Reader Response

By Guest Contributor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

“We apologize that we offended with our poster. We care about the role of comedy in discourse on this campus. As intentional members of the community, we take this issue seriously. We look forward to reflecting and engaging in future dialogue.”​ The Otter Nonsense Players are an improv comedy...

The State of Our Endowment is Strong

By Guest Contributor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

I read with interest the opinion piece by Ethan Brady, “The State of the Endowment,” and I feel it’s important to address some of what Ethan discussed in his piece and to provide some important context and facts that readers of the Campus can use to make up their own minds. Yes, the one-yea...

Against Mandatory Accessibility at New Dorms

By Guest Contributor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Four years ago as a sophomore enjoying my first summer at Middlebury, I would also have another first — giving my first accessible tour. Up to this point during my career at admissions, and in the three subsequent years I spent working there, not once did I tour an individual in a wheelchair or see...

Ridgeline Petition

By Guest Contributor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Below is a letter drafted by Lauren Kelly ’13, Dan Egol ’13, and Barbara Ofosu-Somuah ‘13. It aims to communicate interest and concern regarding accessibility in the four new residential buildings currently under construction at Ridgeline. It is currently a Google document that is being signed...

Letter to the Editor

By Guest Contributor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion

To the Editor, The Campus opinion pages have included a number of references as of late to the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) and its perceived role in not only adding stress to students’ lives as they consider summer plans and/or life after Middlebury, but also for doing too little in offering...

Open Letter to the President and Trustees

By Guest Contributor

October 21, 2015


Filed under Opinion

For five decades Middlebury College has been an outstanding leader in promoting environmental studies and international studies and in adopting sustainable operating procedures. Laurie Patton has shared with me her commitment as the College’s new president to build on and extend this admirable record...

Correcting the Record on Story about New Residences

By Guest Contributor

October 8, 2015


Filed under Opinion

To the Editor: We are writing to correct one significant error in last week’s Campus article about the construction of the new student residences and to address another misleading impression that article created. Contrary to the writer’s assertion that Middlebury has “outsourced the majority...

Venture for America

By Guest Contributor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Opinion

If you’re currently a senior, a super-senior or an ambitious more youthful individual, you are probably beginning to have some existential thoughts as you look towards life after Middlebury. As Middlebury students, we spend our college careers in a place that is remote in all senses of the word. It...

Letter from Communications

By Guest Contributor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion

To the Editor, While well intentioned, last week’s editorial in the Campus relied upon several incorrect assumptions and a misreading of the chronology of key events relating to the John Doe case currently before the Federal District Court. The editorial stated repeatedly that Middlebury College ...

Can Middlebury Spark a ‘Slow Learning’ Movement?

By Guest Contributor

September 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

In December 1989, delegates from 15 countries endorsed the Slow Food Manifesto, which began: “Born and nurtured under the sign of Industrialization, this century first invented the machine and then modeled its lifestyle after it. Speed became our shackles. We fell prey to the same virus: ‘the fast...

Stand on the Right Side of History with Divestment

By Guest Contributor

May 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Twenty-nine years ago, the Middlebury College Board of Trustees stood on the right side of history when they voted to divest from the South African Apartheid. The College was one of over 150 campuses across the country to divest from companies doing business in South Africa – the leading ethical issue ...

SRI Platform Presentation

By Guest Contributor

April 29, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Club’s mission is simple: we believe that Middlebury’s $1 billion endowment should reflect our College community’s values. This process must be as transparent and inclusive to all stakeholders as possible, and we work closely with the administration to bri...

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