The Middlebury Campus

Alone, but not lonely: five socially-distant love languages



April 22, 2020

"Chances are, we’re all in need of a little love right now."

Desperate times call for flexible measures

Desperate times call for flexible measures


April 9, 2020

"We started out this remote experiment thinking about how to adapt the structure of lecture halls to our laptops, but we should also be envisioning ways to bring the intimacy of our Zoom screens back to our classrooms."

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.

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 of “rhetorical resilience” in strengthening the communal ethos of Middlebury. But when it co...

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, wrote that he regretted the manner in which department co-sponsorship was issued to Charles Murray...

Changing Middlebury Pack Behavior

By The Middlebury Campus

May 3, 2017

Last week we published an op-ed by Esme Valette ’16 illuminating “predatory pack behavior” on campus. She pointed to a “Hunters and Hunted Party” thrown by a group of senior boys in the spring of 2014 as an example of the perpetuation of a social culture on our campus that fosters predatory ...

Rethinking The Judicial Process

By The Middlebury Campus

April 26, 2017

In the wake of the highly controversial protests against Charles Murray — which raised questions about the nature of free speech, political expression and power imbalances at Middlebury — many students are facing College discipline for their participation in the protests. This situation has caused us...

In Defense of an Intersectional Education

By The Middlebury Campus

April 20, 2017

The liberal arts curriculum advertises itself as preparing us with skills that will apply to any job we might take while offering a selection of classes that spans a multitude of academic disciplines. In some ways, the curriculum is changing, in others it remains deeply rooted in tradition. Some departments...

Letter From The Editors

By The Middlebury Campus

March 9, 2017

Each week, the Editorial Board of The Middlebury Campus publishes an editorial, a statement meant to reflect the “official position” of our student publication. As a board of over thirty students, we typically spend two days debating and discussing the nuances of a variety of topics. Our conversat...

Show Murray What We Stand For

By The Middlebury Campus

March 2, 2017

This Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Dr. Charles Murray will discuss Coming Apart, his 2012 book which “explores class divisions in the United States, placing particular emphasis on the White working class.” Murray’s conclusions are upsetting, particularly those in his 1994 book The Bell Curve...

Towards a More Just Opinions Section

By The Middlebury Campus

September 15, 2016

As Middlebury’s Homecoming weekend approaches, one can feel a burgeoning sense of school pride. A number of factors might form that feeling – excitement about seeing graduated classmates, a sense of spirit from cheering on the football team as a crowd, or perhaps just the fervor around ubiquitous f...

Reflecting on Town-Gown Relations

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2016

We have a housing problem here at Middlebury. The off-campus housing of Middlebury students has long been a strain on delicate town-gown relations. The College has been contacted by a slew of disgruntled neighbors, frustrated with the collegiate party scene that has, for many years, encroached upon the...

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