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

By CHRISTOPHER GERNON

October 18, 2017


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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 political editor for the Christian Science Monitor, moderated their discu...

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

By MIGUEL ESPINOSA

October 18, 2017


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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 works for the organization Witness for Peace in Havana, Cuba, and Reyes, a ...

Students Navigate Misconceptions and Challenges of Veganism

Students Navigate Misconceptions and Challenges of Veganism

By ELIZABETH ZHOU

October 18, 2017


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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 admire the morality of it all, but consider the elimination of animal products...

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 Feminist Studies (GSFS) and Chellis House, took place under windy conditi...

Annual Security Report Shows Increases in Crime: Sexual Assault

By SARAH ASCH

October 11, 2017


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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 Act, includes statistics about various crimes reported on campus in the last...

Visiting Artist, an Ohioan, Gives Intensive Drawing Workshop

By COURTNAY ROCHE

October 11, 2017


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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 about his own artwork and other artwork that inspires him. The Cameron Visiting...

Open Door Clinic Holds Volunteer Training Session

Open Door Clinic Holds Volunteer Training Session

By MIGUEL ESPINOSA

October 11, 2017


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Staff-members of the Open Door Clinic (ODC) arrived at the Axinn Center to train students to become future volunteers and interpreters on Saturday, Oct. 7. The ODC, according to its mission, “provides access to quality healthcare services, free of charge, to those who are uninsured or underinsured ...

Professor Delivers Talk on Trauma and (Post)memory

By BENJY RENTON

October 11, 2017


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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. Miranda Hardy’s talk, entitled “Representing trauma: from Testimony to (Pos...

Scarnecchia of Kent State Gives Lecture on Race in Zimbabwe

By JAMES FINN

October 11, 2017


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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 Racializing International Relations” on Friday, October 9th. Lunch was provided, Profe...

College Hosts ‘What Can Feminism Speak To?’ Dialogue

College Hosts ‘What Can Feminism Speak To?’ Dialogue

By MAYA LONDON-SOUTHERN

October 4, 2017


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Students and faculty gathered to listen to the dialogue between Katha Pollitt and Janell Hobson in an event titled “What Can Feminism Speak To?” in Wilson Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The lecture presented the topic of intersectional feminism and the realm of womanhood throughout all aspects of life...

AFC Hosts Dinner in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

AFC Hosts Dinner in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

By HAOYANG YU

October 4, 2017


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Students organized the first National Hispanic Heritage Month community dinner in Carr Hall on Sept. 30. This event, funded by the Anderson Freeman Center (AFC), welcomed a total of more than 70 participants last Saturday night. Although the event did not officially start until 6 p.m., many students came earl...

Symposium Commemorates Soviet Culture, Bolshevik Centennial

Symposium Commemorates Soviet Culture, Bolshevik Centennial

By EMMA PATCH and ELIZABETH ZHOU

September 27, 2017


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This year’s Clifford Symposium, which took place from Sept. 21 to 23, centered on a topic of historical significance and, amid the turbulence of our present-day political landscape, renewed relevance. Entitled “The Soviet Century: 100 Years of the Russian Revolution,” the symposium consisted of ...

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