Homecoming Parade Wins Tradition Contest

By ELAINE VELIE and ETHAN BRADY

May 9, 2018


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The college announced the winner of the new traditions contest this week. The winning entry, submitted by sophomores Emily Barnard, Ben Snow, Kate Zecca and Sophia Peluso, will be a “Panther Day” parade from downtown Middlebury to the Kirk Alumni Center. The pep band and the panther mascot will lea...

College Recruits from Richer, Whiter High Schools than Peers

By BOCHU DING

May 2, 2018


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College recruitment data cited in a recent New York Times article reveals a trend of recruitment at whiter and richer high schools, with Middlebury’s recruitment strategy noticeably lacking in comparison to its peers that demonstrate a more diversity-conscious approach.  The article, “Colleges Recruit at Richer, Wh...

Students Took Koch Money to Fund On-Campus Lecture

Students Took Koch Money to Fund On-Campus Lecture

By CAROLINE KAPP

May 2, 2018


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The college’s Open Campus Initiative (OCI) hosted a talk on free speech in large part through funding from the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), a libertarian think tank. Charles Koch, an astronomically wealthy champion of the right who has helped back the Tea Party among other Republican cause...

Student-Led Zero Energy Team Wins National Prize for Elementary School Design

Student-Led Zero Energy Team Wins National Prize for Elementary School Design

By NICOLE POLLACK

May 2, 2018


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The Middlebury Race to Zero team won the elementary schools contest in the U.S. Department of Energy’s annual Race to Zero Student Design competition held in Golden, Colorado from April 20-22. The college competed against 40 teams from 34 colleges and universities to design marketable, economically...

Davis Library Says No to Collecting Data on Patrons

Davis Library Says No to Collecting Data on Patrons

By ETHAN BRADY

May 2, 2018


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The debate about data privacy unfolding in national newspapers and the halls of Congress has finally reached the college on the hill. This time, privacy advocates have something to rejoice in. In a memo last week, the Davis Family Library announced it would not keep records on borrowing history for...

24/7 Lib Here to Stay… for Now

By ELIZABETH SAWYER

May 2, 2018


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Davis Family Library will remain open for 24 hours each day of finals week, according to Michael Roy, the dean of the library. Roy reached this decision after considering student survey data and deliberating with administrators and members of the Student Government Association.  Roy does want to limit the library’s open ho...

Robinson Elected SGA President

Robinson Elected SGA President

By ERIC KAPNER

April 25, 2018


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Last week’s student government elections saw impressive voter turnout. In total, 1,730 students voted, which is about 68 percent of the college’s student body. This is more than double last year’s turnout of around 30 percent, and is 12 percent higher than national turnout for the 2016 U.S. presidential...

‘Now We Are More Scared’: Migrant Workers, and Dairy Farms, Feel Threat of Immigration Policy

‘Now We Are More Scared’: Migrant Workers, and Dairy Farms, Feel Threat of Immigration Policy

By SADIE HOUSBERG

April 25, 2018


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In the late 1980s and into the 1990s, dairying in New England was in crisis. Small farms were faced with a lack of demand for agricultural labor, according to Vermont Representative Peter Conlon, 53. Conlon, who was born and raised in Vermont, worked as a dairy labor specialist for ten years with Agri-Placement,...

Leading MLK Scholar Lectures On King’s Legacy

By KENZO OKAZAKI

April 25, 2018


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Martin Luther King scholar Clayborne Carson addressed MLK’s unanswered question, “Where do we go from here?” in an April 17 talk about his legacy and the future of the civil rights movement. He said that the question remains open, but that we should not become complacent with civil rights victories...

SGA Passes Two Gun Violence Bills

By BEN DOHAN

April 25, 2018


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Two resolutions, one in support of Middlebury students against gun violence and one calling for action against racism resulting in gun violence, were passed by the SGA on Sunday. Contention surrounding both bills centered around questions over the scope of responsibility of the SGA in addressing political,...

Post Discusses Free Speech and Inclusion on College Campuses

Post Discusses Free Speech and Inclusion on College Campuses

By ELIZABETH SAWYER

April 25, 2018


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Yale law professor Robert Post argued that freedom of speech is largely irrelevant in the context of college campuses, and therefore that freedom of speech should not be posed as antithetical to inclusion, in a lecture on Wednesday, April 11 in the Robert A. Jones House conference room. The lectur...

News in Brief

By CAMPUS STAFF

April 25, 2018


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THE CAMPUS ELECTS NEW TOP EDITORS The Campus editorial board elected Will DiGravio ’19 editor in chief for the upcoming academic year. Nick Garber ’19 and Rebecca Walker ’19 were elected managing editors. DiGravio, who ran for the position unopposed, began his tenure with the paper as a n...

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