Workforce Planning Enters Final Stage

Workforce Planning Enters Final Stage

By MIYO MCGINN

May 9, 2019


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This week, Middlebury is entering the final stage of its yearling effort to shrink staff costs through buyouts. Employees give the process mixed reviews.

College Struggles to Meet Surging Demand for Mental Health Support

College Struggles to Meet Surging Demand for Mental Health Support

By JAMES FINN

May 9, 2019


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Many students struggle with mental health during their time at college. At Middlebury, receiving mental health support can be an obstacle in itself. Over the course of a three-month investigation by The Campus, students voiced frustrations with aspects of the college’s mental health services, ranging...

New Admissions Dean Curvin Outlines Her Goals

New Admissions Dean Curvin Outlines Her Goals

By HANNAH BENSEN

May 9, 2019


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After growing up in a family of educators, incoming Dean of Admissions Nicole Curvin initially avoided pursuing a career in education. But she soon changed her mind, intrigued by the vitality and constantly changing nature of higher education.  “What I realized, ultimately, is that one of the b...

Faculty Consider Changes to College Protest Policy

Faculty Consider Changes to College Protest Policy

By NICOLE POLLACK

May 9, 2019


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A committee of faculty, staff and students proposed a new college protest policy at the April 26 faculty meeting. They developed the new policy collaboratively in response to the unpopular draft protest policy published online last November. While the initial draft policy, written by General Counsel...

Where the Hamilton Forum Gets Its Money

Where the Hamilton Forum Gets Its Money

By CALI KAPP

May 9, 2019


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The controversy last month over the cancellation of a lecture by Ryszard Legutko threw the organization that invited him, the Alexander Hamilton Forum, into the national spotlight.  Student activists and faculty members criticized the Political Science department and Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs for ...

Debate Society Wins Big in Panama

Debate Society Wins Big in Panama

By ROSE EVANS

May 9, 2019


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In the culmination of a highly successful season, the 2018-19 Middlebury Debate society traveled to Panama City, Panama last week for the Pan American Championships (Pan Ams) and achieved a historic performance for the program. The annual title tournament features teams from North, Central and South...

MEATLESS IN MONTEREY: MIIS to Hold Vegan Graduation Ceremony

MEATLESS IN MONTEREY: MIIS to Hold Vegan Graduation Ceremony

By SABINE POUX

May 9, 2019


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When the 266 graduates of the Monterey Institute for International Studies (MIIS) walk at commencement this year, they will be walking at the nation’s most sustainable graduation yet. The school will make history as the first institute of higher education to hold a 100% vegan graduation ceremony, featuring...

Through Student Trading Service, Bookstore to Sell Books Again

Through Student Trading Service, Bookstore to Sell Books Again

By LUCY GRINDON

May 9, 2019


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As this semester comes to an end, the college bookstore has taken over MiddBooks, a book-trading website set up by students Pete Palumbo ’20 and Marty Williams ’20 at the beginning of this academic year to facilitate peer-to-peer exchange after the bookstore stopped carrying books. The MiddBooks...

Introduction: The Spirit of the Times

Introduction: The Spirit of the Times

By BOCHU DING

May 2, 2019


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“Would you support the construction of a swirly slide inside the Great Hall of Bicentennial Hall? We're talking a 6-story curling slide that has entry points on all floors and ends on the second floor, open for use after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend, or whatever else we can secure as a comprom...

SOAN Department Proposes Split Into Individual Sociology and Anthropology Departments

SOAN Department Proposes Split Into Individual Sociology and Anthropology Departments

By NICOLE POLLACK

May 2, 2019


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The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) proposed splitting into two individual departments, offering two separate majors, during the faculty meeting last Friday.

Students Talk Sexism and Racism in STEM Departments

Students Talk Sexism and Racism in STEM Departments

By SARAH ASCH

May 2, 2019


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After a two-week period in which an offensive chemistry exam question came to light and a problematic cartoon was shown in a geology class, increased attention has been focused from students, parents and faculty on the sciences — specifically on the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry — to address how classes in those departments could be more inclusive.

Student Panel Discusses Next Steps After Legutko Drama

Student Panel Discusses Next Steps After Legutko Drama

By RILEY BOARD

May 2, 2019


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A week after a lecture by Polish politician Ryszard Legutko was canceled by administrators, Quinn Boyle ’21 asked those gathered in Dana Auditorium for the “Moving Forward” panel discussion to turn to their neighbors and answer a question: What was at stake for you last week?

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