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Faculty Pass Symbolic Rejection of K-12, Inc.

May 19, 2014

On Tuesday, May 13, the faculty voted overwhelmingly to cut ties with K12, Inc., the corporation with which the College partnered to create Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL). The 95 to 16 vote —...

The Siblings Behind the Lucrative Sushi Operation

April 23, 2014

If you ventured down to Crossroads anytime in the past year, you may have noticed a small man and woman in red chef jackets, busily moving among the baristas shuttling sushi from behind the counter. Behind...

Living In the Adderall Generation: Part 2

Living In the Adderall Generation: Part 2

April 16, 2014

  If you wanted to get an Adderall prescription written for you while at the College, you would need to go through a person like Dr. John Young, who works at the Counseling Service of Addison County....

Living in the Adderall Generation: Part 1

Living in the Adderall Generation: Part 1

April 9, 2014

  Emma ’14 first snorted Adderall halfway through sophomore year. A friend took the orange 20-milligram (mg) pill and crushed it into a light powder with the bottom of a mug, before guiding...

The Concussion Diaries

The Concussion Diaries

April 3, 2014

It was a one-in-a-million chance or a message from God. In Nov. 2008, Sierra Stites ’14 was standing on the sidelines watching her high school soccer team play. Then, a ball kicked from an adjacent field...

Faculty: This is Required Reading

Faculty: This is Required Reading

February 12, 2014

I recently asked a top administrator what percentage of the faculty read the Campus in some capacity every week. “What do you think?” She asked me. “Fifty percent.” “Try twenty,” was...

Song Avoids Trial, Jail Time

January 15, 2014

As students finished exams and prepared to leave campus in mid-December, Dong Yub “Don” Song ’13 pled guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct, a far cry from the felony sexual assault the State...

Flaherty Suits Up and Goes Down the Manhole

January 15, 2014

Features Editor Joe Flaherty ’15 became facilities services newest “dangler,” braving sub-zero morning temperatures to drop down into a manhole outside the Biomass plant on Jan. 8. Flaherty has...

After 11 years at the helm of the College, Liebowitz will step down at the end of the next academic year. (Solar Decathlon/Adrian Kerester)

Liebowitz to Step Down in 2015

December 12, 2013

President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz will step down at the conclusion of the next academic year, effective June 30, 2015. He announced the decision in an email sent to students on Dec. 12 in conjunction...

Drugs Seized in Mail Center Bust

October 9, 2013

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 three Middlebury Police Officers exited McCullough Student Center carrying a package containing marijuana that had been shipped to a student. While there is no...

College Revises Alcohol Policy

October 2, 2013

In a detailed letter sent out to all students on Tuesday, Oct. 1, Dean of the College Shirley Collado and Dean of Students Katy Smith Abbott outlined changes to both the written alcohol and party policies...

We Missed an Opportunity

September 25, 2013

In November 2011, a student at Williams College painted the wall of a dormitory with a racist, profanity-laced death threat aimed at African-Americans. In response, the administration canceled all classes,...

The Campus Voice: Is it Worth It?

The Campus Voice: Is it Worth It?

September 22, 2013

Econ majors on finance classes and Hudson Cavanagh on making money and then giving it away. The audio begins at 2:10. [gravityform id="3" name="Campus Current Form"]

Doubling Down to Bring You the Best

September 11, 2013

The Campus has two contracts to uphold this year. A contract with you, the reader, and a contract to pursue the truth at all costs. We don’t write for Old Chapel. We don’t write for the Board of Trustees....

Song Charged, Students React

September 11, 2013

On Monday, Sept. 9, lawyers for former Middlebury College student Dong Yub “Don” Song were back in Addison County Criminal Court facing allegations of Sexual Assault, stemming from an incident that...

Two of five unidentified protestors uproot flags dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks in a midday protest. (middbeat/Rachel Kogan)

9/11 Memorial Uprooted in Midday Protest

September 11, 2013

A 2,977 flag memorial was ripped out of the ground in front of Mead Memorial Chapel shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 by a group of five protestors claiming that the flags were on top of a sacred...

Prescott house, located in the Ridgeline woods area of campus, houses members of Delta. (Courtesy)

Liebowitz Officially Puts Delta House to Rest

May 21, 2013

In a letter sent to Community Council members dated May 16, President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz announced the official disbandment of Delta House, revoking its residential and organizational status...

Cheating Taints the Honor Code

April 10, 2013

Four years ago, 35.5 percent of students reported cheating at least once. Ninety-seven percent of students who saw infractions did not report it. With few signs of improvement since 2009, it is clear that...

What’s the Honor Code Sans Honor?

April 10, 2013

I wrote this week’s honor code story while sitting in the lobby of a hotel on baseball’s spring training trip in Tucson, Ariz. As players made their way to and from dinner, I casually polled the 20-or-so...

Abroad Programs Raise Concerns

February 27, 2013

Mackenzie Stewart ’13 returned from a semester abroad in Valparaiso, Chile disappointed and looking for answers. Student strikes, communication issues among staff and a lackluster program director led...

Fifty students gathered outside of Old Chapel at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 to greet the Board of  as they walked into their first meetings of the day.

College Hosts Board Meeting

February 20, 2013

  Trustees descended upon the College over the weekend for one of their four annual meetings. President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz said that two committees produced resolutions for action....

College Grants Tenure to Seven Faculty

January 23, 2013

The College awarded tenure to seven faculty members at the end of December, a decision which provides the opportunity to examine the thorough and complex process by which a professor becomes a permanent...

Overseas Briefing

September 26, 2012

Students study abroad for myriad reasons: to travel, cement friendships and experience things otherwise unable to be had in Middlebury, Vt. As many students will find in Europe, the consumption and attitudes...

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