Students Talk Inclusivity, Environment at Symposium

Students Talk Inclusivity, Environment at Symposium

By KAYLA LICHTMAN

March 7, 2019

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

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 ...

Remembering Thibault Lannoy ’20

Remembering Thibault Lannoy ’20

By ELAINE VELIE

February 28, 2019

“He had a unique spirit. There’s no one like him,” said Matt Ravichandran ’20, a close friend of Thibault’s who lived with him in Allen Hall his first year and played soccer with him. Ravichandran was one of many friends, family and members of the college community who remembered Thibault...

Bill Burger to Leave College

Bill Burger to Leave College

By SARAH ASCH

February 28, 2019

Bill Burger, the college’s vice president for communications and chief marketing officer, will leave his position on April 30. President Laurie L. Patton announced Burger’s departure in an all-school email on Feb. 14.

New Dining Initiative Brings Students, Faculty and Staff Together for Meals

By PORTER BOWMAN

February 28, 2019

After several months of work last fall, Sophomore Student Government Association (SGA) Senator Eun Ho Lee ’21 created a new program: The Faculty/Staff Student Tables.

Former CRA Steve Zatarain Returns as New Atwater CRD

By CAROLINE KAPP

February 28, 2019

To the excitement of many students, Steve Zatarain ’15 returned to campus last week to serve as the new interim Atwater Commons Residence Director (CRD).  Students in Atwater Commons received notification of his arrival in an email last Monday from Atwater Dean Scott Barnicle, announcing that Zatar...

Divesting Middlebury: An Interactive Timeline

Divesting Middlebury: An Interactive Timeline

By CATHERINE POLLACK, CAROLINE KAPP, and BOCHU DING

February 23, 2019

Campus reporters have compiled an interactive timeline walking through some of the most important events along Middlebury's six-year path to fossil fuel divestment.

1,700 Pounds of Dining Dishes Go Unreturned

1,700 Pounds of Dining Dishes Go Unreturned

By SARAH ASCH

February 21, 2019

Students leave dining hall dishes scattered across campus or throw them away, posing a challenge for college workers.

Commons May Soon Undergo Major Changes

By NICOLE POLLACK

February 21, 2019

The Residential Life System is poised to undergo major changes, which could include building renovations, a new student center, and the elimination of a commons dean.  After a 10-month review, members of the How We Will Live Together Steering Committee charged with reimagining the system presented its ...

MAlt Trip Brings Students to Southern Border to Assist Asylum Seekers

MAlt Trip Brings Students to Southern Border to Assist Asylum Seekers

By HANNAH BENSEN

February 21, 2019

“That’s going to be you in a couple years,” an asylum-seeking immigrant mother said to her daughter, pointing to Middlebury student Alondra Carmona ’21. Carmona was providing legal service to the mother and her daughter on a Middlebury Alternative Break trip (MAlt trip).  The mother and daughter were at a b...

Middlebury Moves to Divest as Part of New Energy2028 Plan

Middlebury Moves to Divest as Part of New Energy2028 Plan

By SABINE POUX and JAMES FINN

February 14, 2019

The Middlebury Board of Trustees unanimously voted to divest last weekend, the culmination of a more than six-year effort by student-activists to rid the institution's endowment of investments in fossil fuels. Divestment is one of four components of the institution’s new 10-year Energy2028 plan,...

Middlebury Memes Page Partners with Archives

Middlebury Memes Page Partners with Archives

By JAMES FINN

February 14, 2019

Davis Family Library’s Special Collections archive is about to get a whole lot crunchier. Beginning this semester, Special Collections will be saving the contents of a favorite student Facebook meme group, Middlebury Memes for Crunchy Teens, to its catalog of digital student life artifacts. 

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