MFAW-VT faculty Richard Panek deep dives into gravity

“Part scientific detective story, part meta-physical romp, The Trouble with Gravity is a revelation: the first in-depth, accessible study of this ubiquitous, elusive force. Gravity and our efforts to understand it, Panek reveals, have shaped not only the world we inhabit, but also our bodies, minds, and culture. Its influence can be seen in everything from ancient fables to modern furniture, Dante’s Inferno to the pratfalls of Laurel and Hardy, bipedalism to black holes. As we approach the truth about gravity, we should also be prepared to know both our universe and ourselves as never before.” From the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt website

Lisa Birnbach and Richard Panek

MFAW-VT faculty member Richard Panek discusses The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet on an episode of “Lisa Birnbach’s Five Things That Make Life Better.” 

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Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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