Eric Masinter, Middlebury junior from Colorado, dies

By EMMA PATCH

July 12, 2019

Eric Masinter ’21 died by suicide last week. Eric took his life during a cross-country road trip returning to his home in Colorado from Middlebury, according to an all-school email from President Laurie L. Patton sent on July 11.   Eric is survived by his parents, Rob ’86 and Kathy, and siblin...

College Approves CPT, Grants International Students Option to Work in U.S.

College Approves CPT, Grants International Students Option to Work in U.S.

By SARAH ASCH

June 25, 2019

The college approved a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) option for international students last week after major delays from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) left international students around the country unable to begin their summer jobs in the States. CPT, which Middlebury only pr...

Run, Don’t Walk: Two Midd Grads Cross the VCM Finish Line

Run, Don’t Walk: Two Midd Grads Cross the VCM Finish Line

By SARAH ASCH

June 3, 2019

While their classmates from the class of 2019 walked across the stage at commencement last Sunday, Chloe Ferrone ’19 and Sam Boudreau ’19 decided to celebrate their graduation a little differently. Ferrone and Boudreau both ran in the Vermont City Marathon on May 26, skipping out on the festivities tha...

SGA Decides Against Dissolution as Academic Year Ends

SGA Decides Against Dissolution as Academic Year Ends

By PORTER BOWMAN

May 23, 2019

Since the Student Government Association (SGA) presented its 13 Proposals for Community Healing at a town hall on April 23, the administration has agreed to address several of the SGA’s demands. For now, the administration’s actions appeared to appease the SGA Senate, who ended the academic year ...

Workforce Planning Enters Final Stage

Workforce Planning Enters Final Stage

By MIYO MCGINN

May 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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