Legutko Still Speaks to Politics Class After Administration Cancels Public Lecture

Legutko Still Speaks to Politics Class After Administration Cancels Public Lecture

By RILEY BOARD, CAROLINE KAPP, SABINE POUX, and JAMES FINN

April 17, 2019


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Despite the cancellation of his public lecture earlier today amid what college administrators described as “safety concerns,” the right-wing Polish politician Ryszard Legutko still spoke on campus this afternoon to a private classroom audience. A peaceful protest originally scheduled to take place outside of t...

Lecture by Controversial Conservative Speaker Now Canceled; Professor Promises to Re-invite

Lecture by Controversial Conservative Speaker Now Canceled; Professor Promises to Re-invite

By WILL DIGRAVIO and RILEY BOARD

April 17, 2019


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The lecture by Ryszard Legutko, a controversial scholar and far right member of the European Parliament from Poland has been canceled, the college announced in an email on Wednesday afternoon. The email was signed by Dean of Students Baishakhi Taylor and Provost Jeff Cason. "This decision was not...

College Braces for Right-Wing Speaker Accused of Homophobia

College Braces for Right-Wing Speaker Accused of Homophobia

By RILEY BOARD

April 16, 2019


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UPDATE — Wednesday, April 17: The college has canceled Legutko's lecture, citing security risks. Professor Keegan Callanan said he has already invited Legutko to speak again on campus next year. Click here for full coverage. —— Tuesday, April 16 An upcoming lecture by a far-right scholar an...

Chemistry Test Question Invokes Nazi Gas Chambers; Controversy Ensues After Satirical Newspaper Makes it Public

Chemistry Test Question Invokes Nazi Gas Chambers; Controversy Ensues After Satirical Newspaper Makes it Public

By SARAH ASCH

April 11, 2019


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A question asking students to calculate "a lethal dose" of the gas used by Nazis during the Holocaust was brought to public attention last Friday.

Throwback Thursday: the Archive Issue

Throwback Thursday: the Archive Issue

By THE MIDDLEBURY CAMPUS

April 4, 2019


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We have no new content this week—instead, we dove into the archives, and are reprinting some of the best stories we found in decades-old editions of The Campus.

Two Years After Murray, Students Reflect on the Disciplinary Process

Two Years After Murray, Students Reflect on the Disciplinary Process

By SARAH ASCH

March 21, 2019


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Two years ago, students protested and shut down a lecture by Charles Murray, a controversial sociologist whose attempts to link race with intelligence have led many to consider his work racist. The day after the March 2 protest, President Laurie Patton sent an all-school email expressing her disappointment.  ...

1,700 Pounds of Dining Dishes Go Unreturned

1,700 Pounds of Dining Dishes Go Unreturned

By SARAH ASCH

February 21, 2019


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Students leave dining hall dishes scattered across campus or throw them away, posing a challenge for college workers.

Middlebury Moves to Divest as Part of New Energy2028 Plan

Middlebury Moves to Divest as Part of New Energy2028 Plan

By SABINE POUX and JAMES FINN

February 14, 2019


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The Middlebury Board of Trustees unanimously voted to divest last weekend, the culmination of a more than six-year effort by student-activists to rid the institution's endowment of investments in fossil fuels. Divestment is one of four components of the institution’s new 10-year Energy2028 plan,...

Nobel Winner Murad Sheds Light on Yazidi Genocide in Talk

Nobel Winner Murad Sheds Light on Yazidi Genocide in Talk

By CAROLINE KAPP

February 14, 2019


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When Nadia Murad was taken captive as a sex slave by ISIS in August 2014, she was 19 years old — the same age as many of the students who packed Wilson Hall to hear her speak on Tuesday night.

Bruni Gets Frank About College Life

Bruni Gets Frank About College Life

By NICOLE POLLACK

January 17, 2019


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New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Bruni spoke to a packed Wilson Hall about identity politics and the meaning of a liberal education last week.

New York Times Book Critic Dwight Garner ’88 Returns to Campus Wednesday

New York Times Book Critic Dwight Garner ’88 Returns to Campus Wednesday

By SARAH ASCH

January 15, 2019


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Dwight Garner, a book critic at The New York Times, says the best part of his job is also the hardest: just keeping up. “There’s this fear of missing something,” he said, explaining that more than 20 books arrive at his apartment every day. His tries to keep as much on his radar as possible...

Two Years After Murray, College Drafts New Protest Policies

Two Years After Murray, College Drafts New Protest Policies

By CONNOR SLOAN

December 6, 2018


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Proposed new policy disallows “civil disobedience” on all Middlebury campuses, adds a new provision regarding staff engagement with “expressive activity” and defines types of expression permitted and not permitted by the college. 

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