Students Question Administrators at Tense Town Hall

Students Question Administrators at Tense Town Hall

By THE MIDDLEBURY CAMPUS

November 14, 2017

College president Laurie Patton sent a school wide email on Wed., Nov. 8, inviting students, faculty and staff, to a town hall the following day, Nov. 9. “It is clear to me and, I believe, to many of you, that the essential bond of trust and assumption of good intentions that should unite us is ...

Faculty Question Investigation and Diversity Practices

By ELIZABETH SAWYER

November 8, 2017

College faculty met for over three hours in a plenary meeting on Nov. 3 in which they passed a motion declaring their commitment to promoting diversity and discussed the investigative procedures resulting from allegations of racial profiling  by Public Safety. Diversity Practices Motion The motion, formall...

Amor y Memoria: Celebrating the Life of Juana Gamero de Coca

Amor y Memoria:  Celebrating the Life of Juana Gamero de Coca

By SARAH ASCH

November 1, 2017

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, a group gathered inside Mead Chapel to celebrate the life of Juana Gamero de Coca, a Spanish professor, who passed away suddenly on Oct. 6. The room was full of photographs and colorful flowers that the attendees brought with them and placed in vases. Juana’s family and...

Activists Renew Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Activists Renew Call for Fossil Fuel Divestment

By BEN DOHAN

November 1, 2017

As Middlebury’s board of trustees convened inside Old Chapel on Thursday, Oct. 19, members of the college community rallied outside to renew a years-long call for the college to divest from fossil fuels. The event, described as a teach-in, was organized by the student group Divest Middlebury. Sch...

Campus Is Vandalized, With College Labeled ‘Racist’

Campus Is Vandalized, With College Labeled ‘Racist’

By WILL DIGRAVIO

October 18, 2017

The Middlebury community woke up to widespread vandalism last Saturday, Oct. 14, after an unknown individual(s) spray-painted condemnations of the college at eight locations on campus. One of the more notable examples occurred at Mead Chapel, where the word “racist” was spelled out across the s...

College Mourns Passing of Juana Gamero de Coca

College Mourns Passing of Juana Gamero de Coca

By WILL DIGRAVIO

October 11, 2017

Juana Gamero de Coca, an associate professor of Spanish, died unexpectedly last Friday, Oct. 6. A native of Alburquerque (Badajoz), Spain, Gamero de Coca joined the Middlebury faculty in 2004. She was appointed to a tenure track position in 2006 and received tenure in 2012. She is survived by two da...

Students, Admin Confer at Forum

Students, Admin Confer at Forum

By NICK GARBER and DOMINICK TANOH

October 4, 2017

Senior administrators held an open forum with students Tuesday evening, discussing the results of recent student surveys and fielding questions about institutional transparency and student life. Student attendance at the event was relatively sparse, with the number of students roughly equaling the ...

Accused Student Alleges Racial Profiling

Accused Student Alleges Racial Profiling

By ETHAN BRADY

September 27, 2017

In the weeks after protesters disrupted Charles Murray’s planned lecture at Middlebury College last March, administrators here investigated a student whom a Public Safety officer said was at the protest. The student, Addis Fouche-Channer ’17, insists she was never there. “I pulled a student off the car wi...

Admin Violated Promises on Handbook Revisions, Students Say

Admin Violated Promises on Handbook Revisions, Students Say

By ELIZABETH SAWYER

September 20, 2017

After senior college officials announced changes to the college handbook earlier this month, several student leaders expressed disappointment that they were not involved in the process, citing earlier meetings with senior officials during which they were promised input. Kyle Wright ’19.5 and Trav...

College-Owned 51 Main Closes Its Doors

College-Owned 51 Main Closes Its Doors

By BRIDGET COLLITON

September 14, 2017

After nine years of business, 51 Main has closed its doors for the last time as Middlebury welcomes The Rough Cut to the iconic space this fall. Ben Wells, a local restaurateur and former Middlebury College Men’s Rugby coach, will be leading this venture along with a small partnership group. “W...

College Dean to Step Down at Year’s End

College Dean to Step Down at Year’s End

By WILL DIGRAVIO

August 4, 2017

Katy Smith Abbott will leave her post as dean of the college but remain at Middlebury as a professor. She did not say whether her resignation was related to the Charles Murray incident.

Second Wave of Murray Protesters Face Discipline

Second Wave of Murray Protesters Face Discipline

By WILL DIGRAVIO

May 10, 2017

The college put 19 students on probation for disrupting a lecture by Charles Murray, capping a tumultuous semester with a set of punishments that many criticize as either too harsh or too lenient.

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