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In regard to Riddim’s history: Give it back

By Niyafa Boucher

June 23, 2020

"It is an expectation that groups will evolve over time," wrote Niyafa Boucher '22. "However, the evolution of Riddim continues a larger societal trend of White people co-opting and erasing the humanity of people of color."

Employees endorse remote fall for safety

By THE AAUP WORKING CONDITIONS SUBCOMMITTEE

June 19, 2020

We know and appreciate that the administration has worked tirelessly to assess various situations and balance many factors, both known and unknown. However, we believe that bringing back a significant number of students to campus risks a devastating health crisis, and thus there is only one path forward that prioritizes the health of our community as well as the long-term financial status of the college.

Concerned Alumni Support the AAUP

By SARAH KOCH, CARA LEVINE, NIA ROBINSON, NELL SATHER, MEG DALY, EMMA LODGE, TRAVIS SANDERSON, and C GREEN

June 16, 2020

"For many of us, our relationships with faculty and staff remain our strongest continued connections to the College," wrote several alumni. "We trust the College will honor its commitments to Middlebury’s mission, and to the staff and faculty who uphold it."

In Support of Black Lives Matter: Action Steps for the Middlebury Community

By COMMITTEE ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION

June 15, 2020

We recognize that the trauma of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and too many others is felt deeply by all — and disproportionately by Black students, faculty and staff in our community.

Automatically Suspect: Being Black in America

By Kemi Fuentes-George

June 15, 2020

George Floyd was killed at 46, which is only a few years older than me. With any luck, I’ll keep going for decades more yet. But George Floyd will forever be 46. When I think about it, I can’t breathe.

Concerned Students of Middlebury: Reevaluating Middlebury’s Record with Black Students

By CONCERNED STUDENTS OF MIDDLEBURY

June 15, 2020

We recognize that Middlebury will not be able to immediately fix all of these disparities. Nevertheless, we ask that this outreach be considered as a starting point for reparations. 

Right now in America

By THE SCOTT CENTER

June 3, 2020

Right now in America, we all are witnesses to the horrific murder of George Floyd, one tragic event in an irrefutable pattern of systemic abuse of power enacted along racial lines that has gone unchecked and unaccountable in this country for a long time.

Notes from the desk: This team’s hard work was not inevitable

By SABINE POUX

May 14, 2020

I think all my people on The Campus know exactly how I feel about them because I tell them, often, in a way that sometimes makes me feel like an overbearing grandma who can’t stop pinching her grandchildren’s cheeks.

Welcome to the neoliberal arts

By CONNOR WERTZ and HANNAH LAGA ABRAM

May 14, 2020

Two weeks ago, we witnessed the faculty vote to maintain the opt-in credit/no credit grading system for this semester. The vote proved that even in a time of crisis, Middlebury College continues to conduct itself in a neoliberal manner, e...

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