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College increases wages for some entry-level staff positions following calls for higher pay

College increases wages for some entry-level staff positions following calls for higher pay

By SABINE POUX

January 11, 2020

Many workers, like Facilities Service Floater Isaac Larocque, say the change indicates more broadly how the college treats its long-term employees. “Seniority doesn’t really mean anything,” he said. “How can somebody who’s been here 20 years, or 10 years, just be left in the dust?”

Middlebury visiting scholar disinvited from speaking at NATO conference

Middlebury visiting scholar disinvited from speaking at NATO conference

By RILEY BOARD

December 10, 2019

Stanley Sloan believes that his critiques of President Donald Trump over Twitter led to the cancellation of his talk.

Update: President Vijayakumar will not be impeached for winter term absence

Update: President Vijayakumar will not be impeached for winter term absence

By SARAH ASCH

December 8, 2019

Over 30 students attended Sunday's SGA meeting, at which the senate voted unanimously to approve Vijayakumar's interpretation of the constitution.

Senate to discuss impeachment of SGA President

Senate to discuss impeachment of SGA President

By SARAH ASCH

December 8, 2019

While the discussion hinges on the interpretation of a flawed constitution regarding the president’s presence over winter term, many worry that the force driving the debate is personal.

Students protest for higher staff wages

Students protest for higher staff wages

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

December 7, 2019

In response, the college reiterated its commitment to reviewing wages for positions in lowest pay bands. "It took student action to get the college to address it," said College Landscape Horticulturalist and Staff Council President Tim Parsons.

Two scholars debate race- versus class-based affirmative action

By RACHEL LU

December 5, 2019

Both scholars are proponents of racial and class diversity on college campuses, but disagreed upon the means by which to achieve increased diversity.

Community Council: A semester in review

By TONY SJODIN

December 5, 2019

From the dissolution of the commons systems to the imminent installation of security cameras, Community Council has overseen a variety of non-academic developments this semester.

College offers employees additional health insurance option with Panther Plan

College offers employees additional health insurance option with Panther Plan

By ABIGAIL CHANG

December 5, 2019

While the new plan offers lower monthly cost and new options for tax deductibility, some employees remain skeptical of potentially high out-of-pocket expenses.

Structural change and new initiatives top SGA agenda

By PORTER BOWMAN

December 5, 2019

As the semester came to a close, the SGA discussed eliminating the commons senator positions, voted down a proposed referendum to make Atwater Dining Hall fully vegetarian over Winter Term and began developing a bill to make Thanksgiving break a week long.

New protest policy incorporates student and faculty input

New protest policy incorporates student and faculty input

By NORA PEACHIN

December 5, 2019

After multiple drafts and much debate, the new policy went into effect on Nov. 21, 2019.

It’s a tough year to be a tree as vandalism spikes

It’s a tough year to be a tree as vandalism spikes

By RILEY BOARD

November 21, 2019

There have already been $2,000 worth of damages to campus trees this fall.

Faculty propose data science program

By GRACE GILLOOLY

November 21, 2019

In response to faculty recommendations, the college is exploring adding data science opportunities to its curriculum, with the long-term goal of creating a data science major.

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