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Elizabeth Sawyer

Elizabeth Sawyer, News Editor

Elizabeth Sawyer ’19 is a news editor.
She previously served as Senior News Editor and staff writer.
Sawyer is majoring in History and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies.
In the past, she has worked as a research assistant in the History department. She completed Middlebury’s museum studies program at Oxford University in the summer of 2017.
After spending the summer of 2018 as a research intern in the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, she will work as a first-year writing mentor and host a radio show on WRMC with Catherine Pollack.
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Will DiGravio (standing) is the editor in chief. Nick Garber (left) and Rebecca Walker are the managing editors.

[Photo] What is the role of this paper?

September 13, 2018

Will DiGravio (standing) is the editor in chief. Nick Garber (left) and Rebecca Walker are the managing editors.

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Doug Adams Resigns as Associate Dean of Students

June 27, 2018
He will become the dean of students at Franklin & Marshall College.

24/7 Lib Here to Stay… for Now

May 2, 2018

Davis Family Library will remain open for 24 hours each day of finals week, according to Michael Roy, the dean of the library. Roy reached this decision after considering student survey data and deliberating...

Robert Post.

Post Discusses Free Speech and Inclusion on College Campuses

April 25, 2018

Yale law professor Robert Post argued that freedom of speech is largely irrelevant in the context of college campuses, and therefore that freedom of speech should not be posed as antithetical to inclusion,...

Faculty Demand Answers on Executive Pay

April 11, 2018

The Patton administration faced widespread outrage from professors regarding salary practices for top officials at a faculty meeting on April 6. The faculty railed against bonuses and mismanagement, as...

SGA at Odds Over Club Sports

March 14, 2018

Peter Dykeman-Bermingham ’18.5, the Student Government Association treasurer and finance committee chair, presented a bill to the SGA on Sunday that would establish a fund to cover the cost of food...

Jennifer Herrera Condry and Will Kasso Condry spearheaded a mural project last year in the Anderson Freeman Center.

Artists to Paint New Mural in Student Center

March 8, 2018

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...

Patton Interview Was Delayed at Spokesman’s Request

Patton Interview Was Delayed at Spokesman’s Request

February 21, 2018

College spokesman Bill Burger requested that the editors of this paper delay publication of an interview with President Laurie L. Patton, which The Campus had originally planned to publish in the Feb....

Marijuana Policy Unchanged Despite New Vermont Law

February 14, 2018

Middlebury will continue to prohibit marijuana use and possession on campus despite Vermont’s legalization of the drug on Jan. 22. Hannah Ross, the college’s general counsel, sent a school-wide email...

Wonnacott community assistant Kyle Wright ’19.5

Residential Life Negotiations Reach SGA

January 24, 2018

After months of tense negotiations between residential life staff and college administrators, a bill calling for increased pay, training and support was introduced to the Student Government Association...

Before Leaving Administration, Katy Smith Abbott Looks Back

Before Leaving Administration, Katy Smith Abbott Looks Back

December 6, 2017
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.

Faculty for Inclusive Community Discuss Vision For College

November 29, 2017

Last March, student-led protests of Charles Murray garnered nationwide media coverage, much of which fell into an ongoing debate over the state of free speech on college campuses. Of particular note was...

Professor Darién Davis and
colleagues presented the diversity motion.

Faculty Question Investigation and Diversity Practices

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...

SGA Calls for Changes to Open Disciplinary Hearings

November 1, 2017

The Student Government Association (SGA) passed a bill on Oct. 29 calling for changes to the college’s disciplinary hearing procedures, including a request that the handbook explicitly declare open hearings...

Lee Cuba, a sociology professor at Wellesley College, spoke on campus last week about the benefits of shadow grading.

Community, Speaker Discuss Grade-Free First Semester

October 18, 2017

Amidst ongoing conversations regarding grading at Middlebury, the Student Government Association’s (SGA) Student Educational Affairs Committee (SEAC) hosted Lee Cuba, a sociology professor at Wellesley...

Students Outside Proctor Dining Hall

SGA, Admin Collaborate on New Dining Options

October 11, 2017

The Student Government Association (SGA) and Director of Food Services Dan Detora have continued to collaborate on changes to the dining halls in response to student feedback to the SGA’s dining survey....

An electrician replaces the faulty carbon monoxide detector in Atwater suite ABP

Late-Night Alarm Jolts Atwater Residents from Saturday Slumber

October 4, 2017

In the early hours of Oct. 1, a carbon monoxide alarm went off in the Atwater A building, forcing students to vacate their beds and wait outside the building for two hours. Lisa Burchard, director of...

Middlebury Falls in U.S. News College Rankings

Middlebury Falls in U.S. News College Rankings

September 27, 2017

Middlebury fell from fourth to sixth place in the U.S. News & World Report’s latest “Best Colleges” rankings. Published on Sept. 12, the list places Williams and Amherst first and second among...

Admin Violated Promises on Handbook Revisions, Students Say

Admin Violated Promises on Handbook Revisions, Students Say

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...

Wonnacott community assistant Kyle Wright ’19.5

Community Council Co-Chair Outlines Goals for Upcoming Year

September 20, 2017

This week The Campus sat down with Kyle Wright ’19.5, Student Co-Chair of Community Council for the fall semester. This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. Middlebury Campus (MC): What are...

College Sponsors Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events, Keynote

April 20, 2017

On April 11, sex and relationships educator Kate McCombs delivered the keynote address of the College’s programming for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). McCombs spoke about the...

Edward Snowden is interviewed via livestream by Allison Stanger, Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics, at Wilson Hall on March 16, 2017.

Snowden Talks Surveillance and Security in U.S.

March 23, 2017

On Thursday, March 16, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who leaked classified information in an effort to expose widespread government surveillance, spoke over videoconference...

Admin Addresses Student Concerns at Open Forum

March 2, 2017

The College’s Senior Leadership Group (SLG) hosted an open forum in Dana Auditorium on Feb. 22. The administrators who attended included Vice President for Communications Bill Burger, Special Assistant...

College Joins Consortium Supporting Syrian Refugees

March 16, 2016

The College joined the Institute for International Education’s (IIE) Syria Consortium last week.  The College and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey will be two of the 50...

College to Stop Sale of Energy Drinks

February 24, 2016

In a flyer released this week, Dining Services announced its decision to stop the sale of energy drinks on campus. The policy will take effect on March 7, 2016. Beverages such as Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy...

Students Create App for Safe Driving

October 21, 2015

Despite understanding that using a phone while driving is dangerous, many people routinely give into the temptation to send a quick text while on the road. And despite state laws banning the use of phones...

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