Shell Executive Speaks Admid Protest, Interruptions

Shell Executive Speaks Admid Protest, Interruptions

By Bronwyn Oatley

November 17, 2012

Amidst a growing conversation about ethical investing at the College, several students demonstrated at a talk given by Olav Ljosne, senior manager for international operations for Shell Oil, at an event co-sponsored by the Vermont Council on World Affairs (VCWA) and the Rohatyn Center of Global Affairs...

Action, (Public) Reaction

Action, (Public) Reaction

By Bronwyn Oatley

November 7, 2012

For six hours, the members of the Dalai Lama Welcoming Committee (DLWC) sat on the stage of Dana Auditorium facing charges of handbook violations and defending their highly visible call for divestment from arms and fossil fuels. For the first time in recent memory, the inner-workings of the Communit...

Open Hearing Finds Students Guilty

By Bronwyn Oatley

November 7, 2012

Just past 1 a.m. on Thursday morning, the five students that stood before the Community Judicial Board (CJB) were found guilty of two violations to the College Handbook, and sanctioned with an unofficial reprimand. The hearing — the first open CJB proceeding in over five years — drew a capacity ...

Students Discuss Divestment Options in General Assembly

By Maggie Cochrane

November 2, 2012

On Friday, Oct. 26 the Dalai Lama Welcoming Committee led a general assembly in the Warner Hemicycle. The above video presents parts of this discussion, as well as interviews with various participants....

DLWC Given Reprimand by Judicial Board

DLWC Given Reprimand by Judicial Board

By Bronwyn Oatley

November 2, 2012

UPDATE: Just past 1 a.m. — over 10 hours after the beginning of the proceedings — the students were found guilty by the Community Judicial Board and given a reprimand. They will not be subject to any official College discipline. ---------- At 3 p.m. a capacity crowd was in attendance in Dana Auditorium...

DLWC Given Reprimand by Judicial Board

By Bronwyn Oatley

November 2, 2012

UPDATE: Just past 1 a.m. — over 10 hours after the beginning of the proceedings — the students were found guilty by the Community Judicial Board and given a reprimand. They will not be subject to any official College discipline. ---------- At 3 p.m. a capacity crowd was in attendance in Dan...

College Tries Students in Public Hearing

College Tries Students in Public Hearing

By Bronwyn Oatley

October 31, 2012

On Thurs. Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. in Dana Auditorium, the five students charged by the College for their involvement in the distribution of a mock press release on Oct. 12 will go before the community judicial board — the College’s first public hearing in over five years. Four of the students, Molly Stuart...

Liveblog: DLWC’s General Assembly

Liveblog: DLWC’s General Assembly

By Gregory Woolston

October 26, 2012

5:47 PM: As the assembly concludes, organizers and participants confirm next week's 4 PM meeting in the Warner Hemicycle. An organizer points out that administrators tried censoring knowledge about this event, and encourages everyone to spread word of next week's trial and meeting. 5:39 PM: There is brief mention of M...

The Press Release: A Timeline

By Jessica Munyon

October 24, 2012

Mock Press Release (Oct.12, 2012) Many students, staff and faculty receive an email from the “Office of Communications” with the subject line “Middlebury College Divests from War on Eve of Dalai Lama Visit.” MiddBlog Post (Oct. 12, 2012) MiddBlog, an alternative news source for students about curre...

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