An Opinionated Response

By Nina Colombotos

March 9, 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 9, 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...

Seize the Opportunity for Reform

By Edward O'Brien

May 6, 2015

Stuart Warren, dark-horse candidate for SGA President, was runner-up in the elections with 38 percent of the votes in the third round of tabulations. The reason we voted for Stuart comes down to a single sentence written on many of his campaign posters: “You can vote for snack-time, or you can vot...

Stories and the People Who Write Them

By Joe Flaherty

May 6, 2015

I’m not quite sure what compelled me to sign up to write for the Features section one Friday in January of 2012. Maybe it was because I had not gotten very involved in a campus organization until that point. Maybe it was because I knew I wanted to improve as a writer and thought the newspaper was ...

Encouraging the Uncomfortable

By Rachel Frank

April 15, 2015

This week, the lauded scholar Harvey C. Mansfield Jr. of Harvard gave a lecture entitled “An Address from the Humanities to Science” at the inaugural Eve Adler Memorial Lecture in celebration of the endowment of the Classics Department. Prior to the event, a number of students and some faculty mem...

The Things We Say Matter

By Fritz Parker

March 18, 2015

In last week’s edition of the Campus, the editorial board wrote of a recent SGA bill: “The Campus commends the SGA for taking initiative to create a more serious dialogue of change.” In a reply email, SGA President Taylor Custer wrote back: “I look forward to engaging in this important discus...

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