Second Wave of Murray Protesters Face Discipline

Second Wave of Murray Protesters Face Discipline

By WILL DIGRAVIO

May 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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.

Women’s Lacrosse Closes Conference Play with Colby Loss

Women’s Lacrosse Closes Conference Play with Colby Loss

By JAKE TURTEL

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The women’s lacrosse team just can’t get over the hump against Colby. The Panthers lost 10–9 in the Nescac semifinals despite having home-field advantage.

The Bi Hall Telescope: A Closer Look

The Bi Hall Telescope: A Closer Look

By ASHER LANTZ

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Academics, Showcase

The Champlain Valley is prime real estate for stargazing. The technician at the Mittelman Observatory explains why.

Inaugural Korean Cultural Show Dazzles Students

Inaugural Korean Cultural Show Dazzles Students

By Courtenay Roche, Contributing Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

At 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, the lights in Wilson Hall dimmed abruptly, leaving only the iridescent light of hundreds of glow sticks and a few phones waving wildly in the air above the crowd. So the much-anticipated inaugural Korean Culture Show, a night of passionate singing and dancing, opened to a f...

Vermonters ‘Green Up’ Their Communities

Vermonters ‘Green Up’ Their Communities

By AMELIA POLLARD

May 10, 2017


Filed under Local, Showcase

An annual tradition begun in 1970 by the former governor has residents orchestrating a deep clean of public spaces in all 251 of Vermont’s towns.

‘Women of Troy’ Awakens Greek Tragedy

‘Women of Troy’ Awakens Greek Tragedy

By Bilal Khan, Senior Writer

May 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Academics, Showcase

“Like the mother bird at her plundered nest,” Hecuba says. Grieving, suffering Hecuba. “Do you even remember, King of the gods, that we exist, while the very air explodes around us, and fire reduces our city to ashes and stone?”  Troy is to be burned. The most agonizing of Hecuba’s wai...

Judicial Hearings Begin as Faculty Challenge Process

Judicial Hearings Begin as Faculty Challenge Process

By Will DiGravio and Alex Newhouse

May 3, 2017


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The first official judicial hearing for students who participated in the March 2 protests against Dr. Charles Murray is scheduled to take place today, May 4, as of press time.  The hearing will examine the cases of at least 18 respondents — the official term for students who have been charged wit...

Vermont Women’s Fund Awards Grants to 14 Organizations

Vermont Women’s Fund Awards Grants to 14 Organizations

By Amelia Pollard, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Local, Showcase

This spring, the Vermont Women’s Fund, a program of the Vermont Community Foundation based in Middlebury, is awarding $124,000 in grant money to 14 organizations throughout the state. The funds will be used to teach financial literacy to girls from ages 12 to 25 and to help them develop jobs, skills...

Performing Arts Spotlight: The Women of Troy

Performing Arts Spotlight: The Women of Troy

By Qian (Audrey) Li, Senior Columnist

May 3, 2017


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“The Women of Troy,” a new adaptation of Euripides’s play from more than two thousand years ago, is a lyrical poem of grief and savage irony that is as relevant today as it was then. “Contemporary playwright Don Taylor’s evocative translation is a relentless song of suffering, capturing the w...

Brentano Quartet Honors ‘Art of Fugue’

Brentano Quartet Honors ‘Art of Fugue’

By John Gosselin, Senior Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Academics, Showcase

The Brentano String Quartet performed Johann Sebastian Bach’s “The Art of Fugue” on Saturday, April 29, in Robison Hall as the first part of the Middlebury Bach Festival, which also included a performance of Handel’s Esther. The Art of Fugue commands its place in the repertoire of classical mu...

Chinese Feminist Fights Guerrilla Wars

Chinese Feminist Fights Guerrilla Wars

By Yvette Shi, Arts & Sciences Editor

May 3, 2017


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In China, a country with the world’s second largest economy, women create 41 percent of the GDP. In 1990, Chinese women’s annual salary was about 80 percent of their male counterparts. Six years ago, the number became 60 percent. Simple statistics like this, regardless of the complex reasons behind ...

Green Mountain Adventures Opens on Main Street

By Sophie Slotnick, Contributing Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Local, Showcase

If you did not notice on your last run or walk through town, there is a brand new storefront along Main Street. At the beginning of April, Middlebury Mountaineer, previously located next to Leatherworks, moved to 56 Main Street. In addition to shifting locations of his shop, owner Steven Atocha decided...

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