Student Panel Discusses Next Steps After Legutko Drama

Student Panel Discusses Next Steps After Legutko Drama

By RILEY BOARD

May 2, 2019


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

Promoting Green New Deal, Environmental Groups Host Eco Fair & Town Hall

Promoting Green New Deal, Environmental Groups Host Eco Fair & Town Hall

By NICOLE POLLACK

April 25, 2019


Filed under News

In celebration of Earth Day, The Sunday Night Environmental Group (SNEG) and Sunrise Middlebury hosted an Eco Fair last Friday in Wilson Hall, followed by a Town Hall Meeting on the Green New Deal in Mead Chapel. Eco Fair Representatives from an array of environmentally conscious on-campus and lo...

Vijayakumar Elected SGA President; Lezama Co-Chair

Vijayakumar Elected SGA President; Lezama Co-Chair

By PORTER BOWMAN

April 25, 2019


Filed under News

Varsha Vijayakumar ’20 was elected Student Government Association (SGA) president for the 2019–2020 academic year last Friday, April 19th. She won the seat after receiving  611 of the 1,026 student votes cast this spring (roughly 60% of the vote).  “I’m beyond humbled that my peers have...

Senior Gift to Raise Money for Staff Emergency Fund

By EM BALLOU

April 25, 2019


Filed under News

Every year since 1981, the graduating senior class has honored its time at Middlebury by presenting a class gift to the college. This year, the Classes of 2019 and 2019.5 voted to use their funds raised through donations to endow the Fund for Staff Support. The reserve will go towards aiding staff members...

SGA Senators Threaten Mass Resignation If Administration Doesn’t Meet Demands

SGA Senators Threaten Mass Resignation If Administration Doesn’t Meet Demands

By WILL DIGRAVIO and SABINE POUX

April 23, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

At least nine Student Government Association senators have threatened to resign en masse if college officials do not meet a list of 13 demands, a decision that would effectively dissolve the elected body for the remainder of the academic year. The demands were outlined in a letter emailed Tuesday morning to...

Varsha Vijayakumar Elected SGA President

Varsha Vijayakumar Elected SGA President

By PORTER BOWMAN

April 19, 2019


Filed under News

Varsha Vijayakumar ’20 was elected president of the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2019–2020 academic year on Friday, April 19th. She received 60 percent of the vote (611 votes). The number of students voting in the election dropped from 1,686 last spring to 1,026 this spring, b...

Middlebury College's only student-run newspaper.
News