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...

Marijuana Policy Unchanged Despite New Vermont Law

By ELIZABETH SAWYER

February 14, 2018


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Middlebury will continue to prohibit marijuana use and possession on campus despite Vermont’s legalization of the drug on Jan. 22. Hannah Ross, the college’s general counsel, sent a school-wide email reiterating the policy three days after Gov. Phil Scott signed H. 511 into law. Ross cited the...

Speech on Campus Addressed in Committee Report

By ELAINE VELIE

February 14, 2018


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The Committee on Speech and Inclusion, which was convened following Charles Murray’s visit to the college last March and is now officially dissolved, issued a final report on Jan. 10 that did not make any specific policy change suggestions. It instead made general recommendations for hosting and listening to c...

Wright Out, Brook in as Co-Chair

Wright Out, Brook in as Co-Chair

By BOCHU DING

February 14, 2018


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Tina Brook ’18 is the new face of the Community Council, serving as co-chair with Baishakahi Taylor, dean of students, for the remainder of the year. Brook, who ran a joint campaign with Kyle Wright ’18 last year, returned to campus this winter term from a semester at sea. She took the reins fro...

Treasurer Tells All in Endowment Forum

Treasurer Tells All in Endowment Forum

By BOCHU DING

February 14, 2018


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College treasurer David Provost explained why Middlebury has a smaller endowment and provides less financial aid than many of its peers, and described how the college is working to improve on both fronts, in a presentation on Jan. 24 in Dana Auditorium.  Introduced by SGA liaison to student endowment affairs Will Dowling ’1...

Alums Launch New Errand App ‘Popgig’

By Eric Masinter

February 13, 2018


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Popgig, created by alumna Coumba Winfield ’17, offers a way for students to make extra money and get errands done. Last year, Winfield teamed with fellow Middlebury alumnus Alex Myerson ’12 to create a new app.  Myerson was looking to earn money while auditing music classes and Winfield, who l...

Student Who Posted ‘The List’ Faces Discipline

By CATHERINE POLLACK and ELAINE VELIE

January 24, 2018


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The student who posted a “List of Men to Avoid” on Facebook last month, Elizabeth Dunn ’18, is now facing disciplinary action after the list prompted a judicial investigation into potential violations of college policy. According to Dunn, administrators said it was “highly likely” that Du...

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