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Playing to Win

Day Robins and Maddie Hack

March 9, 2017

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We got played last week. That was a major point in Middlebury sociology professor Linus Owens’ poignant op-ed on last week’s events surrounding the Charles Murray visit. To Phi Hoxie ’17 and Alexander Khan ’17, the presi...

Letter from a Non-Community Member

R. Curtis Brand, Non-Middlebury Reader

March 9, 2017

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Dear Middlebury: Although I am not a Middlebury Alumnus, I have written a sufficient number of tuition checks to your institution to feel that I have earned the right to comment upon the recent student protest over Charles Murr...

On Charles Murray at Middlebury

Adin Insoft, Middlebury Student

March 9, 2017

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There are numerous reasons to want to challenge Murray’s ideas and research. Some believe that one of his books, The Bell Curve, is very offensive, as it shows that IQ scores and overall intelligence are based on some aspect of genetic s...

Charles Murray, Middlebury, the Working Class and the Rise of Trump’s America

Charles Smith, Middlebury Student

March 9, 2017

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I saw a handful of signs at the Murray protest that read “Working Class.” Of course, I can’t say with any certainty what the background of the people holding those signs is. They could very well be from the working class....

In the Aftermath of Murray

Annie Grayer, Middlebury Student

March 9, 2017

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Our campus is divided and wounded. Our story has been co-opted by the national media, and we have become an example of a larger narrative. Our path forward is unclear. I’m struggling to find clarity surrounded by all of this noise...

Do Better Middlebury

Ben Arquit, Middlebury Student

March 9, 2017

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“What happened at your school?” This was the question I faced repeatedly from my family and friends in the days following the Charles Murray talk. The protesters seem to be happy at what they accomplished, but the overwhelm...

Letter from the AEI Club

Phil Hoxie, Alexander Khan, Hayden Dublois, and Ivan Valladares

March 2, 2017

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Debate, disagreement, criticism and controversy. These define the American experiment and our experience as citizens. We think, argue and act because we have always cared deeply about the state of our country and the future of ...

Letter from Middlebury Faculty

Cohort of Middlebury Professors, Middlebury Faculty

March 2, 2017

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Dear President Patton, We the undersigned faculty respectfully request that you, as our president, cancel your introductory remarks at the Charles Murray event on Thursday. Mr. Murray is, as you know, a discredited ideologue ...

Why Murray Should Speak, And We Should Go

Joanna Satterwhite, Middlebury Student

March 2, 2017

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Before I begin, let me provide a statement of credibility: I voted for Bernie in the primary, I voted for Hillary in the election, and I have a “label GMO’s NOW!” sticker on my laptop—I am a card carrying liberal. I hav...

White Students for Racial Justice Opposes Charles Murray

Wonderbread, Student Organization

March 2, 2017

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No one’s humanity is up for debate. By hosting a speaker whose ideas dehumanize many students on our campus and cause very real harm both here and across the nation, Middlebury is providing support for oppressive forces already ...

An Open Letter from the Political Science Department

The Political Science Department, Middlebury Faculty

March 2, 2017

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The American Enterprise Institute has been joined by the Political Science department in sponsoring Charles Murray. Murray is most well-known for arguing that societal hierarchy is based on intelligence. The Southern Poverty Law Cente...

An Open Letter to the Political Science Department

Travis Sanderson, Middlebury Student

March 2, 2017

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The American Enterprise Institute has been joined by the Political Science department in co-sponsoring Charles Murray. Murray is most well-known for arguing that societal hierarchy is based on intelligence. The Southern Poverty Law Cente...

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