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An Initial Statement on the Principles of Inclusivity, Civil Freedoms and Community

Middlebury Faculty for an Inclusive Community

May 11, 2017

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This document represents an initial statement on the principles of inclusivity, civil freedoms, and community, drafted by a group of more than 40 faculty members at Middlebury, which formed in the wake of March 2nd. We share it ...

Why Eat Real Is Right for All the Wrong Reasons

Charlie Mitchell, Charlie Mitchell ’18 writes in about the Eat Real meat-reducing plan.

May 10, 2017

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EatReal distributed a survey to garner support for a proposal to reduce meat in the dining halls by 30 percent by the pound over the next three years. The majority of students approved the plan. It will likely pass through SG...

Class-Conscious Organizing at Midd

Edward O’Brien, Opinions editor Edward O’Brien ’17 writes about class-consciencious organizing.

May 10, 2017

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There has been a lot of talk since Trump was elected about leveraging one’s privilege to do good. That is exactly what the Moving Money Campaign is about. It’s all too common to hear liberal college students complain abou...

Donald Trump and Raúl Castro Will Not Shake Hands

Orestes Rafael Betancourt Ponce de León, MIIS student Orestes Rafael Betancourt Ponce de León writes about U.S.-Cuba relations.

May 10, 2017

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On November 8, 2016, perhaps you did not sleep from disbelief, joy or rage. In Havana, the nomenklatura of the communist party also lost sleep; a new situation emerged that broke the plans of a diplomatic approach prepared secretly and...

‘A’ Doesn’t Stand for Average

SJ Fossett, SJ Fossett ’17 writes in about why seniors should shoot for lower grades.

May 10, 2017

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Before I graduate from Middlebury this spring, my last goal is to get a C on my final transcript. And fellow seniors, if you haven’t yet, I think you should try to get a C too. Not a B-. Not a C+. Just a big, fat C. In the final weeks ...

A Robust Public Sphere

Laurie Patton, Laurie Patton, President of Middlebury, writes about free speech on campus.

May 10, 2017

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Editor’s note: This column is excerpted from remarks President Laurie L. Patton gave to the Middlebury College faculty in early April. It also appeared in a slightly different form in the spring issue of Middlebury Magazine. Th...

The Importance of Being Wrong

The Middlebury Campus

May 10, 2017

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On April 20, 2017, Professor Bert Johnson wrote in to this paper with an apology. This doesn’t happen frequently; we were surprised and moved. Professor Johnson, chair of the Political Science Department, wrote that he regr...

Open Letter to President Patton

Multiple Authors

May 3, 2017

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Dear Dr. Patton: We write to protest the Middlebury administration’s punitive response to students involved in the events surrounding the Charles Murray lecture on March 2, 2017. Middlebury students have reported being placed...

On the “Staff Appreciation Day” Spread

Hye-Jin Kim, Middlebury Student

May 3, 2017

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I would’ve liked to know more about staff members’ personal interests, hobbies and opinions about the College. Questions that were more critical of the way students treat staff would’ve been more valuable (and interesting...

White Normativity is Classed

Edward O'Brien, Middlebury Student

May 3, 2017

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Racial and economic oppressions recently have been thrown at each other in Trump era politics as if one contradicts the other. In part, the white poor have started claiming oppression as their own, claiming that policies like af...

Changing Middlebury Pack Behavior

The Middlebury Campus

May 3, 2017

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Last week we published an op-ed by Esme Valette ’16 illuminating “predatory pack behavior” on campus. She pointed to a “Hunters and Hunted Party” thrown by a group of senior boys in the spring of 2014 as an example o...

The Need for More Protests

Divesh "Parli" Rizal, Middlebury Student

May 3, 2017

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The remarkable series of events that followed the announcement of Charles Murray’s visit to campus contains more than a few lessons for both the community and the individuals. The debate of free speech and Murray’s legitimac...

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