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

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

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

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

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

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...

College Says Students Were Not Cause of Safety Risk; Students Fear Retribution From Faculty

By WILL DIGRAVIO

April 19, 2019

College Provost Jeff Cason and Dean of Faculty Andi Lloyd sent an email to all faculty Friday, April 19, that made clear for the first time that student protesters were not the cause of the safety risk cited in the cancellation of Wednesday's lecture by Ryszard Legutko. Cason and Lloyd emphasized, rather,...

More Details On Legutko Lecture Cancellation; Professor Promises to Re-invite

More Details On Legutko Lecture Cancellation; Professor Promises to Re-invite

By WILL DIGRAVIO, RILEY BOARD, and JAMES FINN

April 18, 2019

The college canceled a lecture by Ryszard Legutko, a controversial scholar and far right member of the European Parliament from Poland, on Wednesday, April 17. The email announcing the decision was signed by Dean of Students Baishakhi Taylor and Provost Jeff Cason three hours before the event. "This...

SGA and Community Council to Hold Elections Thursday

By PORTER BOWMAN

April 18, 2019

This week, the Middlebury student body will elect a new SGA president for the 2019-2020 academic year. The position involves directly overseeing the SGA Cabinet and Senate and supporting the work of 11 Cabinet committees and five Senate committees. The President is viewed as the de facto leader of the entire student body.

Reporter on ISIS Beat Discusses ‘Speaking to the Enemy’

Reporter on ISIS Beat Discusses ‘Speaking to the Enemy’

By CAROLINE KAPP

April 18, 2019

Rukmini Callimachi has built a career out of talking to terrorists. Callimachi joined the New York Times in March 2014 as a foreign correspondent covering Al-Qaeda and ISIS. WIRED magazine called her “arguably the best reporter on the most important beat in the world.” She is a four-time Pulitzer...

Parton Looks to Upgrade Mental Health Services this Fall

Parton Looks to Upgrade Mental Health Services this Fall

By ELAINE VELIE

April 18, 2019

Parton Center for Health and Wellness will make changes to its mental health offerings beginning this fall, after joining a national program earlier this year which helps schools improve their suicide prevention services as well as support for substance abuse and other mental health issues.

Expert Panel Talks ‘Climate Grief’ and Environmental Action

By NICOLE POLLACK

April 18, 2019

Last fall, days after Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Dan Suarez gave a talk branding climate change the impending end of the world, Kyle Freiler ’19 walked into Suarez’s office in a panic. He was experiencing what the American Psychological Association now recognizes as cli...

The Complicity Projects Launches Display in Davis Library

The Complicity Projects Launches Display in Davis Library

By CAROLINE KAPP

April 18, 2019

From far away, this week’s display in Davis Library appears a brightly-colored mosaic of posters. But upon closer inspection, the set-up reveals a carefully-curated collection of quotes and photographs that address ideas of campus complicity in issues of sexual assault and harassment at Middlebury....

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