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Caroline Kapp

Caroline Kapp, Editor at Large

Caroline Kapp '21 is the senior news editor.

She previously served as news editor, staff writer and community council correspondent.

Kapp is majoring in political science with a minor in history. She spent the fall of 2019 in Buenos Aires where she interned with the human rights organization Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales and took international relations courses at Universidad Torcuato di Tella.

She previously worked as a reporting intern for The Addison Independent where she wrote news and feature stories about community businesses and local politics. During the summer of 2020 she served as an intern at Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition where she worked with the Detained Children’s Team pursuing legal relief for unaccompanied minors.

On campus, Kapp serves as a research assistant in the Political Science department, works as a writing tutor and teaches English to Spanish speaking migrant farm workers through Compañeros.

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Middlebury mourns Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and reflects on her legacy

Middlebury mourns Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and reflects on her legacy

October 1, 2020
The death of Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves students and faculty members remembering the woman who dedicated her life to fighting injustice.
Signs posted on billboards around campus provide various campus and community resources for survivors of sexual assault and harassment.

Changes to Title IX alter reporting and investigation procedures

September 24, 2020
New regulations related to the 1972 federal civil rights law which prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs have changed the Title IX investigation and hearing process at Middlebury.
Covid rules enforcement falls on student leaders

Covid rules enforcement falls on student leaders

September 7, 2020

Dozens of pages of online instructions and 151 minutes of educational videos laid out a plethora of restrictions and regulations that were put in place to make a return to campus this fall possible....

The Campus reported on the 'Unofficial Guide' sent to female students in the 28 Sept. 1967 issue.

The letter

May 14, 2020
In the fall of 1967, all first-year women received an anonymous letter in their mailboxes during their first weeks on campus.
Starting this fall, many students will no longer be required to obtain their advisor's signature on an add card.

[Photo] Faculty approve changes to PE credits and add card policies

May 14, 2020

Starting this fall, many students will no longer be required to obtain their advisor's signature on an add card.

The college announced on April 8 that it would adopt a test-optional admissions policy for the next three years.

Admissions will try out test-optional policy

April 30, 2020
Under the test-optional policy, students may choose not to submit any test scores as part of their application for admission.
97 Adirondack View, formerly home to PALANA House, will become the International House in the Fall.

[Photo] Small senior houses allotted to rising juniors in superblock process

April 9, 2020

97 Adirondack View, formerly home to PALANA House, will become the International House in the Fall.

Approximately 175 students approved to stay on campus

March 19, 2020
Fewer than 140 students remain on campus as they wait with uncertainty for the college's next steps.
On Wednesday evening, students gathered outside Mead Chapel at 9 p.m. for a cathartic release: a scream.

Updates: College details plan to send students home

March 12, 2020
Prompted by growing coronavirus concerns, students will attend classes remotely following an extended two-week spring break.
Students eating outside Proctor Dining Hall on March 9.

College confirms suspension of on-campus classes in response to coronavirus concerns

March 10, 2020
Middlebury will begin remote classes following the break on March 30.
Students eating outside Proctor Dining Hall on March 9.

Campus waits for news on coronavirus following professor’s email

March 10, 2020
The college has not yet sent out an official statement about plans for suspension.

Campus conservatives divided over Murray’s upcoming visit

February 13, 2020
Current and former members of College Republicans divide over the decision to invite Charles Murray to speak on campus for the third time.
Joseph chatting with former MA Governor Bill Weld who spoke at Middlebury this past Fall. Weld was in Iowa for the Republican caucuses which occured the same day.

Students head to Iowa for presidental caucuses

February 13, 2020
Abbott LaPrade ’21 and Maggie Joseph ’20 attended last week’s Iowa caucuses. While news outlets across the country reported chaos in Iowa, these two saw a very different story unfold on the ground.
School of Abenaki joins language schools as a pilot program

School of Abenaki joins language schools as a pilot program

January 23, 2020
Abenaki, a Western Algonquian language, will be offered through a pilot program at Middlebury Language Schools for the summer of 2020.

Cook Commons Dean Ian Sutherland departs mid-year

January 23, 2020
Students in Cook Commons were informed of Dean Sutherland’s departure via email on January 16th. No one would comment on the nature of his departure.
Left to right: A hole ripped in the hallway of Allen Hall, a chair broken in the Chateau basement and a broken soap dispenser in the Chateau. Students were charged in their tuition bills for damages such as these that occured in the fall.

Students charged for damages incurred during the fall semester

January 23, 2020
Damages in Atwater during the fall totaled almost $6,000, an unprecedented amount for a single semester.
The 2017 protests of Charles Murray generated significant national buzz and caused the injury of Professor Allison Stanger.

Charles Murray invited back to Middlebury by College Republicans

January 22, 2020
Murray's 2017 visit caused campus uproar and nationwide campus free-speech debate. Now, the Middlebury College Republican co-presidents are asking the campus community to reengage.
The Alexander Hamilton Forum was started at Middlebury to “foster thoughtful engagement with the ideas that have informed the creation and development of the American polity.”

Where the Hamilton Forum Gets Its Money

May 9, 2019

The controversy last month over the cancellation of a lecture by Ryszard Legutko threw the organization that invited him, the Alexander Hamilton Forum, into the national spotlight.  Student activists...

Vast Majority of Students Prefer Relationships

Vast Majority of Students Prefer Relationships

May 2, 2019

Movies, television shows and popular music frequently glorify hook-up culture, especially on college campuses. While Zeitgeist reveals that hook-up culture is a large part of college life for many Middlebury...

“The experience of being a refugee is the experience of being an other,” Callimachi said during her talk last Thursday. “That stain of otherness never fully left me.”

Reporter on ISIS Beat Discusses ‘Speaking to the Enemy’

April 18, 2019

Rukmini Callimachi has built a career out of talking to terrorists. Callimachi joined the New York Times in March 2014 as a foreign correspondent covering Al-Qaeda and ISIS. WIRED magazine...

The Complicity Project’s display is prominently exhibited in the Davis Family Library atrium.

The Complicity Projects Launches Display in Davis Library

April 18, 2019

From far away, this week’s display in Davis Library appears a brightly-colored mosaic of posters. But upon closer inspection, the set-up reveals a carefully-curated collection of quotes and...

Ryszard Legutko outside the Robert A. Jones '59 House on Wednesday

Legutko Still Speaks to Politics Class After Administration Cancels Public Lecture

April 17, 2019

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...

Battell and both Atwater Halls were among the most reported sites of sexual assault, according to the map produced by It Happens Here.

Map Project Marks Locations of 108 Campus Sexual Assaults and Harassments

March 7, 2019
Red dots cover the map of Middlebury’s campus. Nine on Battell, four on Proctor and one each on Axinn, Twilight, Munroe and the Admissions Office. Each dot represents one person’s experience of sexual assault or harassment

Former CRA Steve Zatarain Returns as New Atwater CRD

February 28, 2019

To the excitement of many students, Steve Zatarain ’15 returned to campus last week to serve as the new interim Atwater Commons Residence Director (CRD).  Students in Atwater Commons received notification...

Divesting Middlebury: An Interactive Timeline

Divesting Middlebury: An Interactive Timeline

February 23, 2019
Campus reporters have compiled an interactive timeline walking through some of the most important events along Middlebury's six-year path to fossil fuel divestment.

Nobel Winner Murad Sheds Light on Yazidi Genocide in Talk

February 14, 2019
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.
Signs announcing the rebranding are posted around the Arts Center.

CFA Becomes the MAC, and Students Ask Why

February 14, 2019

After being known for 27 years as the CFA, the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts is undergoing a name change. College officials have decided to rename the building the Mahaney Arts Center,...

News in Brief

January 17, 2019

PRESIDENT MAKES NEW ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS President Patton announced the transition of four administrators from interim roles to permanent positions in an email to the community on Dec. 19. Jeff...

Volunteers recounting ballots for the state’s attorney race.

Wygmans Re-elected State’s Attorney After Two-Day Recount

November 29, 2018
A team of volunteers comes together to recount the ballots for Addison County's State Attorney.
Colleges Hosts Annual C3 Conference on Diversity in Higher Education

Colleges Hosts Annual C3 Conference on Diversity in Higher Education

November 15, 2018
Over a hundred students from liberal arts colleges gathered this past weekend at the college for the fourth annual Creating Connections Consortium (C3) summit aimed at diversifying higher education.
Incumbent Dennis Wygmans (right) holds a slim lead over Peter Bevere.

Incumbent Wygmans Clings to 10-Vote Lead in State’s Attorney Race

November 8, 2018
Tuesday’s midterm election proved that every vote does indeed count, with the Addison County state’s attorney race being decided by a mere 10 votes.
Peter Bevere (left) and Dennis Wygmans.

Two Candidates with College Ties Battle in State’s Attorney Race

November 1, 2018
Also known as Middlebury College's duel of the husbands.
One of many posters supporting survivors was placed on the sign outside Mead Chapel.

Demonstrations Continue as Kavanaugh Takes Seat as Nation’s 114th Supreme Court Justice

October 11, 2018
Across campus, students and faculty publicly expressed their support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and survivors of sexual assault with signs, a “Walkout Against the Patriarchy” and chalked messages on pathways.
Wilson Café will extend its hours on Monday and Tuesday nights to compensate for The Grille's early closing time.

College Rearranges Late Night Food Options to Make Up for Grille Cuts

October 4, 2018
The Wilson Café will now be open until midnight on Monday and Tuesday with a full menu, and GrilleMe will deliver bagel sandwiches as an alternative to Grille food.

News In Brief: Grille Closings, Hallquist to Visit, Fatal Crash Near Proctor

September 13, 2018
The Grille is now closed on Monday and Tuesday nights, Christine Hallquist is coming to campus, and more.
Charles Koch in 2016.

Students Took Koch Money to Fund On-Campus Lecture

May 2, 2018

The college’s Open Campus Initiative (OCI) hosted a talk on free speech in large part through funding from the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), a libertarian think tank. Charles Koch, an astronomically...

ConsentFest took place in the Axinn Winter Garden on Tuesday.

News in Brief

April 11, 2018

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH The college is observing Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) throughout the month of April. The goal of SAAPM is to increase awareness...

Diane Nash spoke at the college on April 2. She was a key figure in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

Diane Nash Talks Lessons of Civil Rights Movement

April 4, 2018

Diane Nash, a pioneer of the civil rights movement, urged students and community members to carry the lessons from the movement and its activists into the future in an address in Mead Chapel on Monday....

Tennis Courts Behind Atwater to Be Demolished

March 21, 2018

Starting in early to mid-June, the tennis courts behind Atwater dining hall will be bulldozed in order to create new parking in E-lot. The new parking will replace the space lost due to construction of...

Tips for Room Draw

March 21, 2018

In accordance with student and Student Government Association (SGA) feedback from last year, the housing process has been refined. In an interview with The Campus, dean for residential life Doug Adams...

Parton Warns Students of Vermont Mumps Outbreak

February 28, 2018

Middlebury students received an email from the Parton student health center on Monday, Feb. 19 regarding an outbreak of the viral illness mumps at the University of Vermont and St. Michael’s College....

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