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Of the more than $140,000 raised, 70% will be awarded to college affinity groups, while the remaining 30% will be doled out for approved student projects.

JusticeProjects raises $144,000 for student social justice initiatives

By Lily Jones March 4, 2021
The money, raised during a joint fundraising campaign by the Student Government Association and Office of Advancement, will be used to promote student-run initiatives for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Angela Davis fielded questions from students about her early activism, her calls for replacing police and prisons with better institutions, and her positions on many progressive causes.

Angela Davis talks activism and action at Middlebury

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes November 5, 2020
“I want to create the framework for forms of justice that will be more compelling and that will help us rid our world of racist violence," said renowned activist Angela Davis in an event attended by nearly 500 people.
Aaron Sorkin’s new Netflix film is set during the aftermath of the riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. COURTESY OF HOUSTON PRESS.

Reel Critic: ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

By John Vaaler October 29, 2020
Around an hour and a half into “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” clean-cut antiwar activist Tom Hayden stares down rabble-rouser Abbie Hoffman.
Reel Critic: ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

Reel Critic: ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’

By Nina Ng October 8, 2020
In one image from the historic 1965 Civil Rights march, the activist John Lewis kneels, pushed to the ground with his hand cradling the back of his head.
Student environmental organizers find ways to keep active from home

Student environmental organizers find ways to keep active from home

By NICOLE POLLACK May 14, 2020
When sports seasons were canceled and classes went remote, activism did, too.
Protesters gathered against the Vietnam War during the March 1970 student strike.

“The memory hangs on”: 50 years later, activist alums talk anti-war strike

A student strike in 1970 catalyzed anti-war action in the years to follow, but many activists were excluded from the mainstream conversation.

Student activists lead workshops on organizing, protesting

By Lily Jones March 5, 2020
Leif Taranta ’20.5 and other student activists are leading workshops teaching the Middlebury community how to be more effective activists.
The Middlebury Independent: Koch or woke?

The Middlebury Independent: Koch or woke?

By ELLIS GLICKMAN February 20, 2020
I’m editor-in-chief of The Middlebury Independent. I won’t play coy: I’m aware of the sentiment against us.
These winter term classes will give you chills

These winter term classes will give you chills

By RAIN JI January 23, 2020
This J-Term, visiting professors are teaching unique courses following themes of political advocacy, storytelling and social activism. These individuals teach from lived experience and employ diverse methods in the classroom.

This is a f***ing emergency, Middlebury

By EMILY THOMPSON December 5, 2019
This rising global tension is proof of the urgency of our current socioeconomic and environmental reality.
“A lot of people who are leading activist charges, it’s the same group of people over and over,” said student activist Taite Shomo ’20.5.

What does it mean to be an activist at Middlebury?

By HANNAH BENSEN November 14, 2019
Students engaged in a variety of change-making efforts, both on-campus and off, report unique challenges that come with navigating activism at the college.
Chat first, cancel second

Chat first, cancel second

By EDITORIAL BOARD November 14, 2019
You’ve probably seen the posts: you’re scrolling through Facebook or Twitter, and a status or tweet pops up letting you know that so-and-so is “canceled.”
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