Category Archives: Event

TOMORROW, 5/7: Anti-Pipeline Day of Action

 

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these people look upset. what’s the deal?

Wondering what the hell Ron was saying in that all-school email today? Something about pipelines and fracking and carbon neutrality and making decisions for the community?

Consider attending some of tomorrow’s events, organized by a group of students organizing with community members against the College’s support of the pipeline.

Anna Shireman-Grabowski ’15.5 writes in about tomorrow’s schedule of events:

12:15 – 12:45: Teach-In at Hillcrest Environmental Center
Want to know more about the pipeline? Here’s an opportunity to learn more and get questions     answered.

12:45 – 1:00 March from Hillcrest to Old Chapel
When we get there, we’ll deliver a petition to CFO Norton and President Liebowitz.

1:00 – 1:30 Press Conference outside Old Chapel
Reporters from 7 Days, Addy Indy, Free Press, VT Digger, and WCAX have been invited to join us. [Middbeat will be there too, duh]

MCAB Speakers Committee Presents: Mike Feinberg, Co-Founder of KIPP Charter Schools

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Mike Feinberg, co-founder of KIPP

Eleanor Alldredge ’15 and the MCAB Speakers Committee write in:

Mike Feinberg, Co-Founder of KIPP Charter Schools will be giving a lecture entitled, “KIPP to Z: Lessons learned to help all children succeed in school and life,” in Mead Chapel at 9 pm on Tuesday, May 7th. Today, KIPP is a network of 125 high-performing public schools around the nation serving nearly 40,000 children. 90% of the KIPPsters who have left the KIPP Houston middle schools have gone on to college. KIPP has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS 60 Minutes, ABC World News Tonight, and in The New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Washington Post, and more. Here is his blog. Here’s a video about the schools:

Note: Feinberg’s KIPP Charter Schools are part of a discussion on education reform in America with diverging opinions on the role of, for example, charter schools in our education system. For starters, watch this and read this to expose yourselves to some of the other perspectives involved in this larger discussion if you don’t know much about it.

Date: Tomorrow, Tuesday May 7th
Time: 9PM
Place: Mead Chapel

Taste of Addison County

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Organic Garden hero Katie Michels ’14.5 wants you to know:

Your Farmstand is Middlebury College’s Online Farmers Market.
www.yourfarmstand.com. Next Tuesday, come and check out our farmer
introduction and sample day! Come meet our farmers, try some snacks,
and learn about YourFarmstand!

Where: CFA
When: Tuesday 5/7 12- 2 PM
Cost:  Freee