College holds mandatory ‘Effective Protest’ workshops for incoming Febs; sees low attendance at optional all-student workshops

By RACHEL LU

February 20, 2020

Renee Wells, director of education for equity and inclusion, hosted open workshops on activism last Thursday and Friday as well as a mandatory workshop during Feb orientation for the Class of 2023.5

McKibben talks arrest, upcoming mass action

McKibben talks arrest, upcoming mass action

By NICOLE POLLACK

February 20, 2020

Bill McKibben was arrested in a D.C. Chase Bank branch last month, ahead of a national mass action planned for April 23

Comic relief in the time of controversy

Comic relief in the time of controversy

By LILY LAESCH

February 20, 2020

“The growth [of the meme page] has just been crazy to the point where it has become a major source of information for students,” said page administrator Torre Davy '21.

Student Ambassadors broaden admission office’s reach

Student Ambassadors broaden admission office’s reach

By GIGI HOGAN

February 20, 2020

Maya Gee, Roni Lezema, Dennis Miranda-Cruz, Cynthia Chen and Myles Maxie of the class of 2022 developed Midd Ambassadors in an effort to address the lack of diversity on campus.

Writer, activist Naomi Klein talks justice and hope in a warming world

Writer, activist Naomi Klein talks justice and hope in a warming world

By NICOLE POLLACK

February 20, 2020

Acclaimed writer and climate activist Naomi Klein spoke to a packed Wilson Hall about justice and hope in a warming world, but fire was the key theme of the night.

News flash! SGA brings free digital newspaper subscriptions back to students

News flash! SGA brings free digital newspaper subscriptions back to students

By ABIGAIL CHANG

February 20, 2020

All Middlebury students will now have access to free digital New York Times and Wall Street Journal subscriptions, the SGA announced in an email to the student body on Sunday.

‘There was a day when like half the class was gone’: Flu season hit Middlebury hard this J-Term

‘There was a day when like half the class was gone’: Flu season hit Middlebury hard this J-Term

By ABIGAIL CHANG

February 20, 2020

This flu season was worse than usual due to an inaccuracy in this year's flu vaccine that reduced its effectiveness.

Campus conservatives divided over Murray’s upcoming visit

By CAROLINE KAPP

February 13, 2020

Current and former members of College Republicans divide over the decision to invite Charles Murray to speak on campus for the third time.

Incoming Feb deferred due to China travel ban

Incoming Feb deferred due to China travel ban

By SOPHIA MCDERMOTT-HUGHES

February 13, 2020

“I’ve never felt so bad in my life”: President Trump’s travel ban barred ZhiZhong Pu ’24 from matriculating this February with the class of 2023.5.

Atwater dining hall embraces local meat providers

Atwater dining hall embraces local meat providers

By TONY SJODIN

February 13, 2020

All of the meat served in Atwater Dining Hall over J-Term was sourced locally: “We’re going to stay with local meats, at least to the best of our ability,” said Ian Martin, commons chef of Atwater.

SGA senate to shrink as commons phase out

By ABIGAIL CHANG

February 13, 2020

The SGA voted to eliminate the five commons senator positions ahead of the dissolution of the Commons System.

Students head to Iowa for presidental caucuses

Students head to Iowa for presidental caucuses

By CAROLINE KAPP

February 13, 2020

Abbott LaPrade ’21 and Maggie Joseph ’20 attended last week’s Iowa caucuses. While news outlets across the country reported chaos in Iowa, these two saw a very different story unfold on the ground.

Middlebury College's only student-run newspaper.
News