Parton Warns Students of Vermont Mumps Outbreak

By CAROLINE KAPP

February 28, 2018


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Middlebury students received an email from the Parton student health center on Monday, Feb. 19 regarding an outbreak of the viral illness mumps at the University of Vermont and St. Michael’s College. A small number of students at these institutions had been affected so far, and there had been no cas...

SGA Passes Divestment, Club Sports Bills

By BEN DOHAN

February 28, 2018


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The Student Government Association (SGA) passed two bills on Feb. 18, one which called for a referendum on Middlebury’s divestment from fossil fuels and one which provided a process by which students may form new club sports teams. The divestment resolution, proposed by Feb senator Alec Fleischer ’20.5, c...

Feb Senators Elected to SGA

By NICOLE POLLACK

February 28, 2018


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Febs elected Bobbi Finkelstein ’21.5 and reelected Rae Aaron ’19.5 as this year’s Feb Student Government Association (SGA) senators on Feb. 23. Diego Garcia, SGA director of membership, reported that Aaron won with 44.57 percent of the vote, while Finkelstein received 31.32 percent. Aaron was ree...

‘Meet the Press’ Brings NPR Producer to Give Lecture

By CAMPUS STAFF

February 28, 2018


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Davia Nelson, co-producer of NPR’s Kitchen Sisters, will deliver a lecture as part of the college’s “Meet the Press” lecture series next Wednesday, March 1. The lecture is entitled, “The 12 Commandments of Storytelling: NPR’s Kitchen Sisters Talk Radio and Podcasting.” Hidden Kitchens is an award-winning series o...

Isabel Wilkerson to Speak at Commencement

Isabel Wilkerson to Speak at Commencement

By ERIC KAPNER

February 28, 2018


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Isabel Wilkerson, bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will deliver the 2018 Middlebury College commencement address, which will take place on Sunday, May 27. Wilkerson won her Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for her work as the Chicago bureau chief for The New York Times. She is the firs...

‘We Are Travelers,’ Patton Says in Interview

‘We Are Travelers,’ Patton Says in Interview

By ETHAN BRADY

February 21, 2018


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President Laurie L. Patton spoke for an hour with three Campus reporters last month in a wide-ranging interview which was by turns personal and philosophical. Amelia Pollard ’20.5, Elizabeth Zhou ’18 and Ethan Brady ’18 interviewed Patton in her office on Jan. 31. Bill Burger, the college’...

Transcript: Interview with President Laurie Patton

By AMELIA POLLARD, ELIZABETH ZHOU, and ETHAN BRADY

February 21, 2018


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This interview took place on Jan. 31. The transcript was lightly edited and includes clarifications made by President Patton, which The Campus agreed to as part of the terms of the interview. ELIZABETH ZHOU: We thought we’d dive in by asking you to revisit the moment when you became the 17th preside...

Patton Interview Was Delayed at Spokesman’s Request

By ELIZABETH SAWYER

February 21, 2018


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College spokesman Bill Burger requested that the editors of this paper delay publication of an interview with President Laurie L. Patton, which The Campus had originally planned to publish in the Feb. 15 issue, after confusion and disagreement between Burger and Ethan Brady ’18, the paper’s editor in...

Long-Time Postal Clerk Pamela Sands Dies

Long-Time Postal Clerk Pamela Sands Dies

By SABINE POUX

February 21, 2018


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Pamela Sands, a long-time postal clerk at the college, died last Tuesday at her home after a brief illness. Sands worked at the college for over 34 years and was well known throughout the Middlebury community for her position at the student mail center. She was 54. Sands was born in Germany in 1963 to Thomas ...

President Announces Four New Projects

By BOCHU DING

February 21, 2018


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President Laurie L. Patton sent four school-wide emails last week outlining major projects occurring in the spring and following semesters. The emails laid out a variety of initiatives including accreditation, transformational goals for the institution, a contest for new traditions and restorative pra...

Reusable Foodware On the Way

Reusable Foodware On the Way

By BEN DOHAN

February 21, 2018


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Dining services has ordered 2,000 reusable containers and is working with student authors of an SGA bill to create a reusable to-go container system. They hope to switch over to the system one week after students return from spring break. The SGA bill was introduced on Jan. 28 by Leif Taranta ’20....

College Disciplines Dunn

College Disciplines Dunn

By CATHERINE POLLACK

February 14, 2018


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Elizabeth Dunn ’18, who on Dec. 12 posted a list on Facebook accusing 36 current and former male students of sexual misconduct, has received official college discipline in the form of a letter in their file. Official college discipline is a permanent attachment to a student’s file and must be re...

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