New Title IX Policy Could Upend College Procedures

By SARAH ASCH

December 6, 2018


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College officials expressed concern that new Title IX regulations would significantly change procedures, but also expressed appreciation for the increased flexibility that the new policies might provide.

Two Years After Murray, College Drafts New Protest Policies

Two Years After Murray, College Drafts New Protest Policies

By CONNOR SLOAN

December 6, 2018


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Proposed new policy disallows “civil disobedience” on all Middlebury campuses, adds a new provision regarding staff engagement with “expressive activity” and defines types of expression permitted and not permitted by the college. 

No More 24/7 Library For Finals

By RILEY BOARD

December 6, 2018


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There will be no more all-nighters this exam season — at least not in Davis Family Library.

GSFS Alumni Call for Patton to Respond to Title IX Changes in Open Letter

By JAMES FINN

December 6, 2018


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Discussions during a recent reunion of the department of Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies (GSFS) led alumni to write a letter to President Laurie L. Patton, calling for her condemnation of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ proposed changes to Federal Title IX policy that the letter identifies as “regressive” and “terrifying.”

Old Stone Mill Sale Forces Student Users to Find New Home

By CATHERINE POLLACK

December 6, 2018


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Old Stone Mill, the college’s hub for student entrepreneurs, innovators and student makers, was sold for $500,000 to Community Barn Ventures, a local consulting firm for growing businesses.  The closing date on the sale of the historic building in downtown Middlebury is Jan. 7, which leaves student...

Five Debaters Headed to World’s Largest Tournament

Five Debaters Headed to World’s Largest Tournament

By RILEY BOARD

November 29, 2018


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Five students from the college will compete at the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) from Dec. 27 to Jan. 4 at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The college’s debaters will be attending the largest college debate tournament in the world after many months of successes at debate tournaments around the globe. 

With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local

With Easy Voter Access, Students Opted to Vote Local

By SARAH ASCH

November 29, 2018


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Midterm elections historically see far lower turnout than presidential elections, especially among college students. But this year’s midterms, at least in Middlebury, represented a deviation from that trend: 67 more students cast their votes in the town of Middlebury this midterm election than during the 2016 presidential election, a 30 percent increase. 

Panel Explores Injustice of U.S. Immigration

By BEN DOHAN

November 29, 2018


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Speakers discussed the painful and sometimes tragic experiences of immigrants seeking new lives in the United States during a Nov. 15 panel in Dana Auditorium, titled “Trauma and the U.S. Immigration System.” 

PALANA House Headed to Palmer in 2019

By EMILY THOMPSON

November 29, 2018


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Palmer House will become the new location of PALANA, the Pan-African, Latinx, Asian and Native American intercultural academic interest house. After gaining approval from the Community Council, the redesignation will happen in time for the 2019-20 school year.

Students Crowded into Crossroads to Watch as Nation Rebuked Trump

Students Crowded into Crossroads to Watch as Nation Rebuked Trump

By SARAH ASCH

November 15, 2018


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Students filled Crossroads and The Grille to watch the results of the recent midterm elections in an unusually high showing of enthusiasm and support on Nov. 6. 

DeRay on the Injustices of Today

DeRay on the Injustices of Today

By BOCHU DING

November 15, 2018


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Since participating in the racial justice protests in Ferguson, Mo. in 2014, DeRay Mckesson has been wearing the same blue Patagonia vest that he wore there.

SGA to Fund Financial Aid for Lessons at Snow Bowl

By HANNAH BENSEN

November 15, 2018


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On Sunday night, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed a Snow Bowl Scholarship Bill allocating $2,500 towards the scholarship fund.

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