External Reviewers Assess Impact of Commons System

By JAMES FINN and SABINE POUX

January 17, 2019


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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.

Our Community in Context

By KYLE WRIGHT

November 15, 2017


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Last spring, I was elected by the student body to co-chair Community Council. This is sometimes surprising to me given how few students know what Community Council is. I can’t help but also notice that Community Council is sometimes nebulous for faculty and staff. In this column, I will share and ...

Community Council Update

By John Gosselin, Senior Writer

May 10, 2017


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At Community Council’s May 2 meeting, Associate Professor of French William Poulin-Deltour introduced a letter from faculty which suggests taking several steps to prepare Middlebury for changes to immigration policy under the Trump administration. The steps include establishing a response team of faculty and...

Community Council Update

By John Gosselin, Senior Writer

April 26, 2017


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At the April 11 meeting, Director of Financial Aid Operations Michael McLaughlin and Associate Vice President for Financial Services Operations David Provost discussed how outside financial aid impacts the college’s financial aid for students at Middlebury. They explained that financial aid at Middleb...

Community Council Update

By Emma Dunlap

February 25, 2015


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On February 16, 2015, Cate Costley ’15 and Alison Maxwell ’15 of the SGA Honor Code Committee attended this week’s Community Council meeting. They presented a drafted amendment to the constitution of Middlebury’s Honor Code and received feedback from Community Council members. Maxwell said, “The...

Community Council Update

By Emma Dunlap

February 11, 2015


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Community Council met on Monday, Jan. 19, to continue its conversation about the possibility of lifting restrictions that prevent students from arriving on campus the Saturday before Winter Term. This discussion was made in response to the frequency with which students encounter travel issues. Commu...

Community Council Update

By Emma Dunlap

November 19, 2014


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Community Council had several guest students attend the meeting on November 10, 2014 that offered new perspectives on student social life at Middlebury. The council discussed current issues surrounding social life at Middlebury as well as how the council can create a forum to continue discussing possibl...

Community Council Update

By Emma Dunlap

November 5, 2014


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At the Community Council meeting on Oct. 27, Dean of Students and Community Council Co-Chair Katy Smith Abbott began the discussion by informing the council of a meeting that took place with Middlebury residents and college officials. The neighbors of various off-campus houses complained directly to the colleg...

Community Council Update

By Emma Dunlap

October 22, 2014


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On Monday Oct. 6, Community Council began a conversation around potentially expanding Middlebury’s honor code, specifically to implement a social honor code that would address academic integrity, and also social responsibility and behavior within the College community. The social honor code would focus o...

Community Council Update

By Emma Dunlap

October 1, 2014


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Community Council held its first meeting on Monday, Sept. 29, during which Council Co-Chair Ben Bogin ’15 and Dean of Students Katy Smith Abbott reviewed the Council’s general responsibilities and proceeded to ask the other members to suggest topics they would most like to address over the cours...

Community Council Update

By David Yang

April 23, 2014


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On Monday April 14, Community Council met with Assistant Director of Support Services Melissa Beckwith to discuss upcoming student move-out and to come up with ways to improve the cleanout process. Beckwith started last week’s meeting by pointing out the problems that exist with the cleanout process. “We...

Community Council Update

By David Yang

February 26, 2014


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On Monday, Feb. 17, Community Council continued the ongoing discussion of hard alcohol policies with the Commons Deans. Dean of Brainerd Commons and Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Natasha Chang, Dean of Wonnacott Commons Matt Longman and Dean of Cook Commons Ian Sutherland were...

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