An Open Letter to President of Middlebury Laurie L. Patton

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Over 640 students have signed an open letter to President of Middlebury Laurie L. Patton concerning Dr. Charles Murray’s 3/2 visit. While the piece came[…]

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A Response to “Love Trumps Hating Trump Supporters”

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I was intrigued to read Thomas Leaycraft’s opinion piece, “Love Trumps Hating Trump Supporters.” I had not heard about the incident regarding the class of[…]

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Charles Murray at Middlebury: Unacceptable and Unethical, Say Over 450 Alumni

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The following is a letter, co-signed by over 450 Middlebury alums (and counting), condemning the decision to invite Charles Murray to campus: Dear Middlebury College,[…]

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Charles Murray: An Open Letter to the Middlebury Community

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In response to a piece published on Feb. 26 on VT Digger, Dr. Charles Murray sent “An Open Letter to the Middlebury Community” to the[…]

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Letter from AEI Middlebury Student Leadership

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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[…]

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Letter from Middlebury Faculty

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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.[…]

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Why Murray Should Speak, And We Should Go

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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[…]

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White Students for Racial Justice Oppose Charles Murray

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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[…]

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An Open Letter From the Political Science Department

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We are divided. Over the past weekend, the Political Science department has debated over email about our department’s co-sponsorship of the Charles Murray visit to[…]

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An Open Letter to the Political Science Department

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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[…]

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Why I’m Declining AEI’s “Invitation to Argue”

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I know that the people who penned “AEI invites you to argue” are good, well-meaning people. I understand the premise: a college should be a[…]

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The Secret Life of a Feb

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Three years ago, Zach Drennen published a piece in The Campus titled “End the Feb Program.” While I full-heartedly disagree with his main idea (being[…]

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DeVos Doesn’t Know My Public School

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Poised to upend the status quo, our next education secretary is likely to be Betsy DeVos. She has pumped millions of her own fortune into[…]

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A Grassroots Community Council

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Hello. I am grateful to all those who participated in the election for Co-Chair of Community Council. Special thanks goes to my former opponent, whose[…]

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A Liberal Arts Education Informs Entrepreneurship

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As very recent Middlebury alums, we are fairly unqualified to advise you on what to do after graduation, but we are going to anyway. We[…]

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The Fallacy of Achievement Generates Stress

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My alarm went off at 5 a.m. this morning, like every other weekday, so that I could squeeze 30 to 45 minutes of exercise and[…]

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A Critique of Recent Public Safety Emails

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On Tuesday Oct. 18 and Wednesday Oct. 19, all students, staff and faculty received two emails from Public Safety, the first entitled “Timely Warning –[…]

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History Repeating Itself, Unfortunately

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I was surprised to see the headline “Christian Group Dismissed Gay Leaders” in the last Campus, and not just because it shouldn’t be happening at[…]

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Nurturing Diversity in Spiritual Life

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I was deeply concerned by reports in the most recent edition of the Campus concerning alleging acts of discrimination by students at Middlebury in selecting[…]

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The Amalgamated Knowledge of 7 SWUGs on Love

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The most common question I’ve been asked since starting this column is, “when are you going to write about relationships?” I tried to hold out[…]

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Discomfort Addressing Race Abroad

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Taxis have become an indispensable part of my daily life. Throughout my abroad experience, they have been essential. In Amman, Jordan you either get around[…]

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In Response to “Unlearning Ignorance”

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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,[…]

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Active Threat Training Overlooks Causes

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If you are a Freshman or Sophomore, you likely attended a mandatory “Active Threat” seminar put on by the school administration during J-Term. Those of[…]

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The View From My Desk

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Terracotta hexagons tessellate the floors at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C., where I intern. Soles pat, dignified, across them as agents flood[…]

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Match Our Investments with Our Mission

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Middlebury may have lost control over its investments. In his Report On The Recent Board Of Trustees Meeting, President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz[…]

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What is Canadian Healthcare?

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Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments for King v. Burwell, the second major legal challenge in four years to[…]

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AEI: A Platform For Political Discussion

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What will our government do going forward? This issue serves as more than mere content for nightly news shows. It is on the minds of[…]

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PubSafe: The Other Side of Rebranding

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If you ask most Middlebury students what they think of the College’s recent effort to rebrand the school, the odds are that most responses will[…]

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What’s More Important Than a Life?

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Mesopotamia was the birthplace of civilization. Its fertile lands allowed for the first instances of agriculture and organized society. From between the rivers Euphrates and[…]

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Fight Isn’t Over for Gay Marriage

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Over the last few months, thanks to the Supreme Court declining to take up the marriage equality petitions before it in October, a tidal wave[…]

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In Defense of Intervention

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“I want to make it absolutely clear to Assad … [that] the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable … if you[…]

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Dive$ting for Dollar$

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Forget everything you thought you knew about why Middlebury College must divest. It is not about abandoning profitable investments for moral reasons. It is about[…]

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Pandora’s Sarin Box

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He didn’t want to tell us the story, but he did. The man at the dinner table this summer had dug up the bodies of[…]

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Divestment 101

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What is this “divestment”? To those of you new to Middlebury or just returning from abroad, I wish to say welcome and keep an eye[…]

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Doubling Down to Bring You the Best

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The Campus has two contracts to uphold this year. A contract with you, the reader, and a contract to pursue the truth at all costs.[…]

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Voices Against the Addison County Natural Gas Project

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We are a coalition of Middlebury College staff, faculty and students who stand in opposition to the Addison County Natural Gas project. The project will[…]

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We Fell for Liddell

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The SGA campaign season is an exciting time for us as members of the current SGA Senate to reflect back on our year, engage with[…]

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Staying Well Through Living Hell

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As we near the end of the semester, when assignments abound and professors squeeze in those last 250 pages of reading, it is as important[…]

/ Opinions, take care (0)

Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead

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There is a lot to be said about respecting the dead. There is also a lot to be said about how much so many people[…]

/ Eyes on the Outside, Opinions (0)

XL Pipeline Revisited

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Environmentalists across North America have recently become infatuated with the XL Keystone Pipeline System. The current proposals will expand the pipeline system to provide oil[…]

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‘Reason’ and What Sustainability Teaches

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As the Campus’s editorial staff pointed out last week, on April 3 the National Association of Scholars released a report titled “What Does Bowdoin Teach?”[…]

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In Support of Delta

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To whom it may concern, As Delta alumni, we are writing to express our collective concern over the potential disbandment of the Delta student organization[…]

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Reclaim Your Weekend

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Girl is a few drinks in. Feeling a good buzz, but maybe had a couple too many. It’s one a.m. and this Ridgeline basement is[…]

/ Opinions, take care (0)

Is it Okay to Miss Class to be Arrested?

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This week, I had a hard time writing my story for the news section. On Monday evening around 6 p.m., just as we were about[…]

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Chavez, North Korea, and the Lack of Coherent Anti-U.S. Rhetoric

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The president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, has died. One of the last bastions of old-school socialism has passed away. He was undisputedly among the most[…]

/ Eyes on the Outside, Opinions (0)

Justice. Just Is. Just Us?

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The banner brandished by the dozens of students marching down Storrs Walk last Monday read “Divestment is a tactic; justice is the goal.” There’s often[…]

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‘They Asked Me Where I Get This Stuff, I Told Them I Don’t Know’

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In my past columns, I’ve discussed the value of a liberal arts education in its ability to endow us with critical-thinking and writing skills —[…]

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Student Supporters Needed!

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The Sexual Assault Oversight Committee (SAOC) has been dedicated to the development and implementation of an advocacy program, and we are so excited to finally[…]

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The Legacy of ‘Old Middlebury’

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At a family party over the holiday break, I got to talking to a friend of my parents, a man in his 50s who graduated[…]

/ Notes From the Desk, Opinions (1)

Mad Libbed

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Was my last article a little too Eat Pray Love-y?  I feel like my last article was a little too Eat Pray Love-y. I hope[…]

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Divestment is No Excuse for Inaction

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It became clear in just a few days here over J-term that the issue of divestment has captured the imagination of the Middlebury population. In[…]

/ Apply Liberally, Opinions (0)

The Middle East and the Middle Bury

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I arrived at Middlebury College almost four years ago. I had just spent my senior year of high school in Israel, hiking, washing dishes, attending[…]

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Editorial

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Sometimes the most fruitful forums are those that yield no concrete solutions. The forum in McCullough this past Tuesday addressed alcohol use and dorm damage[…]

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The Course of College

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Truth in the Free Expression of Ideas

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“When men have realized that time has upset many fighting faiths,” Justice Holmes states in his dissent to the court opinion in United States v.[…]

/ Opinions, Red, Right and Blue (0)

I’m on a hill

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Hello, Ladies. Look at the picture in this column. Now back to your man. Now back at the picture. Now back to… actually just keep[…]

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Death of a symbol: Osama Bin Laden – Hafsa Ahmad

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September 11, 2001 is hardly a blur. I vividly remember the confusion and the chaos that ensued after school was released early and our mosque[…]

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Adjusting perceptions of alcohol use – Brittany Gendron

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As a junior at Middlebury College — as a sister, daughter, peer and friend — who has seen the negative consequences of alcohol abuse on[…]

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How to train your Middkid – Peter Weinberg

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Imagine you’re a parent, and you want to make sure your daughter never burns herself on a stove. Do you: 1) Try to hide every[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (1)

Considering both sides of the alcohol issue

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The open dialogue introduced by administrative leaders at Tuesday’s alcohol forum made it clear that a “dry campus” is not the only answer (let alone[…]

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Proposal for a social justice distribution requirement – Paloma Dugan

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In a recent study about race relations at Middlebury, many students reported that the majority of prejudiced, racist or stereotypical actions of Middlebury students were[…]

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Considered Liberty

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Since December of last year the Middle East has been the scene of mass revolt and rebellion. Liberty has become the byword of hundreds and[…]

/ Opinions, Red, Right and Blue (1)

Find out which candidates the Campus endorses for SGA President and SCOCC

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Pragmatism and optimism abound — and sometimes clash — in this year’s elections SGA and Community Council elections. For each of the posts, run-off elections[…]

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Cartoon – Dylan Levy

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Thank you for voting, now here’s your Obama pin

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It’s no secret that Middlebury is a politically liberal institution. From the students to the faculty and even to the staff, an overwhelming majority of[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (2)

My four scents

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Coincidentally, several friends of mine have gone into the perfumery business.  They all just developed new scents and are in the process of marketing them. […]

/ Mad As Hell, Opinions (1)

Thoughts on race from a tourist – Chris Brady

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Race is an issue that deeply interests me, but not because I feel like I have a huge personal stake in it. I think of[…]

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Unsustainable Middlebury – David Reed

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Middlebury has some of the best facilities and resources of any small liberal arts college in America, but not by chance. As our academic standing[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (5)

P(resident)ial F(ace)book

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Dear loyal Campus readers, Three more weeks left in the semester. Five more weeks before I graduate. It seemed only yesterday that I was a[…]

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Editorial

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The last year of a student’s time at Middlebury is distinct in many ways from his or her first three. Socially, seniors are given access[…]

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In defense of Saper- Laurie Essig, Sujata Moorti and Ellen Oxfeld

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In a letter to the editor about Middlebury sophomore, Jay Saper ’13, Professor David Stoll wrote: “Since Saper is a SOAN major, and I am[…]

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One suite, two suite, good suite, bad suite

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Housing registration for juniors and seniors at Middlebury sucks the big one. It’s overly convoluted, illogical, stressful and frustrating. Even when everything goes smoothly, as[…]

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A call to action for a lifetime

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This past weekend at Powershift, the proverbial gauntlet for every American young person was thrown down. Hard. On Saturday night, Tim De Christopher — a[…]

/ Opinions, The Id and the Eco (0)

Passover Panini – Dylan Levy

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An Ode to Yesterday

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A good day is a rare event. I’m not trying to be depressing saying this — it’s scientifically proven. If days were rated and put[…]

/ Opinions, The Awkward BJ (0)

Who cares about the commons?

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Every Middlebury student possesses an identity in this bubble: this identity can be defined by our friend group, where we live, our major, where we[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (4)

Health care reform for Vermonters – Paul Cillo

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Governor Peter Shumlin is right. Health care reform is needed — the sooner the better. One big reason: Health care is busting the state budget.[…]

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Editorial – 4/14/11

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Rumors often circulate during the mid-months of Spring regarding big events coming to the College. Last week, Old Chapel finally announced our 2011 Commencement speaker[…]

/ editorial, Opinions (0)

The mark of quality

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One nondescript afternoon, I was sitting in Axinn pretending to work on my thesis. As if I weren’t already busy enough listening to the sounds[…]

/ Mad As Hell, Opinions (0)

Cartoon – Dylan Levy

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On free speech – Louis Tiemann

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Our community has recently been embroiled in two debates regarding the Foundation for Individuals Rights in Education (FIRE) highlighting of the Aunt Des video series[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (0)

Need-blind for all? – Juan Machado

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I am only here today because Middlebury College, at the time I applied to college, was one of a handful of colleges in the US[…]

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On Mr. Saper and the First Amendment – Conrad Trimbath

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I recently drew inspiration to reply to Jay Saper’s crusade against free expression from my favorite movie, The Big Lebowski. In an early scene, Walter,[…]

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Deconstructing an email chain – David Stoll

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I would like to go into a few events preceding Jay Saper’s ’13 March 24 Campus opinion, “Building a healthy academic community.” Let’s start with[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (2)

Thank you from the MCCC

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We write to express our warmest thanks to the Middlebury College community. Thanks to you, this winter we have been able to house 12 homeless[…]

/ Letters to the Editor, Opinions (0)

If we shadows have offended …

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To the Middlebury community, If we took weekly polls on approval ratings for the Campus, last week we would have posted our highest approval scores[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (0)

Op-ed: Harry Morgenthau, Really Listening

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On Friday morning, I opened my window for the first time since November. Sunlight lay in long strips across my quilt and I could feel[…]

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Editorial

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When Jay Saper ’13 clicked “Reply All” to James B. Jermain Professor of Political Economy Peter Matthews’ two-department-wide (Economics and Sociology) email advertising an upcoming[…]

/ editorial, Opinions (0)

@world: put down you smartphones #growup

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My phone is the most basic model sold at the Verizon store. It can take pictures (but not videos); it has a speakerphone and texting[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (1)

Spring Break – Dylan Levy

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Panther Blood: An exercise in bi-winning

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The past few weeks, there have been several op-eds printed in the Campus protesting the stifling nature of Middlebury’s rigorous academic demands. Although I agreed[…]

/ Best Week Ever, Opinions (0)

Yankee Doodle Dandy?

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A few days before the Japanese earthquake (and ensuing nuclear power and human crisis), the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission in this country approved Vermont Yankee’s[…]

/ Opinions, The Id and the Eco (2)

Building a healthy academic community

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Last week the economics department sponsored a lecture on “Early Non-Marital Childrearing and the Culture of Despair,” by Phillip Levine, an economist from Wellesley.  Levine[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (2)

Thank you, thank you! – Donna Donahue

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On behalf of the Better Middlebury Partnership I want to thank the wonderful Middlebury College volunteers who helped us with the Chili Festival and to[…]

/ Letters to the Editor, Opinions (0)

A very premature crush list – Maya Goldberg-Safir

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Sometimes I get fed up with this place. There may be better reasons to dislike Middlebury, but so often I come back to the same[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (0)

Editorial

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Whether you hear of it through e-mails from your RA or by looking down your decimated hall, the problem of dorm damage is a reality.[…]

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MiddCon and LAL

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Dearest Blueberry, You don’t know a lot about me, and I don’t know a lot about you, but we are in love. Here is the[…]

/ Opinions, The Awkward BJ (2)

Cartoon – Dylan Levy

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To a basketball player – Wenbo Zhang

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At the beginning of your journey, it might have been the glamour of the NBA that lured you into the game, or that exhilarating sound[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (0)

A letter on creativity

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In a recent lecture on the connection between mind and body, Andrea Olsen said that after three days of drinking water at a conference in[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (2)

Editorial

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There are many wonderful things we can, and often do, say about Middlebury students. Our academic knowledge is vast and expanding everyday; our athletes are[…]

/ editorial, Opinions (0)

Passive Revolution

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Interesting course offerings, Spring 2011

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An ideal liberal arts education provides a broad-based academic curriculum with the purpose of cultivating individuals who think critically, communicate well and realize potential. Such[…]

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Institutionalized Protest

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From Iran to Egypt, from Yemen to Libya, from Morocco to China and from Senegal to the United States citizens have spilled into the streets,[…]

/ Opinions, Red, Right and Blue (0)

Shadow-Boxing for the Climate

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Lately, I’ve been taking a class on social movements; civil rights, farm workers unions, peaceful uprisings in the Middle East — you name it. And[…]

/ Opinions, The Id and the Eco (0)

A welcome change – Jack Hoffman

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The town meeting last week marked the second year in a row that Vermont’s education spending has declined. And it happened without the angst we[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (0)

“Hello” policy – Logan Brown

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Although I have a very large bone to pick with issues involving the Middlebury community and our inability to integrate different social scenes on this[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (2)

Editorial

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As the winter months draw slowly to a close, two sports teams at the College have infused the Middlebury community, both town and gown, with[…]

/ editorial, Opinions (1)

Crossword Answers

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A recap of the NESCAC Championship game – Dylan Levy

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Yadadaimean?

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Last semester, I donned an oversized chain necklace and a fitted Atlanta Braves cap, sagged my jeans, put on some swag and went to dinner[…]

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Sidewalk safety – Brittany Gendron

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As a first-year counselor, I know all about health and safety. I am a sober-friend encyclopedia; I am officially certified as a crowd manager, I[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (0)

For whom? – Rachel Ochako

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On the first Friday of the semester, I watched the Free Friday film, For Colored Girls produced by Tyler Perry. I was expecting a movie[…]

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Give me Sloppagees, or give me death

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Last Thursday, I picked up the Campus for a leisurely morning read in Proctor. I was in the mood for some good quality snark, so[…]

/ Opinions, The Awkward BJ (0)

Editorial

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This past weekend, Middlebury College celebrated its 88th Winter Carnival — continuing the longest-running student-led Carnival in the country. Apart from the much-appreciated three-day weekend,[…]

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A letter from the editor on responsible journalism

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The Campus has taken a lot of heat in the last week over our coverage of hazing among members of the men’s and women’s swimming[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (0)

Handsome Devil

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Protect this house

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I’ve written many times on Middlebury’s traditions, and I’ve exhausted the subject. However, the sub-zero temperatures have slowed my usually enormous imagination. Furthermore, the cold[…]

/ Mad As Hell, Opinions (0)

On the need for political activism

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I’ll never forget the day I saw democracy at work. It was June 26, 2009 — Michael Jackson had just died and the House of[…]

/ Opinions, The Id and the Eco (0)

Race to where?

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What is this place we call Middlebury? We exalt our college as a place of intellectual inquiry that shapes well-rounded students who lead balanced lives;[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (0)

There is no future … there is only the past

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It is natural for human beings to look towards the future, to dream of what tomorrow, or twenty years from now may bring. We work[…]

/ Opinions, Red, Right and Blue (0)

Egypt Liberated

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Yalla ya Misr! My heart is with the Egyptian people! Smiles, confidence, thiqa, reason, passion, righteousness, strength, pride, unbroken honor, respect, unyielding passions that resonate[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (2)

Letter to the Editor: Why must we be so politically correct?

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This question plagues my mind almost every time I sit down to write an article for The Campus. This past week I went to one[…]

/ Letters to the Editor, Opinions (4)

Editorial

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It is an exciting time for young entrepreneurs at Middlebury College — and consequently, for everyone else as well. With the impending opening of the[…]

/ editorial, Opinions (0)

In defense of an all-male Dungeon

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In the fall of 2008, I arrived on Middlebury College campus to learn, with some disappointment, that I would be living on an all-male hall[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (0)

Febulously Febtastic

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They’re here. They’ve come. Amidst a campus of jaded liberal arts zombies, morosely trudging to class while praying for global warming to kick in, they[…]

/ Opinions, The Awkward BJ (0)

Cartoon – Dylan Levy

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Winter Carnival

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Plastic, Paper, Cups…Shoot

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A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful back and forth with a student and it came to both of us that perhaps the e-mail[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (3)

In need of a new strategy

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We are losing the fight with carbon usage. Since the summer of 2009, climate and energy legislation has gone from passing the House of Representatives[…]

/ Opinions, The Id and the Eco (0)

MAlt lessons reach into College life

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Musical Chairs is an incredibly stressful game. I have few fond memories of this birthday party favorite. As I recall, manic kiddie music was featured[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (0)

Editorial

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The uprisings in Egypt, along with similar demonstrations in Tunisia, Jordan and Yemen, have shaken the sociopolitical status quo in the Middle East. These revolts[…]

/ editorial, Opinions (0)

Social Entreprenueurship in the Liberal Arts

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Jon Isham is an associate professor of economics This Winter Term, 21 students and I have learned a lot about social entrepreneurship. First, the idea[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (3)

Call to Establish a Peace and Conflict Studies Program

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To The Campus, According to the New York Times, more than 400 universities and colleges worldwide offer individual courses, certificates and undergraduate or graduate degrees[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (4)

A Hunt submission

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To The Campus, They say that home is where the heart is. So, when I was preparing to come to college last year as an[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (1)

Making sustainability mainstream

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To The Campus, You start your day with a cup of hot coffee. You grab a banana in the dining hall for a snack after[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (1)

A trust in democracy despite tragedy

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Seventy-six days ago, across the Unites State of America, contentious election after contentious election took place. At the end of the night, the Republican Party[…]

/ Opinions, Red, Right and Blue (0)

Guilt, blame and privilege

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Dean of the College Shirley Collado’s Plates and Privilege article greatly bothers me. She distorts an issue of collective inefficiency into an opportunity to mount[…]

/ Mad As Hell, Opinions (3)

Since when is a Carpenter not a carpenter?

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My basement at home has two sides: one is a finished section with a big television, computer desk and ping-pong table. A door leads to[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (0)

Editorial

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Grades: they are the universally recognized symbols of our knowledge, skill and effort; they give us a platform on which to stand and proclaim our[…]

/ editorial, Opinions (0)

The Gender Council: Grassroots Policy Change

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To the Campus, In November 2009, a group of students and college employees asked a simple question: What if campus activists and experts interested in[…]

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‘Dessgate’

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The subject of this month’s column is misinterpretation facilitated by technology. Now, I’m sure you all have saved every one of my past columns and[…]

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The Corporate world of greater good

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In 2004, UPS decided to stop making left turns. With a tweaked GPS system, they eliminated all left turns from the routes that their 95,000[…]

/ Opinions, The Id and the Eco (0)

Read this while checking your BlackBerry

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Multitasking plays the dual role of virtue and vice. While some list it under the skills section on their resumés, others condemn its effect on[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (0)

Editorial

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It is a rare thing in life to be aware of the fact that you have just experienced something special. Many times we look over[…]

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Cone~oisseurs

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Requiem for Proposition 19

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Daniel Pulido ’11 is from Bogota, Columbia. It feels strange to say that in Middlebury College the war on drugs has been lost. It makes[…]

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A prayer to the bicycle gods

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Cori Hundt ’11 is from Warren, NJ. I think I offended the bicycle gods. Perhaps I was a bicycle thief in a previous life? Or[…]

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First impressions of Middlebury from an international graduate student

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Ramune Pansa is  from Kassel, Germany Answer me one question: What are the first six things that come to your mind when you think about[…]

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Left or right?

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Andrew Torre ’13 is from Landgrove, Vt. In extreme economic circumstances such as those that prevail today, before any remedies can be applied, it must[…]

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On douchebaggery and the like

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Danil Rudoy ’11 is from Moscow, Russia The problem of douchebaggery at Middlebury College, a proud educational institution with a long history full of copious[…]

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Emoticons ftw :)

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This past week, Middlebury joined Williams and Bowdoin as the third NESCAC institution to enact gender-neutral housing legislation. Starting in Fall 2011, any sophomore, junior[…]

/ Opinions, The Awkward BJ (0)

Editorial

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This past week, Middlebury joined Williams and Bowdoin as the third NESCAC institution to enact gender-neutral housing legislation. Starting in Fall 2011, any sophomore, junior[…]

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Editorial

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Most students at Middlebury are athletes. Just over one in four students participate in varsity sports, and the percentage increases dramatically if we include JV,[…]

/ editorial, Opinions (1)

Rulers and the ruled

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Last December hopes were high, and expectations soared as 197 countries sent representatives to the city of Copenhagen to take part in the United Nations[…]

/ Opinions, Red, Right and Blue (0)

Balance and the pass/fail system

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This past week, we once again awoke in the early hours of the morning to stare at the lifeless blue screen of BannerWeb. Typing in[…]

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Aid appreciation

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I was excited to get an email in my inbox with the words: “You are the 2010-2011 recipient of the Anonymous Scholarship, a donor-funded scholarship[…]

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Cuddle for carbon neutrality

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The Vermont winter makes a solid argument against the existence of global warming, especially when gusts of icy snow get involved. Admittedly, this time of[…]

/ Letters to the Editor, Opinions (0)

“Line by line and point by point”

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When the woman in the most significant position of international climate policy power says that she does “not believe we will have a final agreement[…]

/ Opinions, The Id and the Eco (0)

Midd Quidd!

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To the Middlebury Campus, My family drove from New Hampshire to New York City this weekend to attend the Fourth Annual Quidditch World Cup. This[…]

/ Letters to the Editor, Opinions (0)

Dressing up your subconcious

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In the HBO series, Bored to Death, Ted Danson’s magazine-editing character hears that the board of his publication has voted to cut his column —[…]

/ Mad As Hell, Opinions (0)

“Keep Affolter”

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Last fall I had the tremendous benefit of arriving on this campus and beginning my Middlebury journey in the classroom of Visiting Assistant Professor of[…]

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Remembering a fellow sports editor

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Technically speaking, Jeff Klein ’09 and I were co-editors of The Campus Sports section for three semesters in 2008, but that distinction doesn’t do justice[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (2)

MacGray conspiracy

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How many times have you had your laundry in the washer and ready to go, having snagged a precious available washer on a busy Sunday[…]

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“Credit” where credit is due – Lisa Mulcahy

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To the Middlebury Campus, The article published in the most recent issue of the Campus, entitled “Students debate course credits,” struck a nerve with me[…]

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Monopoly: The Middlebury Edition

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The birth of small talk

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This world has its ups and downs, but parts of it really suck. Airlines that decide it’s OK to strand me in a dirty motel[…]

/ Opinions, The Awkward BJ (0)

Looking for trust

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College students get a bad rap. Among any population there will be a few misbehaved deviants scattered among many upstanding individuals; but at Middlebury, it[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (0)

Editorial – 11/11

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Midterm elections do not inspire quite as much media buzz and public interest as its quadrennial counterpart, the presidential election. And in some regards, they[…]

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Trick me twice, shame on me – Christian Schoning

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At 12:30 a.m. this past Saturday, a friend and I decided to hit up the Bunker, host of the annual VACA-sponsored Halloween party, featuring DJs[…]

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Editorial

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It is rare that we think of Middlebury, both town and college, as a mighty, unified force. It is more common that we equate the[…]

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Crossword Answers – 11/4

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Crossword Answers – 11/4

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Coming OUT – Sean Maye ’11

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Middlebury’s OUT day marks one of the first times that our campus has collectively engaged the idea that honesty about our identities can truly foster[…]

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Climate refugees: our greatest responsibility

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Being a climate activist, I tend to engage in some pretty intense and discouraging discourse. Still, the most terrifying conversation I’ve ever had was with[…]

/ Opinions, The Id and the Eco (1)

Spooktacular fun – Nicole Duquette

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To The Campus, I would like to extend a “wonderful job done” to the students who volunteered their time to the Spooktacular event held on[…]

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Go green for the kids

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Three weeks ago, as the rest of the editorial board was working tirelessly on our third annual Green Issue, I was taking a holiday from[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (0)

Bad decisions to no decisions

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As you read this column you know who has won and who has lost in the midterm elections. You know who will control the House[…]

/ Opinions, Red, Right and Blue (0)

Letter to the Editor: George Altshuler ‘10.5

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Dear Campus, I want to compliment Melissa Hirsch on her 9/30/10 Op-Ed “Truth in Biases.” Her piece was an entertaining read and I think she[…]

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An ode to yum brands

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Some days here at Middlebury just seem too perfect. The autumn air is crisp, but not too cool, professors cancel class and homework assignments and[…]

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The demands of an environmental reality – Andrew Conner ’11

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The recent column entitled “CEOs, hip-hop dancers and biofuel farmers” presents a compelling argument for why the environmental movement needs to be more inclusive so[…]

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Dancing with the stars

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Great leaders are all judged by history. Centuries of human history are often boiled down to a list of those who have defied expectation: Pericles,[…]

/ Opinions, Red, Right and Blue (0)

Editorial

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For those of you blissfully unaware of the drop in temperature, the hike in workload or our past editorial alerting you to both of these[…]

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The customer’s always right, right?

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In 1999, a Los Angeles court issued subpoenas to 17 U.S firms — including Wal-Mart, Tommy Hilfiger, The Gap, and Sears — seeking more than[…]

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The consequences of kindness – Phillip Ziff ‘10.5

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As you may have already heard, a Rutgers freshman, Tyler Clementi, leapt to his death off of the George Washington Bridge on September 22th. He[…]

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Editorial

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Last Wednesday, President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz delivered his annual State of the College address, taking the opportunity to outline the current financial[…]

/ editorial, Opinions (1)

The universe according to John

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The more I learn, the more I learn that I have learned very little. Bertrand Russell said of this inverse relationship: “those who feel certainty[…]

/ Mad As Hell, Opinions (0)

Truth in biases

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An article in the New York Times last week described yet another issue that the Texas Board of Education took with their history textbooks.  The[…]

/ op-ed, Opinions (0)

A conversation with yourself

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My second to last third Monday of a Middlebury semester began much like most of its predecessors: with a delirious 7:15 a.m. breakfast. Damn chemistry[…]

/ Opinions, The Awkward BJ (0)

9 p.m. do you know where your food is?

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Dear Campus, I rarely get homesick. However, if there’s one instance when I really miss Mommy it’s when I’ve got the flu. If there are[…]

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CEOs, hip-hop dancers and biofuel farmers

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When stripped of passions, ideologies and embellishments, environmentalism is fundamentally concerned with one fairly basic concept: limits. Whether it takes the form of slowing consumption[…]

/ Opinions, The Id and the Eco (0)

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

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Since the day when the Mayflower first docked in Plymouth Harbor, the United States (as it came to be known) has always been thought of[…]

/ Opinions, Red, Right and Blue (2)

Editorial: Ephemeral autumn

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It is easy to forget about the doldrums of January and the blistering cold of February during the mild days of September, but they will[…]

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Cartoon – 9/23/10

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The new house on the block

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I live in the newly renovated Munford House a.k.a. “Young Munny” a.k.a. “Beta Gamma Omichron” (BΓO). The numerous nicknames we’ve invented for our beloved house,[…]

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The ultimate pass/fail

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When was the last time you used the word “awkward?” Was it to describe the time that random guy sat next to you in Proctor[…]

/ Opinions, The Awkward BJ (2)

Stuck in the middle(bury)

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This past January, as the nation collectively reflected on the past decade and prepared for the next one, I bid a fond farewell to my[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (0)

Mad As Hell

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I worked in an office this past summer. Around the room were several wall-mounted TVs tuned to financial news channels. The intended purpose, I assume,[…]

/ Mad As Hell, Opinions (1)

Answers — “Lookin’ Good”

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Editorial: A summer of change

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Well, it’s that time of year again. Several weeks of e-mails from professors and gradually cooling nights have served as warning, but nothing can ever[…]

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Let the adventures begin.

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Welcome back, Middlebury. After browsing through the photos you submitted to The Campus’ Summer Photo Contest, I know that many of you did some really[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (0)

The disintegration of the ‘ethnosphere’

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For most of the world’s people, climate change is inextricably linked to starvation, migration and extinction; the phenomena cannot be mentioned independently of declining crop[…]

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Greetings for the uncreative

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“Lookin’ Good”

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Across 1. Flamenco music style 6. Ballpark authority 9. Despise 14. Ivan IV and Catherine II, e.g. 15. Sun, to Santiago 16. Only State with[…]

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Just Biden time

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Doubtless you believe yourself to have just returned from summer break. You have answered the questions posed time after time: “How was your summer? What[…]

/ Opinions, Red, Right and Blue (0)

Notes from the Desk: Charting a new course for Middlebury journalism

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Student journalism has never been more central to the future of news media. At a time when traditional industry titans are being challenged for control[…]

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Op-Ed: True life: I am a tolerant Midd student

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Allow me to invite you to dine with me in Proctor dining hall (where all the cool kids eat) and I will introduce you to[…]

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Op-Ed: Tolerance is not transformative

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By Lark Mulligan ’11 and Viveka Ray-Mazumder ’11   Seemingly every year during Gaypril, the Middlebury community witnesses hate crimes that attack non-heteronormative identities. The[…]

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Editorial – Gender-neutral housing

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In the midst of a campaign season, woefully managed at best and shockingly incompetent at worst, the SGA managed to pass a piece of legislation[…]

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Notes from the Desk: Last will and Tess-tament

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I, Tess Russell, do hereby bequeath the following: To B.M., D.B. and the rest of the ENAM department, I leave: my last residual shred of[…]

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Letter to the Editor: Doug Sinclair

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To the Editor: Over the past nine months, time and again, Middlebury students have extended a helping hand to fellow citizens of our community who[…]

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Waters to Wine: Closing time: finish your whiskey or beer

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When I began this column three semesters ago, I imagined it as a lighthearted contribution to The Campus’ pages; if not an opportunity to focus[…]

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Op-Ed: To be a Midd-kid

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Since the 90s, Middlebury’s higher-ups have been hell bent on turning the school into the leading liberal arts college by paying for the best professors[…]

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Red, Right and Blue – 04/28/10

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When I sat down to write my last column of the year, I was tempted to write about the war in Afghanistan, the nuclear proliferation treaty or the way the world would look without America.

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Notes from the Desk – 04/29/10

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Nestled in beautiful Vermont, in one of the most liberal states in the nation, Middlebury College is an open and accepting community, where everyone can[…]

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Editorial – 04/29/10

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Recently, President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz invited The Campus alcohol columnist Mike Waters ’10 to engage in a discussion about the problems ailing Middlebury’s social life and the potential for a cure.

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From Midd to the Mideast: The difference between could and should

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Over the past number of weeks, there has been a flurry of rhetorical posturing on all sides of the table.

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Op-Ed: A whole lot of culture in one requirement

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Calling all cultures! If you want to graduate from Middlebury, you have to meet some academic distribution requirements. Many of us sweat and struggle, searching for that second college writing class. Many of us pull a fist-pump when we discover that we may skip one of the eight disciplinary categories (this writer won’t take science). But what about the third academic requirement? The Cultures and Civilizations Requirement (CCR).

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The Campus Crossword 4/22/10 (Answers)

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The Campus Crossword 4/22/10

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Answers to the crossword will be posted here at 7 a.m. on April 23. Across 1. NaCl 5. Stats for Mayweather 8. Alf or E.T.[…]

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Notes from the Desk: Beyond the Relay

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Tomorrow evening, hundreds of people will descend on Middlebury for the town’s annual Relay for Life event. It’s a success by any measure, especially when[…]

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Op-Ed: John Elder

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When I heard from friends and teachers that John Elder would be retiring from Middlebury College, it was at the beginning of my junior year,[…]

/ Opinions (1)

Waters to Wine: My report to the president

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After three illustrious semesters as a columnist for The Campus, one thing I still haven’t quite figured out is how many people actually read my[…]

/ Opinions, Waters to Wine (1)

Op-Ed: Please do not handle heavy machinery

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y attention and shocked my sensibilities. In the past twenty-four hours, I have witnessed no less than four members of the opposite sex adjusting certain[…]

/ Opinions (0)

Editorial: Why the Apathy?

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We’ve written several editorials this year praising Mike Panzer ’10 and the rest of the current SGA for the significant number of tangible initiatives they[…]

/ editorial, Opinions (0)

Editorial: Stand for Nothing Less

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This week, one student in Ross Commons fell victim to an incident of vandalism and homophobic harassment. In another outbreak of aggression, a poster promoting Gaypril events was found ripped from its mount.

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Notes from the Desk – 04/15/10

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Though tradition tells me that senior crush lists are to be posted roughly two weeks before the semester ends in the dining hall of your choice, I’ve decided to take advantage of the fact that I’ve worked my butt off as an editor of the paper since my freshman year and publish mine now, and in The Campus — oh, and it’s got just one name on it: middtwitt.

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Op-Ed: Brain instead of ’caine now

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Just say no. That’s what I was told from the very beginning about drugs. I progressed through school and was forced to attend various anti-drug programs, from which I remember absolutely nothing. Except don’t do drugs. That was the message conveyed to me, and I wasn’t really the rebellious or experimental type, so it took me a while before I started to wonder, “Wait. Why?”

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Red Right and Blue – 04/15/10

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As members of a democracy in which the government gains its legitimacy and mandate from the opinion of the majority, we take as truth the assumption that government rules for the common good.

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Letter to the Editor: Try Vegan

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To the Editor: As a long-time vegan, I enjoyed reading about Kristen Faiferlick’s month-long run with a vegan diet (“Vegan for a Month,” Apr. 8).[…]

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Campus Crossword 4/8/2010

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Across 1. Declare 5. Middle-Earth continent 9. It’s the key to playing keys in the right key? 14. Flat-topped hill 15. Famous showgirl 16. Brit’s[…]

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Op-Ed: Disagreeing with “the guess”

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I won’t take the time to respond to Mr. Alexander’s vituperative, unprofessional and insulting (possibly slanderous) comments, except to say his endorsement of the European[…]

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Op-Ed: My schooling is getting in the way of my education

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There’s a bulletin board on the third floor of Bi-Hall that lists upcoming lectures in science. I passed by it a few weeks ago and[…]

/ Opinions (1)

Op-Ed: Response to “Women’s History Month”

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Conversations about women’s and gender issues are alive and well at Middlebury. Throughout the school year, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Chellis House,[…]

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Waters to Wine: Want a social scene? Three letters: DIY

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As the quality of campus social and residential life has become of increasing concern over the past few weeks, the focus of this column has[…]

/ Opinions, Waters to Wine (0)

Editorial: Every Right

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Let’s all take a deep breath — it’s been a rocky few weeks, but let’s collectively remember that, come September, we will all have a[…]

/ editorial, Front, Opinions (0)

Notes From the Desk: A different housing crisis

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The lowest number among my potential roommates is about 200 numbers away from Atwater suite status, so we are investigating some off-campus options in anticipation[…]

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Op-Ed: Vegan for a Month

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About a month ago, I decided to try out veganism. I know what you’re thinking. Vegans are tree-hugging, granola-loving liberals who only eat carrots and[…]

/ Opinions (14)

Op-Ed: Google in China

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Google’s decision to leave China and redirect Google.cn to its site in Hong Kong has sparked much controversy this past week. While some have praised[…]

/ Front, Opinions (2)

The Campus Crossword 3/18/10 (Answers)

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The Campus Crossword 03/18/10

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Answers to the crossword will be posted here at 7 a.m. on March 19. Across 1. Dixie’s Republican org. 4. Homo erectus, e.g. 10. Robe[…]

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Op-Ed: A response to Mr. Waters

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Oh, what a difference a week makes: last week I was the darling of The Campus and this week, its villain. I would like to express my gratitude to The Campus for publishing so many articles on the Great Alcohol Debate.

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A Preface to Lunch: In the absence of an opinion

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I’ve set a goal: In the next couple weeks I will generate a mind-blowingly awesome, socially-conscious-yet-irreverent opinion about some tragically overlooked aspect of the world. In the absence of that opinion this week, here are some topics which are rising in popularity this week, according to www.middlebury.edu and www.IMDb.com:

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Op-Ed: To the Israeli Government

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Dearest and Most Esteemed Government of Israel,

/ Front, Opinions (5)

Editorial: Housing Changes

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The recent controversy over the reorganization of super block housing this semester has left many students upset, confused and scrambling to find new plans for the upcoming year.

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Red, Right and Blue – Bi-partisan, Hi-partisan

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In the last few years, “bi-partisanship,” “compromise” and “working across the political aisle” have become phrases endowed with special power.

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Op-Ed: A continued presence in Afghanistan

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My friend from Kabul was sitting to my right, her hair uncovered. Next to her, my friend from Kunduz Province. To his right, a professor, Jeffrey Lunstead, a former U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka, former State Department Foreign Service officer in Pakistan, and a member of the 2001 Bonn Conference. I was in good company.

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Editorial: A drinking age endorsement

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Over the past few weeks, these pages have seen a flurry of debate over the Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) of 21. This week alone,[…]

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Op-Ed: Vermont’s out-of-touch ‘health’ establishment

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In last week’s Campus, Dr. John Searles defended the legal drinking age of 21 by doing what the establishment does best: lying. From high atop[…]

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Op-Ed: Refusing to settle for nuclear

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I am tired of pragmatism, of “centered” political views, of sacrificing change for compromise. In the past year, I have watched as those in power[…]

/ Opinions (0)

Editorial Cartoon: Proctor lunch

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Waters to Wine: In search of a “balance”

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As somewhat of an addendum to my previous column about the Community Council’s so-called review of keg policy, I thought I might lend my voice[…]

/ Opinions, Waters to Wine (0)

Notes from the Desk: A license to drink

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For the past month or so, the opinions pages of The Campus have played host to a dialogue regarding the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA)[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (2)

Op-Ed: Does Middlebury College really care about the planet and its people?

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It’s quite easy nowadays to vilify Big Business and conglomerated corporate interests. In fact, in a way, it’s become even fashionable — certainly not much[…]

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Letters to the Editor: 3/4/2010

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To the editor: I enjoyed reading Karl Lindholm’s recollections of Carnivals in the olden days (“Looking back, moving forward,” Feb. 25). I also remember Carnivals[…]

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Editorial: Let’s talk about history

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The calendar turned itself to March this week, taking with it the Olympics, Winter Carnival and, of course, “Let’s Talk About Sex” Month. The annual[…]

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Notes from the Desk: Middlebury strikes gold

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I don’t know about everyone else out there, but the month of February flew by for me. In an instant. Yet, looking back, I marvel[…]

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A Preface to Lunch: Good things to say

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I read The Middlebury Campus last week. That was a mistake. Everyone seemed so very angry, especially in the Opinions section. So this week, I’m[…]

/ Opinions (2)

Red, Right, and Blue: Spring will come

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Lately, I’ve been having the feeling that it is impossible for it to ever be spring again. Even though the snow that is now covering[…]

/ Opinions, Red, Right and Blue (0)

Notes from the Desk: Olympian Achievments

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For the last two weeks I have managed to forgo my nightly foray to the library in favor of planting myself in front of my[…]

/ Notes from the Desk, Opinions (1)

Waters to Wine: The new stand on kegs

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Living in Fletcher House, a hotbed of civic involvement, responsibility and general high-mindedness that — by sheer coincidence alone — is home to the Student Co-Chair of the Community Council, the SGA President and numerous members of the SGA Cabinet, I often hear of major changes on campus before they reach the general public. So when word reached me that the campus keg policy was under review, it seemed my logical duty to conduct an investigation and report back to the reading masses.

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Op-Ed: The fallacy of labels

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We live in a world characterized by political polarity so extreme that we can barely get people to acknowledge there is global warming, much less provide healthcare or recognize humanity in a stranger. Last week’s feature piece, “Where do I belong,” in an attempt to gain a few chuckles from the new “Midd Kid” rap following, reflected the same polar paralysis that I continue to cringe at beyond the snowy borders of my self-imposed Middbubble.

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Campus Poll

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Notes from the Desk: Study abroad scare

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On Monday, Feb. 15, all sophomores who applied to study abroad in the spring of next year got an e-mail from Jeff Cason, the dean of International Programs, with the unsettling subject line “IMPORTANT STUDY ABROAD REQUEST.” This e-mail was followed up two days later by one of similar gravity — the gist of both being that there are too many spring applicants and they will likely have to reject some applications.

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Letters to the Editor 2/25/10

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To the Editor: Ever seen a RIDDIM show and thought that you could come up with a better theme idea? Well, this is your chance.[…]

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The Economist in Drag: Panda angst

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When we think about evolution, all too easily we fall into thinking that Nature somehow has a will — that the survival of the fittest is her intention, and many of our institutions and ideas somehow stand against the march of progress. Whether we are willing to defend this view, it sits within many of us, as an influential idea in modern times, where our human condition — our consciousness, sense of morality — our emotions towards one another, even love and friendship all came about through the evolutionary process, where everything simply helps us to survive and procreate, and everything is tainted with the view that all is “red in tooth and claw.”

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Editorial: A tradition to reemerge

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This weekend marks the 87th annual Middlebury Winter Carnival, and, following the trend of the past few years, the weekend promises to be full of exciting opportunities — including ski races, a comedian, ice sculpting, ’80s music, a top-flight DJ and more. In addition to the tremendous efforts of the College, the town of Middlebury has become even more involved, contributing the immensely popular Chili Cook-Off on Saturday afternoon, and a Mardi Gras dance in the Town Hall Theatre on Saturday night. Without question, MCAB, the Winter Carnival Committee and the town have done an outstanding job of supplying the infrastructure necessary to make this Winter Carnival one of the best in recent memory.

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Op-Ed: Calendar Wars

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My wife and I are writers and though I have enjoyed what some might term more professional success (my work has appeared in a number of prestigious publications with sophisticated readership including, in autumn 2006, a letter to the editor of the New York Review of Books), Suzy is a talented woman in her own right.

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Op-Ed: A reality check for the Office of Health and Wellness

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Last week, the Director of the Office of Health and Wellness Jyoti Daniere co-sponsored an abysmally one-sided and thankfully ill-attended “debate” on the 21-year-old legal drinking age.

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Editorial – 02/18/10

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After a year and a half of chopping the low-hanging fruit from the College’s budgetary tree, President Liebowitz, through his speech on the budget crisis, offered a welcome demonstration of commitment, confidence and cautious optimism.

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Notes from the Desk – 02/17/10

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Seeing as Valentine’s Day was just this past weekend, I thought it fitting to use this space to write about those large, intangible constructs we know as love, romance, lust and, of course, anatomically incorrect vital organs and chocolate.

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Crossword Answers – 02/18/10

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Letter to the Editor – 02/17/10

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To the Editor: Mori Rothman’s Feb. 11 cartoon depicting a U.S. soldier cavalierly walking away from an imploring Haitian reflects a gross ignorance that prohibits[…]

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Red Right and Blue – 02/17/10

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A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court made a five-four decision that corporations were entitled under the Constitution of the United States to freedom of speech and press and therefore had the right to turn profits into ads for and against political candidates.

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A Preface to Lunch – “Five — no four — complaints”

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So, writing opinion columns is getting old at this point. There’s only so long a person can go on pretending he thinks what he thinks is important, especially when graduation seems so close. With all this fear and nostalgia buzzing around in my head, there isn’t much room for complaints.

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Notes from the Desk – 02/11/10

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Picking up on a theme from a different section of the paper, this week’s Notes from the Desk highlights the winners and losers from last weekend’s Super Bowl (all Katrina references purposely omitted).

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Op-Ed: An Obama reflection from a different perspective

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The last weekend of January was the first anniversary of Obama’s presidency. Commentators on networks from MSNBC to Fox tried to argue about the total success or abysmal failure of the president using a period as superficial as a year, and metrics as superficial as grades.

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Cartoons – 02/11/10

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Letter to the Editor – 02/11/10

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Doug Adams is the director of CCAL and assistant dean of students.
JJ Boggs is the assistant director of CCAL.
Derek Doucet is the outdoor
programs director.
Katy Smith Abbot is the associate dean of the college.

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Editorial – 02/11/10

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After many weeks of hype and expectation, the new Middlebury Web site launched last week to equal measures of excitement and uncertainty.

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Cartoons – 01/21/10

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A Preface to Lunch – 1/21/10

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Have you ever looked around the dining hall and started thinking derogatory thoughts about how people are disgusting animals?

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Red, Right and Blue – 01/21/10

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I must begin this column with a quick apology. To anyone who read my last column before Christmas break, I am very sorry. Unlike most conservative youths whom I know, I fulfill the Republican stereotype of being very bad with a computer.

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Notes from the Desk – 01/21/10

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Last week, I gave $10 to Haiti without ever opening my wallet.

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Editorial – 01/21/10

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Not long ago, we reacted with optimism to a reinvigorated SGA Senate that knocked down issue after issue under the resourceful and ambitious leadership of SGA President Michael Panzer ’10.

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Op-Ed: Tragedy of the past decade, tentative hope of the next

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I was 11 years old, and it was my first time back to Israel since my family had left when I was five. We decided to visit the Western Wall in Jerusalem, and I clearly remember being surprised by how many soldiers there were, by the flood of olive drab around the ancient, cool sandstone.

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Cartoons – 1/14/10

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Waters to Wine – 1/14/10

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J-Term is here! Ring the bells! Sound the alarm! It’s that most wonderful time of the year. As The Campus’ resident alcohol columnist, it probably comes as no surprise that I spend most of my year counting down to J-Term.

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Crossword answers- 1/14/10

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Editorial – 1/14/10

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President Emeritus John McCardell’s recent decision to leave Middlebury caused a wave of conflicting feelings and responses within the College community. On the one hand, it’s hard to watch someone leave who has contributed so much to the advancement and general success of Middlebury College.

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Notes from the Desk – 1/14/10

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The first time I heard the name John McCardell was during my first couple days at Middlebury. My junior counselor (this dates myself) told our hall about the former president, who continued teaching a couple of classes annually. He’s a wonderful professor as well, she added. That was enough for me. I signed up.

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Red, Right and Blue: The education of freedom of thought

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It is the purpose of this column, and a responsibility I take very seriously, to represent the conservative voice on campus (a voice which is sometimes sadly lacking from much of the discourse represented on this campus).

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Editorial: The Cost of Printing

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Continuing in the trend of budget cuts that have dominated Campus headlines for over a year now, the introduction of new printing quotas — announced this week — is likely to elicit a variety of responses from the student body, including eye-rolling cynicism, apathetic indifference and indignant outrage.

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Notes From the Desk: Politicizing higher education

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I would like to continue the discussion my friend, Jeff Garofano, began in his Nov. 12 op-ed on the role of politics in our Middlebury education.

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Letter to the Editor: Ruchi Singh

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Dear Middlebury Campus, As a part of Middlebury College’s 10 percent international student population, it was quite an unpleasant surprise to see barely any mention[…]

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A Preface to Lunch: Marriage a.k.a “Desperation Psychosis”

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Over this Thanksgiving break, my friends from high school and I got together in Boston for a “Boy’s Night Out.” Of course, we didn’t call it “Boy’s Night Out” — that would have been embarrassing — but as a graduate of an all-boys Catholic school, any attempt to hang out with friends ends up with us rolling 10 men deep into bars that tell us they would really prefer it if we could get a female to come along next time.

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Campus Poll – 12/03/09

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Audio produced by Amanda Pertierra I can see myself working within a quota because I can see myself paying for it after a certain point.[…]

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Cartoons – 12/03/09

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Cartoons – 11/19/09

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Campus Poll – 11/18/09

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Letter to the Editor

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Dear Middlebury Campus, As a member of the community of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., the idea that the seas could rise with global warming is[…]

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Naming the animals

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Let’s name the animals no longer with us, except in language: start with the dodo, the Haitian long-tongued bat, the dwarf emu, the laughing owl,[…]

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A deeply embarrasing public apology

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It is a risky business to apologize to your daughter via a newspaper column. First, of all, she is likely to find it embarrassing. To be honest, since she was about 11, my daughter has found any public acknowledgement of the fact that I was her father to be more or less unbearable

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The global, the local and the college garden

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I’m packing for the trip to Copenhagen, site next month of arguably the most important international negotiations in the planet’s history. There will be big rallies, speeches to give, delegates from every corner of the world, grand conference halls, lots of press.

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Editorial: Green Issue 2.0

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If last year’s Green Issue was meant to be a groundbreaking endeavor, we at The Campus are even more excited about this year’s incarnation. While last year’s issue appeared as a novelty, albeit an important and resourceful one, this second-annual issue represents someting more

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Waters to Wine: Drinking local

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The dismal state of the environment these days has me down in the dumps. In fact, it has depressed me so that I’ve been forced to drink (I imagine no one saw that coming).

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Political Hazards of a green agenda

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Whose parents do not remember the quadrupling of the price of gas, the stock market crash, the government’s request to ban Christmas lights and the mandated national maximum speed limit of 55 mph during the 1973 oil crisis? The OPEC countries’ oil embargo countered the prevailing perception of the United States as the invincible superpower.

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A FUNny feeling about the climate movement

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2009 was supposed to be the year of climate action.
Last February, after the inspiring election of Barack Obama and an overwhelmingly Democratic Congress, I could taste success. I knew in my heart of hearts that this would be the year that we’d get lasting climate and clean energy legislation.

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Op-Ed: Jeff Garofano

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In Justice Black’s dissent to the opinion of the Court in Tinker v. Des Moines (1969) he wrote that it was outside the purview of[…]

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Editorial: The SGA’s Refreshing Initiative

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Student Government Association (SGA) President Michael Panzer ’10 has raised the bar. By passing legislation in recent weeks to restore Midnight Breakfast, launch ACTR shuttle[…]

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Just say yes

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As I logged on to Segue today to check my Spanish homework for the week, I was momentarily taken aback by the startling revelation that[…]

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“Livin’” well

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Last Sunday, I participated in a little discussion group/lecture type thing called “How You Livin’?” Apologies to you readers for including references to my exciting[…]

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Editorial Man, we love college

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Author: [no author name found] From our vantage point as journalists, college life tends to become distilled into an admittedly predictable collage of “big moments.”[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] Wow, I disagree with so much of the April 30 Campus editorial [“Demystifying the bubble,” Opinions section, April 30]. No,[…]

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Notes from the desk The castle on the hill

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Author: Aylie Baker Last Saturday night I met the man of my dreams. Well, the men of my dreams. At first glance, it would seem[…]

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OP-ED In pursuit of knowledge

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Author: Garrett Reynolds Primum non nocere. It was here in the Opinions section in an article by Annie Onishi ’09 that I first heard of[…]

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OP-ED An unconstructive misunderstanding

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Author: Christine Bachman and Chelsea Guster After reading Andrew Throdahl’s article two weeks ago [“Constructive and unconstructive methods of change,” Opinions section, April 23], we[…]

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OP-ED Thinking about the future

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Author: Matt Joseph I don’t think I’d be alone in saying one of the top reasons I came to Middlebury is because “the people here[…]

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The Elephant in the Room Listen

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Author: Stefan Claypool With graduation looming, “The Elephant in the Room,” like all good things, must come to an end. Today, in this final column,[…]

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Lupo Fiasco Women in politics

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Author: Kate Lupo With the media focused on the whirlwind of domestic and international challenges facing President Obama, a discussion of women’s issues seemed unlikely[…]

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Campus Poll

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Author: [no author name found] RESPONSESWhat do you think is the most productive way to spend your summer? Productive is an interesting term. It limits[…]

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Cartoon

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Author: [no author name found] [no story text found]

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Notes from the desk Defining ‘productive’ more productively

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Author: Jeff Klein It’s hard to believe that my time at Middlebury is almost over. I know that it is an extremely hackneyed expression but[…]

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Editorial Demystifying the bubble

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Author: [no author name found] This issue’s impassioned opinion piece titled “The perils of Club Midd,” in which Adam Irish ’09 indicts the “Middlebury bubble”[…]

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OP-ED

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Author: Mike Waters It was with complete horror that I read last week’s issue of The Campus. Buried on page four, behind headlines like “Dwyer[…]

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OP-EDs “Notes from the desk” stirs up debate among students

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Author: Alex Benepe and Kevin Redmon I was severely disappointed by Andrew Throdahl’s ’09 critique of Angela Evancie in his article “Constructive and Unconstructive Methods[…]

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OP-ED “Green cleaners” at Midd Xpress

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Author: Kate Lupo Midd Xpress is a staple of student life on campus. The store provides not only late-night snack food, but also the essentials[…]

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OP-ED The perils of Club Midd

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Author: Adam Irish I am happy the recession has come to Middlebury College. I welcome it. I hope for more budget cuts and less generous[…]

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Behind enemy lines I demand a recount

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy A few months ago, I stumbled upon a YouTube video of Paul Potts, the phone salesman who won the first season of[…]

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Waters to wine The fallacy of 21

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Author: Mike Waters As the writer of an alcohol-themed column aimed at college readers – the majority of whom are under the age of 21[…]

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Cartoons

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Campus Poll

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Notes from the desk Constructive and unconstructive methods of change

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Author: Andrew Throdahl Last weekend I happened upon some of Angela Evancie’s 09 photography exhibit, entitled “Recognition,” on view in 51 Main. The show, which[…]

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Editorial

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Author: Perspective on prospectives Over the past two weeks, hundreds of prospective students have descended on our quiet Vermont campus to get an appreciation for[…]

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Lupo Fiasco The technology gap

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Author: Kate Lupo This weekend, my boyfriend’s mom came to visit. At lunch, she extracted her large, outdated cell phone from within her backpack. “Oh[…]

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OP-ED Inspirational history

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Author: Michael and Judy Olinick While we agree with [Charles A. Dana Professor of Political Science] Murray Dry that achieving marriage equality in Vermont through[…]

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Elephant in the Room Principles

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Author: Stefan Claypool My last column clearly got the attention of some people on campus, including a certain Mr. Harvey. I’m glad to see that[…]

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OP-ED Welch’s climate opportunity

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Author: Ben Wessel Middlebury has long been at the forefront of the climate policy debate in this country. Scholars like Bill McKibben, John Elder and[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] In the recent article by Madison Kahn entitled “Homelessness issue hits home in Midd dorm,” the descriptions of the homeless[…]

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Cartoon

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Author: [no author name found] [no story text found]

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Campus Poll

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Author: [no author name found] RESPONSES I began filing my own taxes before I graduated from high school. Before students graduate from college, they should[…]

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Editorial

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Author: [no author name found] Middlebury students have long lamented the inefficacies of the Student Government Association (SGA). But the feeling was mutual last month[…]

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OP-ED The Truth of the Matter

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Author: Murray Dry After the Vermont legislature enacted the gay marriage bill into law last week, over Governor Jim Douglas’s veto, news reports described Vermont[…]

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Behind enemy lines Ideal?

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy Since 1985, The Darwin Awards have been conferred on “people who ensure the long-term survival of the human race by removing themselves[…]

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Waters to wine The perfect study aid

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Author: Mike Waters Much has been made of Middlebury’s “work hard, play hard” ethic. Constantly decried by its critics as the root of all that[…]

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The Campus poll

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Author: [no author name found] RESPONSES I think it was absolutely reactionary of Vermont’s governor to veto that bill; thank God the state legislators here[…]

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Letter to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] Mr. Claypool’s recent column on the rapid socialization of American society resonated deeply with me. Mr. Claypool is correct in[…]

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Notes from the desk For The Campus, a Web revolution

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Author: Brian Fung Ever since journalism became a true profession in the early 20th century, citizens looked to the news to learn about the world[…]

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Notes from the Desk A tale of two Middleburys

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Author: Ian Trombulak There’s snow up to my ankles, and it’s spilling over into my shoes. Wet socks – my favorite part about winter in[…]

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Editorial A bittersweet victory

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Author: [no author name found] Following the veto issued Monday by Vermont governor Jim Douglas ’72 against a pending bill legalizing same-sex marriage – legislation[…]

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Elephant in the Room Ideal

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Author: Stefan Claypool It’s time to call the plague that is sweeping the United States by name. We are experiencing the third wave of socialism[…]

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Lupo Fiasco It’s here a food revolution

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Author: Kate Lupo On March 19th, environmentally conscious individuals across campus found a wonderful surprise on the front page of The New York Times: a[…]

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OP-ED Governor Douglas’ shameful legacy

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Author: Kevin Moss The governor of Vermont, a Middlebury graduate, has vowed to veto Sen. 115, the bill that extends marriage equality to same-sex couples.[…]

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Campus Poll

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Author: [no author name found] RESPONSES Having several smaller acts doesn’t generate the same campus-wide excitement that one big concert does. Lesser known artists tend[…]

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Opinions Section

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Editorial The right report, but the wrong reasons?

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Author: [no author name found] The mystery of Nick Garza’s ’11 tragic disappearance and death came to a close on March 12 as the Middlebury[…]

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Notes from the Desk No thanks for the memories

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Author: Tamara Hilmes Between March 9 and March 12, I received three different e-mails in my inbox enticing me to walk over to Axinn to[…]

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Behind Enemy Lines Your passion for learning makes me gag

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy Class participation is war by other means. When shooting for that 5-15 percent, keep in mind that you are leading a two-front[…]

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Waters to Wine Did somebody say, “alcohol”?

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Author: Mike Waters A couple of weeks ago, I was sitting in my suite talking about drinking. It was some lazy Saturday afternoon – the[…]

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OP-ED Our integrity, our responsibility

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Author: David Peduto With the pending student vote on the Honor Code Review Committee’s recommendations for the Honor Code, I would like to express what[…]

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OP-ED Explaining the comprehensive fee

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Author: Caroline Woodworth To shed more light on the recommendation provided by the Comprehensive Fee Committee regarding the price tag on a Middlebury education, we,[…]

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Campus Poll

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Author: [no author name found] RESPONSES I think there should be more senior housing that isn’t just made for 4 people. The Atwater suites and[…]

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Notes from the Desk True liberal arts discussion

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Author: Amanda Cormier It was clear from the extended standing ovation that followed Sheyenne Brown’s groundbreaking performance of “A Colored Girl’s College Tour” on March[…]

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Elephant in the Room Overwhelmed

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Author: Stefan Claypool One of the Obama campaign’s big selling points was that it was going to restore America’s international standing – it was going[…]

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Lupo Fiasco Tantalizing, tight-wearing tushes

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Author: Kate Lupo Professor of American Studies Kit Wilson, most amazing teacher of the American studies course “American Landscape,” shared a wonderful story with his[…]

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OP-ED Class of 2009, get ready for your last 100 days!

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Author: Eva Nixon Seniors, in less than 100 days, we become alumni! As members of the Class of 2009, we have all had different experiences[…]

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OP-ED Where did global warming go?

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Author: Andrew Piccirillo Last week’s article on Power Shift reminded me of the complex relationship between science and politics, between knowledge and action. I believe[…]

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Editorial A vote of confidence?

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Author: [no author name found] Whether by habit or intent, the Student Government Association (SGA) maintains a modest profile. Under pressure to compete with students’[…]

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Campus Poll

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Notes from the Desk Panther pride

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Author: Peter Baumann As the ball floated upward, what had started as a general rumble erupted into a cacophony of sound and exhilaration.Something about that[…]

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Editorial To make a moral choice

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Author: [no author name found] While the College’s Honor Code has always been a somewhat amorphous concept, its existence is undeniably crucial to our Middlebury[…]

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OP-ED Social responsibility

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Author: Alison Mehravari There is a fantastic billboard that has made an appearance in recent years. Its caption reads, “Turn off the lights. All it[…]

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Behind enemy lines

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy Every age projects its anxieties onto a perceived conflict between humanity and technology. In Plato’s time, it was feared that literacy would[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I noted with great alarm that Richard Fuld – yes, that guy – is a Middlebury College[…]

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OP-ED The economics of President Obama's stimulus package

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Author: Robert E. Prasch As everyone now knows, the U.S. and the world are in the grip of a tremendous financial crisis. Many banks have[…]

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A leader in sustainability by any other name

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Author: [no author name found] The announcement of the 2009 commencement speaker will undoubtedly elicit varied responses from students and other members of the College[…]

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Notes from the Desk A hope for employment

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Author: Brian Fung There’s an emotion typically associated with people like us – people who are young, unemployed, thinking about life after graduation. From what[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: We are writing on behalf of the Middlebury women’s squash team. Our team competed in Nationals at[…]

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OP-ED A deeper understanding

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Author: Zach Fenster I just returned from Israel for the first time since I lived there last year. As I sat in my seat on[…]

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Elephant in the Room Change we can believe in?

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Author: Stefan Claypool You’ll never hear me argue that George W. Bush was a great president. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that despite public[…]

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Lupo Fiasco Harmful beauty

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Author: Kate Lupo At the Winter Ball this weekend, it was exciting to see the usual “sweatpants and UGG” library crowd become the beautiful swans[…]

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OP-ED Lessons from a tragedy

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Author: Anthony Adragna One year ago, the Middlebury College community was shaken to its core with the news that a young first-year, Nick Garza, had[…]

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OP-ED The Future of the Republican Party is in the States

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Author: Bert Johnson Six years ago at another institution, I invited a guest speaker to my state and local politics class who happened to be[…]

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OP-ED Love, factually

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Author: Cailin Ross February 14, 2009. I sit with a couple of single girlfriends at the Grille at 2:00 a.m. double-fisting chicken tenders and laughing[…]

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Editorial Go big, or go home

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Author: [no author name found] When Old Chapel first unveiled its plans for the College-owned property at 51 Main St. over a year ago, we[…]

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Notes from the Desk The waiting game

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Author: H. Kay Merriman When I applied to Middlebury, back before the days of courting the Top 100 applicants, I was under the impression that[…]

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Waters to Wine Dpm

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Waters to Wine Don't forget your roots

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Author: Mike Waters Over the course of our collegiate years, we all (hopefully) grow more mature, more sophisticated and more discerning in our tastes. We[…]

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Behind Enemy Lines Green eggs and porn

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy When they’re not busy polluting our server with oversized miscreants from Photoshop (a.k.a. seizures in a crayon box), staff at the Center[…]

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OP-ED Rethinking the Rev

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Author: John Birnbaum I was appalled by the student body’s overwhelming endorsement of Al Sharpton following his speech in Mead Chapel last Wednesday. Although Sharpton[…]

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OP-ED My brain the internet

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Author: Dave Small Experience is the most important kind of knowledge. We lack experience. What we have are facts. We have Wikipedia and Google. The[…]

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Cartoons

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Author: [no author name found] [no story text found]

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Campus Poll

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Author: [no author name found] RESPONSES According to Al Sharpton, it’s not very nice to die and leave a poor preacher the arduous task of[…]

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Editorial At our doorstep

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Author: [no author name found] As the national economy spirals deeper into recession with each passing day, Middlebury continues to grapple with the financial challenges[…]

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Notes from the Desk Attainable expectations

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Author: Emma Gardner At the beginning of each semester at Middlebury I find myself scribbling lists of my aspirations for the next few months in[…]

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Lupo Fiasco Ring the alarm, Feb women coming through

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Author: Kate Lupo Get ready. Oh my God. Can’t wait. I’m trembling … They’re here! The Febs have officially arrived on campus and the school[…]

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Elephant in the Room Man of Steele

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Author: Stefan Claypool The election of Michael Steele as chairman of the Republican National Committee is a significant event in American politics. The 168 members[…]

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Cartoon

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Author: [no author name found] [no story text found]

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Campus Poll

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Author: [no author name found] In order to make The Campus opinions section a more accessible medium, starting this semester The Campus will include a[…]

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Waters to Wine Hi, my name is Mike…

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Author: Mike Waters At a beer tasting class during my semester abroad in Denmark, the host introduced himself as “a part-time alcoholic,” which makes sense.[…]

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Editorial

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Author: [no author name found] This past week has been an exciting one for Middlebury students. Our bucolic Vermont campus has been galvanized anew by[…]

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Notes from the Desk Putting a ring on it, Middlebury style

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Author: Tess Russell “50 percent of Middlebury graduates marry each other.” If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone work this dubious[…]

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OP-ED No sexism in laughter

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Author: Robert LaMoy In response to Kate Lupo’s ’10 article “The Sexism of Laughter” (Jan. 15), I must respectfully disagree with the assertion that women[…]

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OP-ED On the same map-Hope is a human right

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Author: Hannah Burnett With over a billion people in our world living on less than a dollar a day, the problems of extreme poverty and[…]

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OP-ED A call to arms from Obama

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Author: Matt Joseph On Nov. 4, 2008, many of us watched Barack Obama deliver a powerful speech in Chicago’s Grant Park after becoming the President-elect[…]

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OP-ED May Middlebury never lose its balance

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Author: James Kerrigan Middlebury College’s 2003-2004 prospectus still owns a piece of real estate on my dorm room’s bookshelf. Its cover and its message have[…]

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Notes from the desk In defense of Comps

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Author: Grace Duggan and Melissa Marshall We are senior English majors. We spend winter term Friday nights explicating Milton instead of trying to dissect the[…]

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Shenanigans My history with Barack

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Author: Alex Garlick The image of Barack Obama taking the presidential oath in front of millions of onlookers Tuesday overwhelmed me. Just five years ago,[…]

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OP-ED A sad tale from overseas

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Author: Nate Blumenshine For many of us, reading the news the past couple of weeks about the invasion of Gaza stimulates energetic debate, academic interest,[…]

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Behind Enemy Lines The Busch Years

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy College, I gather, is a formative experience for the young Americans who elect to take part in this fine tradition. It is[…]

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OP-ED The Obama Presidency-What Can We Expect?

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Author: Matt Dickinson What can we expect from an Obama presidency? The next two years will be the critical period for his administration. It is[…]

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Editorial Looking back, looking forward

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Author: [no author name found] For most Middlebury students, Winter Term represents a cherished exercise in relaxation. Free afternoons afford ample opportunity for skiing, snowboarding[…]

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Shenanigans What I've learned at Middlebury

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Author: Alex Garlick The numbers are staggering: seven semesters on campus, three J-terms, $159,870.50 in tuition, fees, parking tickets, and deposits, thousands of printer pages[…]

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Notes from the Desk Everybody has an opinion. Share it.

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Author: Peter Baumann The funny thing about a comfort zone is that it is exactly that – comfortable. You could be there because it is[…]

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Lupo Fiasco The Sexism of Laughter

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Author: Kate Lupo Aren’t women funny? Aren’t we just hilarious? Do you know the names of any female comedians besides Ellen DeGeneres? No? Me neither.[…]

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OP-ED PowerShift '09

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Author: Jacob Udell Haven’t you heard? You don’t need to be a vegan, drive a Prius, or know how to compost to be an environmentalist![…]

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OP-ED The Evil Empire of Snowboarding

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Author: Mark Esposito In 1993, the Green Mountain State rejected the retail monster known as Walmart from building here. It’s a shame that 16 years[…]

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Elephant in the Room The Definition of Insanity

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Author: Stefan Claypool Thirteen months into a historic recession, it’s become clear that President-elect Barack Obama plans to address the crisis with a combination of[…]

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Notes from the Desk We Quit! Our valedictory address

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Author: Scott Greene, James Kerrigan, and Jack Lysohir Valediction val-uh-DIK-shuhn, noun: the action of bidding farewell; a farewell. Consider this our valediction. Impressed with our[…]

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Editorial Looking back, looking forward

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Author: [no author name found] No sign marks the coming of winter better than the glow emanating from the library in the wee hours of[…]

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Behind Enemy Lines Thinking and feeling about grammar

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy Non-native English speakers arriving in Middlebury will be quick to discover the inadequacy of their own mother tongues when it comes to[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: In The Campus’ Green Issue, Rich Wolfson (“Green’s quantitative side,” Nov. 20) argues that environmentalists here at[…]

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OP-ED Where are our traditions?

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Author: Maurits Pot The overarching goal of the current Middlebury Initiative is to position the College as the first global liberal arts college of the[…]

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A Preface to Lunch Comments on comments

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Author: James O’Brien As finals approach and campus stress levels are spiking, I’d like to examine one of the possibilities for stress release that the[…]

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Out on a Lim Living on a deadline

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Author: Leslie Lim Staying on campus for the Thanksgiving break, one of the first things I noticed that marked the end of the break was[…]

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OP-ED Defending Western medicine

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Author: Annie Onishi Primum non nocere – it’s the Hippocratic Oath; a sacred promise that all doctors make before they begin their careers. It means:[…]

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OP-ED Election day was just the start

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Author: George Altshuler and Will Bellaimey Middlebury’s democratic culture was out in force earlier this month on election day, often with a capital “D.” After[…]

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OP-ED Giving Thanksgiving new meaning

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Author: Josh Wessler Each year in November, many people ask themselves: what does Thanksgiving mean? Is it a celebration of giving, or of receiving and[…]

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Cartoons

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Editorial Why Green?

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Author: [no author name found] Why the Green Issue? Why not? After a handful of our peer publications (Vanity Fair, Time, The New York Times[…]

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OP-ED Journalism's new digital world

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Author: Robert Schlesinger It’s hard to get your mind around the extent to which the information revolution has changed the practice of gathering and relaying[…]

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OP-ED Just taste this tomato!

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Author: John Elder The local food movement has become the catalyst for a new phase of environmentalism. In this regard it builds upon and complements[…]

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OP-ED Green's quantatative side

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Author: Richard Wolfson “Buy an SUV instead of a car,” says Bill McKibben, and you’ll waste so much energy that “it’s like you’ve decided to[…]

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OP-ED Strategic sustainability

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Author: Tim Spears Completed in the spring of 2006, the College’s Strategic Plan, “Knowledge Without Boundaries,” sets high standards for environmental stewardship. More than ten[…]

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OP-ED Changing the face of business

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Author: Blake Mycoskie Social entrepreneurship is not just a trend; it is a movement that is changing the face of business as we know it.[…]

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Notes from the Desk The green/global contradiction

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Author: Alex Garlick Middlebury is deservedly proud of its status as a global institution; the dozens of international flags flying off of the roof of[…]

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OP-ED It isn't easy publicizing green

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Author: Michael McKenna One of the challenges of working in public relations is that whenever you share news with people, they often assume you are[…]

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In my Humble Opinion Impact starts personally

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Author: Daniel Roberts My first thought about environmentalism, “I don’t know much about it, and I don’t care.” Then I realized that this very apathy[…]

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OP-ED In pursuit of sustainability

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Author: Jack Byrne The current economic turmoil in the world comes with many lessons, some of which we know but seem to have forgotten. A[…]

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Lupo Fiasco Green art's identity crisis

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Author: Kate Lupo Environmental art has become ever more popular in a world that wishes to acknowledge and solve the problems of climate change. What[…]

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OP-ED Appearances aren't enough

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Author: Kevin Redmon The mailman delivering to my Washington apartment is not known for his attention to detail. I end up with a lot of[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Once carbon levels in the atmosphere reach 350 parts per million, drastic changes will occur in the[…]

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Notes from the Desk The future of The Campus

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Author: Jack Lysohir When I speak to alumni that attended Middlebury in the 1980s and 90s, they almost inevitably date themselves by mentioning their “room[…]

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Notes from the Desk Registering for life on Bannerweb

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Author: Angela Evancie PROFESSION Tom: Hey man, any idea what you want to be next fall? Oscar: Yeah, I was thinking either a neonatal surgeon[…]

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Cartoons

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Out on a Lim Obama's election a victory for international students

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Author: Leslie Lim During the historic day of Nov. 4 last week, one of my friends asked me whether I would be watching the election[…]

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In my Humble Opinion Laugh at Obama? Yes we can?

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Author: Daniel Roberts Holy hell, we are finally going to have a president that we can be excited about. Even President Bush called the victory[…]

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Preface to Lunch The change we really need

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Author: James O’Brien I’m not familiar with the history of politics enough to attempt to identify when politicians’ focus turned from serving the best interest[…]

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Behind Enemy Lines The allegory of the economy

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy The economist is the creator of beautiful theories. To reveal theory and conceal reality is the aim of economics. The economist is[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Last week, Scott Kleiman (“Dear Dolci, Please Change”, Nov. 6) expressed his nostalgia for Dolci and his[…]

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OP-ED Maintaining the core of a global liberal arts college

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Author: Michael Geisler Metaphors are tricky business. No doubt, the editorial board in the Oct. 23 Campus is correct in reminding us that the small[…]

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OP-ED Major setbacks for equal rights

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Author: Kevin Moss Last week’s election was a victory for democracy and for the reputation of the United States in the world. Americans united in[…]

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Editorial Better Communication

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Author: [no author name found] The Middlebury Campus has enjoyed an online presence for nearly a decade, but this year marks a departure from the[…]

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OP-ED Community change begins with us

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Author: Bobby-Joe Smith and Rebecca Harper This year, the Community Council will decide whether or not to implement a “Statement of Community Principles” to be[…]

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The Cranky Socialist Meet the new boss, much better than the old boss

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Author: Adam Clayton Last week, someone wrote a Letter to the Editor about my last column. I neglect to mention his name only because it[…]

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Lupo Fiasco The CFA sorely lacks panache

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Author: Kate Lupo While many people moan at the sight of them, it is always such a pleasure for me to see tour groups on[…]

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OP-ED In support of local foods

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Author: Glenn Lower I would like to thank the College for sponsoring the Food Symposium during the week of October 20-24. Congratulations to the students[…]

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OP-ED Dear Dolci, Please never change

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Author: Scott Kleiman Dear Dolci, While I’m sure there are legitimate and compelling reasons for the changes to Dolci recently announced, it saddens me that[…]

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OP-ED In defense of political fliers

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Author: Christian Brady Regardless of my personal opinion on the propriety or tastefulness of the political fliers plastered around campus for the last month, I[…]

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What's next for the next President?

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Author: Alex Garlick The election of Barack Obama was an historic day for our country, one that made me proud to be an American. While[…]

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Editorial Obama for President, and for our generation

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Author: [no author name found] The long, arduous trail to the White House will reach its conclusion this week, with Election Day serving as the[…]

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Election 2008 The Economy The cost of economic group-think

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Author: Robert Prasch, Associate Professor of Economics As I write this, the major stock market indexes have taken another sharp downturn. Billions more can now[…]

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Party Favorites Closing arguments

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Author: Will Bellaimey “This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly,” Franklin D. Roosevelt told the country in[…]

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Notes from the Desk The precipitous decline of newspapers

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Author: Andrea Glaessner On the Web site for the New York Times, “maureen dowd” was the number 10 most-searched item in the last 30 days[…]

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In my Humble Opinion The importance of this moment in history

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Author: Daniel Roberts In one of my literature classes last year at Trinity College Dublin, we studied the poem “Easter 1916” by W.B. Yeats. Our[…]

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A Preface to Lunch Quidditch The ultimate fantasy sport

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Author: James O’Brien Why are people so divided on the subject of breakfast for dinner (BFD)? What’s not to like? BFD provides pancakes of various[…]

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Behind Enemy Lines European football falling into foreign hands

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy When I started watching football in the late 90s, Chelsea was a decent team in a pretty good national league. The kings[…]

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Out on a Lim Commercialization has tricked out Halloween

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Author: Leslie Lim With Halloween just around the corner, I started to think about the many days of celebration that warrant a note on our[…]

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: It occurred to me that Mr. Clayton (“The Cranky Socialist,” Oct. 23) was confused on who he[…]

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OP-ED Fliers are the wrong medium for political discourse

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Author: Julia Szabo and Sarah Tucker As two students who fully respect and appreciate the first amendment, fliers hung up this week by “Jack &[…]

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Editorial Maintaining Middlebury's Core

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Author: [no author name found] The last decade has been a honeymoon period of expansion for Middlebury College. The College added summer and international programs,[…]

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Notes from the Desk Obama's got the right stuff

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Author: Jeff Klein This past Sunday, the Obama campaign got an enormous boost from an official endorsement by one of the most respected political figures[…]

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Lupo Fiasco A capella financial pleas fall on deaf ears

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Author: Kate Lupo This Fall Break I went on tour with my a capella group, the wonderful and “steezy” Middlebury Mamajamas. We traveled to University[…]

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A Preface to Lunch Facing myself on Facebook

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Author: James O’Brien When I started to write this article, I wrote the sentence, “Who are you?” I didn’t think I wanted to write an[…]

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The Cranky Socialist Ballot initiatives are the key to democracy

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Author: Adam Clayton I picked up my California absentee ballot the other day, and as a second time voter re-enforced a habit I hope to[…]

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Party Favorites How have the campaigns been successful in this election season?

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Author: Will Bellaimey After the slow-motion self destruction of our last two presidential campaigns it’s a funny feeling for us Democrats to look back and[…]

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Letters to the editor D-Spot a sore one for men

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: In reference to Dina Magaril’s column (“The D-Spot”, Oct. 9), there are some things I would like[…]

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Editorial Lecture season needs the right space

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Author: [no author name found] The campus is in the midst of an idyllic stretch from fall family weekend through homecoming. This weekend students will[…]

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Notes from the Desk Where the ladies at?

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Author: Grace Duggan After several years working for the The Middlebury Campus as a staff writer, photographer and editor, I think I can safely say[…]

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Cartoons

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In my humble opinion Underdog spirit gone in Beantown

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Author: Daniel Roberts Sorry if a sports column doesn’t interest you, but 65 percent of the students here (I just made that up) are from[…]

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Preface to Lunch Revisiting our unofficial motto

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Author: James O’Brien I heard someone say the words, “work hard, play hard” this weekend, and that, along with the Natural Ice that somehow ended[…]

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Out on a Lim Choosing to stray from my usual choice

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Author: Leslie Lim Something eerie happened to me during the first few days of school. It was night and most appliances in my room were[…]

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Behind enemy lines Whispers from Boris's backyard to today

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy One night, when I was three years old, my mother told me to pack my things and get ready to leave. I[…]

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Party Favorites The candidates disagree over the policy of meeting with foreign leaders of ill repute. How is your candidate's position better? Don't negotiate just to negotiate

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Author: Stefan Claypool In the 1980s, a succession of Soviet hardliners demanded concessions from Western powers, but were unwilling to give up anything in return.[…]

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Party Favorites The candidates disagree over the policy of meeting with foreign leaders of ill repute. How is your candidate's position better? Realize the value of communication

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Author: Jessie Singleton Sarah Palin did a fine job of memorizing her foreign policy vocabulary words for the VP debate last week; however, I’m not[…]

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Editorial The College's town?

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Author: [no author name found] In recent weeks, this paper has published numerous articles about Middlebury College’s increased physical and economic presence in downtown Middlebury.[…]

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Election 2008 Judging Judicial Activism The political flexibility of judicial activism

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Author: Murray Dry, Professor of Political Science “We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young[…]

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Party Favorites Who won Friday night's debate on the global financial crisis and foreign policy? Reality bites for McCain

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Author: Will Bellaimey Let me first say that this country’s treatment of debates as some sort of scorable contest is ludicrous. There are no rules,[…]

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Party Favorites Who won Friday night's debate on the global financial crisis and foreign policy? You can't fake experience

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Author: Heather Pangle and Rachel Pagano There are many ways of winning a debate. John McCain came out stronger on the whole by stymieing Obama[…]

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Preface to Lunch Making a ruling on Public Safety regulations

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Author: James O’Brien Situation A: There are forty people – a sizable amount of kids – in a basement of one of the Ridgeline houses.[…]

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Lupo Fiasco Tuning into the future

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Author: Kate Lupo A few years back there was a TV show on ABC called “Commander in Chief.” The premise of the show was such:[…]

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The Cranky Socialist The criminal nature of the financial crisis

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Author: Adam Clayton “Down in the valley there were three farms. The owners of these farms had done well. They were rich men. They were[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I would like to thank your columnist James O’Brien for looking into the dating scene here at[…]

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Cartoons

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Notes from the Desk God bless America

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Author: Scott Greene It’s Rosh Hashanah, the head of the Jewish New Year, and lately I feel like my “Jew horns” have been sticking out[…]

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Editorial New senior work policy must be implemented carefully

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Author: [no author name found] In a vote taken last spring, the Middlebury faculty approved a measure to require senior work for all students, beginning[…]

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Election 2008 Education How should we teach our children?

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Author: Gregg Humphrey, Director of Elementary Education The Teach For America recruitment has begun again on campus soon to be followed by Teach Kentucky, representatives[…]

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Party Favorites How is your candidate better equipped to handle Wall Street's financial crisis? It's still the economy, stupid

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Author: Jessie Singleton “It’s the economy, stupid,” Clinton advisor James Carville cleverly coined during the 1992 Presidential race against George H.W. Bush. In the years[…]

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Party Favorites How is your candidate better equipped to handle Wall Street's financial crisis? Don't mess it up any more

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Author: Stefan Claypool There is a misconception that Washington can “fix” our financial crisis. It can’t. However, it can exacerbate the problem, which is why[…]

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OP-ED Maintaining academic integrity

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Author: Honor Code Review Committee We write to introduce you to the work of the 2008-09 Honor Code Review Committee, and to invite your participation[…]

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OP-ED Implications of underage drinking

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Author: Flint Reilly I am writing to express my sincere thoughts about an unavoidable topic for our community. Underage drinking is absolutely against the law.[…]

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In my Humble Opinion An America that became too illogical

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Author: Daniel Roberts An important person that you have probably never heard of (I say this with a complete lack of snobbery, it’s just a[…]

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Out on a Lim The need for transparency

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Author: Leslie Lim Middlebury is currently the proud owner of a certain college ranking, and a certain nagging fault along with it. Two weeks ago,[…]

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From Russia with Love Behind enemy lines

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy The humble author of this column was nurtured by bears on the outer reaches of the rapidly shrinking Arctic Circle, among the[…]

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Dean's List Breaking it off with CSO

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Author: Dean Atyia Dear Career Services Office, We had a very productive relationship up until last week, and for that I thank you. It started[…]

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Preface to Lunch Slapping a label on Middlebury romance

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Author: James O’Brien After my last column came out, a friend asked me what my thoughts were on “labels.” I thought the question was interesting[…]

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Notes from the Desk Hypocrisy '08

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Author: Livingston Burgess In general, I hate whining. I will stand firmly behind the disenfranchised, disempowered and otherwise dissed, but when fringe and marginal voices[…]

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Editorial From Wall Street to College Street

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Author: [no author name found] Around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday the campus lost Internet access. The only Web sites that campus computers were able to[…]

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Notes from the Desk Presidential elections are my life

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Author: Alex Garlick The last time there was a presidential election it literally consumed my life; of course, I was working full time for the[…]

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A preface to lunch Investigating the dating scene

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Author: James O’Brien Inspired by Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser’s lecture, I’ve decided to take on a few weeks of semi-investigative journalism. I’ll admit[…]

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Lupo Fiasco Giving birth to a cult of motherhood

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Author: Kate Lupo A cult of motherhood is emerging in American culture today. Even in our own sleepy town of Middlebury, the chic store Rainbow[…]

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The worldly view Leveraging the return on my educational investment

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Author: Adam Clayton As far as investments go, nothing, except perhaps a house, weighs more heavily on an average person than a college degree. To[…]

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Election 2008 The environment Warming up to the environmental debate

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Author: Bill McKibben, Scholar-in-Residence For a while, it looked as if the 2008 presidential election might be one of the first to really tackle the[…]

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Party Favorites Would John McCain's White House be a significant change from the Bush administration?

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Author: Will Bellaimey, Middlebury College Democrats Okay, maybe “Bush’s Third Term” is a little harsh. Nobody likes to be serving out someone else’s term. Al[…]

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Editorial

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Author: [no author name found] College mourns losses, looks to new faces The Mead Chapel bells rang in a new academic year Sunday as Middlebury[…]

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Notes From The Desk Greening the Campus

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Author: Tess Russell Here at Middlebury, there is a discrepancy between the treatment of underage alcohol violations and marijuana use by students of all ages[…]

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A Preface to Lunch

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Author: James O’Brien In deciding who to vote for in the upcoming election, I try to pay very little attention to what candidates actually say-mainly[…]

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Dean's List Amethyst Initiative sparks bottomless debate

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Author: Dean Atyia The Amethyst Initiative’s website looks like it should be the back cover advertisement of a pop news magazine. It colorfully displays rotating[…]

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An outside look inside the American Pysche

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Author: Leslie Lim A couple of weeks ago, I found myself at Philadelphia International Airport, wandering through its long halls and perusing its shops, attempting[…]

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Finding that "Welcome Back" High

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Author: Daniel Roberts I have been back on campus for two days, and already everyone is completely high. It’s not from what you would think[…]

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Party Favorites

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Author: Stefan Claypool Why are liberals, previously riding high on Hopenchange, suddenly quivering in fear? Because Sarah Palin is coming to Washington, and Washington is[…]

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Editorial (5/8/08) Few words, fewer answers in ongoing search for Nick

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Author: [no author name found] The offices of the editorial board of The Middlebury Campus are located in the basement of Hepburn Hall. These are[…]

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: In 1968 several friends and I were taking a very taxing yet worthwhile English literature course and[…]

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notes from the desk The Campus, signing off

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Author: Kathryn Flagg and Zamir Ahmed When we started this job in September, we set out with one goal in mind – don’t get fired.[…]

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op-ed Wireless classrooms – necessarily a good thing?

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Author: Kate Lupo Students are thrilled that the campus is on the cusp of becoming completely wireless. What a relief that we can bring our[…]

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op-ed I confess, Internet talk is cheap

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Author: Tristan Axelrod I don’t really mind being called a f—a–, or told that I suck b—-. For s—- and giggles, I’d like to posit[…]

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op-ed A case for carbon offsets

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Author: Daniel Streitfeld In the interest of truth and accuracy, in the space provided to me here I would like to address a number of[…]

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op-ed Misconceptions of the Task Force report explained

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Author: Task Force on the Status of Women Readers of The Campus’ article on the report of the Task Force on the Status of Women[…]

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op-ed Is not being a misogynist enough?

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Author: Felipe PrunedaSenties I would like to use this space to respond to a piece published in these same pages a week ago, which argued[…]

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Shenanigans My senior crush list

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Author: Alex Garlick 1. Dan Streitfeld – Thanks for your third anti-Garlick op-ed, it’s great for my overflowing vainglory. 2. The Bunker – There once[…]

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A preface to lunch I won't be wearing a suit this summer

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Author: James O’Brien Thank God the school year is over! And what a year it’s been … etc. … Now I can enjoy myself for[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I was left aghast last week by the shamelessness of Livingston Burgess’s Notes from the Desk (“I[…]

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op-ed The harsh reality of trust and honor

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Author: Robert Hawkins As the most experienced senior member of the Academic Judicial Board (AJB), I write with concern and a heavy feeling of sorrow[…]

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op-ed Is responsibility for rape social or individual?

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Author: Nate Ackerly So I went into the RAJ today to meet with my advisor and taped right out front of its door is a[…]

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Shenanigans An offsetting notion

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Author: Alex Garlick Carbon offsets are not the answer to our planet’s environmental crisis – in fact, they are economically problematic and morally suspect. The[…]

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A preface to lunch We stand on shaking ground

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Author: James O’Brien I’ve decided to begin this week with two moralizing haikus. Some animals watch The other animals fall,Happy it’s not them. The frog[…]

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notes from the desk The responsibility of power

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Author: Jay Dolan As a senior at Middlebury, I’m afraid I can’t leave this campus with anything all that entertaining or insightful. Still, I’ll do[…]

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Weekly cartoon

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editorial Troubling report finds sexism in social scene

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Author: [no author name found] The report of the Task Force on the Status of Women at Middlebury College, released to the College community by[…]

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editorial Academic dishonesty requires discussion, not proctors

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Author: [no author name found] Claims about the academic dishonesty of Middlebury students are startling. More disturbing still, however, is the proposal by some members[…]

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: The only thing more appalling than the pompousness and complete lack of logic displayed by Ryan Tauriainen’s[…]

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op-ed Why wasn't I invited to the party?

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Author: Sarah Luehrman I am a student at Middlebury College who can hardly be called a minority in any way – I “sit in a[…]

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op-ed Start the dialogue on sexual assault

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Author: Kristen Ward and Aki Ito I was molested at age 3. The police told me I should have tried harder to get information about[…]

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Honor Code changes threaten faculty-student trust

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Author: Madeleine Terry, Alex Garlick and Eric Lonstein As student co-chairs of the Academic and Community Judicial Boards, we write in response to last week’s[…]

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Shenanigans Obama who? 2004 revisited

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Author: Alex Garlick What would this campaign cycle look like if John Kerry had won the 2004 election? The Democratic nominee lost Ohio by only[…]

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A preface to lunch Where everybody knows your name

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Author: James O’Brien It has taken me nearly a full two years at Middlebury College, but I have finally learned that everyone has problems. Paradoxically,[…]

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notes from the desk I did not plagiarize these notes

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Author: Livingston Burgess Before I get too invested here, I just want to let readers know – and remind myself – that I really have[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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editorial McCullough renovations unnecessarily rushed

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Author: [no author name found] Despite the supposed freeze on new construction, the College’s recent campaign to renovate a number of old buildings on campus[…]

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Having experienced Laurie Essig as a teacher I feel compelled to respond to the College returning her[…]

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op-ed Immigration should spark discussion about our rights

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Author: Rachel Pagano On April 2, the Middlebury College Republicans hosted a lecture by Mark Steyn, The New York Times best-selling author of “America Alone,”[…]

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op-ed Factcheck the gay experience at Middlebury

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Author: Ryan Tauriainen Last week a gay student wrote a scathing op-ed (“Counter-productive Gaypril event baffles,” April 10) to reveal to the campus that (gasp)[…]

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Shenanigans Breaking down the battle

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Author: Alex Garlick The Democratic Primary has had all the characteristics of a heavyweight title bout this year. There have been lots of verbal punches[…]

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A preface to lunch Power and powerlessness – I have no idea what I'm doing

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Author: James O’Brien Throughout the storied history of my unfortunate column in The Middlebury Campus, I have struggled with how to write an opinion column[…]

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notes from the desk Middlebury a college of many rules

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Author: Andrea Glaessner A woman stopped me in the dining hall and said, “I don’t think you’re going to eat all those sandwiches here.” I[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I found out this week that I have been reappointed to the Middlebury faculty. We won! Don’t[…]

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Editorial Hazing decision represents necessary caution

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Author: [no author name found] Students are doubtlessly grumbling (to say the least) about the College’s decision to temporarily disband a cappella group Stuck in[…]

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op-ed What we learn when they mess up

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Author: Rodrigo Seira This past month was not an easy one for politicians. On March 10, The New York Times broke the story that linked[…]

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op-ed The dream reborn building a green economy for all

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Author: Corinne Almquist and David Dolginow “We are the dream generation, we are the dream reborn.” This chant started as a whisper, stirring more than[…]

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A preface to lunch Bible-beating Conservatives

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Author: James O’Brien I was listening to WRMC 91.1 – my favorite on-campus radio station – when one show ended and on came a show[…]

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notes from the desk Counter-productive Gaypril event baffles

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Author: Andrew Throdahl What could be duller than sexuality? Sure, it comes with its complications, like relationships, harassment and discrimination, but for most of the[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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editorial

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Author: [no author name found] Middlebury commemorates five years of war in Iraq Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the United States’ invasion of Iraq[…]

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Title of an article two weeks ago – “Williams would get an Eph on its report card.”[…]

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op-ed WRMC setting the record straight

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Author: Paxson Woebler I like Third Eye Blind. I like Cake. I’ve never been in or been involved with WRMC. And while I don’t have[…]

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op-ed The queens are coming! Don't squash them.

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Author: Lucas Yoquinto Quite a few people around here talk about “the Middlebury Bubble.” This figurative barrier supposedly separates the student body from the rest[…]

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op-ed Revisiting legitimate journalism on campus and in The Campus

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Author: Maddie Terry This week I write to support and applaud the so-called illegitimate Middlebury Campus, as well as its’ Features editors, in light of[…]

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op-ed In defense of WRMC 91.1 FM

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Author: Robert Mohr I think we need to look at the contents of the e-mail that has seemingly caused so much controversy (“Cake – choice[…]

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op-ed An update on the Proctor Terrace

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Author: Susan Personette I would like to try to clarify some of the issues around the temporary closing of Proctor Hall’s Woodstove Lounge. But first,[…]

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Shenanigans Stuff Midd students like

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Author: Alex Garlick In the spirit of the brilliant “Stuff White People Like” blog, I’d like to provide a guide for any outsiders that encounter[…]

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A Preface to Lunch Everything I learned in kindergarten was a lie

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Author: James O’Brien In 1986, Robert Fulgham published a famous essay entitled “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” I’m considering writing[…]

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notes from the desk The myth of a post-racial generation

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Author: Theodore May There is a new and disturbing trend in U.S. race relations – the media has declared, and college students have embraced, that[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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editorial A month later, the search continues

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Author: [no author name found] More than a month after Nicholas Garza’s ’11 disappearance, the search for Garza himself, and the search for answers for[…]

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: In legitimate newspapers, which adhere to journalistic standards, editors are required to present their changes to each[…]

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op-ed A call for Africana Studies

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Author: Abigail Opoku-Agyemang My name is Abigail Opoku-Agyemang. I am a first-year student at Middlebury. I was born in Ghana and my family moved here[…]

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op-ed Where is our social responsibility?

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Author: Andrew Piccirillo Before continuing reading, I would like you to consider where you obtained this copy of The Campus. I’m a student employee at[…]

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op-ed Keeping the door open kills local restaurants

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Author: Orin Adumas As the Middlebury College leadership, in its infinite wisdom, readies itself to delve into the commercial restaurant industry, one has to wonder[…]

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op-ed Clinton's failing candidacy threatens to bring Obama's down with it

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Author: Rodrigo Seira There has been much talk about Tuesday’s Democratic primaries. In a must-win situation, with Obama seemingly ready to deliver a knockout punch,[…]

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Shenanigans Presidential Mailbag

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Author: Alex Garlick With so much going on in presidential politics this week I decided to let the politicians ask some questions. In the words[…]

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A Preface to Lunch Elitist tastes not my jam

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Author: James O’Brien Last week, Daniel Streitfield’s op-ed quoted an all-DJ e-mail from “a prominent member of WRMC.” According to Streitfield’s op-ed, the e-mail read,[…]

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notes from the desk Searching for the Middlebury balance

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Author: Grace Duggan I arrived on campus this past fall knowing that I’d be flying to Córdoba, Spain right after J-term. Fresh off of the[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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editorial Removal of provocative photograph sets dangerous precedent

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Author: [no author name found] The decision to remove one of Aaron Gensler’s ’08 photographs from her exhibit in The Center Gallery last week raises[…]

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op-ed Midd is bullying the 'Nerd

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Author: James Riley For three years I have resisted contributing to the noble tirades of The Campus’s op-ed section. Through the great residential lockdown of[…]

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op-ed Lopsided arguments make for disappointing lectures

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Author: Patrick Swan I have been a student at this College for nearly four years. During my time here, I have had many opportunities to[…]

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op-ed Cake – choice of many or few?

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Author: Daniel Streitfeld Thursday mornings are usually a pleasant time for me. Having no Friday classes, the prospect of only a few more hours of[…]

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Letter to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I love farm fresh milk. I love the taste, the freshness, the health benefits (see realmilk.com) and[…]

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Shenanigans Can Obama enchant the American soul?

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Author: Alex Garlick Barack Obama is a lot of things to a lot of people, but there is one thing his supporters and detractors both[…]

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A Preface to Lunch Advice from some bad movies

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Author: James O’Brien After eating off of contaminated dining hall plates last week, I contracted several diseases. These ailments included a double ear infection, respiratory[…]

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notes from the desk Middlebury – you're a B+ in my book

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Author: Peter Baumann Like any other Middlebury student, I complain a lot. I don’t understand why our 2006 Strategic Plan placed an emphasis on recruiting[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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editorial

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Author: [no author name found] Loss of Proctor Lounge a blow For diehard fans of the Proctor Woodstove Lounge, the news of impending renovations to[…]

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: This week, Brown University did away with tuition for students whose families make less than $60,000 a[…]

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op-ed Tips when encountered with the police

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Author: Jenna Levine There has been much rumor and miscommunication regarding the Oct. 26 VACA Halloween party police incident involving alumna Emilie McDonald and me.[…]

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op-ed Blood discrimination costs lives

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Author: Ryan Tauriainen and Chelsea Guster On Monday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m. in McCullough Social Space, the American Red Cross and the Middlebury Open[…]

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op-ed Relieving the burden of a Middlebury education

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Author: Chris Anderson I read in The Campus recently that Dartmouth was eliminating loan and aid packages for lower income students. After reading that headline,[…]

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op-ed Why Winter Carnival matters

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Author: Josh Chan For 85 years, longer than Battell, Ross and Atwater have existed, Middlebury College’s Winter Carnival has been a three-day event. It is[…]

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Shenanigans Your weekly presidential intake

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Author: Alex Garlick When you woke up this morning, were you wondering if there could be yet another presidential election column in this space? Say[…]

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notes from the desk Reevaluate the Financial Aid

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Author: Tamara Hilmes The pay period passes, and I receive yet another e-mail reminding me to turn in my time sheet and, like always, I[…]

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A preface to lunch "Think about this" – I wanted some tea not scuzz in my glass

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Author: James O’Brien This week, thin white cards with words on them were placed in those plastic holder things on the dining hall tables. They[…]

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weekly cartoons

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editorial Why "Let's Talk About Sex" month succeeds where symposia fail

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Author: [no author name found] Sex sells – and “Let’s Talk About Sex” month, sponsored by the Office of Health and Wellness and a slew[…]

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: We need to ask John McCain to serve again. George Washington overcame many hardships, had two horses[…]

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A preface to lunch Underdogs are sometimes overrated

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Author: James O’Brien I know no one likes negativity (except for maybe me) but I’ve concluded that this general abhorrence toward nay-sayers is partially based[…]

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Shenanigans Super-saver for the Democrats?

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Author: Alex Garlick The Democratic nomination race will be very close. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are fighting for every last delegate in their primary[…]

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notes from the desk Party themes not worth the effort

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Author: Tess Russell Last weekend, I found myself pregaming in a room with friends who were all bound for different destinations on and off campus.[…]

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editorial Student disappearance highlights need for safety assessment

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Author: [no author name found] Students returned to campus Monday to the unsettling news that first-year Nicholas Garza, an Allen resident and member of Atwater[…]

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: On behalf of our family and employees here at Two Brothers Tavern, I would like to address[…]

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op-ed Participation grading does it serve the student body?

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Author: Tristan Axelrod In an anthropology class last semester, final grades were based on four components: a final exam, a midterm exam, response papers, and[…]

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Shenanigans Is it time to be inspired by Obama?

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Author: Alex Garlick Our generation is surging in support of Barack Obama in his bid for the nomination of the Democratic Party. Campaigns are turning[…]

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A preface to lunch "What is love?" lyrics speak the truth

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Author: James O’Brien Most people I know at Middlebury are far more intelligent than me. In order to prove their intelligence, many of them listen[…]

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notes from the desk Social houses worth another look

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Author: Derek Schlickeisen You made the choice when you came to Middlebury. “Greek life isn’t for me,” you thought. “I don’t want to go to[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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editorial

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Author: [no author name found] College should offer moral support to struggling cafe – and not more The timing is, admittedly, unfortunate. Around the time[…]

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Letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Does anyone else find it ironic that Jordan Nassar is up in arms about the proposed Mill[…]

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op-ed False assumptions cause unwarranted controversy

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Author: Alpheus Chan The op-ed written by Jordan Nassar last week regarding the pending closure of The Mill is one of the worst-researched, error-filled, most[…]

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op-ed Mr. Garlick – is K Street footing your tuition bill?

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Author: Daniel Streitfeld In a recent political piece in this paper, Alex Garlick denounced two presidential candidates – John Edwards and Barack Obama – for[…]

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op-ed Current methods for diversity

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Author: Dean Shirley Ramirez and Associate Dean Karen Guttentag The Dec. 6 edition of The Campus included an important Letter to the Editor from Nicole[…]

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A preface to lunch God – are we alive down here?

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Author: James O’Brien Dear Middlebury College students, This is God. I’ve been watching you closely for the past few months and I’d like to tell[…]

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Shenanigans Insights from intramural sports

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Author: Alex Garlick How does one define character? I have heard that it is what you do when no one else is looking. Since someone[…]

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notes from the desk Small stuff could improve campus life

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Author: Anthony Adragna In an effort to make Middlebury a global brand, through the endowment campaign and other initiatives, the College has lost interest in[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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Skeptical Sisson Final thoughts for Middlebury

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Author: Douglas Sisson “You must really hate Middlebury.” A random Middlebury student, who has read a few of my columns, said this to me as[…]

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Gearing up for a new year

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Author: editorial With the capital campaign gathering speed, the upcoming opening of the Donald E. Axinn ’51 Center at Starr Library slated for this summer[…]

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op-ed Firing Essig was a mistake

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Author: Nick DeSantis I am writing to express my deep concern over a recent recommendation made by the College’s faculty reappointments committee. At the end[…]

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op-ed Pending closure of The Mill a disgrace

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Author: Jordan Nassar Fashion can wait this week, there are more important things to be discussed – and at the top of that list is[…]

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op-ed The S (Socialism) CHIP factor

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Author: Andrew Torre With our economy seemingly headed into rough waters, it might help suffering Americans to better understand some of the things they’re up[…]

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Shenanigans Special Interests in Washington

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Author: Alex Garlick There’s a 16-letter, two-word combo that Democratic candidates John Edwards and Barack Obama say with disgust, as if it were four traditional[…]

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a preface to lunch Loose Change

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Author: James O’Brien During Winter Break, while the religious folk were busy gathering frankincense and myrrh to prepare for the birth of Jamie Lynn Spears’[…]

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Skeptical Sisson Middlebury's dismal dating scene

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Author: Douglas Sisson “Would you like to have a cup of coffee with me sometime?” A simple question with various interpretations and unfortunately as close[…]

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notes from the desk Professional athletes, not worth the fuss

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Author: Jay Dolan I wouldn’t call myself a sports buff. I like watching sports, but let’s face it, when it comes to having a debate[…]

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weekly cartoons

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editorial

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Author: [no author name found] Bringing workload to the table Chances are, if you are a student on campus at this time of year, you[…]

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letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I have been aware of the lack of socioeconomic diversity since the day that I arrived on[…]

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In my humble opinion Slaves to our cells

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Author: Daniel Roberts In my history discussion yesterday, amidst a riveting talk about the influence of Jesuit missionaries in Japan in the 1500s (like I[…]

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notes from the desk An obituary for some old friends

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Author: Joseph Bergan The following is a list of all the things that have vanished from my life as a Middlebury student, calendar years 2004-2007:[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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Skeptical Sisson Superficially seen at Midd

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Author: Douglas Sisson “Let’s just stop by. At least be seenÖ” Sound familiar? If it doesn’t, then you don’t eavesdrop. I have heard the “at[…]

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op-ed Misrepresentation of African Art

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Author: Students of HARC 0228 The exhibition “Resonance from the Past: African Art from the New Orleans Museum of Art” at the Middlebury Museum of[…]

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Shenanigans Concerns about the BCS

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Author: Alex Garlick No matter how loud the debate becomes regarding Matthew Biette’s threat to cancel midnight breakfast, it seems to fall on deaf ears.[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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notes from the desk Middlebury men's soccer – one for the record books

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Author: James Kerrigan Just before closing time at Proctor on a September evening, I sat down with men’s soccer goalie Brian Bush ’09 for a[…]

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In my humble opinion The angels wear Patagonia

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Author: Daniel Roberts Here’s a first – I want to take this week’s column to respond to another column. If it helps, look along online[…]

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Skeptical Sisson Not skeptical about thanks

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Author: Douglas Sisson I’m in Chicago, away from Middlebury and spending Thanksgiving Break with my family. Just this week, my skepticism has dulled, my heart[…]

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op-ed No rape at Middlebury?

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Author: Alexandra Garcia Gender violence should be on the hot list this week. There are those posters with Middlebury quotes, the posters with sexual violence[…]

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op-ed Unruly students are not the image of Power Shift

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Author: Kevin Redmon Your front page coverage of Middlebury’s participation in Power Shift 2007 was encouraging to see (“Students aid D.C. green looby,” Nov. 8).[…]

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op-ed Tolerance, an answer to looming recruitment

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Author: Max Nardini Military recruiting at Middlebury always stirs up a buzz. This is understandable, as the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy conflicts with[…]

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op-ed More organic food needed at Middlebury

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Author: Kay Tenney I believe Middlebury College needs to dramatically expand the organic/sustainable food choices in the dining programs and to offer one, two and[…]

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op-ed Sexual harassment is an issue

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Author: Feminist Action at Middlebury, Men Against Violence and Women of Color We would like to thank James O’Brien for raising some important concerns in[…]

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letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: In response to the MOQA protest of the United States Marine Core information table, the behavior demonstrated[…]

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Editorial Dish theft to doom students to finals sans midnight breakfast

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Author: [no author name found] With exams fast approaching, settle in with your books, hunker down with your notes – and get ready to kiss[…]

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editorial Just what the doctor ordered old fashioned protests combat apathy

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Author: [no author name found] Students gathered Tuesday in Ross Dining Hall to make their voices heard as the U.S. Marine Corps recruited on campus.[…]

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letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: In response to the editorial about study drugs (“Study drug use on campus requires closer look,” Nov.[…]

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Shenanigans A plea for pragmatism

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Author: Alex Garlick Impassioned debate is good for the liberal arts educational experience. Unfortunately, as of late I have observed the debate regarding these pages[…]

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In my humble opinion Teenage Wasteland

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Author: Daniel Roberts Every Thursday when The Middlebury Campus newspaper comes out, a truly woeful process of misery unfolds. Basically, every kid that walks into[…]

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op-ed Sex and Shaq don't mix – but we talk about it anyway

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Author: James O’Brien Middlebury needs to pass a law about the stupid flyers that students put up in the hallways. Hellooo. I need to walk[…]

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notes from the desk Students scam the evacuation plan

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Author: Tamara Hilmes As I sat down in Atwater one morning with my bowl of Rice Krispies and Captain Crunch, I noticed something strange. No,[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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Author: [no author name found] John Birnbaum Sam Dakota Milller

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editorial

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Author: [no author name found] ‘Study drug’ use on campus requires closer look An unscientific Campus poll this week indicated that 22 percent of students[…]

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op-ed Trustee takes on local establish'mint'

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Author: Ward Wolff On a late October afternoon, Becky Dayton, owner of the Vermont Book Shop on Main St., received a phone call regarding mints[…]

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letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Ten years ago, the commons system in its current incarnation was shoved down the student body’s throat[…]

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Livin' the dream "Don't tase me, Bro!"

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Author: Dean Atyia Since the 2006 incident in which UCLA police tasered a student in the computer lab for lack of identification and uproarious behavior,[…]

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op-ed Bottled water is bottled worthless

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Author: Daniel Streitfeld Reading the letters page in the Campus last week, I was slightly bemused to see two consecutive letters by unfamiliar men named[…]

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Skeptical Sisson Adderall's unfair advantage

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Author: Douglas Sisson Eager to deal with problems with a quick fix, Western society turns to prescription medications. Adderall, prescription amphetamine salts, is used by[…]

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editorial

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Author: [no author name found] Police presence on campus demands student responsibility Rapidly garnering a reputation as one of the most raucous parties of the[…]

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letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: In response to Alex Garlick’s piece criticizing Al Gore’s award for the Nobel Peace Prize, I am[…]

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notes from the desk Midd-women turn into Shakira

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Author: Melissa Marshall As I participated in the debauchery of the annual VACA Halloween party – which ended in an arrest rather than at 11[…]

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op-ed Ad campaigns erring on pathetic

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Author: James O’Brien Consistently terrible television advertisements haunted my Sunday sports viewing this week. This worried me because, as you may well know, television advertisement[…]

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Shenanigans Facebook is power

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Author: Alex Garlick Every year in May at commencement, graduates’ heads fill with enthusiasm, excitement, fear and a vicious hangover as they prepare to enter[…]

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op-ed Al Gore deserves the Prize

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Author: Dan Streitfeld Alex Garlick, Campus columnist, has, in a rather hastily written piece, spilled some ill-advised ink regarding Al Gore’s recent receipt of the[…]

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in my humble opinion Root for the home team

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Author: Daniel Roberts As I write this, the Boston Red Sox have just finished off a World Series that, in truth, was a four-game joke.[…]

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op-ed A decision from the top down

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Author: Max Nardini The administration recently announced that, effective spring semester 2009, Winter Carnival will be shortened to a two-day event. Then, later in the[…]

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op-ed Urge U.S. Senate to change farm bill

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Author: Robert McKay This week, the Senate votes on the bill that will determine the course of U.S. agriculture for the next five years. The[…]

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Weekly cartoons

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Author: [no author name found] Sam Dakota Miller John Birnbaum

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editorial Starbucks, Staples threaten unique town atmosphere

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Author: [no author name found] For students trickling in from urban and suburban corners of the world alike, the town of Middlebury is a wonderful[…]

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letter to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: An article about the calendar change to begin in spring semester 2009 appeared in last week’s The[…]

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Shenanigans Al Gore brings peace?

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Author: Alex Garlick Have you heard the news? Al Gore won the Nobel Prize. Al Gore, who couldn’t even win the general election when he[…]

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Skeptical Sisson The dark side of college politics

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Author: Douglas Sisson Middlebury College is headed in an unfortunate direction. President Liebowitz has shifted Middlebury’s priorities in the form of a unique administrative diet[…]

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in my humble opinion Midnight Snacks, Please

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Author: Daniel Roberts In addition to the heightened consumption of alcohol, there are other elements that make the daily schedule of an average college student[…]

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op-ed Professor-student relationship policy needed at Middlebury

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Author: Tracy Himmel-Isham and Jon Isham In a recent article in The Campus, (“Council Weighs Relationship Ban”), Faculty Council member Amy Morsman reports, “Faculty Council[…]

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Weekly cartoon

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Author: Sam Dakota Miller

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notes from the desk Under the influence of bad legislation

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Author: Zamir Ahmed I’ve been at Middlebury for over three years now. In that time, I have met students who have planned fundraisers, mentored local[…]

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editorial

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Author: [no author name found] Winter Carnival tradition wounded by calendar revisions In a rare outburst of excitement at the weekly Community Council meeting on[…]

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Skeptical Sisson Transparent Administration

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Author: Douglas Sisson A lack of transparency is evident between Middlebury’s administration and the community at large. Without open, honest and direct dialogue between students[…]

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Op-ed "Never Forget" the value of free speech

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Author: Amanda Brickell The recent controversy surrounding the “Never Forget” posters requires that we reexamine the value of the freedom of speech on a college[…]

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notes from the desk Get involved, don't just criticize

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Author: Anthony Adragna If I could count the number of reasons students give for remaining apathetic towards social life, I’d be counting for days. The[…]

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Op-ed Hey Administration! Lieb our Beirut tables alone

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Author: James O’Brien The biggest mystery in my life as a Middlebury College student is The Administration. I have absolutely no clue what an “administration”[…]

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in my humble opinion Night of the living drunk

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Author: Daniel Roberts Last Friday night I was at the Grille, about to enjoy the Chicken Club that somehow, when I have been drinking, tastes[…]

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Livin' the dream Going Home

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Author: Dean Atyia I came to the Northeast to see what the rest of the country is like, and I embrace this nook of changing[…]

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letter to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: An article on Middlebury’s current overenrollment in the Sept. 26 edition of The Campus contained some important[…]

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editorial

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Author: [no author name found] In an article published this Sunday in the New York Times Magazine, writer Andrew Delbanco asked, “What makes the modern[…]

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letter to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: On a campus where you must wait in line to use gym equipment in the afternoon and[…]

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in my humble opinion Losing my religion

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Author: Daniel Roberts Apparently this past week was Yom Kippur, the most significant Jewish holiday of the year. This had completely slipped my mind until[…]

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Skeptical Sisson Environmentalists? Capitalists.

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Author: Douglas Sisson Middlebury College is a unique, environmentally conscious campus. The recycling bins furnished in every student’s room have never failed to make the[…]

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notes from the desk Responsible regurgitation

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Author: Kelly Janis Shameless party animal that I am, I spent a raucous Saturday night covering a last-minute shift at Public Safety’s recently-launched Residential Life[…]

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Op-ed A college of success or excess?

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Author: Chris Anderson Over the summer, I worked at the College. Two of my friends drove here and visited me, and were parked in the[…]

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Weekly Cartoon

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Author: Sam Dakota Miller

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editorial "4/2" compromise no quick fix

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Author: [no author name found] Believe it or not, it would seem that the end of what one former editor of The Middlebury Campus dubbed[…]

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letter to the editor

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Author: Heather Pangle To the Editor: On Sept. 10, the College Republicans put up posters around campus commemorating the tragedy of 9/11, the murder of[…]

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op-ed 'Never Forget' rhetoric breeds ignorance

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Author: Andrey Tolstoy It is an old rhetorical trick to turn a debate of principle into a debate of detail, and vice versa. If successful,[…]

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Skeptical Sisson Ditch "Don't Ask Don't Tell"

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Author: Douglas Sisson The Department of Defense (DOD) has returned to campus to defend the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. It was during my[…]

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in my humble opinion Parking Problems

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Author: Daniel Roberts Because I have seen my car towed a record four times in two years, costing me $90 each time, I feel I[…]

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Livin' the Dream Dolla dolla bills for the College, y'all

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Author: Dean Atiyia I walked into the dining hall this evening, picked up a plate, some silverware and a bunch of napkins (I eat like[…]

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notes from the desk Saturday snakes

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Author: Aylie Baker “You wanna buy a snake?” ventured the shorter of the O’Brien brothers, emerging from behind a rack of fluorescent bathing suits and[…]

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Weekly cartoon

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Author: Sam Dakota Miller

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editorial

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Author: Editorial Board Shouting match on campus politics blurs the issues Not two weeks into the new academic term, political “debate” on campus is manifesting[…]

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letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Sept. 11, 2001 was an incredibly tragic event for both the United States and the world. Three[…]

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Shenanigans Scoring the primaries so far

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Author: Alex Garlick The cool crisp weather and changing of the leaves you’re feeling this week mean one thing: Soon the airwaves will be filled[…]

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in my humble opinion Accident, up ahead

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Author: Daniel Roberts Earlier this summer, after picking up my Jeep from the repair shop – ironically – I was sitting at a red light[…]

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notes from the desk Super student?

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Author: Joseph Bergan I guess this is what I wanted. This is what I get for traveling to Europe in the fall of 2003 while[…]

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Weekly cartoon

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Author: Sam Dakota Miller [no story text found]

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editorial Welcome to the 21st century

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Author: Campus Staff On a relatively quiet news day in July, we at The Middlebury Campus watched as a few students clamored on Facebook.com about[…]

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Shenanigans Embracing the change

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Author: Alex Garlick The last couple of miles of the drive on Route 7 into Middlebury have never been more enjoyable for me than this[…]

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notes from the desk Middlebury is the new Prague

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Author: Jay Dolan Spending a semester abroad is a popular part of the Middlebury experience. Many first-year and sophomore students have already decided which semester,[…]

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In my humble opinion Good morning, Midd

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Author: Daniel Roberts So, did you have a “back to school” dream this week? Every year, just before I return to our good ol’ institution[…]

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Livin' the dream How to keep it fresh like Kanye West

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Author: Dean Atyia I sat down the other day at gate C something or the other in Los Angeles International Airport, mashed my earphones into[…]

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op-ed Athletes among accepting students at Middlebury

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Author: Nikko Arger Last Friday at Dolci, one of my friends called me and asked me, as a gay man, what I thought of the[…]

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Editorial A letter from the editors

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Author: Editorial Board To the Reader: “What in the world is happening to Middlebury?” wrote a parent responding to a recent Campus news article online.[…]

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op-ed Screaming match not conducive for dialogue

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Author: Nick DeSantis A few weeks ago, after the incidents of homophobic graffiti sprang up around the campus, I felt a tangible amount of positive[…]

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op-ed Blinded by Construction

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Author: Emily Adler Throughout my time at Middlebury, I have watched the administration, faculty and student body exercise and boast about their environmental ethic to[…]

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More Matter The Cycle of Middlebury

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Author: Matty Van Meter I would like to first of all acknowledge the factual error that so many were quick to rightly point out in[…]

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Notes from the Desk From clueless to chummy

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Author: Ben Salkowe & Lisie Mehlman We’re not sure how most newspaper staffs start a year, but ours began with a poorly researched, hastily executed[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: At the Ross meeting about homophobic graffiti one student suggested The Campus should have regular coverage of[…]

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Editorial Cartoon Conflict resolution

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Author: Taylor Long & Sam Dakota Miller [no story text found]

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Editorial Think outside the box

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Author: Editorial Board Middlebury professes to be a work hard/play hard liberal arts college, but students today are working harder and playing less. Complaints about[…]

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letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I’m living in Milliken next year. The first time I found out I was living in a[…]

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notes from the desk Middlebury's future – too bright?

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Author: Sonja Pedersen-Green A lot has changed in my four years at Middlebury. In four years, I have had two presidents, two admissions directors, the[…]

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op-ed The Ol' Middlebury Balance

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Author: Kim Walker As a senior who is getting nostalgic about leaving this wonderful institution, I feel compelled to note a few changes that I[…]

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op-ed Discretion not destruction

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Author: David Infante Two weeks ago, coming off the thrill of Rites of Spring, I couldn’t help but get excited when I heard about another[…]

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op-ed Athletes are not the problem

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Author: Dave Lee For the last two weeks, the issue of homophobia and hate speech on the Middlebury campus seems to have taken center stage.[…]

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more matter MOQA ≠- ally or alienate

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Author: Matty Van Meter At the risk of seeming overcritical, I would like to remind a certain campus group of the final letter of its[…]

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Editorials 2007 Student Government Endorsements

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Author: Editorial Board Nardini for SGA President Either the job of Student Government Association (SGA) President is terribly undesirable, or lone candidate Max Nardini ’08[…]

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notes from the desk Auspicious weather for prospies?

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Author: Tamara Hilmes It was Sunday evening, and I was trudging across slush-covered sidewalks from Allen to the CFA to listen to a reading of[…]

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Op-Ed Tuition, a necessary extravagance?

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Author: David Murphy Haglund I am absolutely sick of hearing College officials justify exorbitant tuition hikes with the argument that “[tuition] covers just 63 percent[…]

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more matter Judgement day not today

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Author: Matty Van Meter In the hateful graffiti that has appeared in our hallways and the heated response to it, there is revealed a deep[…]

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letters to the editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I was a little confused by the administration’s response to the recent homophobic incidents on campus, and[…]

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Op-Ed Virginia Tech tragedy lost on Middkids

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Author: Mary Lane I am a Virginian first and an American second – anyone with even a cursory knowledge of who I am knows that[…]

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Op-Ed The Iman gave us something to talk about

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Author: Daniel Roberts I don’t like Don Imus very much. I see his appeal for some people (like my Dad) but I wouldn’t say I’m[…]

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Editorial Making sense of the senseless

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Author: Editorial Board The shooting rampage that occurred Monday at Virginia Polytechnic Institute shocked and horrified the nation. As college students, the images of our[…]

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Letter to the Editor A pattern of homophobia at Middlebury

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: This past September a first-year in Atwater Commons was forced to move from his hall after repeatedly[…]

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Op-Ed Tuition increases don't help students

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Author: Alaina Robertson The administration and the student body need to critically think about the new rise in the comprehensive fee. “It still only covers[…]

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Op-Ed Reasons for optimism in climate change

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Author: Peter Mueller The human being gets a tough rap. Turn on the news and you’ll see all the bad things that humans do. Humans[…]

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Op-Ed Consider the consequences of free speech

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Author: Emily Nelson As the Co-President of Ally Group and the daughter of lesbian parents, I am deeply disturbed by the way in which many[…]

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Op-Ed Voices of reason in the massacre at Virginia Tech

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Author: Viraj Assar I write this week out of confusion and frustration, having woken up on Monday to early reports of serial violence on the[…]

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More Matter Dish Deviants

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Author: Matty Van Meter I came to this campus, as many of you did, to immerse and engage myself in an intellectual community which is[…]

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Editorial An Ignorant Mindset

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Author: [no author name found] Last July, Middlebury College was recognized by “The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students” as one of the 100 best[…]

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Op-Ed Wikiphobia The latest in open source

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Author: Neil Waters It seemed like a no-brainer. Several students in one of my classes included the same erroneous information in final examination essays. Google[…]

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Op-Ed Hate Speech or Free Speech?

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Author: Dave Wrangham Recent incidents of derogatory vandalism have created quite a stir on our campus, and well they should. The statements that were written,[…]

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More Matter Back in the U.S.S.R.

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Author: Matty Van Meter I’m writing this on a train from Nezhin, Ukraine to Kyiv. Perhaps there is no better way to understand the contemporary[…]

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Letters Helpdesk to Campus Change your own clocks

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Author: Jesse Sucher, Gospel Johnstone To the Editor: As most have now realized, a student-run nightclub/bar is now a reality. Over four hundred Middkids passed[…]

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Notes from the Desk Slow down, Global Warming (activists)

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Author: Brian Fung The inauguration of Bill McKibben’s Step It Up environmental campaign will be marked this week by over 1,000 demonstrations across the country.[…]

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Editorial Thank You, Mr. President(s)

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Author: [no author name found] Last November, Student Government Association President Alex Stanton ’07 oversaw passage of a recommendation to alleviate Commons tensions through the[…]

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Editorial Rush or relent

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Author: Editorial Board The jolt of energy the new Febs usually bring still has not pulled Middlebury out of a social life slump that seemed[…]

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Op-Ed What happened to ClubMidd?

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Author: David Infante I was accepted to Middlebury College a little over a year ago and I was thrilled. To be honest with you, I[…]

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Notes from the Desk Fix your own clocks, Helpdesk

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Author: Tom Brant Do you ever get the feeling that time is moving really slowly? I do. All the time. That’s why I figured that[…]

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More Matter Check the Commons

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Author: Matty Van Meter There has been quite enough wishful thinking from Old Chapel and from the various Commons offices about the “integral role” which[…]

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A recommendation for recommendation #37

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Author: The Campus Editorial Board A progress report released last week confirmed the steady implementation of the College’s strategic plan, “Knowledge Without Boundaries.” Paul Rusesabagina’s[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: When I read the opening paragraph of The Campus’ Feb. 28 Mardi Gras article, I was a[…]

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Notes from the Desk Graduation is like death

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Author: Ilhan Kim I lied. I never went to go visit my jailbird buddy John Chetuck over Christmas as I promised in my last Notes.[…]

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More Matter On being Presidential

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Author: Matty Van Meter As any person in an executive position knows, succeeding a popular and charismatic leader is no easy task. There is a[…]

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Op-Ed Call for condoms

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Author: Ken Lazo The Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC) on campus recently began work on an initiative to provide free condom distribution in all dorms.[…]

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Op-Ed How the Academy got it right

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Author: Daniel Roberts The Oscars happened two weekends ago. They were pretty sweet, right? Or, I guess not, according to America; it was the lowest-rated[…]

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Editorial Call it 'strike two'

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Author: [no author name found] Ten minutes after Paul Rusesabagina’s lecture was scheduled to begin last Saturday, a public safety officer poked his head outside[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor This is in response to a letter printed on Feb. 28, which was in response to The[…]

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Notes from the desk Let's talk about my paycheck

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Author: Ben Salkowe Here’s something you probably did not know: The Student Government Association paid me about $30 to manage production of the newspaper you[…]

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Op-Ed Johnson Memorial is Brutal

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Author: Colin Foss Looking for a place to avoid the crowd during fall finals, I decided to head toward a strange light emanating from the[…]

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More Matter Info affects education

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Author: Matty Van Meter I recently returned from the annual conference of the National Association of Independent Schools, which this year was in Denver, Colo.[…]

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Editorial What's the point of crime alerts?

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Author: [no author name found] Sexual assault is a crime often committed but rarely reported. According to an estimate from the University of Chicago, less[…]

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Op-Ed Concerns regarding an assualt

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Author: Connor Williams As both a student at Middlebury College and a representative of Omega Alpha, I wish to express the membership of Omega Alpha’s[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Middlebury’s very own sex columnist may be lapsing into the grasp of underground femi-nazism. In the interest[…]

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More Matter A forgotten thanks

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Author: Matty Van Meter In last week’s Campus, a very important number was quietly mentioned in passing: $73,000. This is the approximate annual cost to[…]

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Notes from the desk The Cameron Cup

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Author: Joe Bergan Here at Middlebury, we have a little thing called “the Commons” system. For the most part, this system is a lot of[…]

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Editorial Middlebury 1, Blizzard 0

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Author: [no author name found] Last Wednesday night, Middlebury and the rest of the Northeast bore witness to a blizzard that brought several feet of[…]

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Op-Ed Lebanon's Tragic Flaws

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Author: Theo May I’ve been in Beirut now for just over one incredible month. Three weeks ago, I was in the city when moderate levels[…]

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More Matter What inflation?

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Author: Matty Van Meter “Grade Inflation.” Say it and professors get defensive, students get offended and administrators begin throwing figurative smoke bombs. Let us parse[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Collegeiate should be spelled “collegiate.” Perhaps alcohol was being consumed at the time the editorial was written.[…]

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Op-Ed Student Government Can Matter

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Author: Max Nardini My experiences last year as Sophomore Senator taught me that we, the Middlebury Community, do not have a common conception of what[…]

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Editorials The College Kid's Campaign and Wiki-Wrangling

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Author: The Campus Editorial Board A campaign for the college ‘kid’ This newspaper is written, reported, edited and published by a body of writers and[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: In Mr. James B. Cowperthwait’s recent letter to The Campus concerning the selection of President Bill Clinton[…]

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Notes from the Desk What I learned over break

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Author: Chris Heinrich Middlebury’s cherished Feb Break is officially over, and we have found ourselves, once again, jumpstarting the new semester. As with all prior[…]

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More Matter Action…affirmative

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Author: Matty Van Meter Middlebury’s entire community deserves a round of applause for the steep rise in applications for the coming year. This level of[…]

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Op-Ed Wikipedia ban is a slippery slope

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Author: Chandler Koglmeier While I strongly agree that Wikipedia has not been accepted by the academic community due to its free and open nature and[…]

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Op-Ed Prevention through Deterence National defense strategy or international disaster?

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Author: Justin Boren Since 1993 the U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) has pursued a strategy of “Prevention Through Deterrence.” The basic strategy is two-fold: building physical[…]

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In My Humble Opinion Goodnight Midd

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Author: Daniel Roberts When I was offered a column with the school paper, my heart leapt. It was the chance I had waited for. I[…]

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More Matter Ban the hard stuff

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Author: Matty Van Meter I walked into my dorm one Saturday morning and found a series of progressively filthier messes in the lounge, hall and[…]

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Letters Satellites and social life

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: As somebody who lives on the border of San Francisco’s Castro District, I have had the good[…]

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In My Humble Opinion An awkward location

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Author: Daniel Roberts An awkward location indeed. At room draw last April, I chose a nice, fat single in Hepburn. The room was within a[…]

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Editorials Where is all the money going?

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Author: [no author name found] Where does all the money go? Last semester, the Student Government Association Finance Committee faced a daunting challenge. Late budget[…]

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Op-Ed More Rehnquist ramblings

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Author: Pat Zomer “At Middlebury College, we challenge students to participate fully in a vibrant and diverse academic community” according to the Mision Statement of[…]

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Open Letter What message does Clinton send?

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Author: Jim Cowperthwait To the Middlebury College Board of Trustees, As a proud parent (’94 and ’97), former head of the Parent’s Fund and an[…]

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Editorial A new look, a new day What do you think about it?

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Author: The Campus Editorial Board Three years ago this week, the 2004 staff of The Middlebury Campus launched a new look to the newspaper. Today[…]

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Letter President Liebowitz on the faculty resolution

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Author: Ronald D. Liebowitz The recent “sense of the faculty” resolution, offered in protest over the College’s decision to accept an anonymous gift to endow[…]

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Matty Van Meter Actions speak louder than petitions

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Author: Matty Van Meter To some it would be a truism to say that action (and activism) is small and day-to-day. It seems to me[…]

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Notes from the Desk Waiting on grades Why does it take Middlebury so long to deliver?

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Author: Zamir Ahmed I really enjoyed my parents’ questions to me over Winter Break. What do you eat for lunch? Burgers and fries at Proctor[…]

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Op-Ed The truth behind all those Teach For America flyers

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Author: Jessica Cox It would be impossible to miss the many Teach For America posters around campus, or the chalkings, the info tables and the[…]

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In My Humble Opinion From Middlebury to Manhattan

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Author: Daniel Roberts Over the break, I hopped a Greyhound (metal, not fur) and made my way to New York City for a weekend. I[…]

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Editorial Time to say goodbye, old friend

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Author: [no author name found] It is time to shut down Proctor Dining Hall for renovations. We do not mean small changes around the edges,[…]

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Editorial Cartoon

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Author: Taylor Long and Steve Miller [no story text found]

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Letters Hockey cheers, Iraq, Rehnquist

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Author: [no author name found] Respectable cheering To the Editor: I would like to pick up the theme of the letter by Tim Hollander ’65[…]

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In My Humble Opinion Cashing in on tragedy

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Author: Daniel Roberts I have two magazine subscriptions at school, and when I see that folded tube in my mailbox, boy do I get excited.[…]

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Op-Ed Your opinion, but my life affected

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Author: Kevin Moss, Professor of Russian I find it profoundly ironic that those of us who object to the Rehnquist chair are painted as intolerant[…]

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Op-Ed A solution for the real issue

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Author: Daryn Cambridge ’03, Regional Field Coordinator, Democracy Matters Institute The election is over and the American people have spoken, resulting in one of the[…]

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Editorials Short vacations and good eats

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Author: [no author name found] You might call us un-thankful, but… With the College’s student population spread out across the country, and the world for[…]

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Editorial Cartoon 7AM at BannerWeb HQ

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Author: Taylor Long and Steve Miller [no story text found]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] Faculty against professorship To the Editor: We wish to reaffirm our commitment to diversity at Middlebury College. According to our[…]

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In My Humble Opinion Paradise "Lost" on break

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Author: Daniel Roberts There I was, chilling at our Cape Cod house over the break, reminiscing over previous school vacations. I remembered lying on the[…]

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Notes from the Desk

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Author: Emily Thompson While sitting in my Aesthetics class the other day, I found myself staring at brightly colored ribbons. These were not awards won[…]

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Op-Ed The real Rehnquist record revealed

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Author: Stefan Claypool, Natalie Komrovsky, Heather Pangle, Lauren Vollmer In the discussions surrounding the William H. Rehnquist Professorship of American History, we believe that the[…]

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Op-Ed New Ag. action now

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Author: Ken Van Hazinga To Governor Jim Douglas, With the resignation of Steve Kerr as Secretary of Agriculture, it is now up to you to[…]

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Editorial President Liebowitz's big news and How to make Midd manageable

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Author: [no author name found] President Liebowitz’s big news News that President Ronald D. Liebowitz is considering launching one of the largest capital campaigns on[…]

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Editorial Cartoon Hey Britney?

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Author: Taylor Long and Steve Miller [no story text found]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] Political correctness is incorrect To the Editor: I just wanted to congratulate Daniel Roberts on writing his column (In My[…]

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Notes from the Desk

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Author: Zamir Ahmed The Finance Committee cut the funding for most of the student organizations on campus this fall in order to fund them all[…]

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In My Humble Opinion Bigger fish to fry in life

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Author: Daniel Roberts So election day has come and gone. Debate over “the issues” has subsided. But reflecting on today’s political scene, there is no[…]

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Editorial Making the Commons Lovable

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Author: [no author name found] College administrators have known from the very beginning that the greatest source of student discontent with the Commons system is[…]

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Notes from the desk Let's talk about 8am classes

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Author: Sonja Pedersen-Green For the second time in my Middlebury career, I am enrolled in an 8 a.m. class. Having taken a class at a[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] Protests at Roberts’ Lecture To the Editor: “Roberts Holds Court at Mead” (October 26) failed to provide adequate background information[…]

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In My Humble Opinion Being a prisoner of P.C.

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Author: Daniel Roberts Last week in my TV & American Culture class, Professor Jason Mittell showed a brief clip from Chappelle’s Show about the fictional[…]

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The Lost Editorial What we take for granted

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Author: [no author name found] Editor’s Note: Many of our readers spent the past week scratching their heads, trying to find a symbolic meaning in[…]

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Op-Ed Fight for your professorship

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Author: Louis Lobel Are we the first generation not to believe in the power of people? Or are we just more willing to assume someone[…]

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Op-Ed Rehnquist title irrelevant

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Author: Ryan Tauriainen There has been a lot of talk of protests and outrage over the new William H. Rehnquist professorship. I think many opinions[…]

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Editorial Cartoon Guantanamo

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Author: Taylor Long and Steve Miller [no story text found]

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Editorial What we take for granted

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Author: [no author name found] There are many things to be said and much advice to be given about how Middlebury as an institution can[…]

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Editorial Cartoon Vermonters Against College Alcohol

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Author: Taylor Long and Steve Miller [no story text found]

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In My Humble Opinion A college animal farm

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Author: Daniel Roberts Two weeks ago, a close friend of mine told me she was heading over to the local Humane Society to adopt a[…]

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Opinion Cartoon Submission Middlebury upholds the "civil" right

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Author: Michael Glidden [no story text found]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] Chief Justice Roberts’ Speech To the Editor: Congratulations to the Middlebury College students who conducted the peaceful and creative demonstration[…]

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Op-Ed Midd student life headed for hell

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Author: Maddie Terry Here on Middlebury’s campus, the chemistry students in my class felt compelled to remain in our recent midterm examination until 2 and[…]

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Op-Ed Vote for working together

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Author: Julia Alvarez On Nov. 6 and 7, Dedé Mirabal and Minou Tavarez Mirabal will be visiting our campus, sponsored by WAGS and several other[…]

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Op-Ed Where should all the women go on Nov. 7?

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Author: Jessica Singleton As a self-proclaimed “old-fashioned” woman, Kansas State Senator Kay O’Connor argued that if men would just take care of women today, we[…]

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Op-Ed The five-letter word, faith, has a lot to do with it

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Author: Margaret McFadden There is no doubt about it, Middlebury College cultivates a culture of community concern. Some students volunteer with AIDS education programs in[…]

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Editorial About our evening with the Chief Justice

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Author: [no author name found] If Tuesday’s lecture by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., was truly a model for the proposed monthly convocation series,[…]

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Editorial Cartoon Chief Justice Roberts

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Author: Taylor Long and Steve Miller [no story text found]

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Notes from the Desk

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Author: James Kerrigan Sports culture was a defining school quality as I considered which colleges would be good fits. Athletic prowess and fan dedication helped[…]

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In My Humble Opinion Trick or get wasted

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Author: Daniel Roberts One of my favorite activities off-campus is to strike up conversations with people from town. One recent exchange began at CVS when[…]

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It is time for a path to Cornwall

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Author: Allan C. Cremer As someone who has lived on Route 30 for the past ten years, I have become increasingly aware of the number[…]

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Editorial All-student e-mail for all?

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Author: [no author name found] Maybe we should blame the Admissions Office for continually admitting smarter and more ambitious students into our community. Or maybe[…]

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Notes from the Desk

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Author: Kathryn Flagg We’ve got a bad case of the “touchy-feelies” here at Middlebury College. Don’t quite understand what I mean? Listen in on any[…]

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Judging Chief Justice Roberts' record

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Author: Jennifer Leigh Williams Roberts is a judge for the twenty-first century. As Chief Justice, he writes engagingly; it is common for him to pepper[…]

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In My Humble Opinion Passion of the celebrity

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Author: Daniel Roberts Do you remember this past summer when Mel Gibson was arrested for drunk driving? According to the arrest report, he told the[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] Carbon Neutrality Initiative To the Editor: I was pleased to hear of support by the Board Of Trustees and President[…]

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Editorial College courting crime

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Author: [no author name found] The release last week of the College’s Annual Security Report, which showed the number of serious campus crimes in 2005[…]

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In My Humble Opinion Shut up and go vote

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Author: Daniel Roberts I was excitedly hustling into Proctor (Chicken Cacciatore baby!) with a buddy of mine when a cute girl called out at us,[…]

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Notes from the Desk

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Author: Jay Dolan Last Spring a laptop computer was stolen from a Middlebury student by a Two Brothers Tavern (TBT) delivery guy. This year, multiple[…]

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Editorial Cartoon Parents Weekend

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Author: Taylor Long and Steve Miller [no story text found]

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Strategic plan for Midd

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Author: Lucas Kavner Recently obtained copy of the Actual “Strategic Plan” for Middlebury College. Written By: Robots Aim Number One: Build more buildings. Disregard the[…]

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Editorial Saving Student Governance

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Author: [no author name found] Our Student Government Association (SGA) is in trouble. With only one competitive race in the upcoming senate elections, the campus-wide[…]

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Notes from the Desk

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Author: Joe Bergan Last year there was only one thing that was certain. Every Thursday night I would accompany my friends of legal drinking age[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: September 14th’s Middlebury Campus lead article (“Administration cutting back on Feb admissions”) may have generated some unnecessary[…]

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College star makes deal with devil

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Author: Andrew Chae Last week national news broke that the social networking start-up Facebook.com was on the verge of a near billion-dollar sale. The official[…]

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In My Humble Opinion Bawlin' about books

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Author: Daniel Roberts You know what activity at the beginning of each semester I really like? Going to get books. The walls containing giant, heavy[…]

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Editorial Cartoon How to catch a drunk at Middlebury

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Editorial The Facebook thing and what you like to do with it

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Author: [no author name found] Meet Joe Midd. Or wait, maybe you already have. Joe is a sophomore international studies major with an economics minor.[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Having two daughters who entered Midd as Febs, I am most sorry to hear thi s (“AdministrationCutting[…]

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Editorial Cartoon "Welcome Freshmen"

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Author: Taylor Long [no story text found]

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Notes from the Desk

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Author: Polly Johnson It was a beautiful Monday morning in September. Being an enthusiastic MiddKid, I decided to wake up at 6 a.m., fix myself[…]

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West Nile Virus fears exaggerated

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Author: Emily Kilborn The recent hysteria over West Nile Virus (WNV) in the American media has been largely unfounded, and last week’s sensationalist Middlebury Campus[…]

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An offer you cannot refuse voting

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Author: May Boeve It’s lawn sign season again. Anyone of us who drove to campus last week probably noticed any number of them adorning the[…]

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Editorial challenge us to challenge you

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Author: [no author name found] President Ronald D. Liebowitz cleared his schedule on Tuesday for a series of seven open lunch meetings with students in[…]

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In My Humble Opinion Tennis, anyone?

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Author: Daniel Roberts So did you watch the men’s final Sunday night? You know, Roddick vs. Federer? You have no idea what I am talking[…]

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WomenSafe is open for business

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Author: Christine Neeb As another semester at Middlebury begins, students often find themselves looking for worthwhile volunteer opportunities. WomenSafe works toward the elimination of physical,[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: The Middlebury Campus has a right to know only what the office of the Vermont District Attorney[…]

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Notes from the desk

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Author: Jake A. Kuipers So I have this friend – let’s call him Trevor – who graduated from high school in spring 2002. After two[…]

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Editorial A right to know (May 4)

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Author: [no author name found] This is a special edition featuring Middlebury Campus coverage of the Delta House investigations and suspension decision. The following editorial[…]

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Editorial

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Author: [no author name found] College-Police relations: a two-way street The relationship between College students and the Middlebury Police Department (MPD) seems to have gone[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Last week Assistant Professor of Sociology Marc Garcelon was denied tenure by Middlebury College. We are his[…]

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Inaction is easy, but not worth it

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Author: ROBERT LEVINE ’08 Over the last few weeks, the issue of climate change has been attracting lots of attention on campus. Andrew Revkin, a[…]

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Mad About Midd What Midd stands for

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Author: Dave Barker To the Class of 2006: Assuming no one drowned in Cook Common’s foam last Saturday night, you will all be graduating in[…]

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Notes FROM THE DESK

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Author: Caroline S. Stauffer and Thomas C. Drescher As our final production cycle draws to a close in the glorious fluorescent dungeon that is Hepburn[…]

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Abstention, what it can mean

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Author: AUSTEN LEVIHN-COON ’07 I was disappointed to hear the condemnation of the abstention votes in last week’s Campus [Applause for Transparency 5/4/06]. While the[…]

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A new challenge

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Author: JASON MCDONALD ’06 Honorable Trustees, President Liebowitz, and Middlebury College: As energy prices soar, tuition costs rise, and the climate crisis looms, we students[…]

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Tenure Committee Reconsideration necessary

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Author: [no author name found] We are dismayed to find out that Assistant Professor of Sociology Marc Garcelon was refused tenure. Max Weber said that[…]

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Mental illness at Midd

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Author: CHRIS LIZOTTE ’07 At Middlebury, where concern for sensitivity and diversity is paramount, I am shocked by the persistent tolerance for a certain set[…]

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This is a man's world

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Author: HALLIE FOX and ROB KING There is a history of disparity between the number and treatment of male and female professors. Unfortunately this trend[…]

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Middlebury, as told from the victory lap

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Author: TREVOR SHOLLY ’05 ’06 A wise friend once told me that leaving college in four years was like leaving the party at 10 –[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Daniel L. J. Phillips Does it not seem decidedly contradictory for the College to expect the Class of 2006 to donate to the same[…]

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The insert that changed everything

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Author: COLE DOVEY ’06 There must be a more serious consideration of the illegal insert into The Middlebury Campus (4/20/06) that defended junior Alex Stanton’s[…]

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Mad About Midd I'd rather be fishing…

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Author: Dave Barker I sent my acceptance card to Middlebury over four years ago with the foolish notion that I would be attending an outdoors[…]

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Editorials Applause for transparency

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Author: [no author name found] The Student Government Association (SGA) should be commended for insisting on transparency in the counting of electoral votes. The published[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: With the average price of a gallon of gas in the United States at $2.91, the fourth[…]

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C/O The Poor Farm, Middlebury, Vermont

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Author: MICHAEL R. GLIDDEN For almost 20 years, our household electric bill arrived addressed to “The Poor Farm,” Middlebury, Vt., even though our family was[…]

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Divestment Wrong Answer

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Author: DANIEL HUTNER ’06 The atrocities of the Darfur region in the Sudan are indeed troubling, and only compounded by the frustration of inaction. The[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: JOYCE MAN There are traditionally two faces of the United Nations: gut-wrenching failure that exposes mankind’s inability to collaborate, and lofty goals of unified[…]

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Mad About Midd Getting to know 'Liebo'

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Author: Dave Barker He has been president for almost two years, but do you really know the guy who occupies an office the size of[…]

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Facing the mental illness stigma

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Author: CAITLIN CONNOLLY ’06 By the time seniors graduate, 40 percent have visited the counseling center. While not all suffer from mental illness, many do.[…]

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Editorials An occasion to clarify

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Author: [no author name found] This past Thursday, students flipped through their weekly editions of The Campus to find a single-sheet, illegally-inserted letter that displayed[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: This Saturday, April 29, is the Neighbor to Neighbor Nationwide Democratic Organizing Canvass. The Middlebury College Democrats[…]

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Missing Middlebury's sanctuary of safety

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Author: STEPHANIE PRITCHARD ’06 When I came to Middlebury as a first-year almost four years ago, we didn’t have access cards. Residence Halls were only[…]

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On Darfur and Divestment

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Author: Philip Aroneanu 06.5 President Liebowitz, Students, Staff and Faculty Members of the Sunday Night Group Socially Responsible Investment Campaign applaud the recent statement on[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Jason F. Siegel Finally, the long-awaited Human Relation Committee (HRC) Report has arrived. The report includes a fair number of surprises. Here’s a peek[…]

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Mad about Midd 'A Comedy of Errors'

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Author: Dave Barker If you like comedy, I hope you made it to the SGA candidate debate on Sunday. I wish someone had sent a[…]

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Fire Hazards Making us all a little safer…

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Author: ALEX BENEPE ’09 One morning I awoke to my roommate frantically searching the room for his boots. Looking around the room, I realized mine[…]

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Editorials Levina leadership with long-range potential

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Author: [no author name found] What Alina Levina ’09 lacks in experience she makes up for by her determined commitment to becoming the next Student[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Alina Levina for SGA President! Alina Levina has worked diligently as Co-Director of the SGA Diversity Committee.[…]

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Three Easy Steps to Rid Midd of Apathy

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Author: DREW EDELSTEIN ’07 The past few weeks of Middlebury Campus articles have both brought to light and criticized the apathy epidemic that has struck[…]

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Stand Down, Stanton

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Author: VIRAJ ASSAR ’07 Last Sunday, I tuned in to the WRMC broadcast of the SGA / SCCOCC debate. What I heard made me absolutely[…]

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Absolute Ambition

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Author: JESSICA SINGLETON ‘08.5 and DAVID HOPKINS ‘06.5 On behalf of the Roosevelt Institution, we would like to congratulate the organizers of Midd8, faculty and[…]

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College? check. Job? check. Apartment?…

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Author: SEAN BREEN ’06 Finding and renting an apartment sucks. As a soon-to-be graduated Middlebury senior I have faced this problem head on. First, from[…]

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A powerful student body

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Author: ELI BERMAN ‘07.5 While searching in vain for a vacant practice room the other night, it finally clicked. Overwhelmed by the sounds of Bach[…]

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Editorials New grading scale proposals score an "A"

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Author: [no author name found] Eliminating the “A +” from the transcripts of Middlebury students is the right decision for faculty to make in regards[…]

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Believe it or not, you're a Feminist

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Author: HALLIE FOX ’09 Feminism. How many of you scoff at the word, laugh or think of bra burning, man hating, unshaven, liberal women? Far[…]

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Democracy? SGA President or bust

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Author: DAVID WRANGHAM ‘08.5 Democracy is not the only answer. Indeed, many times democracy – and here I refer to the American political example –[…]

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Mad About Midd Dolci Dinner Priceless

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Author: Dave Barker Dear Parents, I wanted to set your jaws back in their upright positions after they no doubt plunged upon reading President of[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Derek Schlickeisen It’s that time of year again – room draw. Now is the time when, in the words of one commons representative (no[…]

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Pulling in some prospies

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Author: DANIEL ROBERTS ’09 I was walking into The Grille when I saw crowds pouring into McCullough Social Space. A whole entertainment-fest was being given[…]

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Uncomfortable? Well, good

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Author: LAUREN CURATOLO ’06 and ASSIA ELGOUACEM ’06 We have never been more appalled by the cliché backlash from people who rarely, if ever, attend[…]

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What is political?

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Author: AUSTEN LEVIHN-COON ’07 What is the problem with being politically vocal? In the last couple years I have heard of individuals, academic institutions and[…]

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False promises from Middlebury College

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Author: AUSTEN LEVIHN-COON ’07 In the College brochures and magazines that are distributed to parents, alumni and prospective students there are a myriad of photographs[…]

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Bad words?

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Author: MAX NARDINI ’08 The SGA Diversity Committee recently sponsored a forum on diversity which included placing large pieces of plywood covered in derogatory words[…]

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Editorial Task Force on Social Life shows potential

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Author: [no author name found] The transitory state of social life at the College is a topic of frequent informal discussion among students, but it[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor:Those signs are offensive and should not be tolerated. It is my opinion that most students would prefer[…]

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Eating disorders are crippling Midd

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Author: MICHAEL JOU ’06 Among all mental illnesses, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate. Middlebury College has a serious problem with eating disorders. The[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Jack Lysohir Despite such exceptions as Mormonism and Xenia House, humans have depended on alcohol at social engagements for thousands of years. Take wedding[…]

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Mad About Midd A little wishful thinking

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Author: Dave Barker The spring semester has a way of flying by. During those balmy few days last week when the entire campus seemed to[…]

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Come out! Get educated!

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Author: KEVIN MOSS COME OUT! If you don’t come out you’ve absorbed the message of those who hate us and you’re doing exactly what they[…]

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Open your ears

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Author: JAMES ROGERS ’04 First, we had one of the most sought-after public speakers alive, former mayor of the most populous city in the country[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Joyce Man If Eli Berman asks, “Why does smoking exist on campus at all?” why don’t we ask, why does Eli Berman exist on[…]

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Speaker does not reflect College values

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Author: [no author name found] Given the College’s commitments to international studies and civic engagement, as well as its location in rural Vermont, the choice[…]

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Mad About Midd

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Author: Dave Barker Though I have already alerted the College administration and the Director of Dining Services, I felt it necessary to share with students[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Many Vermonters have heard of GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, especially in light of the discussion about[…]

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Editorial SGA funds, efforts would find more direct student impact elsewhere

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Author: [no author name found] The Student Government Association (SGA)-sponsored shuttles to Boston and New York have been enormously successful, often selling out rides well[…]

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Veneman public servant or tomater hater?

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Author: Mike Ives ‘06.5 I tell you, Ron, I’m a bit confused. When you announced that Ann Veneman would be our commencement speaker [“Veneman to[…]

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What did I do wrong?

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Author: JACK DONALDSON ’06 I’m sorry. Whatever I did, I’m sorry – apologies all around. Tell me whom to write to, and I’ll send them[…]

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Say Anything

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Author: ANDREW CARNABUCI ’06 If there is but one primal, universal and absolute first principle of moral philosophy, it is that killing innocent people is[…]

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Mad About Midd City planning anyone?

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Author: Dave Barker Middlebury voters overwhelmingly supported the Cross Street Bridge location last week at the annual town meeting. I hope the $75,000 appropriated for[…]

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Larry Kramer help me help you

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Author: Rebecca Jones ’08 Larry Kramer’s lecture made me angry, which is both good and bad. It’s good because I think his goal was to[…]

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Editorial Smoking enhanced regulation not yet needed

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Author: [no author name found] The Campus certainly does not endorse cigarettes, but the issue that emerges from the recent debates following Community Council’s proposal[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: After reading last week’s front page article on the debate over the College smoking ban, I found[…]

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Global warming A challenge to our generation

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Author: RYAN GAMBLE ’06 At Middlebury, we students have the opportunity to not only gain an understanding of the current state of the world, but[…]

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Socially Responsible Investment is here to stay

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Author: JESSICA EARLY ’09 At a rapidly increasing number of colleges across the country, students are organizing in a growing movement to question the practices[…]

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Editorial Underage bar patrons jeopardize town-gown relations

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Author: [no author name found] The behavior of Middlebury students at Mr. Ups this past Wednesday night reflects poorly on the entire student body. Underage[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Recently, Middlebury first-year and senior students received e-mail invitations to participate in the National Survey of Student[…]

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A place that promotes quiet study?

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Author: Maia Hollinger One of my favorite methods of procrastination in the new library entails envisioning its creator, the genius who confused the word “library”[…]

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Mad About Midd Getting all 40,000 worth

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Author: Dave Barker I have one question after last week’s symposium on Tibet. Could the sixth floor of John McCardell Bicentennial Hall be transformed into[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Andrea Glaessner ‘08.5 What does it take to learn a lesson in life? When you were in high school, and you got caught drinking[…]

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Global warming exists, and you can help stop it

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Author: Peter Viola ’06 As renowned television broadcaster and defender of democratic values Bill Moyers has noted, one significant trait of the current political culture[…]

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Open your window and see

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Author: Lynne Zummo ’06 Two years ago, I cursed my wet jeans. The rolled up cuffs were soaked, dripping with water, cutting into my calves[…]

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Vermont Law hurt by court ruling

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Author: Geoffrey B. Shields, President of Vermont Law School Today the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Rumsfeld v. Fair, upholding the right of[…]

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Why the preppy rep?

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Author: Daniel Roberts ’09 I remember back when I was a junior in high school, and I was deciding which schools to visit. I would[…]

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Challenging scientific data needs honest reporting

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Author: Bille McKibben Many thanks to The Middlebury Campus for publishing Michael Jou’s essay last week “Think about it, global warming does not exist, March,[…]

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Editorial A call for public dialogue

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Author: [no author name found] The e-mail circulated by President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz this past Thursday in response to The Middlebury Campus’[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Around March 6, Middlebury first-year and senior students will be invited to participate in the National Survey[…]

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Mad About Midd Hooray for the SGA

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Author: Dave Barker I caught up with SGA President Eli Berman ‘07.5 the other day. With over a semester in the books and a new[…]

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Midd students' new best friend

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Author: Scott Kleiman ’06 Among the reasons I came to Middlebury was its location in a small, but vibrant, community. As a senior, I’ve spent[…]

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Notes from the desk

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Author: JAKE A. KUIPERS – OPINIONS EDITOR Faculty undermine the honor code We were made to sign it before we even arrived. Once here, we[…]

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Think about it, global warming does not exist

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Author: Michael Jou ’06 Environmental scientists are off their rockers. In the novel, State of Fear, author Michael Crichton leads the reader through a fictional[…]

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'To anyone listening' A satire on an administrative e-mail sent out last week

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Author: Charles B Tomm ’06 I try not to make a habit of publicly commenting on articles I read in the newspaper, but I am[…]

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Has TV 'Lost' good comedy?

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Author: Daniel Roberts ’09 Have you ever clicked that “Pulse” thing on Facebook.com? It presents all the trends at a given college. For example, the[…]

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Editorial Racism issues remain unresolved

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Author: [no author name found] Racism issues remain unresolvedRacial issues have continually made headlines in The Middlebury Campus in the past several years. Three years[…]

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EMT eyewitness sings different tune

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Author: Russ Johanson ’06 I could feel my blood pressure slowly rising as I read the latest report of Elizabeth DiCioccio’s ’06 accident in The[…]

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Mad About Midd Strategic Plan not Feb friendly

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Author: Dave Barker I don’t blame you if you missed the release of “Knowledge without Boundaries: The College’s Strategic Plan.” Reading macrotheory by flashlight would[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Katherine Doorley Last night I spoke to a friend of mine and he mentioned that his school has a “President for a day” program,[…]

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Public Safety, or glorified meter maids?

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Author: DEB TENNEN ’06 I have a great amount of respect for the role that Public Safety plays on our campus. But at Middlebury, I[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: THOMAS C. DRESCHER It’s unsettling to think that the publication of this, our first issue of the spring 2006 semester, signifies the beginning of[…]

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A friendly call for institutional responsibility

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Author: Mike Ives ‘06.5 A week before Feb break, I attended a lecture at the Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on “off the grid” energy[…]

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Editorial Swimmers / Divers appropriately punished

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Author: [no author name found] If social houses are required by College policy to make pledge a sober process, it follows that athletic teams should[…]

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Mad About Midd The Big Easy ain't easy

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Author: Dave Barker Curiosity drove me to New Orleans last week. My aunt didn’t end up in a FEMA trailer. My roof didn’t land in[…]

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A war zone within our borders

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Author: Dan Berkman 06.5 When I was in New Orleans with my J-Term class last month, there were many shops on Bourbon Street selling T-shirts[…]

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Fight global warming and save broomball

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Author: Jamie Henn ’07 The history of broomball is not written in books, but on the icy court in front of McCullough each winter. In[…]

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Mad About Midd Skillz to pay the billz

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Author: Dave Barker A recent Associated Press headline grabbed my attention at Atwater Dining Hall the other day, “College students lacking skills.” I thought I[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Andrea M. LaRocca If you want to change Middlebury, now is the time. For the first time in over a decade, every aspect of[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: The Middlebury Campus’ recent color spread highlighting the Middlebury men’s hockey team brought to light a disturbing[…]

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Editorial Diplomacy missing ingredient in SCCOCC – SGA relations

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Author: [no author name found] That a rift between the Student Co-Chair of the Community Council (SCCOCC) JS Woodward ’06 and Student Government Association (SGA)[…]

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Editorial

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Author: [no author name found] The Planning Steering Committee’s recently released comprehensive report demonstrates an admirable commitment by the distinct constituencies within the Middlebury College[…]

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Mad About Midd 'Town-gown' tightness

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Author: Dave Barker I have no idea what “town-gown” relations mean. You see the hyphenated term thrown around in the Princeton Review college guide for[…]

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NSEP opens doors to different worlds

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Author: Adam Swick ’06 The experience of studying in another country is for most students a time of intense personal growth in addition to the[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Andrea Glaessner Ever since Al Gore invented the Internet, physical interactions have been replaced by electronic transactions. Now college students can even meet and[…]

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Editorial A plea for vigilance crash should highten off-campus awareness

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Author: [no author name found] Though Saturday evening’s accident and its repercussions are still being processed, the incident should serve as a wake-up call to[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: The bulk of coverage given to Alpha Delta Phi’s violation in the Dec. 1 edition of The[…]

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Mad About Midd Christmas credit for custodians

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Author: Dave Barker There are many jobs at Middlebury that I would love to land. Titles like “Snow Bowl Manager” and “Chocolate Fountain Engineer” come[…]

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What the heck is diversity? Anyone?

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Author: SCOTT GREENE ‘08.5 “I believe diversity is an old wooden ship that was used during the civil war era.”- Ron Burgundy Could Ron Burgundy[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Ben Salkowe “They should really spruce this place up,” a friend recently noted when I showed them our Campus office. “You work in here?”[…]

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The results are in SGA Survey in Context

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Author: ELI BERMAN ‘07.5 & FRANCIE KAMMERAAD ‘08.5 Earlier this month, the SGA and Student Educational Affairs Committee (SEAC) administered a 15-question survey to the[…]

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ADP-just fine by me

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Author: ANDREW CARNABUCI ’06 I am writing to express a position that I believe has been tragically underrepresented in the recent public conversation about the[…]

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Dear President Liebowitz

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Author: ALEX DEMAS ’06 Over the past year and a half at Middlebury I have seen a dramatic change in the social life here on[…]

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Recruitment discrimination weakens military

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Author: GEOFFREY B. SHIELDS A year ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit decided that the federal government could not penalize[…]

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Editorial ADP pledge incident should spur social house investigation

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Author: [no author name found] This semester’s social house pledge incident – an unregistered party hosted by Alpha Delta Phi (ADP) at which pledges were[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Since freshman year, one of my favorite weekly activities has been reading the Public Safety Log in[…]

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A department merger without sense

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Author: MATTHEW HALE ’93 Although the merger of the English and American Literature majors was recently changed to include one required course in nineteenth-century American[…]

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Mad About Midd Etiquette for dummies

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Author: Dave Barker On Thanksgiving, I gave thanks to Career Services. No, the folks at Adirondack House didn’t hand me a free “Community Chest” card[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: KATIE FLAGG ’08 I have to admit that, when it came time to choose a college, Middlebury was impressive. I found myself fond of[…]

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Pardon me is the government above the law

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Author: ALEX GARLICK ‘08.5 The indictment of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby is exposing a flaw in the structure of our government that has been exploited[…]

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Madd About Midd Warming up to the issues

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Author: Dave Barker When I first heard about the Sunday Night Group, which was formed last January to take action on global warming, I pictured[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: Personally, I don’t know what the hoopla about the Brainerd Commons screening of “Jaws” in the Natatorium[…]

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Pool party flips but does not flop

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Author: ERIN DOHERTY ‘05.5 I would first like to congratulate Brainerd Commons for hosting the very successful “Jaws” screening in the Natatorium. The overall praise[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Tom McCann ’06 For as long as I can remember, the sports section has looked the same. Each week, every team has been equally[…]

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Editorial Walker ruling deserves closer look

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Author: [no author name found] The press release and all-campus e-mail sent out by Middlebury College and President Ronald D. Liebowitz last Thursday offered a[…]

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'Jaws' screening drowns in luxury

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Author: KELSEY RINEHART ’06 After seeing the front page picture of Midd-kids bobbing about on pool floaties in the Natatorium and watching “Jaws,” and after[…]

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Mad About Midd A shag room goodbye

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Author: Dave Barker The shag carpet room in Starr Library is dying. Wrecking balls come in February to clear space for the new Donald Everett[…]

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Editorials

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Author: [no author name found] Harassment incidents beg correlative response The Islamic Society’s claim that it is the target of harassment on campus must be[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I was dismayed to come across the review [Mae-Shi concert flops and flails, Nov. 3, 2005] of[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Polly Johnson As I continue on this journey known as junior year, I have opted to forego Grille-inspired social time in order to take[…]

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Pres. Bush, show me the money!

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Author: ROB KING ’09 When Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, it left an indelible geographic and human impact. There is an ever-growing death count[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Joshua Carson Everyone has been in this situation. You are walking back from the mailroom, along College Street or up the hill from BiHall.[…]

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Editorial

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Author: [no author name found] Safety should be main concern in alcohol advocacy For better or for worse, alcohol has become inextricably linked with college[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I was pretty bummed when I read your interview with the new liquor inspector. If I really[…]

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Donadio counters EAC proposal, Editorial

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Author: Stephen Donadio The editorial in last week’s issue of The Middlebury Campus in support of the termination of the American Literature Department and major[…]

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Billy Collins enlivens Mead Chapel

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Author: Polly Johnson Billy Collins, the U.S. poet laureate from 2001 to 2003, spoke to a Mead Chapel audience of students, visiting parents, faculty and[…]

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The Rural Banter

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Author: MATT KUNZWEILER At the Saturday night Halloween party in Johnson, there was a large tangled mass of glow rings hanging from strings above the[…]

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Capitol steps poke fun at all things political

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Author: Sarah Shaikh Pepin gym was filled to capacity with students, parents and teachers that were on hand Saturday night to see The Capitol Steps,[…]

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Roosevelt Institution ignites student dialogue

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Author: Jack Lysohir The Roosevelt Institution’s Middlebury Chapter hosted over 100 students and faculty for its kickoff event last Thursday evening. The event celebrated the[…]

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Times-Picayune surviving the storm

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Author: Andrea M. LaRocca With the new yet bittersweet slogan of The Times-Picayune, “We publish come hell and high water,” projected behind him, Editor-in-Chief Jim[…]

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Mad About Midd Wasting away the $42K

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Author: Dave Barker I didn’t attend Brainerd Commons’ pool party screening of Jaws, but I trembled nonetheless at Dana Auditorium while enjoying Tim Burton’s interpretation[…]

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Editorial Forward with departmental fusion

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Author: [no author name found] The Faculty Council should adopt the proposal offered by the Educational Affairs Committee (EAC) for the establishment of an English[…]

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Dating, class five

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Author: MAIA HOLLINGER ’06.5 A friend recently confessed the effect of the girl he’s been seeing, “she’s like taking a fifth class.” I had to[…]

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Mad About Midd I'll serve you if you serve me

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Author: Dave Barker Let’s forget Fair Trade Coffee, food waste and Free Tibet. There’s a new cause worthy of protest on every college campus. Ever[…]

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Alcohol and drugs, where is the leeway?

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Author: [no author name found] The story of a student being cited for underage drinking on private property struck me as patently unfair. Why couldn’t[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: JACK LYSOHIR I propose cable television for all students’ rooms. Students would tune in to CNN to find a Supreme Court nominee who may[…]

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Compromise should not require curricular sacrifice Web Exclusive

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Author: Teddy Flanagan ’04 As a liberal arts college, Middlebury’s goal has always been to foster academic diversity and intellectual curiosity. The range of study[…]

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National trends not cause for department dismissal Web Exclusive

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Author: Betsy Currier Beacom ’82 National trends not cause for department dismissal I am afraid that Middlebury College is losing its way. It is certainly[…]

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Editorials Rushed move-out jeopardizes last Midd impressions

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Author: [no author name found] Pushing the most recent Middlebury graduates off campus mere hours after their commencement ceremony is an inauspicious way for young[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: The cost of a Middlebury education is rising. Beyond even the exorbitant escalation of tuition costs, your[…]

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Mad About Midd Profs take time to bond

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Author: Dave Barker I was seasoning my panini the other day at Proctor when a man in a suit approached to add some spice to[…]

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NOTES

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Author: Jason Siegel As a worker in the mailroom, I get to see the campus activity boards on a regular basis. The Middlebury Open Queer[…]

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Proposed merger lies in hands of few

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Author: SHEILA BAMBFORD PULVER 74′ As a graduate of Middlebury College with a major in American Literature, I have written three letters to President Liebowitz[…]

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Editorial

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Author: [no author name found] Importance of rising grades inflated Inflated grade point averages at Middlebury College warrant investigation, but they should not be a[…]

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Mad About Midd A cell phone user's code

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Author: Dave Barker My 2.8-ounce Samsung sch-a630 cell phone came in a non-descript box last week. Not since the movie Cast Away has FedEx had[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I could not agree more with Phil Aroneanu’s article [We cannot forget the destruction, Sept. 29, 2005][…]

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Middlebury's dirty laundry secret

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Author: Tory Watts Thank God for Saturday night, or I would easily be able to cite last Saturday, due to my horrific laundry experience, as[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Katherine N. Doorley Diversity in the dictionary: “the condition or quality of being diverse, different, or varied; difference, unlikeness.” Despite what one might hear,[…]

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We cannot forget the destruction

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Author: PHIL ARONEANU ’06.5 On Saturday, Sept. 24, 16 Middlebury students traveled to Washington D.C. to take part in an anti-war rally and march. The[…]

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Mad About Midd Taking aim on College St.

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Author: DAVE BARKER If you’re expecting an analysis of the Middle East or another criticism of FEMA in the paragraphs to follow, find a newsstand.[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I was disappointed to read that Vermont Transit no longer stops in Middlebury [Cancelled bus line leaves[…]

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Editorials

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Author: [no author name found] A Statement with a Mission Since Middlebury College’s Mission Statement was last revised five years ago, the administration has changed[…]

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Tsunami should teach us waves of lessons

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Author: Alex Garlick 08.5′ The images are timeless: houses and communities destroyed by an act of God. A woman chest deep in water, her throat[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Dina Magaril Red and white lights were blinking behind us on the deserted road. Our car pulled over to the side and we sat[…]

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Cashing in unexpectedly

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Author: Abby Willman 08.5 For $5,940 you can purchase 18,000 “Support Our Troops Car Ribbon Magnets” at www.flagsoncars.com. This vendor is charging you $0.33 per[…]

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Editorials A joint challenge issued to students, administration

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Author: [no author name found] A joint challenge issued to students, administration On a sunny afternoon during finals week last May, Middlebury College students crowded[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I second Jake Kuipers’ opinion printed in last week’s paper [Notes from the Desk, Sept. 15, 2005].[…]

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Price of Middlebury $42,120* *Note price subject to change upon purchasing books

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Author: David Murphy Hagland Last week, as I joined my peers in the semiannual rush to the College bookstore, I was unusually flabbergasted at what[…]

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Where does our College invest its money?

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Author: MIKE IVES 06.5′ Please allow me a brief, but far from immaterial, history lesson: In 1883, workers at the Vermont Copper Mining Company in[…]

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Judge Roberts, right for the left

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Author: ANDREW CARNABUCI ’06 John Roberts is the best thing that has happened to the left in the past five years. The nomination of Judge[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Jake A. Kuipers The red and blue shag carpet in the hallways, the gray burlap curtains, the faint smell of vomit and marijuana –[…]

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Editorial Katrina relief right on

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Author: [no author name found] The cumulative reaction of the Middlebury College community to a natural disaster more than 1,500 miles away has proven extraordinary.[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: Alan Gill To the Editor: I’m writing from Canada to express my outrage at the case of O’Neil Walker that occurred last spring during[…]

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MIIS acquisition good for Midd Students, alumni, staff and reputation benefit

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Author: Charlie Chapin ’04 As a recent graduate and lifelong Californian, I strongly urge the faculty to reconsider their votes against the acquisition of Monterey[…]

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Editorial

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Author: Editorial Board Save our Social Lives You hear a lot about drinking at Middlebury College. In fact, amid all the talk about getting wasted,[…]

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MIIS student speaks

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Author: DAVID RICHINS, MBA Student Monterey, CA As a Monterey Institute MBA student, I am not claiming to know what is best in regards to[…]

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Relay for Life thanks

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Author: ROSS LIEB-LAPIN ’07, MEG YOUNG ’07 We would simply like to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the Middlebury Community for the unsurpassable[…]

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Intolerance and oversensitivity incongruent

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Author: ANDREW CARNABUCI ’06 “Thus we will be incomprehensible,” wrote Jacques Derrida, on the current direction of language in academia. Sadly enough, I believe that[…]

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Future election predictions Sam Says

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Author: Sam Wilson Well, this is the last Sam Says. I know I had a fun time writing this column and I hope you had[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: LISIE MEHLMAN I have come to view the commons system as Middlebury’s own Vietnam War. Such an analogy is drawn in order to more[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I found the choice of slogan used to advertise Wednesday’s Feminists for Life of America lecture “Reclaiming[…]

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'Nuclear option' bad for both sides Sam Says

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Author: Sam Wilson “Nuclear option” sounds too scary and exciting to mean changing the procedural rules in the Senate, but it means just that. Senate[…]

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Roomdraw and the commons system, still not a happy marriage

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Author: LAURA BARRETT ’06 I have paid my dues to the housing deities. I lived in a Battell double my freshman year. On top of[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Caroline Vial After selecting “February” earlier this semester in response to an e-mail from the administration that asked students in the ‘05.5 class whether[…]

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That was close…

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Author: Andrew Howard ’06 As the weather finally gets warmer, roads and trails around campus come alive with runners and cyclists. Exercising on the beautiful[…]

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Editorial Election

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Author: Editorial Board Saper for SGA President We have heard a lot of tired ideas about how to liven-up the College’s on-campus social life. But[…]

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No room for intolerance

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Author: David Schoenholtz When I got back to my room after Hillel’s Purim party at Pearsons Hall, I saw it. My laminated nametag had been[…]

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Letter to the Editor

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Author: James Higgins To the Editor: I don’t remember the hero Rudy Giuliani, but I do remember the man who allowed his police force to[…]

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Faculty should give students a chance

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Author: Dan Morosani ’05 I would like to point out what I see as a problem with our College. At guest lectures, faculty members habitually[…]

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Giuliani does not deserve Midd degree

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Author: Ward J. Oliver ’77 As a resident of New York City for the past 18 years and a former Middlebury College student, I was[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Zamir Ahmed As a first-year student I thought that most of my tough decision-making days about college were over after I picked a school[…]

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Symposium very worth a sunny day indoors

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Author: Stephanie Morales ’05 This past weekend I attended the Idea of Jerusalem Symposium held at Middlebury College from April 15-17. I have to embarrassingly[…]

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POSSE retreat is a success on all accounts

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Author: Angelica Maria Towne ’08 On April 1, over 80 Middlebury students filed onto two buses to spend the weekend at a resort for something[…]

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Guest speakers shouldn't insult me

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Author: Eric Fraser ’05 James Howard Kunstler was a punk and should not have been invited to Middlebury College. He gave a lecture entitled “The[…]

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Sam Says

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Author: Sam Wilson There is something kind of screwy going on in the national political scene right now. The GOP just a few months ago[…]

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Notes From the Desk

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Author: Tom McCann Middlebury College has a few policies that baffle me, such as the one that admits students in February, undeniably halfway through the[…]

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Is it a community? An open letter to the President

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Author: David Temple ’06 Dear President Liebowitz, I was shocked and disappointed by what I feel has been a lack of support from the college[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I find it ironic that in Bryan Goldberg’s opinions piece in the March 31 issue of The[…]

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Editorial

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Author: [no author name found] In the Dark As a part of its annual review process, Community Council spent its last two sessions discussing the[…]

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NOTES

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Author: Polly Johnson Remember the good old days in Starr Library when the deafening sound of unzipping your jacket caused death stares from the intensely[…]

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Giuliani seems like a misguided choice

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Author: David Edelson I am baffled and concerned that the reaction to the cartoon of Giuliani as Hitler has seemingly obfuscated the much more important[…]

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Editorial

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Author: [no author name found] Student Victory? Proctor is open on the weekend again. In fact, the compromise reached by Director of Dining Services Matthew[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: As a Middlebury parent, a working journalist, and a one-time editor of The Cornell Daily Sun, I[…]

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Let's shut the door on 'lockdown' debate

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Author: DAN POLIFKA ’06 I have a problem. I am alarmed at the lack of actual intelligent discussion on real topics at Middlebury College. When[…]

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Sam Says The filibuster's last stand?

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Author: Sam Wilson Conservatives do not seem too fond of the judiciary of late. Take Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. After Terri Schiavo died,[…]

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Sam Says Please, why Terri Schiavo?

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Author: Sam Wilson The Terri Schiavo case is a sad one. Sad for everyone involved. Her husband, her family and she in particular all deserve[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: Ben Salkowe I was both surprised and disappointed by President Ronald D. Liebowitz’s decision last Friday to send an e-mail to the College community[…]

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Don't let Middlebury lose its soul New buildings on campus lack College feeling

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Author: David Murphy Haglund ’06 Today I visited the new Atwater dormitories for the first time. These buildings were just being wrapped up when I[…]

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Clarification…

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Author: Ben Gore ’05 I would like clarify a few things about my submission in the last issue of The Middlebury Campus: [1] Neither the[…]

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Free speech has its limits in academia

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Author: Bryan Goldberg ’05 Thus far this year, America has witnessed two massively controversial incidences in which academic leaders uttered shocking and controversial remarks. The[…]

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What's behind the heroic facade?

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Author: Gracielia Moreno As a Middlebury parent and a long-time resident of New York City, I was distressed by the lead story in the March[…]

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Editorial

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Author: Andrea Gissing Dear members of the Middlebury College community and readers of The Middlebury Campus: I would like to apologize to the entire community[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: Andrea Gissing To the Editor: This letter is in regards to President Leibowitz’s all-campus e-mail “To the Campus Community” which was a short e-mail[…]

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Debunking Giuliani's bad rap

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Author: Andrew Carnabuci ’06 I am greatly alarmed by the general mood of seething indignation around campus regarding the announcement that Rudy Giuliani will be[…]

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Editorial

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Author: [no author name found] Fearsome fee… It is a grim reality that the influence of inflation can be seen almost everywhere, and in no[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: This letter is in response to last week’s article, “Midd-kids, you have it sooo good.” We all[…]

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Giuliani is a punk, un-invite him

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Author: Ben Gore ’05 I am continually amazed at what jerks the people who run this school are. If it’s not bad enough that they’re[…]

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Sam Says Bush dogma needs a reality check

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Author: Sam Wilson One of the things that really bugs me about the Bush Administration is how often its rhetoric has nothing to do with[…]

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Notes from the Desk

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Author: Sonja Pedersen Green Don’t get me wrong; there are a lot of Febs that I love dearly. However, I think one of the things[…]

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Editorial Keep standards current

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Author: [no author name found] Over the next few months, Middlebury College’s new task force will work to develop a comprehensive strategic plan. Members of[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: I would like to send a letter of praise for the weekly music review column “Blowin’ Indie[…]

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Midd-kids, you have it sooo good

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Author: Bryan Goldberg ’05 I am writing this opinion piece from Israel, where I have recently completed a two-week tour of the country as part[…]

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Roosevelt Institute needs you now

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Author: Scott Greene ‘08.5 Our campus has numerous clubs and organizations for its students. They pertain to certain activities and draw students together, and all[…]

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NOTES FROM THE DESK

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Author: ELSPETH PIERSON I was reminded on Friday evening over a delicious meal at Dolci just how easy it is to forget about all the[…]

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Do Middlebury Trustees practice what they preach?

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Author: WILLIAM ESTES The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is a company traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange whose CEO and President Elisabeth B. Robert ’78[…]

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Take action, policy change starts at home

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Author: Ricky Klein ’07 Four years ago, Middlebury College maintained a policy that buildings would be unlocked around the clock – a policy which was[…]

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Editorial The 2005 Campus Community Awards

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Author: [no author name found] Of course, there are so many different people and organizations at this College that are deserving of an award, for[…]

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Persecution Mania

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Author: Kiernan McAlpine Pursuant to the majority of this school’s faculty’s agreement that Congress’ “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” legislation should entail that military recruiters not[…]

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Oscar night wins worst performance

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Author: Amanda Brickell ’08 Every February, I feel a twinge of giddy excitement as Oscar night approaches. I have watched the Academy Awards ever since[…]

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Notes From the Desk

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Author: Megan O’Keefe, Managing Editor I did something really dumb this weekend. I’ll spare you all of the details, but at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday[…]

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Sam Says A Political Commentary

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Author: Sam Wilson The White House and its allies like to talk about how they want to “save,” “strengthen” and “reform” Social Security. I find[…]

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Napster gives students the best option

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Author: Andrew Jacobi ’05 I was disappointed with the article about Napster in The Middlebury Campus this week. I felt like the tone was meant[…]

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'Building a Bridge' to Iraq?

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Author: Emily Berg ’05 I found the article “Midd needs Iraqi Representation,” printed in the Jan. 27 issue of The Middlebury Campus, to be extremely[…]

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Discrimination is not where it appears

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Author: Steve Jaskikoff ’05 This is not an attempt to defend or justify what many have recently referred to as the discriminatory hiring practices of[…]

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Recruitemnt Policy violates campus stand on homophobia Online Edition Special

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Author: Kevin Tierney ’08 I am writing to address the college’s policy on recruitment on campus. I am in favor of changing the policy so[…]

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Removing Middlebury from the recruiting circuit hurts Midd students Online Edition Special

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Author: Pat Zomer ’05 The recent controversy regarding the Marine Corps presence on the campus has sparked a lively debate regarding recruiting policy here at[…]

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Midd Recruiting

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Author: Mike Olinick Middlebury’s current recruiting protocol is inconsistent with our nondiscrimination policy. Our recruiting protocol aids and abets discrimination against our students. It must[…]

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Town Votes….DOJ investigation…

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Author: Megan Price Think Twice! I am writing to urge Town Meeting Day voters statewide to think twice before raising their property taxes to support[…]

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Editorial Missing the forest for the peas

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Author: [no author name found] Those at the College who lament the loss of Proctor on the weekends make valid points. The closure of the[…]

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'Open meeting' provision gives green light to recruiters

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Author: Claire M. L. Bourne 04′ In recent years, Middlebury has made great strides towards fostering a social climate hospitable to diversity. However, by allowing[…]

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Proctor is where the heart is Certain students left stranded on the weekend

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Author: Sage Bierster 07′ I write in response to the decision to close Proctor on weekends. As a concerned student and frequent diner at Proctor,[…]

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Notes From the Desk

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Author: Tom McCann, Sports Editor It’s not that bad. In fact, it’s better than that, it’s really quite good, and I’m sick and tired of[…]

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Poppin' pills pulls plug on possibilities

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Author: Ben Gore ’05 I am outraged by what’s going on at Harvard and on the Op-Ed pages of the major national newspapers right now.[…]

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Middlebury's true color of diversity

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Author: Sean Ramsdell ’05 Having been actively involved in the effort to change Middlebury’s protocol for recruiters who do not sign the College’s non-discrimination policy,[…]

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Sam Says

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Author: Sam Wilson Do you remember the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth? They were the anti-Kerry group during the campaign that had utterly nothing to[…]

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'Don't ask' policy okays descrimination

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Author: Kevin Moss, Professor of Russian When the faculty discussed barring the military from recruiting on campus, some of my colleagues suggested that it would[…]

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Editorial Expand the lockdown… to your own room

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Author: [no author name found] Expand the lockdown… to your own room Is anyone else tired of receiving Public Safety alerts announcing yet another intrusion?[…]

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Letters to the Editor

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