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In low-turnout election, students vote to reduce size of senate, re-brand senators ‘representatives’

Students voted on Feb. 26 in favor of eliminating the position of commons senator, reducing the Student Government Association senate from 17 to 12 members. Only 10 percent of the student body voted in the referendum, which also changed SGA members’ titles from “senator” to “representative.”

SGA senate to shrink as commons phase out

By ABIGAIL CHANG February 13, 2020
The SGA voted to eliminate the five commons senator positions ahead of the dissolution of the Commons System.

Your input matters to Community Council

By JOHN GOSSELIN January 23, 2020
A committee appointed by Community Council will soon conduct a review of specialty housing at the College.

Structural change and new initiatives top SGA agenda

By PORTER BOWMAN December 5, 2019
As the semester came to a close, the SGA discussed eliminating the commons senator positions, voted down a proposed referendum to make Atwater Dining Hall fully vegetarian over Winter Term and began developing a bill to make Thanksgiving break a week long.

Is this a magic trick?

By MYLES MAXIE November 14, 2019
A few weeks ago, I was disappointed to see the removal of the commons system.
What makes us Middlebury?

What makes us Middlebury?

By BAISHAKHI TAYLOR November 7, 2019
What makes us Middlebury? What is it? For the last four years I’ve felt it and I know it.
Hadley hall will no longer serve as the first-year residence hall for Ross commons, effective next fall.

Commons system to be eliminated starting next fall

By ARIADNE WILL October 31, 2019
In response to several years of review, and concern about financial efficiency, the college announced in mid-October the restructuring of student residential life systems.

First trustee meeting addresses ‘BLUEprint’ commons system changes, student-faculty relationship and more

By RILEY BOARD October 31, 2019
Trustees visited campus for their first meeting of the academic year, mingled with staff and stuff and discussed the Board agenda.

College May End Commons System ‘As It Exists Now’

By JAMES FINN March 21, 2019
A steering committee has released recommendations that, if implemented in full, “would effectively mean the end of the commons system at Middlebury as it exists now.”

Commons May Soon Undergo Major Changes

By NICOLE POLLACK February 21, 2019

The Residential Life System is poised to undergo major changes, which could include building renovations, a new student center, and the elimination of a commons dean.  After a 10-month review, members...

External Reviewers Assess Impact of Commons System

By JAMES FINN and SABINE POUX January 17, 2019
An external review committee has released a report evaluating the commons system and delineating areas of potential improvement as a continuation of the college’s “How Will We Live Together” residential life assessment.
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