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Letter to the Authors of “Why Middlebury Kids Should Choose MacBooks”

Jackson Adams

April 20, 2017

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Dear Middlebury College Bookstore Staff, In last week’s Campus, you published an advertisement for Apple products, sold by the miniature Apple Store that resides in the back of our campus bookstore, thinly veiled as an op-ed....

An Apology from PoliSci Chair to the Community

Bert Johnson

April 20, 2017

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Earlier this year I, as chair of the political science department, offered a symbolic departmental co-sponsorship to the Charles Murray event in the same way that I had done with other events in the past: on my own, without wider...

In Defense of an Intersectional Education

The Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2017

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The liberal arts curriculum advertises itself as preparing us with skills that will apply to any job we might take while offering a selection of classes that spans a multitude of academic disciplines. In some ways, the curriculum...

Mobilizing Money

Edward O'Brien

April 20, 2017

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Class is a tricky subject in the US, particularly since it is considered impolite to acknowledge it exists. Surveys show that most Americans, excepting only the bottom 20 percent and the top two percent of income earners, believe...

Reflections on a Service Year at Middlebury

Emma McDonald and Katie Carpenter

April 20, 2017

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The Center for Community Engagement is hiring for two AmeriCorps VISTA positions, a Poverty Initiatives Coordinator, and a Youth and Mentoring Programs Coordinator, to serve a one-year term starting in August 2017. Emma McDonald...

Free Speech vs. Elevated Speech

Elizabeth Lee, Middlebury Student

March 9, 2017

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“Let him speak,” I hear some of my peers say, looking upon the Charles Murray protest with distaste. “He has a right to free speech.” As a firm believer in debate and civil discourse, I wonder if such a critique may be misg...

Nuance, Free Speech and Responsibility

Erik Bleich, Middlebury Faculty

March 9, 2017

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Like many who have written already, I want to provide my perspective on the events during Charles Murray’s recent visit. I write as a professor of political science, a scholar of free speech and hate speech, a teacher of cour...

From Abroad: A Letter to President Patton

Middlebury Students Abroad, Middlebury Students

March 9, 2017

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Although we are physically removed from Middlebury, we assure you that we are closely following campus events and are writing to register our disappointment with the administration’s handling and characterization of the events...

Moving Beyond Rhetorical Resilience

Jiya Pandya, Middlebury Student

March 9, 2017

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There are a lot of words, links and thoughts being put out into my Facebook newsfeed with regards to last evening’s Charles Murray event by my Middlebury communities right now. Here is my very long spiel on every step of wh...

Why We Protest

Anna Jacobsen, Joshua Claxton, and Austin Kahn

March 9, 2017

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As soon as word got out that Middlebury College would host a lecture by Charles Murray (CM), students gathered and began organizing to ensure that he would not have a platform to share his ideas on our campus. Why did a large...

Coming Together

Thomas Leaycraft, Middlebury Student

March 9, 2017

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I went to sleep last Thursday with a sour taste in my mouth, even after an enjoyable dinner with friends and a sitcom marathon. I attended Dr. Murray’s talk on his latest book “Coming Apart,” eager to better understand so...

Letter From The Editors

The Middlebury Campus

March 9, 2017

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Each week, the Editorial Board of The Middlebury Campus publishes an editorial, a statement meant to reflect the “official position” of our student publication. As a board of over thirty students, we typically spend two days...

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