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It’s Not Fair

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March 16, 2016

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Life’s not fair. Ever since we were little children, we’ve heard that phrase so many times, and while we never wanted to believe it, it’s true. Life isn’t fair. And it all starts at birth: we arrive into this world carrying...

Imagining Radical Accountability for Sexual Violence

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March 16, 2016

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We will not engage in a “debate” about the college judicial process. We are not here to attack college administrators who are working within the confines of Title IX legislation to create as supportive and fair a process as...

Not Victims, Not Risks, Not Impressed

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March 16, 2016

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This letter was co-authored by three Middlebury survivors. It is not our intention to speak for all survivors, but rather to speak from our own situated experiences. The identities inhabited within adjudicatory processes are no...

Inclusion Beyond Tradition

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March 16, 2016

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“All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.” — Toni Morrison  Many of you may know, and others of you may wish not to know, that many members of our community are in...

A Call for More Equitable Funding

Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2016

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Last Sunday, March 13, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed Sophomore Senator Colin Boyle’s Club Sports Funding Methodology bill. The bill extends club sports funding at its current level and, in anticipation of ...

Where’d the Authenticity Go?

Maddie Hoar

March 16, 2016

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Have you ever asked a friend to take down a picture on Facebook because you think it’s unflattering or embarrassing? Have you ever spent a lot of time crafting the perfect caption? Have you ever friended someone but then felt...

On Club Sports and Student Interests

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March 10, 2016

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Do you currently play a club sport? Have you ever tried one out? I think a typical experience of many students on this campus, if they are not of the 300+ club sport athletes, is that they tried a club sport for a day or two,...

The Question of Unpaid Work: No, I’m Not Talking About Your Internship

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March 10, 2016

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In her 2016 letter outlining her philanthropic goals for the year, Melinda Gates chose to focus on the question of unpaid work. Specifically, she outlined the imbalance in the amount of time men and women spend on tasks that must...

Alumni Find Humor in Sales Ban

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March 10, 2016

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To the editor, I laughed out loud when I saw Middlebury making national news with its recent ban on Red Bull. So did the entire station full of paramedics and EMTs where I volunteer, since I couldn’t help but pass around...

Reflections on Seeing

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March 10, 2016

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In 2007, Middlebury College’s Commencement speaker was former President Bill Clinton.  If you weren’t here then, it is probably still possible for you to imagine the attention that was garnered by his presence on campus.  We...

A Report from the Capital

Travis Sanderson

March 10, 2016

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“Now don’t go getting sentimental!” I continued chopping — onion, after onion, after onion. It was the first day of MAlt DC, a trip to “explore the ethics of inequality in the capital of one of the wealthiest nations...

White Privilege and Housing Policy

Aliza Cohen

March 10, 2016

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This column is written by white students and for white students. Each week, we will discuss topics or themes regarding race and, more specifically, the role of whiteness in race relations. If you would like to reach out to us...

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