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Faculty: This is Required Reading

Faculty: This is Required Reading

By Kyle Finck

February 12, 2014

I recently asked a top administrator what percentage of the faculty read the Campus in some capacity every week. “What do you think?” She asked me. “Fifty percent.” “Try twenty,” was the response. Twenty percent is unacceptable. Faculty members, you are part of our community....

Don’t Delay Your Dreams; They May Not Stick Around

Don't Delay Your Dreams; They May Not Stick Around

By Fritz Parker

December 4, 2013

It’s that time of year again. The ‘jobs/internships’ tab on MOJO is slowly filling. Questions like “is there any way Middlebury would give me funding for this?” and “Do they really mean econ majors only?” are once again popping into our heads as we scroll. The emails from home are growing...

Introducing Our Newest Writers

By Molly Talbert

December 4, 2013

This week our paper looks a little different because we have a few new writers — high school students! Two weeks ago, middbeat posted a video made by an English class at Middlebury Union High. Although the video was made a few years ago, it is still relevant and highlighted an issue we, as the College commu...

Why Apathy is Easier

By Alex Edel

November 13, 2013

If anyone has ventured down to the CFA recently, they will see a bizarre looking sculpture perched on top of the hill by the pond. With its door open, one can look inside Vito Acconci’s “Way Station,” which had been previously displayed outside of Bihall starting in 1983. The piece was open to the public so...

Don’t Ignore MiddFesh

By Jack Dolan

November 6, 2013

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following text contains vulgarity.] There are certain things we cannot discuss openly at Middlebury. Given that we are a small, close-knit community, there is a sweeping obligation to maintain an atmosphere of civility in order to allow the members of our community a sense of sec...

Stuck on Repeat

By Stephanie Roush

October 30, 2013

In light of the current debate surrounding Chance the Rapper’s performance at the College the idea of artistic freedom in conjunction with hip-hop has arisen in a big way. By telling Chance he cannot perform a certain song or say a certain word on our campus, are we not then limiting the very artistic...

Fighting for Social Good on All Fronts

By Hannah Bristol

October 2, 2013

How do we use the skills and opportunities we have to make the world a better place? Middlebury students revisit this question time and time again, from conversations in the dining hall to the “Careers for the Common Good” blog from the EIA. Hudson Cavanaugh ’14 has explored this question over...

We Missed an Opportunity

By Kyle Finck

September 25, 2013

In November 2011, a student at Williams College painted the wall of a dormitory with a racist, profanity-laced death threat aimed at African-Americans. In response, the administration canceled all classes, athletics and extracurricular activities to hold a school-wide discussion and lunch as a college...

We Cannot Sacrifice Liberty for Security

By Ben Anderson

September 25, 2013

By now, I would hope that the majority of students at Middlebury College have heard of the whistleblower Edward Snowden and know why he is currently stuck in legal limbo in Russia. Most people have probably also heard of “Planning Tool for Resource Integration, Synchronization, and Management” (PRISM),...

Doubling Down to Bring You the Best

By Kyle Finck

September 11, 2013

The Campus has two contracts to uphold this year. A contract with you, the reader, and a contract to pursue the truth at all costs. We don’t write for Old Chapel. We don’t write for the Board of Trustees. We write for you, the Middlebury student. This year, we have made slight changes to try and br...

A Signed Professor Evaluation

By Michelle Smoler

May 8, 2013

Professors have a unique and important place in a student’s life. We should never underestimate the deep and at times life-long impact of the student-teacher relationship. Yet although the role of professors exists both in the classroom and in an advisory capacity, it seems that many are unaware of...

The Passion Question

By Lauren Davidson

May 1, 2013

Three and a half weeks. With less than a month left of my college career, I have yet to solidify a real plan for after May 26. Right now, I’m set to live the post-grad dream on my couch with my newly printed diploma in Columbus, Ohio. Having always had a plan of action, I am growing increasingly concerned...

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