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Elaine Velie

Elaine Velie, Editor-at-Large

Elaine Velie '19.5 is an editor at large.
She previously served as a news editor.
She is an art history and Russian major and plans to spend the fall 2019 semester in Moscow.
She spent the summer of 2017 as a curatorial intern at the Middlebury Art Museum, and this past summer, she worked at an art gallery in New York City.
This fall she will be writing her art history thesis, hosting another radio show, and writing and playing music.
All content by Elaine Velie
Parton Health Center’s new program is currently in its first evaluation phase.

Parton Looks to Upgrade Mental Health Services this Fall

April 18, 2019
Parton Center for Health and Wellness will make changes to its mental health offerings beginning this fall, after joining a national program earlier this year which helps schools improve their suicide prevention services as well as support for substance abuse and other mental health issues.
Remembering Thibault Lannoy ’20

Remembering Thibault Lannoy ’20

February 28, 2019

“He had a unique spirit. There’s no one like him,” said Matt Ravichandran ’20, a close friend of Thibault’s who lived with him in Allen Hall his first year and played soccer with him. Ravichandran...

Biology Prof. and Dean Andi Lloyd

Andi Lloyd, Biology Professor and Dean of Faculty, Leaving to Attend Divinity School

November 15, 2018
Lloyd, the dean of the faculty and a Biology professor, will leave the college at the end of this academic year to attend divinity school. She is currently applying to schools and plans to become an ordained minister.

‘He Flashed Me’ : Harassment on Town Roads Often Goes Unreported

November 8, 2018
Many female college students have experienced harassment on town roads during their time in Middlebury. Although there are systems in place to deal with these incidents once reported, silence often surrounds this issue.
Miguel Fernández, the college’s chief diversity officer, has led the Community Bias Response Team since its start in 2017.

The Community Bias Response Team, Explained

September 20, 2018

The Community Bias Response Team (CBRT) will continue its work in the 2018-19 academic year. CBRT informs the college community about instances of bias through all-school emails. While planning and...

College Plans to Fundraise for Growing Financial Aid

May 9, 2018

Although Middlebury College has yet to set targets for its goal to increase the number of students receiving financial aid, the incoming first-year class will have more students on financial aid than this...

Homecoming Parade Wins Tradition Contest

May 9, 2018

The college announced the winner of the new traditions contest this week. The winning entry, submitted by sophomores Emily Barnard, Ben Snow, Kate Zecca and Sophia Peluso, will be a “Panther Day” parade...

White Nationalist Propaganda Found in Library

April 11, 2018

Davis Family Library staff discovered white nationalist propaganda in the library shelves over spring break. Papers were interspersed throughout sections relating to queer studies, the Holocaust, the civil...

News in Brief

April 4, 2018

COLLEGE RELEASES CLASS OF 2022 DECISIONS The college accepted 17.2 percent of its regular decision applicants for the class of 2022. Decisions were released March 27 and offered admission to 1,297 students...

Swipe System Saves College Dining More than $300K

Swipe System Saves College Dining More than $300K

March 21, 2018

The implementation of a swipe system in all three of the college’s dining halls has resulted in more than $300, 000 in savings since last September, according to David Provost, the college’s treasurer. That...

Applicants Have Right to Protest, College Says

February 28, 2018

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...

Colby Art Museum Receives $100 Million Gift

February 21, 2018

The Colby College Museum of Art received a $100 million gift of around 1,150 works by over 150 artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keefe and Rembrandt. The gift also provides for the establishment...

Speech on Campus Addressed in Committee Report

February 14, 2018

The Committee on Speech and Inclusion, which was convened following Charles Murray’s visit to the college last March and is now officially dissolved, issued a final report on Jan. 10 that did not make...

Student Who Posted ‘The List’ Faces Discipline

January 24, 2018

The student who posted a “List of Men to Avoid” on Facebook last month, Elizabeth Dunn ’18, is now facing disciplinary action after the list prompted a judicial investigation into potential violations...

Dean of Students Baishakhi Taylor

College Holds Restorative Practices Training

January 24, 2018

More than forty students, faculty and staff members participated in the first restorative practices training during the first three days of December break.  Of the 46 attendees,  six were students. The...

James OKeefe speaks before a modest audience at the Courtyard Marriott on Thursday, Nov. 30.

O’Keefe Promotes Himself in Uneventful Appearance

December 6, 2017
The conservative provocateur’s speech centered largely around his own career, and included defenses of the deceptive practices that have brought him criticism.
The tree on the lawn in front of Mead Chapel was lit up for the first time this season on Monday night.

Tree Behind Old Chapel is Lit

November 29, 2017

The tree on the main quad behind Old Chapel was lit up for the first time this season on Monday night. Power was first brought out to the tree in 1984, and the lights have been strung each year since....

Susan Baldridge to Step Down as Provost

Susan Baldridge to Step Down as Provost

November 15, 2017

Susan Baldridge will step down as provost, the chief academic officer for all Middlebury institutions, at the end of the calendar year. Baldrige will return to her position as professor of psychology after...

Allison Stanger during her senate hearing on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Allison Stanger Opines on Protests in Hearing, on C-SPAN

November 1, 2017

Political science professor Allison Stanger, who was injured following the March 2 protests of Charles Murray, spoke out last week in an interview and a congressional hearing, blaming Middlebury faculty...

IT Services VP Jim Stuart Dies

IT Services VP Jim Stuart Dies

October 18, 2017

Jim Stuart, associate vice president for information technology, passed away unexpectedly at his home last weekend. Stuart first came to Middlebury in 1993, after he received a bachelor’s degree in...

Last November, students rallied in front of Old Chapel in support of undocumented  and DACA-mented students

Middlebury Responds to Trump’s DACA Threats

September 27, 2017

In the wake of President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the college has continued to publicly and internally support DACA-mented and undocumented students. College...

Jin Sohn 18 served as SGA Chief of Staff during the 2016-17 year.

SGA President Jin Sohn Talks Year Ahead

September 14, 2017

This week The Middlebury Campus sat down with Jin Sohn '18, the new Student Government Association (SGA) President. This interview has been lightly edited for clarity, and was conducted both in-person...

Students and Administrators Discuss ‘Restorative Justice’

May 10, 2017
After two sociology professors led a sit-in to protest discipline for students, the college dean promised a culture shift in its judicial system.
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