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Why Eat Real Is Right for All the Wrong Reasons

Charlie Mitchell, Charlie Mitchell ’18 writes in about the Eat Real meat-reducing plan.

May 10, 2017

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EatReal distributed a survey to garner support for a proposal to reduce meat in the dining halls by 30 percent by the pound over the next three years. The majority of students approved the plan. It will likely pass through SG...

Donald Trump and Raúl Castro Will Not Shake Hands

Orestes Rafael Betancourt Ponce de León, MIIS student Orestes Rafael Betancourt Ponce de León writes about U.S.-Cuba relations.

May 10, 2017

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On November 8, 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 secretly and...

‘A’ Doesn’t Stand for Average

SJ Fossett, SJ Fossett ’17 writes in about why seniors should shoot for lower grades.

May 10, 2017

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Before I graduate from Middlebury this spring, my last goal is to get a C on my final transcript. And fellow seniors, if you haven’t yet, I think you should try to get a C too. Not a B-. Not a C+. Just a big, fat C. In the final weeks ...

Go/refuge: The Syrian Academic Emergency

Guest Contributor

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. ...

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...

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...

Syria Through the Eyes of an Arab Jordanian

Sammy Abdulrahim

January 20, 2016

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As the New Year arrived, the Syrian Crisis entered the fifth year of its genesis. With a UN estimate of 6.5 million dis- placed within Syria and 3 million fleeing refugees, no near end is in sight. Older teenagers and adults,...

Ruminations on Clickshare and Art

Rebecca Coates-Finke

December 10, 2015

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I’ve been trying to write an article about my experience watching Clickshare (the faculty-produced show written by Midd alum Lucas Kavner ’06.5) last Wednesday night. I left the play feeling isolated, frustrated, and shaken....

Responsibility of Free Speech

Maggie Caputi

December 10, 2015

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The First Amendment is arguably the most defining piece of the United States’ Constitution; “defining” in the sense that it effectively provides a foundation for the American ideal of liberty, which is central to our country’s...

End the Culture of Doing

Ethan Brady

December 10, 2015

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One student at the stress forum last Wednesday said that the goal while pursuing a degree at Middlebury is to optimize the experience. That means finding the “perfect” balance between schoolwork, clubs, and social time. It...

The State of Our Endowment is Strong

Guest Contributor

November 11, 2015

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I read with interest the opinion piece by Ethan Brady, “The State of the Endowment,” and I feel it’s important to address some of what Ethan discussed in his piece and to provide some important context and facts that re...

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