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‘A’ Doesn’t Stand for Average

By S.J. Fossett

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Accepting that we can be less than perfect is something that we must teach ourselves. Getting a C on your transcript should be a badge of honor.

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An Initial Statement of Our Principles

By FACULTY FOR AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This document represents an initial statement on the principles of inclusivity, civil freedoms and community, drafted by a group of more than 40 faculty members at Middlebury, which formed in the wake of March 2nd. We share it ...

The Importance of Being Wrong

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

On April 20, 2017, Professor Bert Johnson wrote in to this paper with an apology. This doesn’t happen frequently; we were surprised and moved. Professor Johnson, chair of the Political Science Department, wrote that he regr...

Donald Trump and Raúl Castro Will Not Shake Hands

By ORESTES RAFAEL BETANCOURT PONCE DE LEÓN

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Many see America’s rapprochement with Cuba as a new status quo, but others prefer to wait before reaching a verdict. On politics and chess.

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Class-Conscious Organizing at Midd

By EDWARD O’BRIEN

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

There has been a lot of talk since Trump was elected about leveraging one’s privilege to do good. That is exactly what the Moving Money Campaign is about. It’s all too common to hear liberal college students complain abou...

A Robust Public Sphere

By Laurie Patton, Laurie Patton, President of Middlebury, writes about free speech on campus.

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Editor’s note: This column is excerpted from remarks President Laurie L. Patton gave to the Middlebury College faculty in early April. It also appeared in a slightly different form in the spring issue of Middlebury Magazine. Th...

Open Letter to President Patton

By Multiple Authors

May 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Dear Dr. Patton: We write to protest the Middlebury administration’s punitive response to students involved in the events surrounding the Charles Murray lecture on March 2, 2017. Middlebury students have reported being placed...

On the “Staff Appreciation Day” Spread

By Hye-Jin Kim, Middlebury Student

May 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I would’ve liked to know more about staff members’ personal interests, hobbies and opinions about the College. Questions that were more critical of the way students treat staff would’ve been more valuable (and interesting...

White Normativity is Classed

By Edward O'Brien, Middlebury Student

May 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Racial and economic oppressions recently have been thrown at each other in Trump era politics as if one contradicts the other. In part, the white poor have started claiming oppression as their own, claiming that policies like af...

Changing Middlebury Pack Behavior

By The Middlebury Campus

May 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last week we published an op-ed by Esme Valette ’16 illuminating “predatory pack behavior” on campus. She pointed to a “Hunters and Hunted Party” thrown by a group of senior boys in the spring of 2014 as an example o...

The Need for More Protests

By Divesh "Parli" Rizal, Middlebury Student

May 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The remarkable series of events that followed the announcement of Charles Murray’s visit to campus contains more than a few lessons for both the community and the individuals. The debate of free speech and Murray’s legitimac...