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Reflecting on Town-Gown Relations

March 23, 2016

We have a housing problem here at Middlebury. The off-campus housing of Middlebury students has long been a strain on delicate town-gown relations. The College has been contacted by a slew of disgruntled...

MCAB Speakers Committee Invites Jia Jiang To College

MCAB Speakers Committee Invites Jia Jiang To College

March 23, 2016

Photo credits: Michael O'Hara Jia Jiang spoke in Wilson Hall on March 22 in an event organized by MCAB Speakers Committee. He discussed overcoming adversity and conquering fear. Jiang is an entrepreneur,...

A Call for More Equitable Funding

March 16, 2016

Last Sunday, March 13, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed Sophomore Senator Colin Boyle’s Club Sports Funding Methodology bill. The bill extends club sports funding at its current level...

Undercaffeinated and Underwhelmed

March 10, 2016

Last week, Middlebury’s Community Council voted to recommend the discontiunation of energy drink sales on campus, citing the “problematic behavior” that can arise from the consumption of such drinks....

Students Gather for Super Tuesday

Students Gather for Super Tuesday

March 9, 2016

Photo Credits: Ivan Valladares Students gathered in Crossroads Cafe with Professors of Political Science Matthew Dickinson and Bertram Johnson to watch presidential primary results as a part of Super...

By Will Nathan

Crossword: How Well Do You Know Midd?

March 9, 2016

By Will Nathan 1.     Every other Tuesday 2.     Shirts off 3.     A drink and a church 4.     Atwater dining hack 5.     New kids on the block 6.     A general and our president 7....

A More Inclusive Campus

March 2, 2016

On Feb. 15, a group of cultural organizations sent an email to the student body in protest of The Campus. They called upon this publication to make a number of changes in order to remedy the institutionalized...

A Paper for the People

February 24, 2016

Issues related to race, privilege and language have been frequently and publicly discussed on our campus in the last few months. Town-hall forums were orchestrated by Miguel Fernandez, Chief Diversity...

As 2015.5 Skis Away, 2019.5 Moves In

As 2015.5 Skis Away, 2019.5 Moves In

February 17, 2016

photos from College Communications Over February Break, the class of 2015.5 skied down the Ski Bowl to family and friends waiting below (top). The graduation was featured in the Wall Street...

Boone McCoy-Crisp

Lightening the Load for Incoming Febs

February 17, 2016

You may notice 100 new faces walking around Campus this week: the new Febs. We know what you’re thinking and, yes, this is another editorial on how to improve the Feb program. The Campus welcomes the...

J-term: Not Just Play-term

January 27, 2016

With J-Term more than halfway over, many of us have accomplished a great deal: we have plowed through new Netflix series (Making a Murderer, anyone?!), spent afternoons at the Snow Bowl and caught up on...

Liberating the Liberal Arts

January 20, 2016

Last Friday, the Middlebury faculty voted to indefinitely renew the Pass/D/Fail program. The program permits students to take two courses for college credit, receivng a “Pass,” D or “Fail” in lieu...

A Call for Compassion

December 10, 2015

To say cultural appropriation is a challenging topic to address in a way that does justice to all perspectives would be an understatement. We cannot resolve this issue. We will fail to engage perfectly...

Stress and the Student Body

December 2, 2015

As the end of the semester draws near, a familiar topic bubbles to the surface of everyday conversation: stress. The student body, as a collective, is stressed. But we are less certain on precisely why...

Beyond the Blackout

November 19, 2015

Across the United States, controversies are erupting over race relations on college campuses. The responses to these controversies reflect a range of emotions — from revulsion to surprise and...

Students Need a Seat at the Table

November 11, 2015

This past Friday, the Middlebury faculty met for its monthly session to discuss the AAL requirement and whether or not to renew the pass/D/fail option. Representatives from the Campus and the SGA were...

Pragmatic Passion on Ridgeline Project

November 4, 2015

Passion is palpable on Middlebury’s campus. As students, we devote ourselves to a wide variety of causes – perhaps best evidenced by the College’s 169 clubs and organizations. While we are certainly...

Time to Divest

October 21, 2015

As the last trees on campus dramatically change from green to gold, it is hard for members of the Middlebury community to lose sight of their natural surroundings. In fact, such a pristine backdrop makes...

Resting on Our Lauries

October 14, 2015

On Sunday, Middlebury College officially inaugurated its first female president. We celebrated the occasion with fireworks, panel discussions like “Race, Gender and Inequality” and a “Nobly Served:...

Sign Your Name

October 7, 2015

Last week, the Black Students Union (BSU) was the target of anonymous campus vandalism. Posters they had hung up raising awareness for Middlebury’s black community were defaced with comments reading...

Disrupt the Finance Pipeline

September 30, 2015

Finance. A profitable, secure industry – alluring to many. But often the source of allure begins and ends with just that – security and profit. This year’s recruiting season for the financial industry...

Zero Tolerance: Here or Anywhere

September 23, 2015

On July 10, 2015 a Middlebury student was expelled from the College after an internal investigation found him guilty of sexual assault. The student, “John Doe,” unsuccessfully appealed this decision...

The Coddling of the Middlebury Mind

September 17, 2015

In her column in this week’s Campus, President Laurie Patton stresses the importance of resilience. “Resilience,” she writes, “is one of those words we think we know, but we don’t necessarily...

Rubi Saavedra

Taking a Moment to Reflect

May 6, 2015

As the school year comes to a close, the Campus would like to reflect on this passing of time. We saw a long foliage-filled fall, a perhaps longer bone-chilling winter and now enter the days of spring,...

Dear Frank: How To Say No to Commitments

May 6, 2015

Dear Frank, I’m on an advisory committee for an issue that excited me several months ago, but after several meetings of being ignored, I’m no longer interested in participating.  How do I extract...

Editor’s Note

April 29, 2015

Since last week’s issue, some students have voiced concerns regarding the editorial board’s endorsement of Caroline Walters for SGA President and Durga Jayaraman for Student Co-Chair of Community Council....

A New Angle: In Support of Cameras

A New Angle: In Support of Cameras

April 29, 2015

It is easy and natural to have a strong emotional reaction to issues of privacy and security. As skeptical, educated adults, we are quick to react whenever we feel our autonomy is being violated — as...

Dear Frank: Senioritis and Choosing Classes

April 22, 2015

Dear Frank, senioritis is hitting hard.  This obviously means that I’ve been neglecting work, but I also find myself deciding whether or not to bother addressing various issues — ranging from personal...

Endorsing Walters for an Improved SGA

April 22, 2015

Each year around this time, the Campus turns its focus to the upcoming Student Government Association presidential election. Unlike last year, there will be competition for the position and a field of...

McCullough Must Go

April 15, 2015

Last week’s center spread of this newspaper focused on problematic spaces on campus. In this week’s editorial, we would like to add one more to the list. With all of the discussion on social life,...

Need-Blind for International Students

April 15, 2015

Admitted students are visiting campus this week during Preview Days to explore all that Middlebury College has to offer; some of these students will be traveling from around the world to see our school....

Remembering Nathan, as a Community

April 8, 2015

When the Middlebury community learned of the death of one of our own – Nathan Alexander ’17 – we were shocked and saddened. We at the Campus deeply felt this loss and decided that at this time no...

Dear Frank: Value of Relationships, Platonic and Otherwise

April 8, 2015

Dear Frank, I’m graduating in May and have realized that a lot of the people I’m hanging out with aren’t really people I want to be friends with in the long term.   I’m a little disappointed...

With Graffiti Art, Means Trumps Message

With Graffiti Art, Means Trumps Message

March 18, 2015

Recently, a series of incidents of vandalism brought unrest to the College community. Messages such as “Black Power Matters” and “If you win the rat race, you’re still a rat” have appeared, spray-painted...

Revise, Don't Reject, the Honor Code

Revise, Don’t Reject, the Honor Code

March 11, 2015

Over the past few years, many students and faculty have expressed their frustration over the efficacy – or lack thereof – of Middlebury College’s flagship moral doctrine, the Honor Code. Cheating...

Condolences and Thanks

Condolences and Thanks

March 4, 2015

We at the Campus would like to extend our condolences to the five students who lost their house in the fire over the weekend. We are deeply relieved that all the students are safe but heavyhearted for...

Solving the Rising Demand for Economics

Solving the Rising Demand for Economics

March 4, 2015

  An unprecedented number of Middlebury students are declaring economics majors. As featured in last week’s edition of the Campus, however, the College’s faculty supply is currently unable to...

Admissions Transparency: Pros and Cons

Admissions Transparency: Pros and Cons

February 25, 2015

After an article in the Campus last week revealed that students could view their admissions files under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the College Admissions Office has been flooded...

Give it To Me Straight: Roommate Complains

Give it To Me Straight: Roommate Complains

February 25, 2015

Give it To Me Straight is a new column in the Campus where I, Frank, will be answering questions from students about life at Middlebury, inside and out of the classroom.  Quick disclaimer: I have no official...

Weighing New Developments in Housing

Weighing New Developments in Housing

February 18, 2015

Last Tuesday, representatives from Kirchoff Campus Properties, the Dean of Students Office and Facilities Services unveiled new plans for a long-awaited housing project. The proposed Adirondack Apartments...

Making Affordability a Priority

Making Affordability a Priority

February 11, 2015

Not long ago, Middlebury was one of the most expensive schools in the United States. We charged a higher comprehensive fee than any of our peers and, as a result, began to accrue a reputation of extreme...

‘Fiscal’ Education Credits

‘Fiscal’ Education Credits

January 21, 2015

Of all the ways to divide a student body, Middlebury often finds itself separated into two camps: athletes and NARPs (non-athletic regular person). Student culture plays a large role in perpetuating this...

New Logo is a No Go

January 14, 2015

Last Wednesday, students who opened up the Middlebury.edu webpage found themselves looking at a baffling new logo.  With the start of the New Year, the College has rolled out a new visual icon and brand...

Give JusTalks Staying Power

Give JusTalks Staying Power

January 14, 2015

It is only two weeks into Winter Term, and JusTalks has once again hit the ground running. Between their keynote speaker, Robin DiAngelo, and their main event, which drew over 100 first-years in its third...

Remembering Ferguson at Midd

Remembering Ferguson at Midd

December 3, 2014

In 20 years, our children may ask us where we were when Michael Brown was shot. When Darren Wilson’s non-indictment was handed down. When people took to the streets because they have had enough police...

A Warm Welcome to President Patton

A Warm Welcome to President Patton

November 19, 2014

After months of speculation, the College announced our 17th president on Tuesday — Dr. Laurie Patton, the current dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University. In last week’s editorial,...

A Successful Successor

A Successful Successor

November 12, 2014

Ever since President Ronald D. Liebowitz announced he would step down at the end of the current school year, the Presidential Search Committee has been emailing the Middlebury Community updates as they...

After A Good Start, It’s Up To Us

After A Good Start, It’s Up To Us

November 5, 2014

  The relationship between students and the administration is like any other: it needs constant communication to be healthy. Last Sunday, in recognition of a general discontentment in the student...

Repairing Trust With Our Neighbors

Repairing Trust With Our Neighbors

October 29, 2014

Student behavior over Homecoming weekend struck a nerve for many townspeople in Middlebury who were affected by the large and rowdy party on Weybridge St. Angry responses flooded in via Front Porch Forum...

Respecting All Identities

Respecting All Identities

October 22, 2014

Everyone is anxious on the first day of school. You walk into a new classroom, you scan the room in the hopes you know some people, you pray the syllabus is reasonable, then your professor walks in, starts...

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