Faculty Pass Symbolic Rejection of K-12, Inc.

By Kyle Finck

May 19, 2014


Filed under News

On Tuesday, May 13, the faculty voted overwhelmingly to cut ties with K12, Inc., the corporation with which the College partnered to create Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL). The 95 to 16 vote — with three abstentions — was only symbolic, but sent a strong message to President of the College...

The Siblings Behind the Lucrative Sushi Operation

By Kyle Finck

April 23, 2014


Filed under Features

If you ventured down to Crossroads anytime in the past year, you may have noticed a small man and woman in red chef jackets, busily moving among the baristas shuttling sushi from behind the counter. Behind the jacket is Tint Kyan and his sister Khin Swe, the brother-sister combination responsible...

Living In the Adderall Generation: Part 2

Living In the Adderall Generation: Part 2

By Kyle Finck

April 16, 2014


Filed under News

  If you wanted to get an Adderall prescription written for you while at the College, you would need to go through a person like Dr. John Young, who works at the Counseling Service of Addison County. He is the consulting psychiatrist for the College and is on the front lines of the complex issue...

Living in the Adderall Generation: Part 1

Living in the Adderall Generation: Part 1

By Kyle Finck

April 9, 2014


Filed under News

  Emma ’14 first snorted Adderall halfway through sophomore year. A friend took the orange 20-milligram (mg) pill and crushed it into a light powder with the bottom of a mug, before guiding the mass into four equal lines with a credit card and instructing Emma to get a tampon. She removed...

The Concussion Diaries

The Concussion Diaries

By Kyle Finck

April 3, 2014


Filed under Sports

It was a one-in-a-million chance or a message from God. In Nov. 2008, Sierra Stites ’14 was standing on the sidelines watching her high school soccer team play. Then, a ball kicked from an adjacent field slammed into her head, whipping her skull forward and forever changing her life. “My origin...

Faculty: This is Required Reading

Faculty: This is Required Reading

By Kyle Finck

February 12, 2014


Filed under Opinion

I recently asked a top administrator what percentage of the faculty read the Campus in some capacity every week. “What do you think?” She asked me. “Fifty percent.” “Try twenty,” was the response. Twenty percent is unacceptable. Faculty members, you are part of our community....

Song Avoids Trial, Jail Time

By Kyle Finck

January 15, 2014


Filed under News

As students finished exams and prepared to leave campus in mid-December, Dong Yub “Don” Song ’13 pled guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct, a far cry from the felony sexual assault the State Attorney David Fenster original pursued. Song avoided jail time, paying $716 in total fines, including ...

Flaherty Suits Up and Goes Down the Manhole

By Kyle Finck

January 15, 2014


Filed under Features

Features Editor Joe Flaherty ’15 became facilities services newest “dangler,” braving sub-zero morning temperatures to drop down into a manhole outside the Biomass plant on Jan. 8. Flaherty has introduced Campus readers to the men and women “Behind the Vest” at Facilities Services who keep the College running. When ...

Liebowitz to Step Down in 2015

Liebowitz to Step Down in 2015

By Kyle Finck

December 12, 2013


Filed under News

President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz will step down at the conclusion of the next academic year, effective June 30, 2015. He announced the decision in an email sent to students on Dec. 12 in conjunction with major revisions to the structure and governance of the Board of Trustees. “It has b...

Drugs Seized in Mail Center Bust

By Kyle Finck

October 9, 2013


Filed under News

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 three Middlebury Police Officers exited McCullough Student Center carrying a package containing marijuana that had been shipped to a student. While there is no official version of exactly how the events of the confiscation unfolded, multiple accounts from student...

College Revises Alcohol Policy

By Kyle Finck

October 2, 2013


Filed under News

In a detailed letter sent out to all students on Tuesday, Oct. 1, Dean of the College Shirley Collado and Dean of Students Katy Smith Abbott outlined changes to both the written alcohol and party policies and the College’s education, prevention and response programs. While the changes may seem trivial,...

We Missed an Opportunity

By Kyle Finck

September 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion

In November 2011, a student at Williams College painted the wall of a dormitory with a racist, profanity-laced death threat aimed at African-Americans. In response, the administration canceled all classes, athletics and extracurricular activities to hold a school-wide discussion and lunch as a college...

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