College Gets Grant to Fund Discourse Post-Murray

By KENZO OKAZAKI

September 27, 2018


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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


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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


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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...

The Law Should Not Restrict Speech

By LUKAS CARVALHO

January 17, 2018


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Our society is confronting a difficult moment in which the values of liberty that we have always defended conflict with the values of inclusivity, equality and mutual respect. The best example of this conflict is the debate surrounding freedom of speech: should we allow speech in society that directl...

Patton to Attend Free Speech Conference

Patton to Attend Free Speech Conference

By ETHAN BRADY

October 11, 2017


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President Laurie L. Patton will travel to the University of Chicago this weekend to be a panelist at a “free expression” conference, forgoing the annual president’s address that traditionally occurs on Fall Family Weekend. Susan Baldridge, the college provost, will address families on Saturday m...

Discussing Campus Free Speech, Attorney General Implicates Middlebury

Discussing Campus Free Speech,  Attorney General Implicates Middlebury

By NICK GARBER

October 4, 2017


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Attorney General Jeff Sessions dove into the debate over free speech on college campuses, delivering an address last week that denounced “political correctness” and directly referenced the protests that occurred here last March. “Freedom of thought and speech on the American campus are under attack,” Sessio...

Student Panelists Discuss “What Should Free Speech on Middlebury’s Campus Look Like?”

By Caroline Agsten, News Editor

April 26, 2017


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On April 24 the Student Government Association (SGA) in conjunction with The Campus hosted a panel that addressed the question “What Should Free Speech on Middlebury’s Campus Look Like?” Student panelists included Juan Andrade-Vera ’19, Hannah Blackburn ’17, Austin Kahn ’17.5 and Ivan Valladar...

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