Bronwyn Oatley


MOQA Disbands, Citing Disinterest

Facing a diminished membership, low community participation and the absence of members willing to serve as co-chairs for next year’s organization, the leadership of the[…]

Demonstration Celebrates MLK

  On April 16, the 50th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther King Jr. first began writing his famed “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,”[…]

Is it Okay to Miss Class to be Arrested?

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[…]

Arrested Students Protest ‘Environmental Racism’

  Four students were arrested by police on Monday, March 11 at the northeast U.S. office of the TransCanada Corporation in Westborough, MA during a[…]

Students March for Divestment

In the midst of a heavy snowfall on Monday, March 4, over 125 students marched from Proctor terrace to the College’s administrative center in Old[…]

Housing Shortage Prompts Change

Facing a spring housing shortage, lounges in Gifford Hall, Hadley Hall and Milliken Hall were converted into to dorm rooms in order to provide an[…]

Students “Wake Up” Board of Trustees

At 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 approximately 50 students gathered outside of Old Chapel, welcoming members of the Board of Trustees to their morning[…]

Students Prepare To Speak On Divestment

Following student protests, an expert panel attended by hundreds, and countless letters from current students and alumni, seven students will present on the “moral imperative[…]

Divestment Debate Continues

Over the course of two evenings, the College community saw its leaders “do the math” on divestment in two radically different ways. On Sunday evening, Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben and others spoke to over 150 college and local community members at Mead Chapel in the last stop on McKibben’s “Do the Math” nation-wide tour.

Middlebury to Consider Fossil Fuel Divestment

In the wake of a high-profile student protest and amid a growing university movement to combat climate change, Middlebury College announced in early December that it would initiate steps to address the feasibility of divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry. In a campus-wide email, College President Ronald Liebowitz expressed his willingness to “engage the community on an […]

Shell Executive Speaks Admid Protest, Interruptions

Amidst a growing conversation about ethical investing at the College, several students demonstrated at a talk given by Olav Ljosne, senior manager for international operations[…]

Action, (Public) Reaction

For six hours, the members of the Dalai Lama Welcoming Committee (DLWC) sat on the stage of Dana Auditorium facing charges of handbook violations and defending their highly visible call for divestment from arms and fossil fuels. or the first time in recent memory, the inner-workings of the Community Judicial Board were on display before a crowd of hundreds of students, staff and faculty […]

Open Hearing Finds Students Guilty

Just past 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, the five students that stood before the Community Judicial Board (CJB) were found guilty of two violations to[…]

DLWC Given Reprimand by Judicial Board

At 3 p.m. a capacity crowd was in attendance in Dana Auditorium to bear witness to the first public Community Judicial Board (CJB) hearing in over five years, a proceeding that saw five students stand before the board and defend themselves against alleged violations to two sections of the College Handbook. The students — Molly Stuart ’15.5, Jay Saper ’13, Sam Koplinka-Loehr ’13, Amitai Ben-Abba ’15.5 […]

DLWC Given Reprimand by Judicial Board

UPDATE: Just past 1 a.m. — over 10 hours after the beginning of the proceedings — the students were found guilty by the Community Judicial Board[…]

College Tries Students in Public Hearing

On Thurs. Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. in Dana Auditorium, the five students charged by the College for their involvement in the distribution of a[…]

Email Sparks Controversy

On Oct. 19 the College charged five students with violations of College Handbook policies, related to their involvement in the co-authorship of a mock press release that was sent to hundreds of students, faculty and staff and a number of local media outlets on Oct. 12. The students, Molly Stuart ’15.5, Jay Saper ’13, Jenny Marks ’14.5, Sam Koplinka-Loehr ’13 and Amitai Ben-Abba ’15.5, have indicated […]

Dalai Lama Speaks to Community on Ethics in the 21st Century

On Saturday Oct. 13, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke to the College community on the topic of “Finding Common Ground: Ethics for a Whole[…]

College Implements Anti-Stalking Policy

In a blog post on Sept. 25 Dean of the College Shirley Collado announced the establishment of the College’s anti-stalking policy as well as an[…]

Barrett Smith ’13 Wins Election by Six Votes

On Tuesday, Sept. 25 the Student Government Association (SGA) announced the election of Barrett Smith ’13 to the position of Student Co-Chair of Community Council[…]

Jamnesty Mixes Art and Activism

On Saturday, Sept. 22 a multi-arts collaborative event co-hosted by Verbal Onslaught and Amnesty International drew a crowd to the McCullough Student Center to examine[…]

Two Candidates Run for SCOCC

Two seniors – Kathryn Benson ’13 and Barrett Smith ’13 – will run for Student Co-Chair of Community Council (SCOCC) in the wake of the[…]