Claire Abbadi


Looking Back, Moving Forward

In many ways, this year at Middlebury felt like occupying a community divided. Three different events this weekend composed an especially ironic display of Middlebury’s[…]

Reframing the Conversation

Undoubtedly, the last few weeks have been shaped by campus wide discourse surrounding race, power, language and freedom of speech. We at The Campus have[…]

Patton’s Midyear Review: Laurie Talks First Months, Goals

The Middlebury Campus sat down with Laurie L. Patton to discuss her first few months at Middlebury as the College’s 17th president.

Students Dismissed from Faculty Meeting

At the monthly plenary faculty meeting on Friday, Nov. 6, the faculty discussed proposed changes to the Cultures and Civilizations requirement and student participation in the Pass/D/Fail system, but when the conversation shifted to student stress, the faculty voted 45-33 to move into an executive session.

Fed. Reserve Official Gives Econ Lecture

On Thursday, Oct. 15, guest speaker Dr. Julie Hotchkiss presented a talk in Twilight Auditorium titled “Can We Really Believe Everything We Read About the[…]

Judge Orders College to Reverse Expulsion: John Doe Re-Enrolls for Semester as Lawsuit Proceeds

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, U.S. District Court Judge J. Garvan Murtha ordered the College to temporarily re-enroll a student who had been expelled for an alleged sexual assault charge that took place while the student was studying abroad through SIT.

The Human Side of the Editorial Board

The news article and corresponding editorial discussion of the alleged sexual assault case involving John Doe has been one of the most difficult topics I[…]

College Sued by Student Expelled for Sexual Assault

On Jul. 24, 2015, a student was expelled from the College for an alleged sexual assault charge against a non-Middlebury student. The incident allegedly took[…]

Student Stress, Anxiety Sparks Conversation

A faculty meeting was held on Tuesday, April 28 to address heightened student stress as the semester comes to a close. Out of what some[…]

Students Discover Mutilated Dogs

On Saturday, April 11, two students from the College were fishing approximately 15 minutes away from Middlebury along the New Haven River and discovered a[…]

Students: Think Twice Before Viewing Files

If you’ve read the editorial this week or the news article from last week, you know that the a group of Stanford students discovered that[…]

Admissions Releases Closed Files

A discovery by a group of Stanford University students could bring an unprecedented level of transparency to the college admissions process, after an anonymous Stanford[…]

Meeting Reveals Tension With Town Residents

On Wednesday, Oct. 22 an impromptu meeting was held between a group of Middlebury town residents and the administration after off-campus parties on Weybridge Street[…]

Econ Lecture Addresses Inequality

Twilight Auditorium was packed on Wednesday, Sept. 24 to hear William M. Rodgers III give the fall 2014 David K. Smith Economics lecture entitled “Will[…]

Tailgating Policy Sparks Student Backlash, Petition to Reverse Decision Gains Support

On Tuesday Sept. 16, just days before the first football game of the season, an all-school e-mail was sent detailing a new tailgate policy and came as a shock to multiple constituencies within the College community.

College Partners in Voting Effort

This past April, Middlebury College entered into a one-year contract with TurboVote, online software that seeks to streamline the voter registration process.

Faculty Motion Rebuffs MIL

On Tuesday, May 13 the faculty will vote on a motion to sever the College’s ties with K12, Inc., the corporation that the College has[…]

Faculty to Vote on AAL Reform

A group of students who have identified themselves as Midd Included, an organization centered on creating a more inclusive environment at the College, has drafted[…]

Wax Lecture Stirs Controversy

Hillcrest 103 was packed beyond standing room when U Penn Law Professor Amy Wax gave a lecture, titled “Diverging Family Structure by Class and Race: Economic Hardship, Moral Deregulation or Something Else?”

Reading and Ranking: Shaping the Class of 2018

Last week, on Thursday, Nov. 7 the College admissions office began formally reviewing early decision applications, which Dean of Admission Greg Buckles projected would be[…]

Carbon Neutral, or Carbon-Lite?

As the College works to bring the Biomass Plant back up and running after it ran for 16 straight weeks — the longest, consecutive period[…]

Admissions Reports Record First-Generation Enrollment

Thirteen percent of students in the class of 2017 are the first in their family to go to college, according to data released by the College admissions office.

Incensed Students Rebuild Memorial

On Wednesday, Sept. 11. after a group of five protestors pulled out the 2,977 American flags comprising a memorial to commemorate each of the lives lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks, Sasha Schell ’16, Noah Bakker ’15, and Andrew Catomeris ’15 took it upon themselves to rebuild the memorial.

Cook Commons First-years Move into Former Delta House

Prescott House, former home to the members of the Delta social house (ADP), is currently serving as home to Cook Commons first-year students.

Community Council Update

Community Council had its last meeting of the year on Monday, May 6 and has spent the last two weeks wrapping up agenda items from[…]

Community Council Update: Council Discusses Transportation on Campus

On Monday, March 22, Community Council met to go over a few transportation recommendations that Leger Grindon, professor of film and media culture, outlined for[…]

Study Links Gap Year to Success

An article published in The Huffington Post on April 9 titled “Why Tina Fey Should have taken a Gap Year,” cited a study conducted by[…]

Community Council Update: Council Approves Hard Alcohol Exception

On Tuesday, March 9, Community Council met with the Mill’s administration to discuss whether to continue to allow the social house to serve Purple Jesus,[…]

Council Decides to Disband Delta

  On Monday, March 18, Community Council went into executive session to continue the discussion from last Tuesday on whether to accept the Social House[…]

Council Tables Decision on Delta

  On Tuesday, March 12, Community Council met to vote on the fate of Delta, formerly known as ADP. After a 30-minute open meeting and[…]

Community Council Update: Council Discusses Health Services on Campus

On Monday March 5, Community Council met to review a set of recommendations that will be proposed to Gus Jordan, executive director of health and[…]

Community Council Update

On Monday Feb. 25 at their weekly meeting, the Community Council discussed the honor code review process, judicial board membership and the social house review[…]

Middlebury Celebrates One Billion Rising

  On Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 10 p.m. to midnight, the College celebrated Middlebury Rises, one of many events worldwide dedicated to ending violence against[…]

Community Council Update

During the Feb. 11 Community Council meeting, tensions ran high as members discussed attendance issues, faculty and staff representation on the council and the overall[…]

Students Participate in Zombie Competition

Sunday, Jan. 13 marked the beginning of a campus wide, Human vs. Zombies competition with over 200 participants fighting to become the last human standing.[…]

Student Competes on “Millionaire”

Continuing the streak of students on reality television, David Elper ’15 was a contestant on Double Your Money Week of the long-running show, “Who Wants[…]

Community Council Update

On Monday Nov. 12, Community Council met with Administrative Programs Coordinator Ellen McKay and Mark Stefani, assistant professor of psychology, about stress on campus. Both[…]

Mountain Club Expands Programming

Mountain Film, a travelling film festival, visited the College on Wednesday Nov. 7. The organization screens independent documentary films, often focusing on adventure film and[…]

Community Council Update

On Monday Nov. 5 the Community Council met to finalize the creation of the Residential Life Committee and speak with representatives of the Honor Code[…]

College Revamps Security for Dalai Lama

The weekend of October 12-13 brought with it much excitement as the College welcomed His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. However, behind all of the[…]

Community Council Update

The Community Council met on Monday Oct. 22 to outline an ambitious list of tasks for the 2012-2013 academic year. Issues on the preliminary agenda[…]

College Acquires Boat, EMT Van

The start of the academic year has brought two new and unexpected additions available for students — an ambulance and a boat — allowing pre-med,[…]