Nobel Winner Murad Sheds Light on Yazidi Genocide in Talk

Nobel Winner Murad Sheds Light on Yazidi Genocide in Talk

By CAROLINE KAPP

February 14, 2019

When Nadia Murad was taken captive as a sex slave by ISIS in August 2014, she was 19 years old — the same age as many of the students who packed Wilson Hall to hear her speak on Tuesday night.

Thibault Lannoy ’20 Dies at 21 Years Old

Thibault Lannoy ’20 Dies at 21 Years Old

February 14, 2019

Thibault Lannoy, a member of the class of 2020 and resident of Atwater Commons, died on Jan. 31 at his parents’ home in Hong Kong. He was 21. Prior to his time at Middlebury, Thibault attended the French International School of Hong Kong and the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. He was a member of...

Record Number of Applicants Seek Admission to Class of 2023

By GIGI HOGAN

February 14, 2019

Middlebury received a record number of applications during the 2018-2019 admissions cycle, with 9,750 students vying for a spot in the Class of 2023. The applicant pool increased by 5.6 percent compared to last year’s 9,230. With an increase of 13.9 percent, the number of applicants who identify as...

CFA Becomes the MAC, and Students Ask Why

CFA Becomes the MAC, and Students Ask Why

By CAROLINE KAPP

February 14, 2019

After being known for 27 years as the CFA, the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts is undergoing a name change. College officials have decided to rename the building the Mahaney Arts Center, or the MAC — a change that has provoked confused reactions from students, some of whom insist on co...

Student-Run Conference Goes Beyond #MeToo

By NICOLE POLLACK

February 14, 2019

The sixth annual student-organized global affairs conference, “Beyond #MeToo: Global Responses to Sexual Violence in an Age of Reckoning,” was held between Jan. 22 and Jan. 24.

New Master Plan Envisions Future of College Libraries

New Master Plan Envisions Future of College Libraries

By GIGI HOGAN

February 14, 2019

The College has begun preparing a master plan for the restoration and improvement of Armstrong Science Library and Davis Family Library.

Student Activists Hold Fossil Free Fest Before Divestment Vote

Student Activists Hold Fossil Free Fest Before Divestment Vote

By KAYLA LICHTMAN

February 13, 2019

In the days preceding the Trustees’ approval of Energy2028, the Sunday Night Environmental Group (SNEG) and the SGA Environmental Affairs Committee organized a series of events, called the Fossil Free Fest, designed to familiarize people with the proposed plan. The week of activism culminated in Sunday’s vo...

Staff Cuts Loom as Workforce Planning Hits Critical Stage

Staff Cuts Loom as Workforce Planning Hits Critical Stage

By NICK GARBER and SABINE POUX

January 24, 2019

Middlebury's monthslong effort to shrink staff costs and reevaluate how the institution does work is entering its most critical stage, and staff members report varying levels of satisfaction with the process as they wait for buyout offers.

Internal Review Shows College Lags Behind Peers

Internal Review Shows College Lags Behind Peers

By BOCHU DING

January 24, 2019

Results from a 2017 faculty and staff survey reveal that Middlebury lags well behind its peers in almost all measures of employee satisfaction. Most notably, faculty and staff gave low marks to communication within and between departments as well as confidence in senior leadership. The consulting...

Wake & Bake: A Morning With Proctor Baker Ashley LaDuke

Wake & Bake: A Morning With Proctor Baker Ashley LaDuke

By JAMES FINN

January 24, 2019

Stroll into a dining hall to grab a sweet treat anytime between November and February, and you’re likely to find an array of desserts meant to give a taste of wintertime in Vermont: maple mousse, maple-walnut brownies, maple cheesecake, and other treats featuring Vermonters’ favorite winter flavor.  ...

Two ‘Meatless’ Days Added to Dining Schedule

By PORTER BOWMAN

January 24, 2019

There will be two additional meatless days per week in the college dining halls in an effort to reduce the college’s meat consumption by 30 percent, according to an all-school email sent by the Student Government Association (SGA) on Jan. 15.

Students Critique Proposed Protest Policy at Teach-in

Students Critique Proposed Protest Policy at Teach-in

By NICOLE POLLACK

January 24, 2019

A mixture of frustration, optimism and anger characterized a student teach-in on the proposed changes to Middlebury’s protest policy last Friday. Held in the Hillcrest Orchard, the teach-in allowed students to share concerns about the proposed policy’s lack of transparency and potential ramifications.

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