Confronting the CIA: Arabic student acquitted of protest policy violation

Confronting the CIA: Arabic student acquitted of protest policy violation

By HANNAH BENSEN

September 19, 2019

A petition is now circulating demanding that Middlebury Language Schools end its relationship with the CIA.

Students launch new publication Middlebury Independent

Students launch new publication Middlebury Independent

By SARAH ASCH

September 12, 2019

Students Joey Lyons ’21 and Quinn Boyle ’21 are receiving external funding for the Independent, which will feature long-form opinion pieces on controversial topics.

Moss Pushes False Narrative… Yet Again

By ALEXANDER KHAN

May 9, 2019

As a future attorney and accidental free-speech advocate, I have been particularly concerned by Professor Kevin Moss’s recent false attacks on political science professors in the fallout from the Legutko lecture cancellation.

Alumni Stand Behind Jeff Byers

By DAVID S. SHUMAN, MACIEJ CEGLOWSKI, BONNIE LEE, ADELINE VOUTCHKOVA-KOSTAL, and JAKUB KOSTAL

May 9, 2019

As alumni of the Middlebury Chemistry Department and former students of Professor Byers, we are truly disheartened by the recent events that transpired as a result of an insensitive Chemistry exam question.

Letter to the Editor: What are the Liberal Arts?

By RICHARD PORTER

May 2, 2019

From a distance of years and hundreds of miles, it appears Middlebury is unmoored and has lost its distinct sense of self as a place apart.

Dear College: Reject This Tale of Two World Views

By SEBASTIAN GRANDIAS

April 25, 2019

National politicians and news media have painted Middlebury as being at the center of an irreconcilable conflict of values.

President Patton, Right the Ship. Please.

By GRIFFIN HALL

April 25, 2019

Seniors at Middlebury will remember President Laurie Patton’s inaugural campaign to promote “rhetorical resilience.”

A Failure of Leadership

By JOEY LYONS

April 25, 2019

Two years after the Charles Murray incident, Middlebury finds itself again ridiculed in the national press.

In Defense of Jeff Byers

By ELLIS GLICKMAN

April 18, 2019

A month ago, I took a chemistry test that asked me to calculate the lethal dose of hydrogen cyanide.

College Gets Grant to Fund Discourse Post-Murray

By KENZO OKAZAKI

September 27, 2018

With a grant of $800,000, the college hopes to facilitate several workshops over the next three years to tackle navigating controversial ideas.

Panel Reopens Murray Debate With Legal Perspective

By CATHERINE POLLACK

January 17, 2018

The college and PEN America presented a panel on Thursday, Jan. 11 on free speech and inclusion, entitled “Whose Freedom, Whose Speech? The Future of Community and Free Speech at Middlebury.” This panel was designed to continue the ongoing conversations at the college about the relationship between free ...

Why Ethiopia Needs Free Speech

By ISAAC BYRNE

January 17, 2018

I am aware of what most people imagine when they think of Ethiopia. Probably a scene of starving children, clinging to goats on the side of dirt tracks. While reasonably widespread, this image is not altogether accurate. Over the last few years, parts of Ethiopia have been transformed by an economic m...

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