The Middlebury Campus

We Need Healing Not Discipline

By Sara Hodgkins and Edward O'Brien

April 26, 2017

This week our editorial focuses on reforming the judicial process at Middlebury, particularly in relation to sanctions the College is giving to Charles Murray protesters — all protestors who were in the room, turned their backs and chanted. We write this as an appeal to the administrators on behal...

Coming Together

By Thomas Leaycraft, Middlebury Student

March 9, 2017

I went to sleep last Thursday with a sour taste in my mouth, even after an enjoyable dinner with friends and a sitcom marathon. I attended Dr. Murray’s talk on his latest book “Coming Apart,” eager to better understand some of the frustrations of the Trump coalition. But more importantly, I was excited...

In the Aftermath of Murray

By Annie Grayer, Middlebury Student

March 9, 2017

Our campus is divided and wounded. Our story has been co-opted by the national media, and we have become an example of a larger narrative. Our path forward is unclear. I’m struggling to find clarity surrounded by all of this noise. I think what scares me most is that we cannot all agree on how t...

Reframing the Conversation

By Claire Abbadi

March 23, 2016

Undoubtedly, the last few weeks have been shaped by campus wide discourse surrounding race, power, language and freedom of speech. We at The Campus have engaged in personal reflection both about our role as a microphone for student voices and on how Middlebury can become more inclusive. We take this con...

An Opinionated Response

By Nina Colombotos

March 10, 2016

Last week, former Campus copy editor Dan Bateyko submitted a strongly worded criticism of the Opinions section. He challenged us to publish it and we did, despite its scathing tone. The concerns that Dan raises are not new to us — they are concerns that our board wrestles with on a regular basis....

A Letter to the Community

By Remo Plunkett

March 2, 2016

To the Middlebury Community, I want to take the opportunity to apologize for featuring a picture of myself wearing a culturally appropriative outfit in the sports section of The Middlebury Campus newspaper. The aforementioned photo in which I am wearing a sombrero has been featured in the weekly “Edi...

Conversation in Confines

By Rachel Frank

February 17, 2016

Just prior to the start of February Break, SGA President Ilana Gratch sent an email to notify the student body of a SGA Senate Resolution condemning Supreme Court Associate Justice Scalia’s comments during the Oral Arguments in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas. I’m writing to address both the...

Pushing Through the Discomfort

By Annie Grayer

December 10, 2015

I completely stand behind this week’s editorial. Cultural appropriation is real on this campus and the voices of those who have been offended need to be heard and validated. The editorial’s call for increased understanding, empathy and awareness is an important one that hopefully going forward, we...

Letter to the Board of Trustees

By Sara Hodgkins

October 14, 2015

Two weeks ago, the Campus published an editorial titled “Disrupt the Finance Pipeline.” We have received a great deal of support from members of Middlebury community with whom the editorial resonated. The piece discussed the tendency of driven students to gravitate blindly toward the financial sector,...

Just a Reminder That Rape is Punishable by Jail Time

By Alessandria Schumacher

September 30, 2015

I have been thinking a lot about sexual assault lately – and I’m sure I’m not the only one – given the recent John Doe case. Within the past week, the case has gotten even more attention: comments on The Campus editorial online, an article by a Brooklyn College professor called “Weaponizing...

Reflections from Amman

By Harry Cramer

September 23, 2015

The Canadian diplomat looked relieved. As he staggered out of the blistering Jordanian heat, my boss greeted him effusively. The two experts were meeting at our office in Amman, the Arab Center for Security Studies (ACSIS), to discuss recent security developments in the region, and they allowed me to...

The Human Side of the Editorial Board

By Claire Abbadi

September 23, 2015

The news article and corresponding editorial discussion of the alleged sexual assault case involving John Doe has been one of the most difficult topics I have had to write about during my time with the Campus, and not one I expected to cover just two weeks into my role as Editor-in-Chief. I am writin...

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