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Ethan Brady, Chief Editor

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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...

If Middlebury Had a Metro System

If Middlebury Had a Metro System

May 9, 2018

Readers, I write to you today with urgency. Middlebury is in the midst of a transit crisis. Middrides is nonfunctional. Public Safety is on the prowl to give out parking tickets. It takes a full 20 minutes...

Elevation, section and plan of Jeremy Benthams Panopticon penitentiary, drawn by Willey Reveley, 1791.

Davis Library Says No to Collecting Data on Patrons

May 2, 2018

The debate about data privacy unfolding in national newspapers and the halls of Congress has finally reached the college on the hill. This time, privacy advocates have something to rejoice in. In a...

A Change to Features

March 7, 2018

I am writing to inform the readers of an important but positive change to The Campus. Beginning with the next issue, Features will no longer be a weekly section. This decision is not a reflection of the...

Editor’s Note: The Front Page Photograph

Editor’s Note: The Front Page Photograph

February 28, 2018

I wish to explain the photograph on page A1 to the readers. I recognize that it may be especially jarring, particularly for students of color who feel that Charles Murray’s rhetoric poses a threat to...

Laurie Patton

‘We Are Travelers,’ Patton Says in Interview

February 21, 2018

President Laurie L. Patton spoke for an hour with three Campus reporters last month in a wide-ranging interview which was by turns personal and philosophical. Amelia Pollard ’20.5, Elizabeth Zhou ’18...

Transcript: Interview with President Laurie Patton

February 21, 2018

This interview took place on Jan. 31. The transcript was lightly edited and includes clarifications made by President Patton, which The Campus agreed to as part of the terms of the interview. ELIZABETH...

Student Accuses Over 30 Men of Sexual Misconduct on Facebook

December 23, 2017
A list that appeared in dining halls and dorms accused 33 current or former students of an array of offenses, ranging from emotional manipulation to serial rape.
Violent Imagery Drawn on Classroom Chalkboard

Violent Imagery Drawn on Classroom Chalkboard

November 1, 2017
A racially charged image depicting college spokesman Bill Burger plowing into Addis Fouche-Channer ’17 with his car was found on a chalkboard in Munroe Hall.
Patton to Attend Free Speech Conference

Patton to Attend Free Speech Conference

October 11, 2017

President Laurie L. Patton will travel to the University of Chicago this weekend to be a panelist at a “free expression” conference, forgoing the annual president’s address that traditionally occurs...

Vermonter Is Killed in Las Vegas Massacre

October 4, 2017

Sandy Casey, a special education teacher who grew up in Dorset, Vermont, was among the at least 59 people killed in a mass shooting on Sunday night in Las Vegas. She was 35. Casey was engaged to be married...

Accused Student Alleges Racial Profiling

Accused Student Alleges Racial Profiling

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....

Charles Daniels

Before Michael Phelps, There Was Charles Daniels

September 20, 2017

NEW YORK (SI) — If anyone deserves his spot on the Wheaties box, it’s the Olympic champion Michael Phelps. He’s the most decorated Olympian ever, having set world records in four consecutive Games....

Moss’s family will host a memorial service on Oct. 28 at the Rubin Museum in New York City.

Remembering Michael Moss

September 14, 2017

Michael Moss, a rising senior from the class of 2018, died on Thursday, Aug. 17, after an extended illness. Michael, a joint major in environmental studies and conservation biology, was expected to complete...

Two months after Charles Murray was scheduled to speak in Wilson Hall, professors gathered in the same room for their last meeting before the summer.

Faculty Punt on Free Speech

August 8, 2017
May’s meeting saw no changes to college protest policy, but it did feature a special session in which reporters were forced to leave the room.

Monterey Boosts Enrollment to Add Revenue

May 10, 2017
The increases coincide with a budget crisis facing the Middlebury corporation, which has been forced to cut spending and find new revenue streams.
The biomass gasification plant, built in 2009 at a cost of $12 million, saves the College about 1.1 million gallons of No. 6 fuel per year, reducing its emissions by 12,500 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Carbon Neutrality Reached

December 8, 2016

Middlebury College announced today that it has met its goal of a net zero carbon emissions footprint by the end of 2016, fulfilling a commitment made in 2007 by then-president Ronald D. Liebowitz and making...

Christian Student Group Dismissed Gay Leaders in 2015

October 13, 2016

Two student leaders of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a national evangelical Christian organization that has a chapter at Middlebury College, were asked to resign their leadership posts by other members...

Women’s Hockey Ends Season at Final Four

March 23, 2016

The Middlebury women’s hockey team ended their NCAA tournament run on Friday, March 18, after falling 5-3 to top-ranked Plattsburgh State in the semifinal round. They finished the season with a record...

Baseball Starts Season with Away Win

March 23, 2016

After a dismal 4-24 season last year, the Middlebury baseball team started its season off on Saturday, March 19, with a 2-1 loss and a 4-3 win in a double-header against Bates in Northborough, Mass. The...

Philosopher Speaks on Anger’s Fatal Flaws

Philosopher Speaks on Anger’s Fatal Flaws

March 23, 2016

The Office of the Provost hosted a lecture by philosopher Dr. Martha Nussbaum on Thursday, March 17, in Wilson Hall. The lecture, titled “Anger and Revolutionary Justice: Ideas for Liberal Learning,”...

Women’s Hockey Set to Appear in Frozen Four

March 16, 2016

After winning the NESCAC title and advancing to the NCAA Tournament, the Middlebury women’s hockey team defeated the University of Massachusetts  Boston 4-0 in the quarterfinal round. The win was the...

Michael OHara

Women’s Hockey to Play UMass-Boston in NCAA

March 9, 2016

The Middlebury women’s hockey team won the NESCAC Championship on Sunday, March 6 for the eighth time in the program’s history with a 5-4 overtime victory against Amherst in Chip Kenyon ’85 Arena....

Monument Farms, College’s Milk Supplier, Talks History, Practices

Monument Farms, College’s Milk Supplier, Talks History, Practices

March 2, 2016

Bob James, a representative of Monument Farms Dairy in Weybridge, Vt., gave a talk about the company’s history and practices on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Hillcrest Orchard. James, a native of Middlebury...

Women’s Hockey To Host NESCAC Championship

March 2, 2016

The Middlebury women’s hockey team clinched the host site for the NESCAC championship for the fth time in six years and the ninth time overall. The Panthers (18-4-3), seeded rst in the tournament,...

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 05:  Pulitzer Prize winner and To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom in the East Room of the White House November 5, 2007 in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom is given to those who have made remarkable contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture, or other private or public endeavors.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Death of Harper Lee at 89 Spurs Talk of Legacy

February 24, 2016

Harper Lee’s beloved classic To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. The zeitgeist novel depicted in bare terms racism in America and reaffirmed the values...

Mitch Perry 16 speaks to Channel 5 News about campaigning for Hillary.

Students Organize for Hillary in Bernie Territory

February 24, 2016

Months before Hillary Clinton declared her presidential candidacy online in April, leaders in the Democratic Party saw her as the destined choice to be the party’s standard bearer in the 2016 election. But...

Women’s Hockey Unstoppable; Easily Puts Seven Past Williams

February 24, 2016

The women’s hockey team finished the regular season with two shutout wins against Williams last weekend, skating to a 2-0 away win on Friday, Feb. 19, and a 7-0 victory on Saturday, Feb. 20 in Chip Kenyon...

Womens Hockey Remains Unbeaten in NESCAC Play

Women’s Hockey Remains Unbeaten in NESCAC Play

February 18, 2016

The Middlebury women’s hockey team, now 15-4-3, continued their perfect record in the NESCAC, winning two victories each against Colby, Hamilton and Wesleyan. However, they were unable to carry...

From Iron to EDM, Workshops Run the Gamut

From Iron to EDM, Workshops Run the Gamut

January 27, 2016

BLACKSMITH: BACK TO BASICS Warren Rinehart has been teaching Blacksmithing 101 workshops since Winter Term 2014. Students in his class last Saturday worked on small projects – metal spoons and...

Eighth Annual Hunt Starts Today

January 27, 2016

For 72 hours, starting this morning, the campus will be consumed by an unusual tradition: a massive scavenger hunt. The stakes: $1,000 in cash. The Hunt is a three-day competition that might be better...

Women’s Hockey Remains Undefeated in the NESCAC

Women’s Hockey Remains Undefeated in the NESCAC

January 27, 2016

The Middlebury women’s hockey team won a two-game homestand against NESCAC foe Bowdoin this weekend, winning 2-0 on Friday, Jan. 22, before surging to a 4-2 victory Saturday, Jan. 23, in Chip Kenyon...

Sophomore Conference Showcases Perspectives on Liberal Arts Careers, Holds Alumna Keynote

Sophomore Conference Showcases Perspectives on Liberal Arts Careers, Holds Alumna Keynote

January 20, 2016

On Friday, Jan. 15, the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) hosted its second annual sophomore conference. At the event, faculty, staff, alumni and students discussed the value of a Middlebury education,...

Women’s Hockey Hands Lake Forest First Loss

Women’s Hockey Hands Lake Forest First Loss

January 20, 2016

The Middlebury women’s hockey team skated to three wins, two ties and two losses over winter break, bringing their overall record to 7-3-3 and placing them at third in the NESCAC, behind first-ranked...

End the Culture of Doing

December 10, 2015

One student at the stress forum last Wednesday said that the goal while pursuing a degree at Middlebury is to optimize the experience. That means finding the “perfect” balance between schoolwork, clubs,...


Women’s Hockey Defeats Camels

December 9, 2015

The Middlebury women’s hockey team went 1-0-1 in their two-game homestand against Connecticut College this weekend at Chip Kenyon ’85 Arena, bringing their overall record to 4-1-1. On Friday night,...

The Grid Presented to College

The Grid Presented to College

December 9, 2015

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Wilson Hall, three administrators — Katy Smith Abbott, Andi Lloyd and Miguel Fernández — unveiled a plan they developed over the summer to remedy student stress. This was...

Women’s Hockey Stuns Reigning NESCAC Champs

Women’s Hockey Stuns Reigning NESCAC Champs

December 2, 2015

The Middlebury Panthers got their season off to a strong start with a 3-1 record. The team beat NESCAC rival Trinity twice, 5-1 and 2-1, on opening weekend, then hosted the Panther/Cardinal Classic this...

Faculty Debate Future of Pass/Fail

November 18, 2015

At their plenary session on Nov. 6, faculty introduced a motion to reinstate the Pass/D/Fail option for Middlebury undergraduates. The Pass/D/Fail (P/D/F) option, which was approved by the faculty in May...

On-Campus Traditional Japanese Teahouse Proposed

November 13, 2015

At an Atwater dinner hosted by Architecture Table, a design interest club, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, Douglas Brooks of Vergennes presented a proposal to build a traditional Japanese teahouse on The College’s...

The State of Our Endowment

November 5, 2015

I am disappointed by this paper’s recent coverage of the endowment return for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015. Let’s get one thing straight: Middlebury’s endowment had a terrible showing...

Rachel Frank

Petition Pushes for Accessibility in New Housing

November 4, 2015

A petition has circulated among students, parents and alumni urging the Board of Trustees to pause construction on the new residence halls west of Adirondack View. The petition, which had 458 signatories...

College Joins Coalition for Accessibility

October 21, 2015

Middlebury has joined 83 other colleges and universities in forming the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a new application system that was created in hopes of making the college application...

College Welcomes Laurie L. Patton: Inauguration Weekend Launches Middlebury’s 17th Presidency

College Welcomes Laurie L. Patton: Inauguration Weekend Launches Middlebury’s 17th Presidency

October 14, 2015

On Sunday, Oct. 11, the College inaugurated Laurie L. Patton as its 17th president in a historic ceremony on McCullough Lawn to an audience of over 1,000. Patton is the first woman to hold the office of...

Construction Begins for New Townhouses

Construction Begins for New Townhouses

September 30, 2015

The College’s plan to build a new residential complex on the western edge of campus has been approved by the Town of Middlebury’s Development Review Board (DRB). Workers began logging and clearing...

Students presented their final research at the Spring Symposium last Thursday and Friday.

Students Present Research

April 15, 2015

The College held its ninth annual Spring Student Symposium last weekend from Thursday, April 9 to Friday, April 10, with over three hundred students presenting on their academic and creative endeavors....

NESCAC Schools Survey Alcohol Use

March 11, 2015

On March 1, the College notified all students that it will conduct a survey about alcohol use and drinking culture at the College in conjunction with other NESCAC institutions. The confidential NESCAC...

Summer Courses Open for Students

February 25, 2015

Last week, the College announced the inauguration of its Summer Study program for this coming summer. The program was approved by faculty last year and is designed to provide students with opportunities...

College Offers Admission to 280 Early Decision I Applicants

January 14, 2015

The College has offered admission to 280 students for the Class of 2019 under its Early Decision I plan. Decisions were released on Saturday, Dec. 6, via an online portal, and physical copies were mailed...

Midd Ranked Highly For Rigor

Midd Ranked Highly For Rigor

November 19, 2014

  Middlebury was ranked 7th overall in The Daily Beast’s list of the “25 Most Rigorous Colleges,” ahead of Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. Middlebury is the highest-ranked NESCAC school on the...

Megan Grassell ’18.5 was recognized by Time magazine for founding the company Yellowberry. (Courtesy Bradly J. Boner)

Student on Time Magazine’s List of Most Influential Teens

October 29, 2014

When Megan Grassell ’18.5 went with her younger sister to shop for bras, she was disturbed by the limited and sexualized selection she found. She found polar opposites: either low quality, boring bras...

New School of Korean

October 8, 2014

The Middlebury Language Schools, in celebration of the centennial anniversary of their founding, will launch the School of Korean for the summer of 2015. The school will run at Middlebury’s affiliate...

Katz Researches Tolstoy’s Family

September 24, 2014

Most fans of literature associate Leo Tolstoy with his almost universally identifiable War and Peace and regard him as one of the greatest authors of the modern era. One of Tolstoy’s later works, however,...

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