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An open letter to faculty on the opt-in policy

By QUINN BOYLE, JACK BROWN, and RATI SAINI

April 15, 2020

"Stripping students of grades raises serious concerns about Middlebury’s commitment to academic freedom, a principle outlined in the college’s handbook. Even off campus, we know the product we signed up for. Honor that."

Let’s talk about accountability

By MYLES MAXIE

April 9, 2020

"Especially in times as turbulent such as this, it is imperative to have student leadership that listens to the voice of the community."

Notes from the desk: Having a parent on the frontlines

By LILY LAESCH

April 2, 2020

"My mom stays at work for you, miles and hours away from her loved ones. Please, please stay at home for her."

Here-Being

By BEN BEESE

April 2, 2020

"At a time when nearly everything has been put on hold, it is so much more important not put our lives on hold as well."

In praise of a humbler, more human Middlebury

By EDITORIAL BOARD

April 2, 2020

Not many would characterize Middlebury’s student-administration relationship as “simple.” Mere weeks ago, the college faced intense, sustained outcry from students protesting Charles Murray’s third controversial invitation...

It’s time to change how we think about grading

By JASON MITTELL

April 1, 2020

"Increasing transparency and student agency improves learning."

Optional Pass/D/Fail is community failure

By LILY COLÓN

April 1, 2020

"What drives the pushback against universal pass/fail is the unwillingness of privileged Middlebury students to forego the unmerited benefits they receive from said privilege."

Notes from the desk: In support of universal Pass/D/Fail

By BOCHU DING

March 28, 2020

"The current opt-in Pass/D/Fail system presents an illusion of choice."

Universal pass/fail puts grades before learning

By TIM HUA

March 28, 2020

"We should not ask ourselves how we can make sure everyone receives the same on-paper outcome, but rather how we can help those who need support."

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