Robinson Elected SGA President

Robinson Elected SGA President

By ERIC KAPNER

April 25, 2018


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Last week’s student government elections saw impressive voter turnout. In total, 1,730 students voted, which is about 68 percent of the college’s student body. This is more than double last year’s turnout of around 30 percent, and is 12 percent higher than national turnout for the 2016 U.S. presidential...

‘Now We Are More Scared’: Migrant Workers, and Dairy Farms, Feel Threat of Immigration Policy

‘Now We Are More Scared’: Migrant Workers, and Dairy Farms, Feel Threat of Immigration Policy

By SADIE HOUSBERG

April 25, 2018


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In the late 1980s and into the 1990s, dairying in New England was in crisis. Small farms were faced with a lack of demand for agricultural labor, according to Vermont Representative Peter Conlon, 53. Conlon, who was born and raised in Vermont, worked as a dairy labor specialist for ten years with Agri-Placement,...

Leading MLK Scholar Lectures On King’s Legacy

By KENZO OKAZAKI

April 25, 2018


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Martin Luther King scholar Clayborne Carson addressed MLK’s unanswered question, “Where do we go from here?” in an April 17 talk about his legacy and the future of the civil rights movement. He said that the question remains open, but that we should not become complacent with civil rights victories...

SGA Passes Two Gun Violence Bills

By BEN DOHAN

April 25, 2018


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Two resolutions, one in support of Middlebury students against gun violence and one calling for action against racism resulting in gun violence, were passed by the SGA on Sunday. Contention surrounding both bills centered around questions over the scope of responsibility of the SGA in addressing political,...

Post Discusses Free Speech and Inclusion on College Campuses

Post Discusses Free Speech and Inclusion on College Campuses

By ELIZABETH SAWYER

April 25, 2018


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Yale law professor Robert Post argued that freedom of speech is largely irrelevant in the context of college campuses, and therefore that freedom of speech should not be posed as antithetical to inclusion, in a lecture on Wednesday, April 11 in the Robert A. Jones House conference room. The lectur...

News in Brief

By CAMPUS STAFF

April 25, 2018


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THE CAMPUS ELECTS NEW TOP EDITORS The Campus editorial board elected Will DiGravio ’19 editor in chief for the upcoming academic year. Nick Garber ’19 and Rebecca Walker ’19 were elected managing editors. DiGravio, who ran for the position unopposed, began his tenure with the paper as a n...

Nia Robinson Elected SGA President

Nia Robinson Elected SGA President

By WILL DIGRAVIO

April 20, 2018


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Nia Robinson '19 was elected president of the Student Government Association for the 2018–19 academic year on Friday, April 20. Robinson received 66 percent of the vote (1,122 votes), more than the total number of students who voted in last year's SGA election. "I want to thank everyone who supported...

SGA Presidential Candidates Debate at Town Hall

SGA Presidential Candidates Debate at Town Hall

By WILL DIGRAVIO

April 18, 2018


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The three candidates running to be president of the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2018-2019 academic year debated in Crossroads Cafe on Wednesday. The candidates, from left in the below video, are Nia Robinson ’19, Charles Rainey '19, and Rae Aaron ’19.5. Students can vote for all...

Justice Department Opens Probe into College’s Early Decision Practices

Justice Department Opens Probe into College’s Early Decision Practices

By SABINE POUX

April 18, 2018


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The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Middlebury and at least nine other elite colleges and universities for potentially violating antitrust laws in early decision (ED) admissions practices. In an April 6 letter sent to these colleges, the DOJ said it had “opened an investigation into...

Middfiles Back Online After Five-Day Malfunction

By JAMES FINN

April 18, 2018


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Middfiles was intermittently unavailable to students between April 5 and April 9. Users on campus were unable to access and store their files until the Helpdesk restored access. Chris Norris, the college’s IT director, said the issues stemmed from a system malfunction. Data security and privacy...

Ross and Donahue Explain ‘How Midd Works’

By BEN DOHAN

April 18, 2018


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Hannah Ross, Middlebury’s general counsel, and Dave Donahue ’91, special assistant to the president, delivered a presentation on the college’s governance structure last Thursday evening to an audience of seven. The talk was part of the “How Midd Works” initiative led by the Student Government...

SGA Presidential Candidates Present Visions

By ERIC KAPNER

April 18, 2018


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Elections for the Student Government Association (SGA) will be occurring this week, with online polls open from noon on Thursday, April 19 to noon on Friday, April 20 at go/vote. Three students are running for the position of SGA President: Charles Rainey ’19, Nia Robinson ’19, and Rae Aaron ’19.5....

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