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When it comes to open expression, keep the conversation open

When it comes to open expression, keep the conversation open
December 5, 2019
A couple weeks ago, an email popped up in your Middlebury inbox from the Office of the President introducing the student handbook’s new Policy on Open Expression and revised Demonstration Regulations

Moss Pushes False Narrative… Yet Again

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.

I Didn’t Need to Engage with Legutko to Know Homophobia Exists — Did You?

May 2, 2019
As one of the main organizers for the protest against Ryszard Legutko’s visit to campus, I have had very little time to focus on anything else.

Administrators Failed Protesters and Lecture Organizers

Ryszard Legutko outside the Robert A. Jones House on April 17.
April 25, 2019
Last week, the administration canceled a talk by conservative Polish scholar and politician Ryszard Legutko due to safety concerns.

Official Statement by Middlebury Student Organizers Regarding the Events of April 17, 2019

April 25, 2019
We have decided to release this statement in an attempt to clarify the situation, legitimize our perspective, and uphold how these events have affected us as a group and as individuals.

Re-visioning Our Education: A Call to Support SGA’s Proposals

April 25, 2019
This past week, we were angry. We were disappointed. We were not surprised.

Dear College: Reject This Tale of Two World Views

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.

April 25, 2019
Seniors at Middlebury will remember President Laurie Patton’s inaugural campaign to promote “rhetorical resilience.”

Callanan Pushing False Narratives

Callanan Pushing False Narratives
April 25, 2019
From the moment I became aware of Ryszard Legutko’s statements, I have shared them with the organizers and the sponsors of his talk.

A Failure of Leadership

April 25, 2019
Two years after the Charles Murray incident, Middlebury finds itself again ridiculed in the national press.

Letter: Making Space for Counter Arguments

April 25, 2019
Canceling the Ryszard Legutko lecture at the last minute may have been prudent from a security perspective, but it again got us scorched in the national media.

Polish Alumnus: Legutko ‘a ruthless politician that contributed to Poland’s downfall’

April 25, 2019
When I first saw that Mr. Legutko was invited to speak on campus, my reaction was not outrage. It was, quite honestly, a mere surprise.
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