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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...

A financial future for all of us: Honoring Middlebury’s values

By THE MIDDLEBURY BRANCH OF THE AAUP

May 14, 2020

The following statement was sent to members of the college administration, as well as the Board of Trustees, on May 8. Signatories are listed at the bottom of this piece. The piece has been lightly edited in accordance with T...

Midd’s Instagram folly is not an anomaly

By AUSTIN KAHN

May 14, 2020

Middlebury’s official Instagram account recently shared a photo of me protesting an invited lecture from the racist pseudoscientist Charles Murray in 2017, accompanied by the caption “At Middlebury, we don’t just talk about social...

To The Campus: Thank you

By TIM PARSONS

May 14, 2020

In times of either crisis or laziness, it’s easy to fall back on cliches. I try and avoid them, but sometimes they apply perfectly, and one I’ve been using lately is “punching above your weight class.” Thanks to Covid-19, I...

Reflecting on Ramadan at Middlebury

By Daleelah Saleh

May 14, 2020

As with pretty much every other aspect of life, Ramadan celebrations in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic have changed significantly. In many cultures, Ramadan has typically been characterized by the unity of the “ummah”...

Struggles of Māori people during Covid-19: Who is there to blame?

By VALERIIA VAKHITOVA

May 14, 2020

As the Covid-19 curve flattens, many of us are compelled to celebrate the fast-approaching end of hardships. But for Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, the hardships will continue. Today they face unemployment and malnutrit...

Notes from the desk: In favor of a less outrageous, more authentic online presence

By LILY LAESCH

May 7, 2020

"The human experience was never meant to be replicated digitally."

Let’s take grades off their pedestal

By KEMI FUENTES-GEORGE

May 7, 2020

"Let’s be real. Grades are reductive."

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