Middlebury: Where White Supremacists, but Not Survivors, Are Worthy of Free Speech

January 24, 2018

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Since its founding in 2012, It Happens Here has provided an anonymous storytelling platform to highlight survivors’ voices. As we have engaged in this work, we have also acknowledged that survivors don’t owe anyone their storie...

Letter to the Editor

By LAURIE PATTON

January 24, 2018

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Re: “A New Presidential Tradition Is Needed,” Jan. 18. I was delighted to read The Campus’ editorial calling for a new presidential tradition of an annual address to students. It is exactly the spirit of constructive, s...

Since Education Matters, I’m Guessing Middlebury Will Divest

By BILL McKIBBEN

January 24, 2018

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Middlebury trustees are both intelligent and compassionate, the qualities they share with the students they admit to the college. But since the premise of college is that you emerge still wiser after the passage of four years — ...

Unrecognized Labor

By VIGNESH RAMACHAMDRAN

January 24, 2018

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So many of the people of color (POC) that I’ve talked to on this campus are exhausted. When I first started to tell my white friends that I can’t wait to get off this campus, they responded “Really?” Yes, really. And I...

Grappling With ‘The List,’ By the DMC Board

January 24, 2018

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Daniel Silva (Faculty Advisor for DMC): Current circumstances have provided, and indeed, pushed for a long-overdue discussion within DMC concerning its role in relation to the college community and larger society. Thankfully, the ...

Memorialization in Cape Town: Confronting Symbols of Colonialism and Apartheid

By JOEY LYONS

January 24, 2018

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Racism is a contemporary problem in South Africa. However, its roots are deep. In Cape Town, monuments to colonialism and apartheid are physical reminders of the city’s racially troubled past. Many of these memorials celebra...

What Is Justice?

By KYLE LOVELAND

January 24, 2018

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On December 13th, a list was released on Facebook that fractured an already tense student body. The list published the names of 33 “Men to Avoid” on campus next to their stated offenses. Upon reading the register, I could ...

A New Presidential Tradition Is Needed

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

January 17, 2018

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Each year the Queen of England opens Parliament with a speech from the throne outlining her government’s legislative agenda. In similar fashion, President Trump will give a State of the Union address on Jan. 30, presenting his vis...

Why Ethiopia Needs Free Speech

By ISAAC BYRNE

January 17, 2018

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I am aware of what most people imagine when they think of Ethiopia. Probably a scene of starving children, clinging to goats on the side of dirt tracks. While reasonably widespread, this image is not altogether accurate. Over the last...

The Law Should Not Restrict Speech

By LUKAS CARVALHO

January 17, 2018

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Our society is confronting a difficult moment in which the values of liberty that we have always defended conflict with the values of inclusivity, equality and mutual respect. The best example of this conflict is the debate su...

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

By MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

January 17, 2018

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This letter, dated April 16, 1963, is being published in honor of Dr. King. It has been abridged for print. [...] I am in Birmingham because injustice is here. Just as the prophets of the eighth century B.C. left their villages an...

Letter: Katy Smith Abbott’s Deanship

By VINCENT RECCA

December 12, 2017

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I am happy that dean Smith Abbott will be able to spend more time in the classroom and in closer contact with students.

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