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...

Introduction: The Spirit of the Times

Introduction: The Spirit of the Times

By BOCHU DING

May 2, 2019

“Would you support the construction of a swirly slide inside the Great Hall of Bicentennial Hall? We're talking a 6-story curling slide that has entry points on all floors and ends on the second floor, open for use after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend, or whatever else we can secure as a comprom...

SOAN Department Proposes Split Into Individual Sociology and Anthropology Departments

SOAN Department Proposes Split Into Individual Sociology and Anthropology Departments

By NICOLE POLLACK

May 2, 2019

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (SOAN) proposed splitting into two individual departments, offering two separate majors, during the faculty meeting last Friday.

Students Talk Sexism and Racism in STEM Departments

Students Talk Sexism and Racism in STEM Departments

By SARAH ASCH

May 2, 2019

After a two-week period in which an offensive chemistry exam question came to light and a problematic cartoon was shown in a geology class, increased attention has been focused from students, parents and faculty on the sciences — specifically on the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry — to address how classes in those departments could be more inclusive.

Student Panel Discusses Next Steps After Legutko Drama

Student Panel Discusses Next Steps After Legutko Drama

By RILEY BOARD

May 2, 2019

A week after a lecture by Polish politician Ryszard Legutko was canceled by administrators, Quinn Boyle ’21 asked those gathered in Dana Auditorium for the “Moving Forward” panel discussion to turn to their neighbors and answer a question: What was at stake for you last week?

Student Activists Hold Solidarity Rally

By GIGI HOGAN

May 2, 2019

In the wake of the controversy stirred by Ryszard Legutko’s visit to campus two weeks ago, members of the Middlebury community gathered in Mead Chapel to support marginalized groups. The small crowd that gathered on Friday evening included members of the college’s faculty and student body alike, many proudly waving rainbow flag...

Dickinson Hands off Weekly Politics Lunches to Students

Dickinson Hands off Weekly Politics Lunches to Students

By HANNAH BENSEN

May 2, 2019

Just minutes after Professor of Political Science Matthew Dickinson announced his decision to take a hiatus from his weekly politics luncheons, a group of students who regularly attend the lunches created a group message with the aim to continue them in his stead.   The luncheons, which occur every Tuesday in th...

Student Campaign Assesses Food Waste

By CECELIA SCHEUER

May 2, 2019

A new student-led initiative, sponsored by the SGA Environmental Affairs Committee, is trying to change that by assessing and publicizing data about quantities of food waste that students left behind in Proctor Dining Hall last week. From Monday through Friday, Middlebury dining staff weighed all uneaten food at the end of each lunch period and reported the results back to students Ryan Guttheil ’22 and Jiaqi Li ’22, the forces behind this year’s Weigh the Waste campaign.

College Holds Vigil in Mead Chapel for Sri Lanka

College Holds Vigil in Mead Chapel for Sri Lanka

May 1, 2019

The Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life held a vigil in Mead Chapel last week following the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka. The vigil was part of the weekly Wisdom Wednesday program, a half-hour midweek gathering meant for silent meditation and prayer. “A significan...

Right-Wing Media Jumps on Free Speech Controversy. Again.

Right-Wing Media Jumps on Free Speech Controversy. Again.

By SARAH ASCH

April 25, 2019

In the wake of the canceled lecture by — and protest of — Ryszard Legutko last week, conservative and mainstream media outlets alike took a renewed interest in free speech at Middlebury. While some journalists wrote articles that explored nuanced perspectives about what happened, many right-wi...

Major Study of Inclusion on Campus Drops Tomorrow

Major Study of Inclusion on Campus Drops Tomorrow

By JAMES FINN

April 25, 2019

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will release the findings of a yearlong “campus climate assessment” tomorrow. The assessment reviews student, faculty and staff perceptions of diversity, inclusion and other facets of life at Middlebury. In addition to painting an image of dissatisfaction...

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