Local Masseur Charged With Voyeurism

Local Masseur Charged With Voyeurism

By ALLY MURPHY

May 2, 2018


Filed under Local, Showcase

A local masseur was charged with four counts of voyeurism after he allegedly videotaped four female customers undressing at his business.  The masseur, Roger Schmidt, 53, owner of Roger’s Relaxing Massage Therapy on Court Street in Middlebury, pleaded not guilty in Addison Superior Court on April 16....

College Recruits from Richer, Whiter High Schools than Peers

By BOCHU DING

May 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

College recruitment data cited in a recent New York Times article reveals a trend of recruitment at whiter and richer high schools, with Middlebury’s recruitment strategy noticeably lacking in comparison to its peers that demonstrate a more diversity-conscious approach.  The article, “Colleges Recruit at Richer, Wh...

Robinson Elected SGA President

Robinson Elected SGA President

By ERIC KAPNER

April 25, 2018


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Last week’s student government elections saw impressive voter turnout. In total, 1,730 students voted, which is about 68 percent of the college’s student body. This is more than double last year’s turnout of around 30 percent, and is 12 percent higher than national turnout for the 2016 U.S. presidential...

Justice Department Opens Probe into College’s Early Decision Practices

Justice Department Opens Probe into College’s Early Decision Practices

By SABINE POUX

April 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Middlebury and at least nine other elite colleges and universities for potentially violating antitrust laws in early decision (ED) admissions practices. In an April 6 letter sent to these colleges, the DOJ said it had “opened an investigation into...

Middlebury Grad Revealed as Prominent Alt-Right Troll

Middlebury Grad Revealed as Prominent Alt-Right Troll

By CATHERINE POLLACK

April 11, 2018


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A Middlebury alumnus was exposed as a leading alt-right Twitter troll who spread Russian misinformation during the 2016 election in a viral article published by the Huffington Post last Thursday, April 5. The alumnus, Douglas Mackey ’11, operated online under the pseudonym “Ricky Vaughn.”  U...

‘Some Alumni Cling to Nostalgia’: How a Protest Impacted Giving

‘Some Alumni Cling to Nostalgia’: How a Protest Impacted Giving

By DOMINICK TANOH

April 4, 2018


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In the beneficiary relationship between the college and its donors, the emotional ties that alumni maintain with the larger community cannot be overlooked, as they shape the flow of donations to the college’s office of advancement. This was particularly evident in the fallout from the protests against...

Accuser Drops Charges Against Kevin Mahaney

Accuser Drops Charges Against Kevin Mahaney

By AMELIA POLLARD

March 21, 2018


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The woman who in January accused notable alumnus and donor Kevin Mahaney ’84 of covering up rape dropped her charges against Mahaney from the civil lawsuit on Monday. The plaintiff, who had been granted anonymity in the case, released a statement stating that Mahaney had no part in the assault, an...

Woman Accuses Donor Kevin Mahaney of Covering Up Rape

Woman Accuses Donor Kevin Mahaney of Covering Up Rape

By AMELIA POLLARD

March 14, 2018


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Update: Since the publication of this story, the plantiff withdrew her claims against Kevin Mahaney from the lawsuit. A prominent alumnus of Middlebury College has been tied to a sexual assault case in New York supreme court. In a civil lawsuit filed in January, Kevin Mahaney ’84, a major benefactor...

Artists to Paint New Mural in Student Center

Artists to Paint New Mural in Student Center

By ELIZABETH SAWYER

March 8, 2018


Filed under Featured, News, Showcase

A mural will be painted on the walls of McCullough student center between the mail center and the entrance to Crossroads Cafe in April, according to people familiar with the project. Artists Will Kasso Condry, Isaias Crow, Daniel “POSE2” Hopkins and Marthalicia Matarrita will hold a weeklong arti...

Applicants Have Right to Protest, College Says

By ELAINE VELIE

February 28, 2018


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The Middlebury admissions office released a statement on Monday addressing applicants’ involvement in political protest. The college joined over 170 other schools, including nearly all of the NESCAC and the Ivy League, in releasing a statement on the subject. This trend is in response to nationwide high...

‘We Are Travelers,’ Patton Says in Interview

‘We Are Travelers,’ Patton Says in Interview

By ETHAN BRADY

February 21, 2018


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President Laurie L. Patton spoke for an hour with three Campus reporters last month in a wide-ranging interview which was by turns personal and philosophical. Amelia Pollard ’20.5, Elizabeth Zhou ’18 and Ethan Brady ’18 interviewed Patton in her office on Jan. 31. Bill Burger, the college’...

College Disciplines Dunn

College Disciplines Dunn

By CATHERINE POLLACK

February 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Elizabeth Dunn ’18, who on Dec. 12 posted a list on Facebook accusing 36 current and former male students of sexual misconduct, has received official college discipline in the form of a letter in their file. Official college discipline is a permanent attachment to a student’s file and must be re...

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