Beyond the Town Hall

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

November 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last Thursday, Nov. 9, hundreds of members of the Middlebury community gathered in Mead Chapel for a town hall meeting. The event was originally planned by Women of Color and the Black Student Union with support from SGA and was ...

Notes From the Desk: On Critique

By NIA ROBINSON

November 15, 2017

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There has not been room to talk about the importance of students’ roles in this issue with administration, so I’m going to make it. For context, this will stay aligned with Thursday’s town hall, but is applicable to other situ...

From the President’s Desk

By LAURIE PATTON

November 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In recent weeks there has been much discussion on our campus about Middlebury policies and processes prohibiting acts of discrimination and harassment, including those based on race. I write today to state clearly my position a...

Our Community in Context

By KYLE WRIGHT

November 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last spring, I was elected by the student body to co-chair Community Council. This is sometimes surprising to me given how few students know what Community Council is. I can’t help but also notice that Community Council is some...

I Cover the Waterfront: On Finding Bibles

By WILL DIGRAVIO

November 15, 2017

Filed under Opinion

In a class last week, I co-led a discussion on “Travesties,” Tom Stoppard’s play partly inspired by “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Being the studious student I am, I brought with me “The Collected Works of Osca...

Middlebury Dies in Darkness

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

November 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The administration has criticized this paper’s coverage in public and private, and to our editors. They have implied that this paper contributes to negative perceptions of our school. They have shown discomfort and grown defensive when community members have sha...

Still Waiting for Answers

By MIDDLEBURY FACULTY FOR AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY

November 8, 2017

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We, a group of more than 40 Middlebury faculty, wish to publicly express our outrage and disgust at the images of racist and violent graffiti discovered in a classroom last week, as reported in The Campus on November 1. Moreov...

For the Culture: On Misogyny

By JOSHUA CLAXTON

November 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The following piece is directed towards cishet (people who identify with the gender they were assigned at birth and are straight) men: I want to be intentional about not speaking for anyone who experiences sexism, whether they are w...

Observations of an Outsider

By LINH MUELLER

November 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Middlebury College is a truly strange and absurd place when it comes to campus politics. To the outside world — including potential students abroad, first-year and transfer students — Middlebury is marketed as this progressiv...

Open Letter to President Patton

By MATT GILLIS

November 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Dear President Laurie L. Patton: The hateful graffiti photographed by a student in Munroe Hall undoubtedly relates to the incident of racial profiling involving Addis Fouche-Channer after the Charles Murray protests. The graffiti ...

Making Mountains Out of Knoll-Hills

By ANNA CERF, CHARLIE MITCHELL, and MIKE PALLOZZI

November 1, 2017

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In response to the Editorial Staff’s ‘Wanted: Student Spaces’ from October 18th: We agree that there are fewer spaces on campus now with converted lounges and changes to the Crest Room. We take issue, however, with the use ...

I Cover the Waterfront: On Joan Didion

By WILL DIGRAVIO

November 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99NaRJQzXiM I am embarrassed to admit that I had not heard of Joan Didion until May of this year, when Sue Halpern (the college’s favorite scholar-in-residence) gave me a copy of her essay co...

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