No country for Marlboro Men: students smokers face challenges

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2011

It would be hard to name a legal activity as thoroughly reviled, passionately embraced, socially segregated or emotionally charged as the practice of cigarette smoking. Cigarettes are both antiquated and obscene — on the one hand, a symbol of freedom and rebellion; on the other, of death and stupidity....

Old Chapel announces all-gender restrooms

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2011

Old Chapel announced the upcoming establishment of all-gender restrooms in non-residential buildings on campus in an email to students, faculty and staff sent on March 16. The conversion will begin this summer and is estimated to be complete by the beginning of the 2011- 2012 academic year. Admini...

Community Council update: Council Discusses seating in dining halls and jobs

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2011

On March 21, the Community Council met to discuss student seating in the dining halls along with the College recruitment policy. Sufficient seating in the dining halls has become a problem recently, particularly during the peak lunch hours of 12:15 to 1:30 at Proctor. Many students find themselves unable...

Overseas Briefing

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2011

VALPARAÍSO — Since I first started studying Spanish I’ve had this passion for it. Spanish is fluid, Spanish is round; in my mouth Spanish curls loosely yet precisely, blossoming like loops drawn in India ink. I’m a synesthete, so for me words are colors, and Spanish is rich, vivid; Spanish is...

Reaccreditation seeks student input

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2011

Every decade, American colleges and universities must go through a rigorous examination to prove their effectiveness as an institution. The College is now in the midst of this reaccreditation process. For the past 18 months, the Reaccreditation Steering Committee and numerous subcommittees have investigated...

College Shorts

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2011

SAT essay question stirs controversy Online discussion forums such as College Confidential have been filled with complaints about an essay question on the most recent SAT. One-third of the test-takers were reportedly asked about reality TV and its influence on modern society. Students who are not fami...

Symposium focuses on race, enviornment

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2011

From April 7-9, the College will host “Land and Justice: A Symposium on Race, Ethnicity and Environment.” The symposium is co-sponsored by the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), Environmental Affairs, Middlebury College Organic Garden, the American studies program an...

Two Students awarded Watson fellowship

By Middlebury Campus

March 23, 2011

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship announced its 2011-2012 recipients on March 15, among whom are two Middlebury students. Austin Davis ’11 and Sarafina Midzik ’11 will begin their fellowships this summer after surviving the application process, which began with their nomination from a pool of 34 Middlebury...

Policy violations shut down Bunker

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011

As of Sunday, March 6, operations of the student group running the Bunker have been suspended for the year, but the space in the Freeman International Center will likely be available in the future for events similar to those it has hosted in the past. This administrative decision came as a result of...

Dorm damage increases

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011

With $53,879.19 in dorm damage already billed and what are traditionally the most destructive months still to come, the 2010-2011 academic year is shaping up to be the most costly on record. This fall, the College saw over $16,000 of damage in both October and November, making the two months the second and fourth, respectively, most expensive months since at least September 2006. This part...

"F Word" symposium opens

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011

Discussion of feminist topics will take center stage on March 17 and 18 as the symposium “The F Word: Feminist Texts, Feminist Lives” comes to the College. The symposium, which hopes to rekindle interest in feminism by connecting it to many other disciplines and movements, is sponsored by the May...

Endowed chairs earn more than their peers

By Middlebury Campus

March 16, 2011

The College awards endowed chairs more than twice the enrichment funds of its peer institutions, including those that award bonuses, according to findings from the Sept. 2010 Ad-Hoc Committee on Faculty Compensation. Endowed chairs are becoming more numerous but less lucrative, according to the College...

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