The Middlebury Campus

Alienating Alumni

By Guest Contributor

September 24, 2014

 To the Editor, Along with many of my fellow alumni, I read with dismay that alcohol and music have been banned from tailgating at Middlebury athletic events, including Homecoming. It’s part of a broader pattern that we have observed with disappointment from afar since graduation, as officials at the College...

Why We Banned Alcohol at Our Football Games

By Guest Contributor

September 17, 2014

Dear Middlebury College Community, I know some of you have taken exception to our decision to ban alcohol at football game tailgate events. Let me tell you in the plainest terms why we have done this. For some time, we have been dealing with issues arising from incidents of overuse of alcohol by some...

Diversity in the Curriculum

By Guest Contributor

February 12, 2014

To the Editors: I am writing as an alumnus and recent visiting instructor (Winter Term 2014) in support of the student cultural organization, Midd Included, and in particular their campaign to revise the Cultures and Civilizations requirement at Middlebury. As Midd Included accurately puts it, "Under the current ...

Don’t End the Feb Program

By Guest Contributor

October 30, 2013

Dear Editor, I write in response to Zach Drennen’s recent ill-informed and unfortunate column, “End the Feb Program,” with the following points. 1) Mr. Drennen’s assertion that the College “only reports the diversity statistics of fall admits” is simply untrue. All the information on class ...

Greetings to the Board

By Guest Contributor

October 16, 2013

To the Middlebury Community, On Friday midday, we, the undersigned, will gather outside of Old Chapel to greet the Middlebury College Board of Trustees as it prepares to make decisions about Middlebury’s future. We will be holding “Student Office Hours” as members of the Divest Middlebury campaign....

Responding to Study Abroad Concerns

By Guest Contributor

March 6, 2013

I write to address two points raised in your article “Abroad Programs Raise Concerns” printed Feb. 28, 2013. First, it is important to note that Ms. Stewart’s complaints were not unfounded, and I apologized to her in December on behalf of the C.V. Starr Middlebury Schools Abroad for the difficu...

Corrections: “Room 404 Features Unconventional Stories”

By Guest Contributor

January 23, 2013

Last week the Campus published an article on Room 404, a new student publication. They ran an early draft of the article that was largely inaccurate. If you’re interested in the publication, here are some notes to give you an idea of what it’s actually about. Last week’s article stated that Room ...

Letter to the Editor

By Guest Contributor

January 16, 2013

In an article published on the front page of the Dec. 6, 2012 edition of the Campus (Panel Discusses Racial Diversity), my position on affirmative action was described this way: “Dry, an opponent of affirmative action, suggested that affirmative action does not have a place in college admissions and instead...

In Support of Treasurer Wilton

By Guest Contributor

October 31, 2012

Treasurer Candidate Wendy Wilton is reasonable, reliable and respectful. She has worked with the State Auditor’s Office over the past few years to improve municipal transparency and financial management and to foster prevention of embezzlement legislation. Wilton is the VT Municipal Treasurer of the Year,...

Setting the Record Straight on JusTalks

By Guest Contributor

October 10, 2012

While we appreciate your inclusion of our initiative in the Campus this past week, we were perturbed by the narrative that was constructed about JusTalks in the article, well-intentioned as it may have been. In Hudson’s interview, he used neither the adjective “generic” nor “pedantic” to describe...

An Easy Way to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

By Guest Contributor

October 10, 2012

Don’t carry your groceries all the way from Shaw’s up the hill back to campus. There’s a FREE bus every half hour from town to campus. Public transportation within Middlebury is available FREE and travels from campus to town and back. As a daily Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) rider since...

Finding Common Ground

By Guest Contributor

October 10, 2012

Many thanks to the staff of the Campus for its coverage of the Project on Creativity and Innovation, including the accompanying editorial, “Expanding Your Liberal Arts Education.” As a faculty member, I am encouraged when all members of our community engage in lively, even contentious back-and-...

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