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


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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


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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


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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...

Vermont Lawmakers Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use

Vermont Lawmakers Legalize Recreational Marijuana Use

By AMELIA POLLARD and ANDRES VELAZQUEZ

January 22, 2018


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Following threats of a federal crackdown on marijuana, Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed recreational marijuana use into law today, making Vermont the first state to legalize marijuana through an elected body rather than through a ballot initiative or voter referendum. On Jan. 4, just hours after U.S. Attorney Ge...

Student Accuses Over 30 Men of Sexual Misconduct on Facebook

By ETHAN BRADY

December 23, 2017


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A list that appeared in dining halls and dorms accused 33 current or former students of an array of offenses, ranging from emotional manipulation to serial rape.

Before Leaving Administration, Katy Smith Abbott Looks Back

Before Leaving Administration, Katy Smith Abbott Looks Back

By NICK GARBER and ELIZABETH SAWYER

December 6, 2017


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Smith Abbott sat down with Elizabeth Sawyer and Nick Garber and discussed her work in the administration, the challenges she has faced, and why student life work has remained her central focus.

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