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...

Residential Life Negotiations Reach SGA

Residential Life Negotiations Reach SGA

By ELIZABETH SAWYER

January 24, 2018


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After months of tense negotiations between residential life staff and college administrators, a bill calling for increased pay, training and support was introduced to the Student Government Association (SGA) on Sunday. The bill, entitled “Student Residential Life Revitalization and Just Compensation Act,” p...

College Holds Restorative Practices Training

College Holds Restorative Practices Training

By ELAINE VELIE

January 24, 2018


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More than forty students, faculty and staff members participated in the first restorative practices training during the first three days of December break.  Of the 46 attendees,  six were students. The college intends to launch the pilot restorative practices framework in the fall of 2018. “Rig...

New Fund Promotes Discussion of Opposing Views

New Fund Promotes Discussion of Opposing Views

By SABINE POUX

January 17, 2018


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In an effort to bring together divergent perspectives, the Student Government Association (SGA) and President Laurie L. Patton have partnered to create the Communicating Across Difference Fund (CADF). The fund seeks to put opposing viewpoints on balanced footing by sponsoring events that allow student orga...

Panel Reopens Murray Debate With Legal Perspective

By CATHERINE POLLACK

January 17, 2018


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The college and PEN America presented a panel on Thursday, Jan. 11 on free speech and inclusion, entitled “Whose Freedom, Whose Speech? The Future of Community and Free Speech at Middlebury.” This panel was designed to continue the ongoing conversations at the college about the relationship between free ...

Middlebury Dodges GOP Bill’s Endowment Tax

By BOCHU DING

January 17, 2018


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On Dec. 22, President Donald Trump signed into law a significant and controversial overhaul of the nation’s tax system, featuring large cuts for corporations and wealthy taxpayers. The legislation was passed by the Republican-controlled Congress despite opposition from large universities and small c...

Weekend of Events Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

Weekend of Events Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy

By KAYLA LICHTMAN

January 17, 2018


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The Middlebury community came together early this week to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. The events spanned three days. A Sunday talk was followed by a Monday breakfast, then by a mural painting project on Tuesday. The Alliance for an Inclusive Middlebury, the Scott Center for Spiritual...

First in Class of 2022 Accepted in Early Decision Round

First in Class of 2022 Accepted in Early Decision Round

By BEN DOHAN

January 17, 2018


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The college admissions team released the first round of early decision acceptances on Dec. 9. Of the 650 applicants, 326 students were accepted, putting the  admissions rate at just over 50 percent. Those students accepted early decision are bound to attend the college. The average number of students...

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