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National Mentoring Month

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February 17, 2016

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January was National Mentoring Month! We at Community Engagement wanted to say: Thank you to our Middlebury College mentors! National Mentoring Month (NMM) was created by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MENTOR...

I’m Only Human

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February 17, 2016

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I am a white student who has “white privilege” and who has committed hundreds of “micro-aggressions” throughout my life due to my “ignorance” of other cultures. There. That’s what most of you want me to say. But...

In Response to “Unlearning Ignorance”

Jena Ritchey

January 27, 2016

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I am writing as a white student in response to the editorial written last week by Eli Susman.  When I talked to Eli over dinner, he emphasized that his intention was to foster open listening and unify the campus against racism. ...

Wake Up and Smell the (Fair Trade, Organic) Coffee!

Sarah Koenigsberg

January 27, 2016

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Since returning for J-term you might have noticed that your dining hall coffee is better than usual. But you may not know just how much better it is. Dining Service’s recent switch to Vermont Coffee Company represents more than...

A Call for Allyship

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January 27, 2016

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Dear Middlebury Community, Through this letter I want to address a previous op-ed named “Letter to the Middlebury Community.” I would like to thank the author for writing this article and his good intentions, but I would...

Middlebury is Not a Charity

Travis Sanderson

January 27, 2016

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“Middlebury is not a charity.” Critics of Go/Refuge, the movement for the College to take an active role in the world refugee crisis, have presented this argument. The criticism, though not yet fully elaborated, seems to...

Go/refuge: The Syrian Academic Emergency

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January 27, 2016

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In the midst of a refugee crisis, driven in large part by turmoil and civil war in Syria, the provision of safety, food and shelter for displaced persons is a priority for conscientious segments of the international community. ...

J-term: Not Just Play-term

Middlebury Campus

January 27, 2016

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With J-Term more than halfway over, many of us have accomplished a great deal: we have plowed through new Netflix series (Making a Murderer, anyone?!), spent afternoons at the Snow Bowl and caught up on much-needed sleep. But...

Letter to the Middlebury Community

Eli Susman

January 20, 2016

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My dear people of Middlebury, I saw an 18-year-old white woman crying in front of 800 people in Mead Chapel; she’d been publicly berated for wearing a hat. Not out of spite. Not out of hate. She had been attending Middlebury...

Community Dinner on Sexual & Relationship Respect

Maddie Orcutt

January 20, 2016

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Dear Editors, I’m writing today to discuss the role that the Student Government Association (SGA) plays in addressing sexual and relationship respect. Last year, after a series of conversations with other institutions in...

Standing with Syrians

Rebecca Duras

January 20, 2016

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Terrorists are attacking America and they are winning. There’s a certain image people think of when they read “terrorist.” However, I was not thinking of Osama Bin Laden or ISIS, although they are certainly terrorists. I...

A Call for Empathy

Sophie Hudson

January 20, 2016

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I am ashamed. Part of me got swept away with the media portrayal of refugees coming into Europe. It all scared me. The hundreds of thousands crossing the Mediterranean at night, sleeping rough on the streets, trying to get...

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