Nia Robinson Elected SGA President

Nia Robinson Elected SGA President

By WILL DIGRAVIO

April 20, 2018


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Nia Robinson '19 was elected president of the Student Government Association for the 2018–19 academic year on Friday, April 20. Robinson received 66 percent of the vote (1,122 votes), more than the total number of students who voted in last year's SGA election. "I want to thank everyone who supported...

SGA Presidential Candidates Debate at Town Hall

SGA Presidential Candidates Debate at Town Hall

By WILL DIGRAVIO

April 18, 2018


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The three candidates running to be president of the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2018-2019 academic year debated in Crossroads Cafe on Wednesday. The candidates, from left in the below video, are Nia Robinson ’19, Charles Rainey '19, and Rae Aaron ’19.5. Students can vote for all...

Justice Department Opens Probe into College’s Early Decision Practices

Justice Department Opens Probe into College’s Early Decision Practices

By SABINE POUX

April 18, 2018


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The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Middlebury and at least nine other elite colleges and universities for potentially violating antitrust laws in early decision (ED) admissions practices. In an April 6 letter sent to these colleges, the DOJ said it had “opened an investigation into...

Middfiles Back Online After Five-Day Malfunction

By JAMES FINN

April 18, 2018


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Middfiles was intermittently unavailable to students between April 5 and April 9. Users on campus were unable to access and store their files until the Helpdesk restored access. Chris Norris, the college’s IT director, said the issues stemmed from a system malfunction. Data security and privacy...

Ross and Donahue Explain ‘How Midd Works’

By BEN DOHAN

April 18, 2018


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Hannah Ross, Middlebury’s general counsel, and Dave Donahue ’91, special assistant to the president, delivered a presentation on the college’s governance structure last Thursday evening to an audience of seven. The talk was part of the “How Midd Works” initiative led by the Student Government...

SGA Presidential Candidates Present Visions

By ERIC KAPNER

April 18, 2018


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Elections for the Student Government Association (SGA) will be occurring this week, with online polls open from noon on Thursday, April 19 to noon on Friday, April 20 at go/vote. Three students are running for the position of SGA President: Charles Rainey ’19, Nia Robinson ’19, and Rae Aaron ’19.5....

News in Brief

By CAMPUS STAFF

April 18, 2018


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SGA RECOMMENDS AWARDING CREDIT FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIPS The Student Government Association (SGA) unanimously passed a bill asking faculty to award academic credit for summer internships in their most recent meeting on Sunday. Junior senator Kailash Raj Pandey ’19 sponsored the bill. Visit go/int...

Middlebury Grad Revealed as Prominent Alt-Right Troll

Middlebury Grad Revealed as Prominent Alt-Right Troll

By CATHERINE POLLACK

April 11, 2018


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A Middlebury alumnus was exposed as a leading alt-right Twitter troll who spread Russian misinformation during the 2016 election in a viral article published by the Huffington Post last Thursday, April 5. The alumnus, Douglas Mackey ’11, operated online under the pseudonym “Ricky Vaughn.”  U...

Faculty Demand Answers on Executive Pay

By ELIZABETH SAWYER

April 11, 2018


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The Patton administration faced widespread outrage from professors regarding salary practices for top officials at a faculty meeting on April 6. The faculty railed against bonuses and mismanagement, as well as payouts during the Liebowitz administration, which ended in 2015. President Laurie L. Patton...

White Nationalist Propaganda Found in Library

By ELAINE VELIE

April 11, 2018


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Davis Family Library staff discovered white nationalist propaganda in the library shelves over spring break. Papers were interspersed throughout sections relating to queer studies, the Holocaust, the civil rights movement, Judaism and Islam and resembled historically accurate Confederate bills, but were...

Treasurer Talks Divestment

By KENZO OKAZAKI

April 11, 2018


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In response to calls for more divestment, treasurer David Provost and representatives from Investure, Middlebury’s endowment manager, justified the college’s continued investment in fossil fuels. Middlebury’s investments in fossil fuel corporations have been a topic of contention on campus since...

News in Brief

News in Brief

By ERIC KAPNER, CAROLINE KAPP, and WILL DIGRAVIO

April 11, 2018


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SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH The college is observing Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) throughout the month of April. The goal of SAAPM is to increase awareness surrounding sexual assault and to engage students in discussions about preventing violence and s...

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