              become an inequity in the housing market.
                                              the students, access to two great libraries,     provides temporary housing for the home-              Elderly coming from cities like Boston and
               JAN. 23, 7 P.M. – 8 P.M.                                                        less. At community lunches and suppers,               New York City can afford half-million dol-
                                                                                           -   volunteers take part in making 200 meals              lar homes, while working professors, for
                                                                                               a week. The current president and housing             example, cannot compete.
  P                                                                                                                                        -              As a counterbalance, a new retire-
                                              attend football, basketball, and hockey          ing in Ripton, VT, who’s son attended the             ment home called East View is being built
                                              games most often, use the college library        college.                                              in Middlebury for senior citizens, who can
                                              for access to wide range of journals, work            Other retirees support the cultural life
                                              on college reunion committees, attend            of the town by attending events at the Town           while receiving as much assisted care as
                                              plays, go to college movie series, and visit     Hall Theater on weekends, as opposed to               they wish.
 presentation on natural history, conser      the art center.”                                 watching football at home, as the younger                  There’s no question about it – the
                                                   Providing a second home of sorts for        generations tend to do for pleasure.                  median age in Vermont is increasing, and
  found in Lake Dunmore and other local       two international students through the                The upside of all this involvement is a          Middlebury has become a well-tended
  areas. Free. Presented by the Salisbury                                                -     boost in Middlebury’s economy, according              community. From their perspective, per-
                                              dents to dinner at their house and short         to Nelson. Retirees have already received             taining to the downsides of living so close
                                              trips to visit the Robinsons’ children and       social security and have had time to accu-
               JAN. 24, 7 P.M. – 9 P.M.       grandchildren as well. This involvement          mulate wealth, while working people are               found any yet.”
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The Middlebury
Campus as

 editorial board
 Kara Shurmantine
 Dana Walters
 Ethan Schmertzler
 Kyle Finck, Adam Schaffer, Emily Singer
 Carina Guiterman, Isabel Shaw,
 Ian Trombulak
 Alex Edel, Damon Hatheway, Dillon Hupp,
 Katie Siegner, Owen Teach
 Kaylen Baker, Hannah Bristol,
 Molly Talbert
 Cedar Attanasio, Allison Forrest
 Santiago Azpurua-Borras, Deirdre Sackett,
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 Anna Clements, Paul Gerard,
 Andrew Podrygula, Jiayi Zhu
 Ian Stewart

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 Lea Calderon-Guthe
 Greg Woolston, Sarah Pfander                Michael Olinick is a
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January 19, 2012 |                                                                                                                                                   opinions 9
                                                                                                     Gingrich’s dangerous plans
     isn’t ashamed to get a mani-pedi                                                                  for the Supreme Court
          So, if you’ve ever tried to apply                                                                                                    before the Supreme Court or the
      slightly pink-tinted balm to a                                                                 the world are making resolutions
      boyfriend’s sleeping mouth, obviously

      of ridding him of his desperately,

                                                     pink that appears when I’ve slapped my
      that upon waking, this boyfriend will
                                                     So! Consider Poop Brown retired and             something that would, potentially,
      to shave one of your eyebrows plum                                                                                                       inherent in the plan would, likely,
      off. “But it’s medicated                          Let’s move to the pungent restroom.
                            out in your own                                                          Court.

That thing                  defense, “Hertie’s
                            Hornets is unisex!
                                                                                                       It is true that the Court has a vast

down there                  My male dentist

Joanna Rothkopf ’12 is it to my male
from Washington, D.C.        father!” But it will                                                    worry about the power of the Court
                             have been simply
     too little too late. If your boyfriend is       Fig with Added Danger. An instant ego-          it was originally intended to have.
     anything like my imaginary boyfriend            booster and smell-terminator! Moving
                                                                                                     though, does nothing to improve the
                                lèvres), he will                                                     situation.

      too thoroughly made-up to get over this        with the worst kind of temporary-               about the Supreme Court during the        threat of removal or retaliation
                                                                                                     televised debate in Sioux City, Iowa
      levels of the artist formerly known as                                                                                                   government.
         My         imaginary      Finally,         this chica
                                     is slimming down                 you, their number two

                                         thanks to the                                               said that he would be “prepared to
      resulted in a somewhat                                          that’s   settled.   Boys,
                                    elimination of boar
      strained relationship.                                                                                                                   Congresses un-

      apartment is painted
                                     sausage from her
                                   diet DOUBLE thanks
                                                                      implant!                                                                                         From the
      me and everyone else
      of poop. Also, his
                                    to TESCO CHUNKY                   serious. Phillips has
                                                                      released a “robust
                                                                                                                                               the     number             bench
                                                                                                                                                                    Kelsi Morgan ’14 is
      restroom smells like        MUESLI CEREAL FOR                   power tool” for …                                                        the Court, and        from Owasso, Okla.
      poop. Also, his nails are               MEN.
                                                                    as   an    “Anodilium            Congress to explain why they made a
                                                     soleplate man iron,” the sleek power

      my peppermint tea, opting for a virile

      stay the evening (dressed in a nighty                                                          behavior.” Essentially, this means        strong allies, his statements aren’t

                                                                                                                                               it is already within Congress’s power
      famished, as one tends to be after a
      night’s rest, and all he has to offer me                                                                                                 the Court, so these are not examples
      for nosh are some boar sausage links
      and a bottle of whole milk.                    the elimination of boar sausage from
         Thus, I embarked upon some                  her diet DOUBLE thanks to TESCO
                                                                                                     who overstep their boundaries are
      to what ailed me and my boy toy and,
                                                                                                     and misdemeanors. Thus, he believes
      to bring about the salvation of me and                                                         their authority, when they’ve made        did it interfere with separation of
      mine and you and yours. Ms. Magazine’s                                                                                                   powers.
                                                     impregnating me with only a look!
      usually used by women that marketers
                                                                                                     oversteps boundaries mandated by          advised and, potentially, dangerous.
      These things, I think, might transform                                                         separation of powers.

      warmth and hospitality. Firstly, CIL
                                                                                                                                               larger problem: a muddling of the
      sold at Home Depot offers less wimpy           truly is beautiful!                                                                       separation of powers.

                                      Middlebury: Renaissance men and women
          Ever been to a Middlebury College          a sports team, any team, is a humongous      They sat down, preparing to be seen in
                                                                                                  the next half hour or so. After two hours

      on the team, that smokeshow in your
                                                     shaking your hand telling you how well
                                                                                                  piles of homework. A friend of mine went
                                                     of an athlete you must be, offering to
                                                     name their babies after you. Thing is,       year, trying everything from beatboxing
      a game of some sort, and most do so with       “walking on” to a group like Dissipated 8,   to singing Taylor Swift to offering foot
                                                                                                                                                At Middlebury, we truly have an

Red’s Rant
Caleb Cunninghman
’14 is from Denver, Colo.   about an improv                                                       legit.
                            show, or one of the
                                                                                                  University of Oklahoma. At OU, there are

                                                     team. I have friends who, as sophomores,     three of them are on the losing end of a
      at Midd, students are as dialed in to the

                                                     songs and avoided milk for days (a tall      the same time, every football game has      and women whose interests are as
                                                                                                                                              varied as the Vermont weather reports.

                                                                                                  appeared before the Oklahoma state
      is at our prestigious institution. To make
10 opinions                                                        | January 19, 2012

    A commitment to the uncomfortable conversation

                                                           Sam Koplinka-Loehr
                                                            ’13 is from Ithaca, N.Y.

Rhiya Trivedi ’12.5 is
from Toronto, Canada.

                                  Only in challenging
                                   the ways that we
                                    both perpetuate
                                   bigotry and stay
                                  silent in the face of
                                  oppression can we
                                 begin to leave behind
                                 the feel-good illusion
                                    of contentment
                                  and work towards
                                     liberation for
                                 ourselves and others.

                                             and                    and
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Middlebury Campus| january 19, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                     ACADEMIC                           “IN THEIR WORDS”

                                                                                                                                                                                     Reviews alleged violations         LANDERS CARNAL ’12
                                                                                                                                                                                     of Middlebury’s Honor Code:        Academic Judicial Board
                                                                                                                                                                                     cheating, plagiarism, or other     Member
                                                                                                                                                                                     forms of academic dishonesty.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Its membership includes four       WHY IS THE AJB IMPORTANT?
                                                                                                                                                                                     students, two professors and       “The AJB is important primarily because
                                                                                                                                                                                     one dean.                          of its role in helping to maintain the
                                                                                                                            COMMUNITY                                                                                   integrity of the Middlebury College

                                                                                                                            Reviews alleged violations of Middlebury’s Commuity
                                                                                                                                                                                     APPEALS                            community. Although infractions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of the College Handbook are not a
                                                                                                                            Standards and General Policies; Alcohol and Other        Reviews AJB and CJB cases when
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        regular occurrence, they do need to be
                                                                                                                            Drugs Policy; and other Handbook policies when the       a new hearing has been granted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        addressed. Therefore, while sanctions
                                                                                                                            alleged violation is serious enough that probation       through the appeals process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        can certainly be a part of the judicial
                                                                                                                            or suspension are possible outcomes. Its membership      Its membership includes two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        process, the goal of the AJB is not to
                                                                                                                                                                                     student members of the AJB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        punish students for improper academic
                                                                                                                                                         members and one dean.       or CJB who did not hear the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        behavior; rather, the AJB seeks to
                                                                                                                 “IN THEIR WORDS”                                                    original case, two faculty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        educate students about the importance
                                                                                                                                                                                     members, and one member of the
                                                                                                                 ZACH MOLLENGARDEN ’12                                               academic administration.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of the Honor Code and the values for
Ever wondered how INFORMATION COLLECTED BY                                                                       Alternate Community                                                                                    which it stands.”
a bill gets passed? Kara Shurmantine, Dana Walters,                                                              Judicial Board Member                                                                                  WHAT ARE SOME OF THE
How a club gets     Cedar Attanasio                                                                              The basic set-up is a table with the CJB       rests primarily in “community.” Peers — in the form     DIFFICULTIES OF BEING A
                                                                                                                 on one side, and the respondent on the                                                                 MEMBER OF THE BOARD?
formed? How Honor LAYOUT BY                                                                                      other, accompanied by an adviser if they so
                                                                                                                 choose, and the Associate Dean for Judicial
                                                                                                                                                                of the community accountable for our own standards.     “Members of the AJB encounter a
                                                                                                                                                                It’s easy to think of it as a micro-iteration of
Code infractions    Ian Stewart                                                                                                                                 a local/state/federal court system, but in its          primarily during hearings. Cases that
                                                                                                                 From there, the hearing usually consists
are dealt with?                                                                                                  of a variety of statements, interviews
                                                                                                                                                                practice and its aims, that’s a poor comparison.
                                                                                                                                                                The CJB doesn’t aspire to be a court of law. It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        come before the Board are often both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        physically and mentally exhausting
Members of our                                                                                                   with witnesses and questioning. The time
                                                                                                                 frame will vary depending upon the number
                                                                                                                                                                should be — and I suspect with impressive frequency     for everyone involved. Therefore,
                                                                                                                                                                is — a group of thoughtful individuals sitting          being a member of the Board requires
                                                                                                                 of infractions considered, the number of                                                               extraordinary patience, especially
                                                                                                                 respondents, witnesses, interview time, etc.
student groups                                                                                                                                                  and how to make it right.                               since hearings can last anywhere from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        several hours to half a day in length.
answer these                                                                                                                                                                                                            In addition, Middlebury is a small and
questions and                                                                                                                                                                                                           tightly-knit community; therefore,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        students and faculty who come before
more.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the Board often know (or at least
                                                                                                                                                                   PRESIDENT                                            recognize) one or more of the student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and faculty members of the Board (and
                                             Senators can write two types of                                                                                       Vin Recca ’12                                        vice versa). This can potentially
                                             legislature: bills and resolu-                                     SPEAKER OF THE SENATE                                                                                   create awkward situations both during
                                             tions. Bills concern internal pol-
                                                                                                                                                                   CABINET                                              and after hearings, which is why the
                                                                                                                Joanie Thompson ’14
                                             icy, or changing the SGA by-laws,                                                                                     +Student Co-Chair of                                 ability to be fair and impartial
                                                                                                                COMMONS SENATORS                                   Community Council                                    is incredibly important for Board
                                             and spending money. A resolution                                                                                                                                           members.”
                                             conveys the sense of the Senate.
                                                                                                                Each commons elects one
                                             Because they are the representa-                                   senator to serve on the SGA                        +Treasurer/Finance Committee
                                             tives of the students the opin-                                    senate.                                            Chair
                                             ion by extension is the opinion of                                 CLASS SENATORS                                     +Director of Membership/                             HOW TO: START A CLUB
                                             the entire student body. Bills are                                 First Year                                         Elections                                            1. Write a constitution
                                             actual binding laws that apply to                                  Sophomore                                          +Director of Student                                 2. Present it to the Constitution
                                             the SGA as an institution and the                                                                                                                                          Committee; get approved.
                                                                                                                Junior                                             Organizations/Constitution                           3. Present to the Finance Committee;
     Faculty Council                         committees and student orgs under                                                                                     Committe Chair                                       get approved.
     sends two faculty                       its jurisdiction.                                                  Senior
                                                                                                                Senior Feb                                         +Press Secretary                                     4. Get your money and go!
     to the Community                                                                                           First Year Feb                                     +Director of:
     Council.                                                       Power of the purse

                                                                    Power of the pen                            Inter-House Council
                                                                                                                Representative                                                                                                           “IN THEIR WORDS”
                                                                                                                                                                       Alumni Relations                                                  VIN RECCA ’12
                                                                                 “We have a $400,000
                                                                                                                                                                   +Athletic Liason                                                      SGA President
                                                                                 surplus right now. That                                                           COMMITTEES                                                            “The SGA could be doing
                                                                                 being said, however, much
                                                                                 of that has already been                                                          +Institutional                                                        so much more. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Faculty Committee and
     sends two faculty                                                           promised (as opposed to
     representatives     multiple constituency groups. Community                 spent) for things like
                                                                                                                                         This is where             +Constitution Committe                                                their constituencies
                                                                                 OINK, the Bike Room, big
     to the Community    council representatives advise the Dean                 capital expenditures                                    your $380 student         +Finance Committee                                                    much better than we do.
     Council.            of the College (Shirley Collado) who has                                                                        activity fee goes.                                                                              The SGA needs to be
                                                                                 for large orgs. etc.                                                                                                                                    tackling bigger issues
                         the power to change policy once it’s                    Generally, the SGA likes                                                                                                                                and doing much more.
                                                                                 between $150,000 and                                                                                                                                    I’m trying to bring
                                                                                 $200,000 for insurance                                                                                                                                  back a sense of
                                                                                 reasons.”                                                                                                                                               professionalism. Not to
                                                                                 -Vin Recca ’12, President                                                                                                                               say that my predecessors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         didn’t have that, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         just a greater sense
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of gravitas to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         institution. This
                                                                                                            TELL US ABOUT                            WHAT CHALLENGES DO                       WHAT IS MOST REWARDING                     government should
                                                                         NADIA SCHREIBER ’12‚

                                                                                                            YOUR ROLE                                YOU FACE?                                ABOUT THE JOB?
                                                                                                            “My role on MCAB is to make sure that    “I would say the main challenge is       “When events go well, and people           students, and Middlebury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         should be the way
                                                                         “IN THEIR WORDS”

                                                                                                            there is consistent programming. I       how to make sure that the events we      are having fun, it is one of the
     Student                                                                                                am always looking at our calendar and    plan are ones that people want to go     most rewarding feelings. So much of        we want it to look.
     applications                                                                                           making sure that there aren’t any        to. I always have to think about what    our time is spent in the abstract,         Especially for the
                                                                                           MCAB President

     for Community                                                                                          gaping holes. I also encourage the       might be exciting, not just to us, but   thinking about what might work (and        younger generation —
     Council positions                                                                                      chairs and the committees to think       also for as much of the student body     when/how/where). So when it all comes      I’m going to graduate,
     are reviewed by                                                                                        creatively and think outside the box     as possible. It can be disappointing     together in the end, it’s a wonderful
     Co-Chair Janet                                                                                         in terms of coming up with new events.   to all of us when events that we were    feeling. Also when we are able to          just starting their
     Rodrigues ’12.                                                                                                                                  positive about do not go over well       work through issues productively, and      Middlebury careers. I
                                                                                                            our weekly executive meetings, as well   with the student body, and keeping the   debrief what went right/wrong so that      want to make sure they
                                                                                                            as the bi-weekly full board meetings.    morale up also poses an interesting      we know what to do better next time,       have the tools and the
                                                                                                            I also meet weekly with our adviser      challenge.”                              that’s also great.                         resources necessary to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         make Middlebury the way
                                                                                                            of Students.”                                                                                                                they want it to be.”
14 features                                                                                                                                                                                | January 19, 2012

            at least
                                                        Sophie Clarke ’11 wins Survivor
                                                                  By Cedar Attanasio
                                                        mate underdog on Survivor: South Pa-
                                                        cific, which ran on CBS last fall. Young,
                                                        bookish and female, Clarke’s odds of win-
                                                        ning seemed slim. But with social cun-
                                                        ning, physical prowess and critical think-

                          BY CLAIRE SIBLEY              Many Middlebury students followed her
     To crush is an act of making celebrity of the      adventure on television and through epi-
magnetically unfamiliar: with only a few attrac-        sode summaries (which you can find on
tive hues, we have the power to paint a veritable
                                                             Survivor is a reality television show
and vaguely blurry.                                     that pits contestants against each other,
     As you sneak a glance at your Proctor              eliminating them based on communal
crush (hiding behind the latest issue of People         votes and physical challenges on elabo-
graced with yet another speculation concerning          rate obstacle courses. The final prize is
Brangelina’s longevity) rest assured that your          one million dollars. Clarke made alli-
shallowness is not without grand precedent:             ances early in the competition with other
Petrarch crushed epically for Laura, quitting the       contestents to help her survive to the lat-
priesthood to pine and managing to work his-            er rounds. Then, she won immunity from
tory’s most famous case of blue-balls into the          being voted off by winning a race chal-
                                                        lenge that ended with a puzzle. She fin-
of course, actually meeting the woman in ques-          ished the puzzle first, securing her a spot
tion.                                                   in the final three, with contestants Benja-
      More recently, our culture has had a col-
lective crush on Manic Pixie Dream Girls who            As with other seasons of Survivor, con-
— we believe — have the power to sweep into             testants kicked out in earlier rounds de-
our lives and use their colorful hairdos and un-        cided the final winner by a vote. Sophie
usual syntax powers to relieve our boring — if
heroic — existences. It could even be argued                 Now Clarke is back in class, at Mount
that mystical religions are the ultimate crushes:       Sinai School of Medicine, a little bit rich-
how much more romantic and obscure can you              er. Between lectures, she sat down to an-
get than worshipping the unknowable?                    swer our questions via email.
      For whatever reason, humans love to
                                                        MC: When did you get the idea to be on
hearts based on impressively minimal evidence.          Survivor? Were you a big fan of earlier
Crushing sates some deep hunger for intrigue            seasons?
we seem neither capable to explicate or deny. As            SC: My dad made my sisters and I
Christine Lavin astutely observes, “She’s a thou-       watch the first season because he was
                                                        writing a book about islands and thought
fond of the shimmer distance brings to these            it was a documentary. It wasn’t — but we
things.” No matter how thirsty we are, some-            got hooked! I saw there was a casting call
times we’d just rather watch the mirage glitter         online and submitted a video during fi-
to the dune.
      An armchair anthropologist once explained                                                                                                                            Monty Brinton, courtesy of cbs broadcasting
                                                        MC: How was the application process             Clarke sits with a bottle of water in her camp. Pictured in the foreground is her co-contestant
the theory of crushing in terms of hunter-gath-
                                                        compared to, say, medical school?               Edna Ma, an anesthesiologist, who lost the game a er 33 days on the island.
erer societies: one day, a mysterious stranger
                                                             SC: Oh much harder! I got into medi-
shows up at camp sporting an unfamiliar trait
                                                        cal school the easy way [The Mount Sinai
— long legs, big teeth, broad shoulders, etc. The                                                       really didn’t provide much sustenance.
                                                        Humanities and Medicine Early Accep-                                                             MC: Your Wikipedia page is up for deletion
woman who crawls under his animal hide next
                                                                                                -                                                        because, according to the talk page your
                                                        lege. I just had to write one essay! For        MC: Could you give us the gender dynam-          “only notability is being a winner on Sur-
ance and genetic resilience than the cave chick                                                         ics of the game, and how you used them
                                                        the Survivor application, I had to make                                                          vivor: South Pacific.” Harsh words. Was
who’s getting busy with her own cousin. This,
                                                                                                        to your advantage?                               Survivor just 15 minutes of fame or the
concluded the anthropologist, explains human-
                                                        and go through a very grueling four-                SC: I was a unique female character          beginning celebrity career?
ity’s penchant for being attracted to the mysteri-
                                                        month casting process.                          on Survivor. I don’t like to call myself a
ous stranger.                                                                                                                                                SC: Ooo! Haha that’s funny. This was
                                                                                                        nerd — but I am the closest to a female
                                                        MC: How does Midd prepare, or not pre-          nerd Survivor has ever cast. Usually the
ancestors may have gleaned from crushing on                                                                                                              school and, a, uh, more harsh reality has
                                                        pare, someone to play Survivor?                 females are eye candy models and beauty
novel newcomers, organized society (which has
                                                                                                        queens. I think this gave me an advan-           set in. I would love to extend that page
pretty much got the procreation thing down)                 SC: I know everyone calls Middlebury
                                                                                                        tage out there because I wasn›t the tradi-       with more work in medicine! (and I hope
                                                        And, I think because it is such a small         tional flirty-manipulative-girl threat that
a critical inspiration have I lost to hotties stroll-                                                                                                    really a fantastic accomplishment!)
                                                        school, you cannot insulate yourself with       the other players knew to watch out for.
ing by while I vainly attempted to write a paper
                                                        friends who are similar to yourself. In-        The other thing about Survivor is that, in
(wherever, it seems, I try to write). And that’s                                                                                                         MC: So, a million dollars. How much of that
                                                        stead, you are forced to make friendships       the beginning, the game really revolves
just crush-lite: as our native crush lists attest,                                                                                                       do you get to keep, after taxes and all that?
                                                        and relationships out of your comfort           around getting rid of the weakest (i.e.
every semester a crop of attractive people leave
                                                        zones — with town members, faculty, in-         the girls.) So, as a female, it’s hard to        Any thought of some towards MIDD Start?
our campus having never fruitfully revealed
                                                        ternational students, etc. ... On Survivor,     avoid getting targeted as weak in the be-
their secret affections to the object thereof.
                                                                                                        ginning. Yet, it’s also important to seem        did donate to a few different charities
      But it seems not-crushing is just as frus-
                                                        are the epitome of their stereotype (cow-       non-threatening as the game goes on. I,          right after I won. I am sorry to say, I did
trating as crushing: not having someone to
                                                        boy, ex-gang member, Mormon mother,             however, knew the guys I aligned with all        not donate to MIDD Start — too many
dream about one day possibly pursuing leads to
                                                        etc.) and you must be able to relate with       had pretty big egos and would likely un-         good projects and not enough time to
long Friday nights not so casually strolling from
                                                        them. You must be able to connect with          derestimate me. And they did.                    decide!
Brooker to Palmer to Munford to the Mods in
listless pursuit of — something. Somewhere.             all types of people for hours and hours on
                                                        end (around a campfire ...).                    MC: Well that taught them a lesson! Next         MC: Any advice to graduating seniors from
                                                                                                        question: It seems like everyone who             your perspective as a Survivor?
                                                        MC: As a reality show skeptic, I have to        graduates from Midd has a degree in                   SC: Slow down. Breathe. I buy into ev-
to know someone, how to deal with not having
a crush seems a more nuanced issue: making              ask about some of the logistics of the          deconstructing. Did you ever find yourself       ery cliché in the book now. On Survivor, your
out with your best platonic friends out of bore-        show. Did you actually build those shel-        over-analyzing the cultural phenomenon of
                                                                                                                                                         identity is stripped of almost everything that,
dom is rarely a good solution (with the excep-          ters? Did you ever ask the production staff     which you were a part?
                                                                                                                                                         as a Middlebury student, you commonly de-
tion of spin the bottle, which is always a solution     for another blanket? How was the food?               SC: All the time — about everything.
to something, especially if you have attractive              SC: Yes, we spent the whole first day      One part of me still thinks “ugh, real-
                                                                                                        ity T.V. — so trashy” and the other part
                                                                                                                                                         by your major, your high school, your wealth,
friends) and more than a certain amount of              building our shelter and every single day                                                        your friends, your boyfriend, your clothes,
porn can leave your dominant hand sadly jaded.          after that collecting and weaving palm          of me really respects the medium. The
                                                                                                        show has impacted every facet of my              your job etc. …
     The best solution I’ve come up with is in-         fronds to reinforce. Most of the time out
                                                                                                        life from the choices I make about how I              On Survivor, for 39 days, you are de-
                                                        there revolves around camp life — strat-
                                                                                                        spend my free time to the way I interact         prived of all of this. You have no worldly pos-
strong characterization: drool-worthy TV mini-
                                                                                                        with everyone.                                   sessions. No Uggs, no books, no movies, no
series (Sherlock is currently everyone’s favorite)      our time, at least the first few weeks, col-
                                                 -      lecting firewood, reinforcing the shelter,           I also am constantly questioning            paper, no pens, no makeup, nothing. You have
ies and you’re bound to fall for someone) allow                                                         what it means to be a pseudo-celebrity           none of this baggage. And, I think because of
us viewers to crush on characters while the             production, and we had no blankets. Pro-        — is this something I should be tak-             this, after 39 days of living with just my own
fourth wall keeps the line between reality and          duction does not provide anything. All we       ing seriously? I think it is. I have had
fantasy temporarily at bay. Advantageously,             had was a machete and fishing gear. For         people with cancer tell me how inspired          know that most graduating seniors don’t have
you’re free to do whatever you please with Mr.          food, we ate coconuts and whatever fish         they were by my journey on Survivor              the opportunity to starve themselves for 39
and Mrs. Smith when you invite them over for            we could catch. The coconuts are laxa-          and how it lifted them out of depres-            days, but I would advise them to, in any way
dinner in your imagination, and Brangelina              tives, however, and in general made me          sion. That is a serious impact they think
won’t hear a thing.                                     physically sick to eat after a while so those   I made.                                          unplug and just live with yourself for a while.
January 19, 2012                                                                                                                                                 features15
   club sp tlight: DREAM
           By Shannon Fiedler                  became more structured. What distin-
     “The aim of DREAM is to develop           guished DREAM from other groups, such
strong one-on-one relationships and to         as Community Friends, is the emphasis
provide the children the opportunity to        on group activities, such as hiking, apple
explore new experiences and environ-           picking and the annual Halloween party.
ments they otherwise might not be ex-               “Doing these large group activities
posed to,” said co-chair Jane Williams         also allows mentors the chance to get
’11.5. “As a soon-to-be graduate, I can        to know each other and to form a sense
say that DREAM is one of the parts of my       of community, as well,” said Williams.
Middlebury life that I am most proud to        “This has been one of the most rewarding
have been a part of.”                          parts of DREAM — I met many of my best
     DREAM stands for Directing through        friends through DREAM.”
Recreation, Education, Adventure and                Basarab agrees. “Of course working
Mentoring. On Friday afternoons, mem-          with the kids is the main part of what we
bers of the club and the kids from the         do, and I always love it. But to be perfectly
community get together for group ac-           honest, DREAM for me has been a way to
                                               expand socially,” he said. “I’ve met lots of
trips. The mentors also work outside of        new people, and we’ve always been a close
the framework to foster the personal re-       knit group, so we do a bunch of stuff to-                                                                              Courtesy:
lationships.                                   gether outside of DREAM — that’s really         Sierra Young ’
     “DREAM is about bringing a new per-       the best part. I think that any endeavor/
spective to the kids,” said member Brett       activity you do really depends on the           and special that they can look forward to     bring them to you,’ she offered. It was so
Basarab ’12. “The housing communities          group you’re doing it with.”                    and that makes it worth it to me.”            sweet. And so generous. Nothing in the
we work with tend to be lower income/af-            The relationships are key in DREAM               “[It’s] a change from their normal      world stands in this girl’s way and I love
fordable housing. Many of these kids just      — the group’s inner friendships and the         school routine, which then makes their        that about her.”
don’t have these simple opportunities to       relationships formed with the kids and          normal routine that much better,” said             “The kids are awesome — they have a
interact with college students.”               their parents.                                  Basarab. “You know, another thing to          ton of energy, and they are always excited
     Half a dozen colleges in Vermont have           “Over the past few years, I’ve seen       look forward to at the end of every week.”    to see us,” said Siegel.
                                               families grow to trust us more and more.             And the mentors enjoy playing with            For volunteers, DREAM is social
1999 at Dartmouth. Williams and Deb            We’re watching the kids grow up, learn          the kids just as much.                        service and socializing. Mentors connect
                                                                                                    “One of our mentees is selling girl      with each other, their kids and families in
branch of DREAM in 2007. It started out            Those relationships center around           scout cookies,” she said, “and I asked her,   the local community. In a sense, they are
pretty informal.                               Friday afternoon playtimes, which Wil-          since I’m graduating in February, how         working together to bring about the sense
                                               liams calls “DREAM time.”                       I might be able to get the cookies when       of equality for all.
mentors would knock on the kids’ doors             “Every time I ring the doorbell at one      they are ready to be delivered in March.           “I would say it’s about […] expan-
and ask their parents if they could come       of the kid’s houses I see their faces light     She said that she would be willing to take    sion,” said Basarab. “I know that these
                                               up when they see that we’re there and its       them to my house for me. I told her I         kids would be different without DREAM;
DREAM, we would play in the yard with a        DREAM time,” said Williams. “I love to          didn’t think that was possible because I      I think it’s just so important, especially
few kids, but it was a struggle to gain the    see their enthusiasm and excitement —           live far away — in Maryland. ‘That’s not      when you’re young, to try new things,
parents’ trust.”                               even if we are simply playing outside that      that far,’ she told me. ‘I could send them    to see new things and to take safe risks.
    But the group grew, and activities         week! DREAM time is something exciting          to my Nana in Virginia and she could          That’s what DREAM really stands for.”

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  losers                               ADULT CHRISTMAS
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                                                                            Organic Chemistry.           making most silver jewlery.

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arts sciences
  W in t er
  Te r m c la ss
  s h a pes
  a round
  t h em
       *************  By Alex Knight
     Over the course of four weeks, the nine students en-
rolled in “Living World in Ceramics” will learn a new me-
dium, construct a range of creative clay installations and
put together a showcase of their nine unique pieces, each
in an eight-by-eight-by-eight space. The course focuses on
hand-building clay construction to create large scale inter-
pretations of something from the animal world.
     Using the medium of low-fire clay, students are
prompted to explore and build representations of the liv-
ing world, within “the human and animal kingdoms.” The
inspiration for this prompt is in the focus of ancient art’s
concentration on the figurative and animal form, but the
course’s representations are decidedly contemporary in
style and content.
     The students are lucky to be working with the Col-
lege’s Cameron Visiting Artist Brian Boldon, who is
teaching the course alongside Professor of Studio Art Jim
Butler. When Boldon is out of earshot, Butler totes him
as possibly the leading expert in clay in the United States.
With access to an authority like Boldon, the students are
able to learn a plethora of innovative techniques very
     The pedagogy of the course aims for its students to
learn to use and understand the material of clay, bridg-
ing aesthetic form and a physically strong structure. An
important focus of large-scale pieces is an investigation of
complex strategies to assemble parts of their structures to-
gether. While clay is the principle medium of the course,
students bring wood, glass, steel and epoxies into their
pieces, sometimes for support strength and sometimes as
an element of design.
     “These aren’t your grandmother’s glazes,” Butler said
of the glazes the class is anticipating using once their
constructions are fired at the end of the second week of
Winter Term. The class emphasizes mineral-based glazes,
which will add tactile surfaces and uncommon color
effects through chemical reactions during the heat of kiln-
     Projects range from a sinewy cave of bones to the
theme of “ant power,” which is being explored by Diego
Russell ’12. His piece represents a portrayal of a large-
scale ceramic ant at a breakfast table.
     The course will produce nine discrete installations,
independent in content and idea. This is in contrast to the
collaborative installment Butler led in his “City of Your
Dreams” Winter Term course in 2009. The students are all
extremely happy with both the course and the skills they
are learning.
     “It’s a lot of work, but a lot of fun,” says Ashley Litzen-
berger ’11.5, who is building an abstract elephant, empha-
sizing form and silhouette over the class’s contemporary
selection of glazes.
     Indeed, student response has been mostly positive. In
his selection for his Winter Term class, Russell summa-
rized it well.
                                                                                                                                                                    Courtesy: Alex Knight
     “I knew I hit it big time,” he said.
     The class as a whole are currently working on having                                                                   Top: Brian Bolden helps one of his students “bone
an installation that would show off the class’s final cre-                                                                  up” on ceramics.
ations. The installation is currently slated to be held in the                                                              Middle: Bolden shows off his tower made from three
Johnson pit during the beginning of next semester with                                                                      individual cylindrical pieces.
the exact date still pending.                                                                                               Left: Volcanoes are also apart of the curriculum.
                                                                                                                            Above: Bolden works in his craft in class.

don’t             The Middlebury College Winter Term orches-       Swing, contact improvisation, hip-hop, and modern         This new exhibition features art by interna-

                  tra, conducted by the Conductor of the College   dance, all dance forms that have their roots in Ameri-    tionally renowned artists El Anatsui and Yinka
                  Orchestra, Andrew Massey, come together          can Dance. Come and observe as the Middlebury             Shonibare.,among others living in African nations
                  thanks to the Music Department to bring us       Dance Company and other guest artists bring to life       and around the world. The installation at the College

                  a performance of Beethoven’s classic Seventh     this new vision of 21st century dance. A discussion       is supported by the Christian A. Johnson Memorial
                  Symphony. Tickets free.                          will follow the Friday performance. Free.                 Fund. Free.
                       | january 19, 2012                                                                                                             arts SCIENCES17
one life left                                   sion will lead to one of the games many

                                                turn-based combat that works incredibly
                                                                                               mer who has been with his girlfriend, Kath-

                                                                                               hinting at marriage, Vincent has a small
                                                                                                                                                is an overwhelming amount of quests to

                                                                                                                                                this game, and my quest list is still exces-
BY SANTIAGO AZPURUA-BORRAS                                                                     personal crisis and tries to resolve it with a
                                                                                                                                                of character customization, varied quests
                                                classic Chrono Trigger, Radiant Historia           After they leave, Vincent meets Cath-        and good voice acting make Skyrim one of
    This generation of games has been
                                                is a throwback to classic role playing games   erine, a 20-year-old blonde who, after
                                                                                                                                                you have some way of playing it, I really do
Call of Duty franchise continues to the best
                                                                                               Vincent must attempt to save his relation-       think you should pick it up, even if you are
and fastest-selling piece of entertainment
ever (Modern Warfare 3                               The Legend of Zelda:                                                               -

           Angry Birds has gone from iOS               Skyward Sword                           in his boxers trying to climb a tower of
                                                                                                                                                           Arkham City
game to a multi-million-dollar franchise                                                                                                        PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PC
with all sorts of merchandise, including                   Nintendo Wii                        blocks that he must push and pull, all while

                                                                                               of every stage, Vincent must climb another           Arkham City is a sandbox-esque
pig-destroying and military warfare, there
                                                                                           -   one of these towers while being chased by a
have been a plethora of titles worth play-
                                                Wii, Skyward Sword raises the bar for mo-           Catherine also features an incredible       Strange closes off the slums of Gotham City
                                                                                               soundtrack consisting mostly of remixes          and turns it into one giant prison dubbed
                                                supposedly the prequel to the other Zelda      of classical symphonies that really enhance
                                                                                               the emotion and stress that emanates from
only are they probably cheaper by the time
                                                about Skyward Sword is how tight the                       Catherine, with its risky game-
you read this, but for all we know, 2012
                                                                                               play design, could have easily been a sink-
may be the last chance you have to play
                                                his sword in what feels like a 1:1 response    or-swim situation for its developers, but
                                                                                               the fact it sold moderately well showed                                                    -
                                                the environments are brightly colored and      me that there is still room for risk-taking      counters foes both old and new such as the
        RADIANT HISTORIA                                                                -      and creativity in the gaming industry and        prince of puzzles, The Riddler, the broken-
             Nintendo DS                        nally seeing some real chemistry between       that one does not have to stick with what
                                                                                               “works” to make a memorable gaming ex-
                                                something that, for some reason, was pain-                                                                                        Arkham
      This little gem came to my attention a
                                                fully absent from other Zelda titles, with                                                      Asylum will be disapointed to discover that
little too late to write a formal review, but
                                                perhaps the exception of Ocarina of Time
                                                                                               The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim                      Scarecrow, with his player-warping fear
                                                                                                                                                gas will not be making a return this time
Radiant Historia tells the story of Stocke,                                                     PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 & PC
                                                Sword was the antagonist, Ghirahim, a
                                                creepy, yet fabulous, character with tons of
                                                                                                   Skyrim                                           Arkham City succeeds at something
in a war for fertile territory against the
                                                                                     Sky-      a world so vast and so interesting with so       many other games fail to do: it appeals to
kingdom of Gragnorg, which serve as the
                                                ward Sword shows that sometimes being          much to explore that it can make the player      both the core fan base as well as the more
                                                late is better than never showing up, and
During this war, the land is slowly turn-
                                                                                               outside that has actual things that need to
ing into inhospitable desert, and no one is
                                                                                                                               Skyrim is a      the Arkham series totally rewrites the rules
                                                                                               strictly single player experience, it is one     for developing a game based off of an al-
to use the power of the White Chronicle, a
book that allows the user to travel through                  Catherine                         of the greatest water-cooler games ever
                                                                                                                                                    This game is the difference between
                                          -        PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360                    sharing stories about their victories, their
the player decides and does in one timeline
                                                     To recap from my review during the        beloved companion who has a tendency
                                                fall semester: Catherine tells the story of
ally enjoy about the game is that there are
                                                Vincent, a 32-year-old software program-       main quest is a bit on the short side, there     Arkham City

Sophomore organizes enviornmentally friendly symposium
           By Andrew Majek

                                                where the economy is in a really tough
sustainability in the face of running a                                              -
large-scale business? These are questions
addressed at a symposium organized by           way we have, so being innovative and
                                                coming up with new ideas and being an
                                            -   entrepreneur will only become more im-

                                                started their own company with a focus
                                                on sustainability or are involved in the

    The symposium brings five speakers              The symposium is the culmination
from various backgrounds to talk about          of many hours of work, emails and orga-
sustainability, business, entrepreneur-
                                                collect people in fall semester, and chose
                                                Winter Term as the time to have the sym-
                                                posium as she thought that people would
                                                have more free time to come to the lec-
the founder of the multimillion dollar
company Organic Avenue, a juice com-                                                                                                                                       Courtesy: Olivia French ’14
pany that promotes an environmentally           belief of passion with purpose, which she
friendly lifestyle and aims at educat-          said described what her company Organ-
ing others about how they can live to be        ic Avenue is about: promoting sustain-
                                                ability and living a healthy, vegan life-                                                           When asked what was most challeng-
gree in education and is currently work-        in any way, as well as promoting healing       making your job your life and purpose,
ing for a second masters degree in human                                                                                            -

                                   -            searches for information about sustain-
                                   -            ability and about the importance and im-                                                    -
vironmental initiative that examines            pact of eating a vegan diet on the planet                                                       consists of six retail stores and employs
solutions to environmental problems,
                                                    She emphasized the importance of           inspired her to create a company like Or-             On top of all of this, their online
Recycling, which finds environmentally          being the change you want to see in the                                                -        store also sell a plethora of their already
friendly ways of getting rid of e-waste,                                                                                                        existing products including a variety of
                                                    “You have to practice on yourself,
of Corporate Consciousness, a compa-            you have to be the example … if you really     one grandfather died of stomach cancer
ny that makes green products and Kyle                                                          and another grandfather died of emphy-
                                                    One of the themes of her company is
                                                                                                                                                is that initial footprint … and I want to
                                                                                                                                                create these stores all around the world
                                         -                                               -         All the illness-related deaths caused        so that people can access the lifestyle that
spired by her interest in environmental         cause, for me, this whole lifestyle really     her to question life, and she drew upon
issues, particularly in how they relate to                                               -     these experiences as an inspiration to
18 arts              SCIENCES                                                                                                                                         | january 19, 2012

                                                                                            ing out their patients’ hidden unconsciou-          Mortensen and Fassbender are such
                                               cure, the remedy Jung and Freud pioneer

reel critic                                                                             -
                                                                                            gerous Method
                                                                                                                             A Dan-        with little or no glory — the troubled, dark
                                                                                                                                                      Jane Eyre
BY DANA WALTERS                                                                                     the tension boiling between each                                              Hun-
                                                                                                                                           ger and most recently, the sex addict in
    Thirty seconds into Keira Knightley’s                                         A DANGEROUS                                                                  Shame (the title says it
                                                                              -                       partnership between Freud and
limbs and delirious, shrieking giggles,        ily, into a capable psychiatrist      METHOD           Jung occupies the most interest-                                            -
                                                                                                                                           urally combined with the need to express
                                               who understands the psycholog-
A Dangerous Method, when Michael Fass-                                      -                         just plain immoral relationship                                                  -
bender as Carl Jung is spanking Knightley

                                           -                                                necessary, it is only one small piece in the   Fassbender creates, it is intriguing and
                                           -                                           -
                                               action between doctor, doctor and patient                                                        In Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Meth-
this particular instance, it helps to trans-   (and later doctor) that imply change has                                                -   od
relationships between the characters unto      Rather, we see Spielrein madly trying to     A Dangerous Method allows its characters
                                                                                        -   to speak their minds (or those minds they                                            -
    A Dangerous Method details the com-        lowed by her as a composed, astute medical                                           -      born son Jung, Mortensen and Fassbender
plex relations between psychiatrist Sig-                                                -                                                                                        -
mund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), his pro-                                                  -                                              -
tégé Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) and
Jung’s patient and later colleague Sabrina     to mimic the gaps in understanding Freud     including Jung, saw, as too caught up with
                                         -                                            -

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Indoor track begins year with
3 record setting performances by the Numb3rs
              By Alex Edel
     Several members of the indoor track
                                                 14th place overall. On the men’s side other
                                                                                                      ’14 and Grace Heglund-Lohman ’15. The                19          Years since the men’s hockey team suffered
                                                                                                                                                                       a defeat as bad as its 7-0 loss to Plattsburgh.

                                                 Wilder Schaaf ’14 and Anthony Lee ’13.

                                                                                                                                                           Number of combined sets dropped by both
to compete in the NYC Gotham Cup last                                                                 team in 14th place.                                  men’s and women’s squash teams against
weekend. The majority of the spring track                                                                 Like the men, the women also had                 NESCAC opponents last weekend.
                                                 time of 4:24.49.

                                                                                                                                                                    Total number of goals conceded by the
indoor team. Many of the runners also ran
cross country in the fall, which resulted in                                                                                                                        games of the season (now with a record of
                                                 against such strong competition that early

                                                                                                                                                            Number of TD passes thrown by Tom Brady
                                                 performances in so many events bode well                                                                   against the Denver Broncos in the Divisional
NCAA championship. Three school records          for the rest of the indoor season.”                  with a time of 1:19.41, while Sarah Guth ’15                        Playoffs, tying an NFL record.
were set in the season-opening meet,                  Many runners on the women’s side

                                                                                                                                                                   Number of consecutive wins the men’s
setting the stage for not only the rest of the                                                             The team will continue competition                      basketball team has in regular season play.
                                                 record — breaking time of 2:57.55, from              Friday at the University of Vermont.
the spring season.                               Juliet Ryan-Davis ’13. This record-breaking          After this weekend the team will only
                                                                                                      have four more meets before the ECAC
                                                 another record came from the women’s                 Championships, which will take place at
with a time of 49.94, a time that earned him                                                          the beginning of March.

editors’ picks
                                                          Owen Teach                           Damon hatheway                             Dillon Hupp                                     Alex edel
Which will be greater, Middlebury                                                              MARGIN OF VICTORY                      MARGIN OF VICTORY                                    ASSISTS
men’s basketabll team’s margin                                  ASSISTS                     Hamilton averages 15 assists per      Dillon would like it to be known           It will be a very close call, and the
                                                 Panthers still get the win, obviously.    game which will be closer to 8 in a    he’s driving somewher between               Panthers will still win by a large
of victory or Hamilton’s assist                                                           dominant Middlebury performance.        Syracuse and Albany. He thinks.                           margin.
                                                                                                         YES                                    YES
Will the women’s hockey team                                      YES                     The Panthers average over 3.5 goals     He says the fog is so bad he can’t                          YES
score at least 5 goals this                        be exact.                per game and Bowdoin gives up           see anything. Visibility is low.
                                                                                                                                                                                  score more than 5 gaols.
                                                                                                  2.58. Yes, and yes.
weekend against Bowdoin?
                                                                  2                                         1                                   1                                             1
How many wins will the men’s                     Panthers will get the sweep of their      I saw this team play Plattsburgh.     He might have seen a moose. Or a           I think that Colby will pose a threat
hockey team have this weekend?                        Maine NESCAC rivals.                When they put together consecutive           weird looking cloud.                  to the team while Bowdoin should
                                                                                                wins I’ll believe again.                                                              be an easy victory.

Will the women’s basketball                                      NO                                       YES                                    YES                                      YES
                                                    I wouldn’t mind being proved           These girls straight ball. The win     He’s starting to wish he brought         Their win against Colby-Sawyer will
                                                         wrong on this one.               over Colby-Sawyer shows how good       his How-To-Survive-in-the-Woods
this weekend?                                                                                         they can be.                              book.                                 to beat Hamilton.

                                                         49ERS AND PATS.                      GIANTS AND PATRIOTS                    PATRIOTS AND GIANTS                        GIANTS AND PATRIOTS
Which two teams will play for the                      Vernon Davis is a beast.            My call from the start. Giants win    He had the Ravens but then got lost        The Giants have been on a roll and
                                                                                            in rematch of XLII and half of       and pulled a U-Turn. He should be         the Patriots dominated the Broncos.
                                                                                           Middlebury is killed by the other.            at Midd next week.

   Career REcord                                            0-0 (.000)                             31-24 (.564)                           89-78 (.533)                                 49-55 (.471)

Rikert Ski
    “It’s really important to understand
that the other growth has been among
students,” Gardner said. “We’ve seen more
students that aren’t associated with the
cross-country ski team [at Rikert than ever
before]. The trail is a lot more inviting for
even intermediate beginner skiers than
what was at Rikert before, just having it
wider and more available.”

phenomenal step forward for the Nordic
program and will allow the Panthers to
spend a greater time on the course over
the span of the year — even at times when
sparse snowfall in the past would have
limited their ability to practice.
     “Inevitably, one of our goals over time
is to see if some level of snow-making can
happen on this course,” said Gardner.
“Right now Mike [Hussey] is able to put
down about a one-kilometer loop and

low snow years, the less we can travel,
the more money we save. And from an
environmental point of view we’ve looked
at the costs carbon-wise of snow-making
versus bringing people to snow and it’s
either a wash or in favor of snow-making.”
    While     the     improvements    have

it gives students and the community

                                                            you mean i can submit an op-ed on anything?
of Middlebury, Gardner hopes to see
continued improvement in the future of the
    “The trail is a big deal and it’s
helpful and I hope that we’ll see these
improvements continue,” he said.
22 sports                                                                                                                                                            | January 19, 2012

Plattsburgh dominates men’s hockey 7-0
              By Alex Edel

the Panthers’ favor as they were shut

improve after this loss, as they will play

team has gone 2-2-1 in games starting

the Panther lead to 2-0 going into the
                                                                                                                                                                           Andrew Podrygula

                                                                                                 The game then went into overtime

    The following day, the Panthers             had beaten the Panthers, this time in a
                                                                                                                                         the Panthers hope to solve their problems
                                                                                             shots advantage over their opponent, but
the game ended in a 2-2 tie even after
overtime play, the Panthers were deemed                                                          In their final game before the

                                                                                             dominated Trinity with three goals in the
                                                                                             third period, resulting in a 4-1 win over   Panthers would boost themselves into the

                                                                                                                                         nationally at the time, is the biggest win for
                                                                                                 The Panthers gained momentum in
were both named to the All Tournament                                                                                                        The Panthers have 11 games remaining

                                                                                                                                         providing ample opportunities for the team
                                                                                                                                         to rebound from the Plattsburgh loss, their

Swimming the middlebury
and diving great eight                                                                                   By Owen Teach                   total sets were dropped against Bowdoin

                                                                                             featuring both the men and women’s sides

                                                RANKINGCHANGE   TEAM                         had been almost a full month and a half
                                                                Damon’s Decisions
CONTINUED FROM 24                                                                                                                        the improvement in our program over
                                                                Men’s Basketball
would add a win in the 500-yard freestyle
later in the meet, as well as a strong leg in   1+1             A spot they’re rather
                                                                familiar with.               in New Haven, sweeping their seven total
    In the 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard
                                                                WOMEN’S hockey
                                                2  -1                                        on why the intermission did not slow the
                                                                They’re at the top of the
Panthers earned an impressive 48 points
                                                                NESCAC, country next?                                                              The women’s side was even more
Along with Loftus, Jamie Hillas ’15 won
                                                                                                                                         foes, as only one set was dropped in the
                                                   +1           The teams have combined
                                                                for eight straight wins!                                                 The women’s team also added two non-
                                                                Swimming and diving          individually and to rest for the last two
    The    women     also   dominated    the
                                                4-1             The girls are 6-1. The
                                                                guys? The girls are great!
                                                                                                                                                   “It obviously felt great to do so
                                                                Nordic Ski team
                                                                                                 “This fall we were missing three
                                                                Improving Rikert makes
                                                                the team that much better.
we surprised ourselves with the fast times
                                                                Indoor track
                                                6  -1
we put on the board,” said Andie Tibbetts
                                                                Peter Heltzer ’14 broke a
pain, but we pushed through it and were                         school record in the 400.

                                                                women’s basketball                                                       proved to be somewhat of a turnaround

                                                7               will turn things around.
                                                                                                                                         effort, as the team that was 0-4 before the

                                                                                                      The 14th
                                                                JV Hockey
                                                8               Yup, we said it.
                                                                                                                                         Northeastern, while the women travel to
January 19, 2012|                                                                                                                                                               SPORTS23
Women’s hoops ends drought                                                                                                                               Sports SPotlight
                                                                                                                                                               For more than three years Brad
             ByDillon Hupp                                                                                                                               Becker-Parton ’11.5 and Spencer Wright
                                                                                                                                                         ’11.5 have met on Sunday mornings in the
     After a promising start to the season,
                                                                                                                                                         fall to discuss, debate and dissect the NFL
the wheels periodically fell off the cart for
Middlebury women’s basketball. After                                                                                                                     schedule over the WRMC airwaves. They
a nine-point loss at Wesleyan gave the                                                                                                                   have co-hosted the number one sports
Panthers their seventh straight loss, they                                                                                                               radio show “Angry Fans” on WRMC since
responded in tremendous fashion with a                                                                                                                   their second semester on campus. I caught
thrilling overtime win over Colb-Sawyer                                                                                                                  up with the voices of rage Sunday afternoon
on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Prior to the overtime                                                                                                               to watch the NFC divisional round game
heroics, the Panthers had gone 42 days                                                                                                                   between the New York Giants — Brad’s
without a win.                                                                                                                                           beloved team — and the Green Bay Packers.
     Middlebury returned to play after                                                                                                                   Brad, who is also a Mets and Knicks fan,
winter break on Jan. 2 with their conference                                                                                                             tells me he has never picked the Giants to
opener against Tufts in the Maritime                                                                                                                     win a playoff game before, which probably
Marine Tournament. In that game, a 78-36                                                                                                                 has something to do with the fact that he
loss, Middlebury would be out-rebounded                                                                                                                  is a Mets and Knicks fan. Spencer, on the
by a margin of 25 boards and shoot just 30                                                                                                               other hand — well we’re not even sure he
                                                                                                                                                         knows what a playoff game is. The poor kid
also fall in the consolation game of the
                                                                                                                                                         has two NFL teams, the Minnesota Vikings
                                                                                                                                                         and the Cleveland Browns.
to Salve Regina. However, considering the
                                                                                                                                                               As a diehard Seattle sports fan, I
                                                                                                                                                         have very little ground from which to
a far more competitive Middlebury squad                                                                                                                  make fun of anyone — people who live
                                                                                                                                      Andrew Podrygula
than their record might allude to.                                                                                                                       in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks or
     Following their games in Maine, the                                                                                                                 something like that — but Cleveland and
                                                                                                                                                         Minnesota routinely turn up in the top
                                                were unable to ever gain the lead, and fell      we know we have the ability to compete and
game against Bates on Jan. 6. Seemingly                                                          win against the other NESCAC teams that
lacking any discouragement from their           Perfetti ’12 paced the Panthers in this game     are coming up on our schedule.”                         if you type, “Cleveland championship”
previous losses, Middlebury kept the game       with 13 points.                                       The Panthers, led by Perfetti rallied
                                                     Middlebury dropped two games on             behind their captain and willed their way
by 10 at the break. Bates went on a small       the road to NESCAC opponents this last           to victory in a back-and-forth 95-90 victory            sports, followed by the 1964 Cleveland
run to open up a 17-point lead early in         weekend, Jan. 13 and 14. In their game on        over Colby-Sawyer. Scarlett Kirk ’14 led                Brown’s NFL season and then summed up
the second half, but the Panthers battled       Friday, the Panthers fell to Connecticut         Middlebury with 22 points, but Perfetti                 by a pair of websites titled “Countdown to a
back, cutting the lead to seven with about      College 72-59. After playing the Camels          was simply tremendous, attacking the                    Cleveland Championship” and “Cleveland
10 minutes to play. However, the Bobcats                                                         basket as the game went on and refuising                Championship Needed.” Yikes. The search
proved to be too much for Middlebury to         visitors eventually fell behind after an 11-0    to let her team lose. The senior tri-captain            for “Minnesota Championship” is almost
handle, eventually winning 65-58. Tri-          Conn. College run and never recovered.
captain Stephany Surrette ’12 led three         Tracy Borsinger ’13 had a season high 17         21 points and seven assists while shooting
                                                points in the game. Then, on Saturday,                                                                   championship drought.” For those of you
                                                Middlebury came back from 20 points
                                                down at Wesleyan in the second half to cut       Panthers scored in double digits as Surrette            WNBA team. Google’s second suggestion
of Pepin Arena. While this game was more        the lead to nine, but never got any closer,      added 21 points and tri-captain Maddie
competitive than the original meeting                                                                                                                    is “Minnesota Championship Cyclocross
                                                and lost 63-54. Perfetti scored 18 points in
between the two teams, Middlebury still                                                                                                                  Racing.” So, there’s that.
                                                this game to go along with four assists.         with 15 and 12 points respectively. The
                                                     “After a tough winter break we have         Panthers as team shot 52 percent as a team.                 Needless to say, the two avid fans
half run by their opponent, this time to the    become more aware of our weaknesses and              Middlebury travels to Hamilton this                 had much to talk about when, during
                                                                                                 Friday, Jan. 20, looking to pick up their               a Wednesday night trivia session their
Panthers battled back from that point but       “Despite our 0-4 record in NESCAC play,

Women’s hockey splits Amherst series
                                                                                                                                                         time. “I met Brad at trivia one night and
                                                                                                                                                         we cleaned up the sports section,” Wright
                                                                                                                                                         said. But the two were driven together as
                                                                                                                                                         much by their own love of sports as they
              By Mike Oster                          “For our Amherst games, we knew             loss,” said Greer.                                      were by the dearth of sports fans on this
                                                they were the most important games of the             The resilient Panthers did not give up             campus. “The big thing is there are no
      While many Middlebury students were
                                                season not just because they are another         after the loss, instead turning the tables on           other [big] sports fans [at Middlebury],”
still home enjoying their winter break,
                                                NESCAC team, but also because we                 the Lord Jeffs and taking the second game               Becker-Parton said. “People at this school
the women’s hockey team was on the ice
                                                consider them a clear rival,” said Greer. “We    of the weekend 3-2. Molly Downery ’13 gave              are really active and that is opposed to, not
training and competing at the beginning of
                                                met them in the NESCAC Championship                                                                      in addition to, being a sports fan.”
                                                last season, and this season proves to be                                                                     And so “Angry Fans” took life. It
of competition with an impressive record of
                                                abother competitive one.”                        Panthers’ lead with her second goal of the              started with Becker-Parton writing a
5-0-2, earning the number four ranking in
                                                                                                 weekend before the period was over.                     weekly rant, sounding off on all that was
the nation.
                                                initial lead with a goal from Grace Waters            Amherst’s Lloyd, who scored 10:55 in,              wrong in sports and has evolved into a
     The women got the year started with a
                                                                                                 recorded the only goal of the second period.            great dialogue between the hosts who, in
doubleheader against Wesleyan on Jan. 6
                                                The lead did not last long, however, as          But Panthers defender Krakower increased                addition to airing their grievances with
and 7. Middlebury cruised to two victories
                                                Amherst’s Megan Doyen answered with a            the Middlebury lead to 3-1 with her third               their teams, play fantastic trivia games.
over the Cardinals, 8-1 and 8-0 respectively,
                                                successful shot to the top right corner of       goal of the season just 50 seconds into                      “[My favorite memory from the show]
                                                Middlebury’s net.                                the third period. Lloyd managed another
game saw goals from Jennifer Krakower
                                                     Amherst broke the tie halfway through       goal in the third, but ultimately it was not            ever played,” Becker-Parton said. “[There]
                                                the second period, and would hold the lead       enough as the Panthers held on for the 3-2              was a Mets-Indians series and that was the
scores of the season — while Lauren Greer
                                                for the remainder of the game. Josie Fisher
’13 stood out with two goals in the game.
                                                assisted Ellen Swiontkowski to give the                “Saturday’s game was an incredibly                both our dads called in.”
Middlebury’s Maggie Woodward ’13 scored
                                                Lord Jeffs their second goal of the night.                                                                    The trivia game, which the hosts
two goals and assisted two more in the
                                                Geneva Lloyd widened the Amherst lead            “For us it meant revenge from the previous              play anytime two of their teams face off
second game of the series while Lauren
                                                later in the period on a power play with         game. We took momentum from early on                    against one another, is an amalgamation
Pinsent ’14 and Becca Shaw ’12 split time in
                                                four minutes remaining.                          in the game, which helped in the long run.              of historical questions about their favorite
net to earn a shutout for the Panthers.
                                                     Middlebury’s Maggie Melberg ’12             Capitalizing on Amherst’s mistakes was                  teams. Wright once asked Becker-Parton
     Middlebury continued its fantastic
                                                brought the Panthers within one goal             huge for us.”                                           how many all-time major statistical
start to 2012 with a win against Utica on
                                                off of an assist from Emily Fluke ’15, but            The two teams split the weekend and                categories Patrick Ewing held for the
Jan. 10. Goals came from Woodward and
                                                                                                 remain tied at the top of NESCAC rankings.
                                                                                                 Middlebury now stands 9-1-2 and host                    Becker-Parton guessed 10. It was 11. Much
season respectively. Utica’s Megan Myers
                                                     “We had one solid period, and then          rivals Bowdoin (4-2 in NESCAC play) this
snuck one by Middlebury’s Pinsent to put
                                                just let the last two slip which resulted in a   weekend.                                                in the 1995 Eastern Conference Finals,
the Pioneers on the board in the third
                                                                                                                                                         Becker-Parton was just off the mark.

                                                panther sc0reboard
period. Pinsent made 18 saves over the
                                                                                                                                                             Family members have played a part
game, allowing the Panthers to take the
match 2-1.
    “I thought the team played very well
                                                                                                               The number one team in the country        do you think of Matt Cassell?’” Wright said
against Utica,” Pinsent said. “Our forwards
sustained pressure in the offensive zone for
                                                Basketball vs. Wesleyan                          65-62 W       ran their record to 14-0 after a tight
                                                                                                               win over the Cardinals.
                                                                                                                                                         of his favorite memory from the show.
                                                                                                                                                              With just two shows remaining before
                                                                                                               The Panthers fell topped Amherst in
                                                                                                                                                         the super seniors graduate, I asked if
goalie. As for the defense, they did a great    Women’s hockey vs. Amherst                       3-2 w         the second game of their weekend
                                                                                                               doubleheader to regain a share of the     there were any plans to continue the show
job at breaking the puck out of our end and                                                                    NESCAC lead with the Lord Jeffs.          after Middlebury. “We’ve talked about
keeping Utica off of the scoreboard for the                                                                    Not much to say. Except thank             podcasting it,” Becker-Parton admitted.
majority of the game. Overall, it was a great   Hockey vs. Plattsburgh                           0-7   L
                                                                                                               goodness this wasn’t a NESCAC
                                                                                                               game.                                          If nothing else, however, “Angry Fans”
team effort.”
                                                                                                               The men’s team has won it’s last four     will have one more epic rant before ending
     The women continued NESCAC play
with a doubleheader at Amherst this past        men’s squash vs. George Washington               7-2 w         matches after starting the season
                                                                                                                                                         where it all began for Wright and Becker-
weekend. The Lord Jeffs and Panthers
                                                                                                               After a strong start to the season
went in to the weekend tied at the top of
the conference rankings, both undefeated        women’s basketball vs. Wesleyan                  63-54 L       the Panthers have dropped seven
                                                                                                                                                             Damon Hatheway is a sports editor
                                                                                                                                                         from London, UK.
in conference play.
 sports                                                                                                                                        January 19, 2012 |
 Men’s basketball remains unbeaten
      By Damon Hatheway                 Middlebury   trounced   Bates          arc — and six assists.
      The men’s basketball team         79-57 behind a vintage Sharry
 returned to campus Jan. 6 to open      performance. The senior from           really outstanding,” said head
 NESCAC play after securing three                                              coach Jeff Brown. “He made some
 wins over the winter recess on         game with 24 points on seven of        opportunity three point baskets.
 the road. Top-ranked Middlebury                                               To shoot seven of eight from
 won its second tournament of the       was a perfect nine for nine from       beyond the line is a tremendous
 season with wins over Curry and        the free throw line to go along        show. It was a big boost to get that
 Salem State in the Salem State         with 10 rebounds.                      offensive load from him.”
 Tournament despite playing                  Sharry was even better the             Ryan Sharry, meanwhile,
 without captain Nolan Thompson         next day in an 82-69 win over a        chipped in 18 points and 11
 ’13.                                   testy Tufts team that was coming       rebounds while Kizel had 11
      After dispatching Curry 83-       off an upset win at Williams the       points and six assists.
 54 the Panthers were taken the         night before. Sharry shot nine              The Panthers then travelled
 distance by Salem State. Joey                                                 to Wesleyan, where they survived
 Kizel ’14 sealed the vicotry with      three from beyond the arc and          late to cling to a 65-62 win against
 two made free throws with just 18      had three tremendous blocks,           the upstart Cardinals. After a
 seconds remaining in the game.         which he paired with his 22            near-win against NESCAC heavy-
 Kizel and tournament M.V.P.                                                   hitter Amherst and a 24 point
                                        show, however, as the Panthers’        blowout win over Williams the
 to victory, scoring Middlebury’s       backcourt carried the team down        night before falling to Middlebury,
                                                                               Wesleyan is an up-and-coming
 accounting for 41 of the team’s 66     came alive late in the second half,    team in the conference.
 total points.                          attacking the basket to extend the          Middlebury        seemed     to
      Middlebury then created           Middlebury lead with consecutive       have the game in hand after
                                                                               extending its lead to nine with
 2012, setting a new school record      and six assists. Kizel, meanwhile,     3:52 remaining but a number
 for points scored in a game with       provided the dagger for the            of uncharacteristic turnovers
 a 123-111 win over Rensselaer          Panthers with a long-range three       allowed the Cardinals to whittle
 Polytechnic Institute on Jan. 3.       point shot from beyond NBA             the Panthers’ lead to one with 16
 Senior captain Ryan Sharry ’12         range with 2:05 remaining in           seconds left in regulation before
 scored a career high 41 points on      the game. The sophomore guard          Kizel traveled to the line and
 19 of 23 shooting in the win. Six      and Middlebury’s second-leading        knocked down two free throws.
 other Panthers recorded double-                                               The 6’0’’ sophomore from Short
 digit points as the team shot a        the night on six of eight shooting.    Hills, N.J. leads the Panthers                                                                           Jeff Patterson
 scorching 61 percent in the game.           The number one team in            in free throw attempts and free        Joey Kizel ’14 shoots a three-point shot over a Jumbos defender.
      By the time Middlebury            the country ran their undefeated       throws made while shooting
                                        record to 14-0 on Saturday, Jan.       nearly 90 percent from the line.       scoring with 16 points and James        his sixth double-double of the
 returned     home     to     Pepin
                                        16, after a pair of road wins over          “The biggest thing was the        Jensen ’14 totaled 13 on four of six    season, leading the team with 28
 Gymnasium       and    conference
                                                                               key free throws by Joey at the                                                 points and 13 rebounds and Kizel
 play they had held the number-
                                        down Connecticut College with          end,” Brown said. “We have great       meanwhile, had a quiet 14 points        added 18 more, shooting six for
 one spot in the country for
                                        a barrage of three point shots.                                               and 11 rebounds in the win.
 exactly a month while playing
                                                                               Joey and Jake at the end of games            Then Tuesday, Jan. 17
 eight of their ten games without
                                                                               that they’re going to step up to the   Middlebury downed Vermont               ’15 provided a spark off the bench
 captains Thompson and Sharry
                                        in the 72-56 win on seven of eight     line and knock down free throws.”      rivals Castleton State 97-71 to         with 12 and 15 points respectively.
                                        attempts — all from beyond the              Kizel led the Panthers in         match the programs best start in             The Panthers travel to
 In    the     conference   opener,
                                                                                                                      its history at 15-0. Sharry recorded    Hamilton (11-6) this weekend.

 Rikert upgrades trail                                                         Swimming and diving earn
 to World Cup length
      By Damon Hatheway                 that having these venues, we don’t
                                                                               strong wins over Hamilton
                                                                                      By Kevin Yochim
      The    Middlebury     Nordic
 skiing program has received            we’re going to train. And then one          The men’s and women’s
 a tremendous upgrade with a            of the biggest challenges in cross-    swimming and diving teams
 number of recent improvements                                                 cruised to easy victories last
 made to the Rikert Nordic Center.      tough enough. And as national          weekend against Hamilton. The
 A new 2.5 kilometer loop has           level courses get tougher, having      men won by a huge margin with a
 been connected to the existing         this is a huge advantage for us.”      score of 167-65, improving to 2-5
 2.5 kilometers of trail at Rikert,          The new course — which is in      on the year. The women won 164-
 which will allow Middlebury,           the process of being homologated       78 and are now an impressive 6-1
 already one of very few small          by the Fédération Internationale       this year.
 schools to own its own ski center,     de Ski — will ensure that the level         It was the third meet of 2012
 to compete at an even higher level     of competition at Rikert is high       for the Panthers, who competed
 and host future competitions such      enough to hold not only the NCAA       at both Colby and Bates a week
 as the 2013 NCAA Championship.         Championship but other national        before. The men defeated Colby
 The improvements, which were           races and possibly a World Cup.        and fell to Bates, while the women
 agreed to when Middlebury was               “The last time we had held the    won both matchups.
 awarded hosting privileges for the     NCAA Tournament in 2001 there               Back at home on Saturday,                                                                        Andrew Podrygula
 2013 NCAA Championship, have           was some criticism and concerns        there was little hope for a            Kazu Asata ’12 races to victory in the 200 backstroke against
 given the Nordic team the perfect      based on the width of the trails       struggling Hamilton. The men           swimmers from Hamilton. Both the men and women were victo-
 combination of an advanced                                                    won a whopping 12 of 14 events         rious against the Continnentals.
 course within the intimate             Gardner said. “[The trails] have       with 10 different individual
                                        long been criticized for not being     winners. They got off to a strong      a time of 2:02.67 seconds, while            The women built upon their
      “The unique aspect of Rikert      hard enough and I don’t see that       start by winning the 400-yard          Kazu Asagu ’12 broke two minutes        success from earlier in the season
 is that the relationship with the      being a concern anymore. We’ve         medley relay and taking the            in the 200-yard backstroke with         and captured nine of the 13
 ski team is super tight,” said head                                           top two spots in the 1000-yard         a time of 1:59.97 seconds. First-
 coach Andrew Gardner. “That’s              The improvements at Rikert         freestyle. They never looked back.     year swimmer Chris Vandiford            two races by large margins and
 been a huge boon for us and we’re      go beyond just the course, as the           Nick Daly ’12 won the 50-         ’15 easily won the 200-yard             went on to an easy victory. The
 seeing it in our ability to prepare.   lodge at the ski area has been         yard freestyle in a blazing 21.68      breaststroke with a time of 2:19.93     400-yard medley relay team, led
 Obviously it’s a low-snow year for     renovated as well. As a result, the                                                                                   by backstroker Andie Tibbetts ’14,
                                                                               seconds, nearly a full second
 us this year but we’re up there now                                           ahead of teammate Adam Schaffer        off their victory with a dominant       broke four minutes with a time of
 and what we’re able to do because      improve not just Middlebury’s                                                 seven-second win in the 400-yard        3:59.01, a full six seconds ahead of
 of that relationship is huge.”         Nordic program, but also the                                                  freestyle relay.                        Hamilton’s top team.
                                                                               the most impressive races of the
      Gardner acknowledges there        community at large. The town of                                                    On the diving side, Hamilton            Katherine Loftus ’12 then
 is an element to the improvements      Middlebury — which was already                                                had no competitors. Skylar              dominated         the     1000-yard
                                                                               and 500-yard freestyle. In both
 that allows the current program        a hotbed for cross-country skiers                                             Dallmeyer-Drennen ’14 and Omar          freestyle with a time of 10:44.12,
                                                                               events Middlebury swimmers
 to match the high standard set by      — and the college will feel the                                                                                       winning by almost 14 seconds. She
                                                                               captured the top three spots.
 the achievements of the past.                                                     Nick Keenan ’14 won the            event with scores of 229.13 and
      “The course adds security in      SEE RIKERT, 21                                                                217.05, respectively.                   SEE SWIMMING, 22
                                                                               200-yard individual medley with

                                                                              WOMEN’S                                                                                 MEN’S AND

                                                                              HOCKEY SPLITS                                                                           WOMEN’S SQUASH
                                                                              DOUBLEHEADER WITH                                                                       DOMINATE YALE
                                                                              AMHERST                                                                                 TOURNAMENT
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