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Notes From The Desk: We Need Your Help


December 6, 2018

We want to hear your stories, experiences, concerns and ideas for the future. This is a tremendous ask, and one we do not take lightly.

Why We Are Now Arts & Academics


September 13, 2018

Shining a brighter spotlight on academic life at Middlebury.

Thank you for voting, now here’s your Obama pin

By Middlebury Campus

April 28, 2011

It’s no secret that Middlebury is a politically liberal institution. From the students to the faculty and even to the staff, an overwhelming majority of people here consider themselves progressive, liberal, leftist — or even a budding Socialist. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing — countle...

One suite, two suite, good suite, bad suite

By Middlebury Campus

April 21, 2011

Housing registration for juniors and seniors at Middlebury sucks the big one. It’s overly convoluted, illogical, stressful and frustrating. Even when everything goes smoothly, as it did this year, and we avoid debacles like last year’s, the system seems to cultivate stress and anxiety when there...

If we shadows have offended …

By Middlebury Campus

April 14, 2011

To the Middlebury community, If we took weekly polls on approval ratings for the Campus, last week we would have posted our highest approval scores yet. An overwhelming majority of you who read our April Fools edition let us know how much you enjoyed our best efforts at hilarity, and we appreciate the...

@world: put down you smartphones #growup

By Middlebury Campus

March 24, 2011

My phone is the most basic model sold at the Verizon store. It can take pictures (but not videos); it has a speakerphone and texting options. Beyond these ‘bare essentials’, it has no multimedia or Internet capabilities. I had the option to upgrade my phone two months ago and I chose this model...

A letter from the editor on responsible journalism

By Middlebury Campus

February 24, 2011

The Campus has taken a lot of heat in the last week over our coverage of hazing among members of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. As the editor-in-chief, I feel I should respond to misinformed readers who think we did not cover it at all, to readers who wanted coverage sooner and...

In defense of an all-male Dungeon

By Middlebury Campus

February 17, 2011

In the fall of 2008, I arrived on Middlebury College campus to learn, with some disappointment, that I would be living on an all-male hall for the duration of the year. My friends at other schools expressed sympathy for me, as I bemoaned the constant “sausage-fest” that would surely comprise my first...

MAlt lessons reach into College life

By Middlebury Campus

February 10, 2011

Musical Chairs is an incredibly stressful game. I have few fond memories of this birthday party favorite. As I recall, manic kiddie music was featured prominently. Perhaps when we were a bit older and I was a bit luckier, we’d get to take a stroll around to Aaron Carter’s “Dream Street.” This...

Since when is a Carpenter not a carpenter?

By Middlebury Campus

January 20, 2011

My basement at home has two sides: one is a finished section with a big television, computer desk and ping-pong table. A door leads to the other side, which is unfinished, poorly lit and filled with old paint cans and a tool bench. I usually spend my time in the former, but over Winter Break, I started...

Read this while checking your BlackBerry

By Middlebury Campus

January 13, 2011

Multitasking plays the dual role of virtue and vice. While some list it under the skills section on their resumés, others condemn its effect on our attention spans and our ability to retain information.  In order to prevent us from multitasking, my Winter Term professor has banned laptops in our classroom,...

MacGray conspiracy

By Middlebury Campus

November 18, 2010

How many times have you had your laundry in the washer and ready to go, having snagged a precious available washer on a busy Sunday afternoon, only to find that the balance on every one of the five MacGray laundry cards you had lying around your room is a quarter short of the price of a wash? Or had...

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