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Patton Announces New Position to Lead Inclusivity Training

By KYLE NAUGHTON

December 6, 2017

Filed under News

As part of the college’s efforts to improve “cultural competency and racial awareness” on campus, President Laurie L. Patton has announced the establishment of a new position, entitled director of diversity and inclusion edu...

Student Raises Funds for Dining Staff Bonuses

By RACHEL HOROWITZ-BENOIT

December 6, 2017

Filed under News

Hoping to improve the holiday experience for dining hall staff members, Joslyn Sullivan ’19.5 has created a GoFundMe page to raise funds for holiday bonuses. “The GoFundMe seemed like a really tangible thing that students c...

Faculty for Inclusive Community Discuss Vision For College

By NICK GARBER and ELIZABETH SAWYER

November 29, 2017

Filed under News

Last March, student-led protests of Charles Murray garnered nationwide media coverage, much of which fell into an ongoing debate over the state of free speech on college campuses. Of particular note was “Free Inquiry on Campus,...

History Department Changes Requirements, Makes Thesis Optional

By JAMES FINN

November 29, 2017

Filed under News

The history department is instituting a number of changes to the requirements for the history major. The department has transformed the history 600 writing seminar, added a number of 400-level seminars and is working towards off...

Cryptic Email Invites Community to Off-Campus Speech

By Will DiGravio

November 29, 2017

Filed under News, Showcase

At half past three on Tuesday afternoon, the Middlebury community received a widespread email invitation to attend an event featuring a “renowned conservative activist,” and hosted by The Preservation Society, a group whose origin a...

College Officials Voice Opposition to GOP Tax Bills

By NICK GARBER

November 15, 2017

Filed under News

As Republicans in Congress move forward with tax reform legislation, administrators at Middlebury and at colleges across the country have expressed concerns about several provisions that could significantly alter the federal government...