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‘A’ Doesn’t Stand for Average

By S.J. Fossett

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Accepting that we can be less than perfect is something that we must teach ourselves. Getting a C on your transcript should be a badge of honor.

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Donald Trump and Raúl Castro Will Not Shake Hands

By ORESTES RAFAEL BETANCOURT PONCE DE LEÓN

May 10, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Many see America’s rapprochement with Cuba as a new status quo, but others prefer to wait before reaching a verdict. On politics and chess.

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Go/refuge: The Syrian Academic Emergency

By Guest Contributor

January 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In the midst of a refugee crisis, driven in large part by turmoil and civil war in Syria, the provision of safety, food and shelter for displaced persons is a priority for conscientious segments of the international community. ...

Letter to the Middlebury Community

By Eli Susman

January 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

My dear people of Middlebury, I saw an 18-year-old white woman crying in front of 800 people in Mead Chapel; she’d been publicly berated for wearing a hat. Not out of spite. Not out of hate. She had been attending Middlebury...

Standing with Syrians

By Rebecca Duras

January 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Terrorists are attacking America and they are winning. There’s a certain image people think of when they read “terrorist.” However, I was not thinking of Osama Bin Laden or ISIS, although they are certainly terrorists. I...

A Call for Empathy

By Sophie Hudson

January 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I am ashamed. Part of me got swept away with the media portrayal of refugees coming into Europe. It all scared me. The hundreds of thousands crossing the Mediterranean at night, sleeping rough on the streets, trying to get...

Syria Through the Eyes of an Arab Jordanian

By Sammy Abdulrahim

January 20, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As the New Year arrived, the Syrian Crisis entered the fifth year of its genesis. With a UN estimate of 6.5 million dis- placed within Syria and 3 million fleeing refugees, no near end is in sight. Older teenagers and adults,...

Ruminations on Clickshare and Art

By Rebecca Coates-Finke

December 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I’ve been trying to write an article about my experience watching Clickshare (the faculty-produced show written by Midd alum Lucas Kavner ’06.5) last Wednesday night. I left the play feeling isolated, frustrated, and shaken....

Responsibility of Free Speech

By Maggie Caputi

December 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The First Amendment is arguably the most defining piece of the United States’ Constitution; “defining” in the sense that it effectively provides a foundation for the American ideal of liberty, which is central to our country’s...

End the Culture of Doing

By Ethan Brady

December 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

One student at the stress forum last Wednesday said that the goal while pursuing a degree at Middlebury is to optimize the experience. That means finding the “perfect” balance between schoolwork, clubs, and social time. It...

The State of Our Endowment is Strong

By Guest Contributor

November 11, 2015

Filed under Opinion

I read with interest the opinion piece by Ethan Brady, “The State of the Endowment,” and I feel it’s important to address some of what Ethan discussed in his piece and to provide some important context and facts that re...