Liberal Arts and the Public Good: Community Engagement at Middlebury during COVID

Through immersive learning within and outside of the classroom, Middlebury students and faculty work to contribute to local and global communities. This event series will feature stories from and conversations with Middlebury College undergraduates and faculty members who have unique perspectives on engaging in community during the pandemic.


Please join us for one or more of these webinars:


Student Perspectives On Building Community Across Distance

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
12:00 p.m. EDT

This event features four students engaging in projects that cultivate a sense of place and full participation in their communities. From facilitating virtual cooking classes for Addison County youth to working to get-out-the-vote during the lead up to the 2020 elections, these students have creatively found ways to make a positive impact in their communities this year.

Moderator: Kira Waldman ’20

Panelists: Jordan Saint-Louis ’24; Izzy Hartnett ’21.5; Mollie Ockene ’21; Kenzo Okazaki ’21


Public Scholarship at Middlebury: Community Connections within the Academic Curriculum

Thursday, April 29, 2021

7:00 p.m. EDT

Faculty and student leaders discuss the power of community-connected learning in areas such as the internships and capstone experiences of the Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster, and in an online course unpacking historic artistic representations of slavery for a modern audience.

Moderator: Ashley Laux ’06

Panelists: Sanea Eda, Associate Professor and Director of the School in Japan; Héctor Vila, Associate Professor of Writing & Rhetoric; Isabella Cady ’22.5

Guests will have the opportunity to submit questions via the Q&A function in Zoom.


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