Trump Threatens to Deny Funds from Colleges Not Upholding ‘Free Speech’

Trump Threatens to Deny Funds from Colleges Not Upholding ‘Free Speech’

By SABINE POUX

March 21, 2019


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Middlebury and other private universities could be targeted by an executive order that President Donald J. Trump proposed earlier this month, which would withhold federal funding from any institutions that do not uphold “free speech.” 

SheFly Launches at Stonecutter

SheFly Launches at Stonecutter

By MEREDITH ROBERTSON

March 21, 2019


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Stonecutter Spirits teemed with life on Thursday, March 14 during the launch of the SheFly Apparel crowdfunding campaign. Faculty, students and town members gathered to celebrate and support the emerging business, which is moving into its next phase following years of hard work from founders and colleagues...

10 O’Clock Ross and Social Spaces Top SGA Agenda

By PORTER BOWMAN

March 21, 2019


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Below is an update on the initiatives, both proposed and passed, of the Student Government Association (SGA). Senate meetings run from 7-8:30 p.m. on Sundays in Axinn 220 and are open to the public.  10 O’Clock Ross After months of planning with Dining Services, the SGA Senate has finalized and...

Senior Fellows Make Midd Admissions Stand Out

By HANNAH BENSEN

March 21, 2019


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At most colleges and universities, professional admissions officers deliver information sessions to prospective students and their families. Not so at Middlebury, where each year, eight seniors are tasked with serving as the face of the college to the more than 10,000 visitors that come to campus.  ...

Snow Bowl, Rikert Slash Prices for Students

Snow Bowl, Rikert Slash Prices for Students

By JAMES FINN

March 14, 2019


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Staff at the Middlebury Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center just made skiing twice as affordable for students.  Administrators at both ski sites decided in late February to cut pass prices in half, according to an email sent to students on March 2. Under the new pricing plan, a season pass at the...

White Allies Asked to Support Eliminating White Supremacy in Curriculum

White Allies Asked to Support Eliminating White Supremacy in Curriculum

By NICOLE POLLACK

March 14, 2019


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The Hillcrest Orchard was filled to capacity for the “White Allies: It’s Your Turn” meeting last Thursday evening, with students lining the windowsills and crowding onto the floor as organizers Treasure Brooks ’21 and Wengel Kifle ’20 spoke about the need to eliminate racial violence from the Middlebury curriculum. 

Munroe Hall to Undergo Long-Awaited Renovations

Munroe Hall to Undergo Long-Awaited Renovations

By GIGI HOGAN

March 14, 2019


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When Munroe Hall was built in 1947, accessibility, air conditioning and general safety standards were not a priority. All of these problems will be addressed in the building’s yearlong renovation, set to begin in June.  Although Munroe has been around for over 70 years, the college has made fe...

Map Project Marks Locations of 108 Campus Sexual Assaults and Harassments

Map Project Marks Locations of 108 Campus Sexual Assaults and Harassments

By CAROLINE KAPP

March 7, 2019


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Red dots cover the map of Middlebury’s campus. Nine on Battell, four on Proctor and one each on Axinn, Twilight, Munroe and the Admissions Office. Each dot represents one person’s experience of sexual assault or harassment

Alumnus Streep wins $100,000 Journalism Prize

By CHLOE FLEISCHER

March 7, 2019


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Freelance journalist Abe Streep ’04 received the $100,000 American Mosaic Journalism prize last month for his coverage of marginalized communities in the American West.

Midd Named Top Fulbright Producer

Midd Named Top Fulbright Producer

By NICOLE POLLACK

March 7, 2019


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The U.S. Department of State has named Middlebury a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Students and Fulbright U.S. Scholars.

Students Talk Inclusivity, Environment at Symposium

Students Talk Inclusivity, Environment at Symposium

By KAYLA LICHTMAN

March 7, 2019


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Sunday Night Environmental Group (SNEG) and other environmental justice groups celebrated the college’s decision to adopt Energy2028 and divest from fossil fuels last month.

Economists Visit College to Debate Future of Capitalism

Economists Visit College to Debate Future of Capitalism

By GIGI HOGAN

March 7, 2019


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Two influential economists debated whether capitalism is worth saving in today’s world in a debate last Thursday, Feb. 28, in Dana Auditorium.  Free-market economist Michael Munger spoke in support of capitalism, while Marxist economist Richard Wolff argued for socialism. Their exchange was part of ...

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