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An Invitation to Inquiry

Jonathan Miller-Lane, Middlebury Faculty

May 3, 2017

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The context in which we do our work in higher education has changed dramatically in recent decades and these changes have an impact on our specific experience at Middlebury. Institutions such as Georgetown, Brown, Harvard, Pr...

Learning to Engage the World

Carly Thomsen, Middlebury Faculty

May 3, 2017

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A couple of weeks prior to Charles Murray’s much-discussed visit to Middlebury, I was asked to write a piece on student activism for a spread that the Campus had intended to put together on the topic. In the wake of Charles ...

Donald Trump and Raúl Castro Will Not Shake Hands

Orestes Rafael Betancourt Ponce de León, Middlebury Student

May 3, 2017

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On November 8th, 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 ...

Open Debate, Free Speech and Respect On Campus

Bert Johnson, Middlebury Faculty

April 26, 2017

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What did I just do? Last week in the Middlebury Campus newspaper I published an apology for the “closed decisionmaking process” by which I offered a departmental co-sponsorship to the Charles Murray event earlier this y...

The Launch of Our New Website

The Middlebury Campus

April 26, 2017

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To Our Readers and Contributors, We at The Campus are pleased to announce the creation and launch of a brand new website. We are thrilled to have a renewed online presence and believe that it will enhance our weekly coverage and ...

Rethinking The Judicial Process

The Middlebury Campus

April 26, 2017

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In the wake of the highly controversial protests against Charles Murray — which raised questions about the nature of free speech, political expression and power imbalances at Middlebury — many students are facing College disci...

Leave Your Attitudes at Home

Esme Valette, Middlebury Class of 2016

April 26, 2017

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Donald Trump has proclaimed April as “National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month,” affirming his commitment to reducing and ultimately ending sexual violence in our Nation. Kind of ironic coming from the man who...

Free Speech vs. Civil Disobedience

Thomas Leaycraft, Middlebury Student

April 26, 2017

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March 2, the day of the Charles Murray talk, was never going to be easy for Middlebury. Free speech and civil disobedience, two of our nation’s most challenging and sacred traditions, seemed to collide. In this war ­of virt...

The Risk of Reversing After The Fact

Alessandria Schumacher, Middlebury Student

April 26, 2017

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In the weeks since the Charles Murray event, many of our peers have been called in “to talk” with administrators about their actions. Many have left those talks with punishments. Others of us, myself included, are wondering...

A Letter From a Professor on Leave

Jon Isham, Middlebury Faculty

April 26, 2017

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In “A Letter to the Well-Intentioned Liberal Professor” (April 12), Travis Sanderson states that Middlebury faculty whose “support of ‘free speech’ ... does not include protection of shut-downs and other methods of expressio...

We Need to Complicate Dialogue About Race and Class

Edward O'Brien, Middlebury Student

April 26, 2017

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As I discussed in last week’s column, racial oppression and economic oppression are intimately linked. This week, I want to look a little more closely at the mechanisms of racial and economic oppression to understand their overlap...

We Need Healing Not Discipline

Sara Hodgkins and Edward O'Brien

April 26, 2017

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This week our editorial focuses on reforming the judicial process at Middlebury, particularly in relation to sanctions the College is giving to Charles Murray protesters — all protestors who were in the room, turned their back...

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