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Proc won the largest share of votes as students' favorite dining hall, according to Zeitgeist survey data.

Proc or Ross? Settling the Debate

May 2, 2019
Perhaps the most divisive and controversial decision students must make boils down to one simple question: Proctor or Ross?
Ryszard Legutko outside the Robert A. Jones House on April 17.

Administrators Failed Protesters and Lecture Organizers

April 25, 2019
Last week, the administration canceled a talk by conservative Polish scholar and politician Ryszard Legutko due to safety concerns.
Varsha Vijayakumar for SGA President

Varsha Vijayakumar for SGA President

April 18, 2019
We are proud to endorse Varsha Vijayakumar for SGA President.
Middlebury community members filled Bicentennial Hall for the Spring Student Symposium in 2016.

A Call to Nerd Out

April 11, 2019
With the Spring Student Symposium happening tomorrow, all of us here at The Campus cordially encourage you to embrace your inner nerd.

Admissions Scandal Demands Reflection

March 21, 2019
This multi-million dollar scandal is disheartening but not entirely surprising, and it sheds light on the deep flaws within the American educational system. 
Students could write and post comments on a board next to the map.

More Is Needed to Combat Rape Culture

March 14, 2019
The concept for the Map Project is simple: an aerial view of Middlebury’s campus populated with a series of red dots, each one representing an instance of sexual assault or sexual harassment that has occurred on campus.

Rethinking Distribution Requirements

March 7, 2019
Before students get their diplomas, they must complete another set of requirements-their distribution requirements.
McCullough Student Center could be renovated or replaced as a result of recommendations from the How We Will Live Together Steering Committee.

Proposed Commons Changes Are a Good Start

February 28, 2019
The How We Will Live Together Steering Committee intends to address issues within the current residential system that have traditionally hampered students’ experiences.

Divestment Makes Us Proud

February 14, 2019
We are excited and incredibly proud of the Energy2028 initiative.
This J-Term: Remember Staff

This J-Term: Remember Staff

January 24, 2019
To truly honor Martin Luther King Jr., we should follow his example by refusing to neglect those in our own community who feel overlooked and invisible. 

Trump’s Recklessness Only Grows

January 17, 2019
Trump has moved away from facts and into pure rhetoric.
A Call for Supporting Local Businesses

A Call for Supporting Local Businesses

November 29, 2018
The facades of the empty buildings have cast a somber shadow over the town, and many are wondering what the lasting implications of the closures will be. 
We Need More Like The Noodle

We Need More Like The Noodle

November 8, 2018
As the editors of Middlebury’s “biggest waste of time and resources,” we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to “Middlebury’s only news source.”
This Year, Let’s Close the Turnout Gap

This Year, Let’s Close the Turnout Gap

November 1, 2018
This is a chance for voters to translate critiques of the Trump administration into tangible change by voting for ballot measures and candidates they feel represent their values. 
What is Panther Pride?

What is Panther Pride?

October 25, 2018
During these events we found ourselves wondering: what does it mean to have “Panther pride?” 
In Praise of the First-Year Reading Choice and the Program’s Return

In Praise of the First-Year Reading Choice and the Program’s Return

October 11, 2018
“The Origin of Others” deals with the very issues that we as an institution must continue to grapple with.
We Support Survivors

We Support Survivors

September 27, 2018
Why we think the three survivors who've spoken out against Kavanaugh should not only spark investigations against him, but also a new wave of conversations about sexual assault on campus.

Where Did the Small School Go?

September 20, 2018
Classes are getting fuller, lines are getting longer and the essential aspects of Middlebury are at risk.

The Arts Need Real Support

May 9, 2018

This weekend was the first Nocturne, a late-night, student-run arts festival. From Saturday night at 9:00 until 2:00 a.m. the following morning, Middlebury’s lawns and buildings transformed into outdoor...

Summer Internships Merit Credit

May 2, 2018

For students, summer internships are a large source of stress. Undergraduate college students devote increasing amounts of time to procuring “impressive” internships or embarking on exciting opportunities....

More Students Should Be on the Board of Trustees

April 26, 2018

On April 8, the SGA passed a bill requesting the addition of a second student constituent to the college board of overseers. This initiative arose in response to what the bill identifies as “limited...

Nia Robinson for SGA President

April 18, 2018

Each year, The Campus endorses a candidates for Student Government Association president. This comes after a sit-down with candidates, in which each is allowed 15 minutes to present their platform and...

A Chance to Work Together

April 11, 2018

Last Friday, the SGA announced the creation of a new program called Middworks. “Middworks,” an email sent to all students explained, “is a new program created [...] to share information and experiences...

Richard Sander Is Not Who We Need

April 4, 2018

Note: This editorial was accompanied by a news report about Sander’s lecture, which two Campus reporters attended. The editorial was written before the lecture took place. Once again, Middlebury finds...

Our Staff Deserve Better

March 21, 2018

In an op-ed published in last week’s edition of The Campus, Professor Noah Graham discussed the massive paychecks allotted to top administrators at the college. During the 2015–2016 fiscal year, these...

SGA Should Offer Aid Over Club Sports

March 15, 2018

Two recent SGA bills proposed changes to the way that existing SGA funding is distributed to student clubs. One bill, put into effect last weekend, altered an existing bill concerning management of club...

Let’s Sell Books in the Apparel Store

March 7, 2018

This September, the Middlebury College Bookstore announced that all textbook sales would take place online rather than through the on-campus bookstore. Beginning in the spring 2018 semester, textbooks...

What Does ‘Peaceful Protest’ Really Mean?

February 28, 2018

High school students across the United States have participated in organized protests against elected politicians who have not worked to enact gun control legislation in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting...

This Is Not Normal

February 21, 2018

Last Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and shot and killed 17 people. Many of us were devastated. When innocent people (to say nothing of children)...

Administrators Should Follow His Lead

February 14, 2018

Transparency in the administration is an issue our board has raised numerous times over the past years, yet we still find ourselves writing the same editorial. In the aftermath of recent discussions that...

We Support Residential Life

January 25, 2018

Even though not all students spend time as part of the Residential Life staff, they all have contact with them over our four years. Whether it is putting in work orders or feeling homesick as a first-year,...

How We Move Forward After ‘The List’

January 24, 2018

As our campus entered finals period a month ago, a list, inspired by the #MeToo movement, was published on Facebook. This list cited many male students, approximately 35 of them, as being complicit in...

A New Presidential Tradition Is Needed

January 17, 2018

Each year the Queen of England opens Parliament with a speech from the throne outlining her government’s legislative agenda. In similar fashion, President Trump will give a State of the Union address...

On the GOP Tax Plan

December 7, 2017
The plan, touted by many Republican lawmakers as intended to benefit the working and middle classes, will in fact target some of the most vulnerable populations.

It Happens Everywhere

November 29, 2017

We’re living in a powerful moment if you have been affected by gender-based violence or know someone who has — so, everybody. Since New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey first exposed...

Beyond the Town Hall

November 15, 2017

Last Thursday, Nov. 9, hundreds of members of the Middlebury community gathered in Mead Chapel for a town hall meeting. The event was originally planned by Women of Color and the Black Student Union with...

Middlebury Dies in Darkness

November 8, 2017

The administration has criticized this paper’s coverage in public and private, and to our editors. They have implied that this paper contributes to negative perceptions of our school. They have shown...

Wanted: Student Spaces

October 18, 2017

The Crest Room: formerly a meeting space for the SGA during some hours, arts and crafts center at others and ambiguous pseudo-lounge when unlocked and unoccupied. Now it is a faculty lounge from the hours...

Bookstore Blues

October 11, 2017

The college bookstore is an inevitable, unfortunate part of the Middlebury experience, contributing significantly to our school’s textbook problem. Middlebury does little to address the substantial burden...

American Protestor

October 4, 2017

Kneeling during the national anthem is a common form of protest right now — in the NFL and other settings. The contentious topic emerged in media and politics when Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco...

On Middlebury’s Mission

September 27, 2017

Next month, Middlebury trustees will vote on a new mission statement to replace the existing version, first adopted in 2006. While many on campus may not know the current college credo, its importance...

In Defense of DACA

September 20, 2017

For those less familiar with the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, here’s a brief summary: The program began in 2012 with an executive order issued by President Obama....

If We Are to Move Forward

September 14, 2017

The word “community” is a trite word on this campus — in classes, in club meetings, in glossy admission materials. Since the beginning of her tenure, President Laurie Patton has stressed the importance...

The Importance of Being Wrong

May 10, 2017

On April 20, 2017, Professor Bert Johnson wrote in to this paper with an apology. This doesn’t happen frequently; we were surprised and moved. Professor Johnson, chair of the Political Science Department,...

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