Middlebury College

Middlebury College
Private liberal arts college in Middlebury, Vt.

, founded in 1800. It is known for its curriculum emphasizing writing, literature, and modern languages. Middlebury sponsors the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, an annual gathering for established and aspiring authors.

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      private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Middlebury, Vt., U.S. It is a small liberal arts college at which particular emphasis is given to the study of modern languages. Course work at Middlebury is divided into eight academic categories: literature, the arts, foreign languages, philosophical and religious studies, physical and life sciences, historical studies, deductive reasoning and analytical processes, and social analysis. In addition to bachelor's degrees in these disciplines and master's degrees in English, comparative literature, languages, and biology, the college awards a doctorate in modern languages. Total student enrollment is approximately 2,000.

      Middlebury College operates the Bread Loaf School of English—a summer schedule of graduate literature, writing, and theatre courses held on an auxiliary campus in the nearby Green Mountains—which culminates in the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. This summer program is also held at the Native American Preparatory School near Rowe, N.M., and at Lincoln College, Oxford, in England. The college manages European centres in Florence; Madrid; Mainz, Ger.; the Russian cities of Voronezh, Yaroslavl, and Moscow; and Paris.

      Middlebury College was founded in 1800 and initially was intended to train men for the ministry and other learned professions. Alexander Twilight became the first black man to earn a baccalaureate in the United States when he graduated from the college in 1823. Twenty-one years earlier Middlebury had awarded an honorary degree to black clergyman Lemuel Haynes. Women were first admitted in 1883.

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