College Braces for Right-Wing Speaker Accused of Homophobia

College Braces for Right-Wing Speaker Accused of Homophobia

By RILEY BOARD

April 16, 2019

UPDATE — Wednesday, April 17: The college has canceled Legutko's lecture, citing security risks. Professor Keegan Callanan said he has already invited Legutko to speak again on campus next year. Click here for full coverage. —— Tuesday, April 16 An upcoming lecture by a far-right scholar an...

Chemistry Test Question Invokes Nazi Gas Chambers; Controversy Ensues After Satirical Newspaper Makes it Public

Chemistry Test Question Invokes Nazi Gas Chambers; Controversy Ensues After Satirical Newspaper Makes it Public

By SARAH ASCH

April 11, 2019

A question asking students to calculate "a lethal dose" of the gas used by Nazis during the Holocaust was brought to public attention last Friday.

Chemistry Professor Who Asked Offensive Question to Take Immediate Leave of Absence

Chemistry Professor Who Asked Offensive Question to Take Immediate Leave of Absence

By NICK GARBER

April 11, 2019

Professor Jeff Byers will be taking an immediate leave of absence from his teaching duties for the rest of the semester, the Chemistry department announced in an email to Byers’ students on Wednesday afternoon, following campus-wide outcry over an offensive question he posed on a midterm exam last month....

Hebrew Program to Lose its Only Professor in Fall

Hebrew Program to Lose its Only Professor in Fall

By RILEY BOARD

April 11, 2019

The college’s Hebrew program will no longer offer upper-level Hebrew classes on campus.

Middlebury Admits Class of 2023, First Class Born in 21st Century

Middlebury Admits Class of 2023, First Class Born in 21st Century

By BECCA AMEN

April 11, 2019

The college offered admission to 1,175 regular decision applicants, it announced on March 23, bringing the overall acceptance rate for this admissions cycle to 15.8 %. Prospective students were chosen from a pool of 9,750 applications, the largest in the college’s history. This year’s rate is...

Public Radio Host to Speak at Graduation

Public Radio Host to Speak at Graduation

By EMMA PATCH

April 11, 2019

Krista Tippett, creator and host of the national public radio program and podcast “On Being,” will deliver the college’s commencement address on Sunday, May 26.  On her show, she explores broad cultural and spiritual questions about what it means to be human. Her wide range of guests have inclu...

Three Middlebury Language Schools to Move from California to Vermont

By GIGI HOGAN

April 11, 2019

Middlebury will welcome all of its language schools back to Vermont next summer. Beginning with the 2020 summer session, Bennington College will host the three schools that are currently held in Oakland, Calif., joining the eight schools that are already held on the Middlebury campus. President Laurie...

College Tuition to Increase by 3.25%

By ROSE EVANS

April 11, 2019

Amid efforts from the college to decrease its deficit in the coming years, the Middlebury Board of Trustees announced at the end of last month that it will raise undergraduate tuition and room and board costs for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Cost of attendance will increase 3.25%, or $2,261, resulting ...

Bill McKibben Talks Lessons Learned

Bill McKibben Talks Lessons Learned

By NICOLE POLLACK

April 11, 2019

The earth is not to be taken for granted.  Last Thursday evening in Wilson Hall, 30 years after publishing the seminal climate change volume “The End of Nature,” Bill McKibben revisited the many lessons he has learned since the book’s publication. That was the first one.  McKibben, kno...

Snow Bowl Will Continue Ski School Scholarship Program Next Year

Snow Bowl Will Continue Ski School Scholarship Program Next Year

By HANNAH BENSEN

April 11, 2019

Thanks to a $20,000 fund, the Ski and Snowboard Scholarship pilot program that brought 103 new skiers up to the Snow Bowl this Winter Term will continue into future seasons. The fund, compiled by Student Affairs and the Dean of Students, helps students dodge the steep costs of winter sports by providing...

Behind the Scenes with Dolci

Behind the Scenes with Dolci

By RILEY BOARD

April 11, 2019

It’s 3 p.m. on a Friday afternoon and seniors Grace Stimson and Hannah Seabury are hard at work in the kitchen. They’ve been here all week, prepping and planning a dinner entitled “Guilty Pleasures” — the menu boasts truffle mac ‘n’ cheese, steak and potatoes, and chocolate cake — for...

Throwback Thursday: the Archive Issue

Throwback Thursday: the Archive Issue

By THE MIDDLEBURY CAMPUS

April 4, 2019

We have no new content this week—instead, we dove into the archives, and are reprinting some of the best stories we found in decades-old editions of The Campus.

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