College Officials Voice Opposition to GOP Tax Bills

By NICK GARBER

November 15, 2017


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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’s role in higher education. Most significant is a proposal to impose a 1...

Rep. Welch Discusses GOP Tax Plan

Rep. Welch Discusses GOP Tax Plan

By AMELIA POLLARD

November 15, 2017


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Tax proposals recently released separately by Republicans in the House and Senate could reshape the financial lives of thousands of Vermonters if passed. Peter Welch, a Democrat who is Vermont’s lone representative in the House, articulated his opposition to the House plan in particular in a wide-r...

Susan Baldridge to Step Down as Provost

Susan Baldridge to Step Down as Provost

By ELAINE VELIE

November 15, 2017


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Susan Baldridge will step down as provost, the chief academic officer for all Middlebury institutions, at the end of the calendar year. Baldrige will return to her position as professor of psychology after going on full leave from 2018 to 2019. Baldrige said that her decision to step down was personal. ...

SGA Institutes Financial Aid for J-Term Workshops

By BOCHU DING

November 15, 2017


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The Student Government Association (SGA) Finance Committee has allocated $2,500 to help students receiving financial aid pay for Winter Term workshops. The SGA has added other improvements intended to streamline the application process and improve accessibility to workshops. Every year, the Student Activities office ho...

Endowment Shows Strong Earnings in 2017 Fiscal Year

By NICOLE POLLACK

November 15, 2017


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Middlebury’s endowment increased by $74 million in the 2017 fiscal year after an investment return of 13.8 percent, ending the year totaling $1.074 billion.  This year’s figure represents an improvement over the previous year’s return rate of −4.5 percent. Middlebury withdrew $68.5 million from it...

Students Question Administrators at Tense Town Hall

Students Question Administrators at Tense Town Hall

By THE MIDDLEBURY CAMPUS

November 14, 2017


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College president Laurie Patton sent a school wide email on Wed., Nov. 8, inviting students, faculty and staff, to a town hall the following day, Nov. 9. “It is clear to me and, I believe, to many of you, that the essential bond of trust and assumption of good intentions that should unite us is ...

Faculty Question Investigation and Diversity Practices

By ELIZABETH SAWYER

November 8, 2017


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College faculty met for over three hours in a plenary meeting on Nov. 3 in which they passed a motion declaring their commitment to promoting diversity and discussed the investigative procedures resulting from allegations of racial profiling  by Public Safety. Diversity Practices Motion The motion, formall...

Trustees Approve New Academic Building

Trustees Approve New Academic Building

By LUCY GRINDON

November 8, 2017


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Last week, the Middlebury board of trustees approved a $4.5 million budget for the construction of a temporary building on the south side of the parking lot behind Johnson Memorial Building. For twelve years, the building will house the computer science department. It will also provide office space...

SGA, Patton Develop Common Agenda

By KYLE NAUGHTON

November 8, 2017


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The Student Government Association (SGA) has recently formulated a common agenda in collaboration with the administration and president of Middlebury Laurie L. Patton. The agenda lists nine specific points that the administration and the SGA will collectively work to address in the coming years. Patton p...

Burlington Telecom Deal Nears Joint Venture

Burlington Telecom Deal Nears Joint Venture

By AMELIA POLLARD

November 8, 2017


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After months of debate, a second round of voting for the acquisition of Burlington Telecom ended in a tie on Monday, Nov. 6. Burlington’s City Council was evenly split between supporters of Keep Burlington Telecom Local (KBTL), with a $12 million bid, and the Toronto-based firm Ting, which offered $30.5...

Half-Priced Lobby Is Gone, Replaced by Burger Thursdays

By BRIDGET COLLITON

November 8, 2017


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The Lobby restaurant will be ending its half-price Wednesday promotion starting this week. The promotion will be replaced with half-price burger Thursdays. Dickie Austin, director of operations of the Vergennes Restaurant Group, the management team that runs the restaurant, cited the need to mix things...

Violent Imagery Drawn on Classroom Chalkboard

Violent Imagery Drawn on Classroom Chalkboard

By ETHAN BRADY

November 1, 2017


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A racially charged image depicting college spokesman Bill Burger plowing into Addis Fouche-Channer ’17 with his car was found on a chalkboard in Munroe Hall.

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