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Barney Frank & John Sununu Discuss “Finding Common Ground” in the Trump Era

By CHRISTOPHER GERNON

October 18, 2017

Filed under Features

Former House of Representative member Barney Frank (D­–MA) sat down with former New Hampshire governor John Sununu (R) last Wednesday to discuss the status of economic opportunity in the Trump era. Gail Chaddock, the former...

Speakers Give Talk on Tumultuous History of U.S.–Cuba Relations

By MIGUEL ESPINOSA

October 18, 2017

Filed under Features

Guests Lee Schlenker and Marcel Lueiro Reyes delivered the talk “Grassroots Solidarity in an Age of Hostility: Building Alternative Relationships Between the U.S. and Cuba” at the Axinn Center on Tuesday Oct. 10. Schlenker ...

Students Navigate Misconceptions and Challenges of Veganism

By ELIZABETH ZHOU

October 18, 2017

Filed under Features

The word “veganism” has the power to elicit eye-rolls, approving nods, or looks of utter confusion. Some view the vegan lifestyle as a pretentious fad, an overly ambitious and misguided attempt to save the world. Others admi...

Students Organize Run for Reproductive Justice

By KAYLA LICHTMAN

October 11, 2017

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Jogging, panting, and feeling accomplished, 83 runners crossed the finish line of the Reproductive Justice 5k on Sunday, Oct. 8. The event, a collaboration by students with support from the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Femi...

Annual Security Report Shows Increases in Crime: Sexual Assault

By SARAH ASCH

October 11, 2017

Filed under Features

The college published its annual security and fire safety reports on Oct. 1 for each of its campuses — Middlebury, Bread Loaf, Monterey, and the Language School at Mills College. The report, which is required under the Clery Ac...

Visiting Artist, an Ohioan, Gives Intensive Drawing Workshop

By COURTNAY ROCHE

October 11, 2017

Filed under Features

Artist Brian Novatny finished a weeklong residency as part of the Cameron Visiting Artist of the Studio Art Program on Friday, Oct. 6. His visit included numerous intensive drawing workshops for students, as well as a lecture ...

Professor Delivers Talk on Trauma and (Post)memory

By BENJY RENTON

October 11, 2017

Filed under Features

A creator, filmmaker, sound designer and professor of film and media culture, David Miranda Hardy discussed the presence of trauma and memory throughout his work and own personal experiences in a lecture last Wednesday, Oct. 4...

Scarnecchia of Kent State Gives Lecture on Race in Zimbabwe

By JAMES FINN

October 11, 2017

Filed under Features

Timothy Scarnecchia, an associate professor of African Studies at Kent State University, presented a talk at the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs entitled “Zimbabwe as a ‘Race State’: The Troubled History of Racializin...