Alumni Find Humor in Sales Ban

By Guest Contributor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

To the editor, I laughed out loud when I saw Middlebury making national news with its recent ban on Red Bull. So did the entire station full of paramedics and EMTs where I volunteer, since I couldn’t help but pass around the NBC News article quoting college officials who blamed energy drinks for...

Reflections on Seeing

By Guest Contributor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In 2007, Middlebury College’s Commencement speaker was former President Bill Clinton.  If you weren’t here then, it is probably still possible for you to imagine the attention that was garnered by his presence on campus.  We dealt with increased security, the promise of an audience that extended we...

Letter to the Middlebury Community

By Guest Contributor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Editor’s Note: In light of the specific account and criticisms made in this column, The Campus asked the administration if it wanted to respond.  We publish that response here.  Middlebury College understands that the process of investigation and adjudication of any alleged violation of our Stu...

Reexamining Our Sexual Assault Investigative Process

By Guest Contributor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This student has requested to remain anonymous, and given the highly personal and sensitive nature of the piece, the Campus has honored this request. Though the John Doe case was settled months ago and he is no longer enrolled at Middlebury, I nonetheless feel compelled to weigh in. I empathized with Doe...

We Are All Humans

By Guest Contributor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dear Katrina, I want to thank you for letting us hear your story. Thank you for saying what you really mean to say. It is only through such difficult dialogue that understanding may ever begin. So thank you again for being yourself. I totally agree with you. Political correctness means nothing....

The Inclusion of Our Humanity

By Guest Contributor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dear Katrina, As always, the willingness to put pen to paper, with a signature, and publish it in a public forum is important and admirable. Thank you for taking the time to write and for offering your thoughts. As I understood your op-ed, you are deeply frustrated with what you perceive to be hyper-sensitivity...

National Mentoring Month

By Guest Contributor

February 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

January was National Mentoring Month! We at Community Engagement wanted to say: Thank you to our Middlebury College mentors! National Mentoring Month (NMM) was created by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MENTOR in 2002. The month aims to focus national attention on the need for mentors,...

I’m Only Human

By Guest Contributor

February 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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

A Call for Allyship

By Guest Contributor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

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

Go/refuge: The Syrian Academic Emergency

By Guest Contributor

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the midst of a refugee crisis, driven in large part by turmoil and civil war in Syria, the provision of safety, food and shelter for displaced persons is a priority for conscientious segments of the international community.  And rightfully so. Communities around the world are eager to lend a hand...

Middlebury Refuses to Commit to Full Inclusion

By Guest Contributor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Our Trustees’ response to the petition asking Middlebury to change the design of the new residence halls west of Adirondack View is profoundly disappointing.  On the one hand, our VP for Communications and Marketing, Bill Burger, and the Editorial Board of the Campus make a very important point: Th...

The Antidote to Stockholm Syndrome: the Confluence of Academics, Mental Health and Stress

By Guest Contributor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

I was accepted into Middlebury as a Top 100 Applicant (a now discontinued program) with a 32 on the ACT and a 3.91 GPA. I served for three years on Community Council, one year on the Academic Appeals Board, two years as a Residential Advisor of an academic interest house; I committed time to various or...

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