SRI Platform Presentation

By Guest Contributor

April 29, 2015

The Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Club’s mission is simple: we believe that Middlebury’s $1 billion endowment should reflect our College community’s values. This process must be as transparent and inclusive to all stakeholders as possible, and we work closely with the administration to bri...

Unions Are The Solution

Unions Are The Solution

By Guest Contributor

April 29, 2015

Phil Hoxie’s column “Unions and Unfunded Pension Liabilities” blames middle-class workers – teachers, nurses, bus drivers, firefighters – and their organizations for the crises that are now plaguing many large cities. Hidden behind a veneer of economic “common sense,” his argument is a...

Information Should Accompany Endorsements

By Guest Contributor

April 29, 2015

In the April 23 issue of t​he Campus,​ the editorial board of the paper chose to publish a political endorsement regarding the SGA elections. The paper put their support behind SGA presidential candidate Caroline Walters. The editorial outlined Walters’ various credentials, celebrated her non--...

Why I Refuse To Smile For The Cameras

By Jackson Adams

April 29, 2015

This year in May, key provisions in the Patriot Act that allow the bulk collection of private data and information are set to expire. In light of that, I find it particularly chilling that within Middlebury’s ongoing micro-debate about security there is an erroneous proposal to increase surveillance by in...

International Students Need More Support

By Winnie Yeung

April 22, 2015

During the annual Davis UWC Scholars dinner, I met Middlebury graduates, members of the board of directors and the philanthropist, Shelby Davis. They shared tales of Middlebury UWC scholars’ success in social entrepreneurship, science and business. I even spoke in person to the philanthropist  who...

Support Your Local Planet

Support Your Local Planet

By Kathleen Wilson

April 22, 2015

In honor of Earth week, The Campus Sustainability Coordinators and The Sunday Night Group are bringing different student organizations together to put on a festive event with the goal of raising awareness of environmental issues and promoting a healthier planet. Our planet is currently struggling...

Fear Matters

By Emily Bogin

April 22, 2015

I write in to examine the integrity of last week’s article, titled, “Encouraging the Uncomfortable.” The inaccurate premises call in to question the conclusions. While I too would find censorship cause for alarm, the talk to which author Rachel Frank referred was not predicated on censorship, bu...

Theater Department Should Not Use Real Smoke

By Jack Desbois

April 8, 2015

The first half of the Theatre Department’s The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls this past weekend was a welcome treat – a delightfully original weave of fairytale whimsy and post-Soviet Russian grit. Katie Weatherseed’s portrayal of Annie, the show’s naive and relatable Russian-American study-...

The Borders of Our Lives

By Sophie Vaughan

April 8, 2015

From our vantage point in rural Vermont, the border may seem so far away as to be irrelevant, but in fact, our everyday actions and inactions, consciousness and lack of consciousness, impact the immigration system and the people who live within its grasp. For this reason, MAlt El Paso, working together...

Reimagining Environmentalism

By Zane Anthony

April 8, 2015

Circa-2002 environmentalism begged for more bikers, lower thermostats and less polystyrene. The jets of today’s movement make a braver thunder: they hinge on justice. A decade ago, your shopping-mall forays, half-hour showers and globe-trotting airfare was under scrutiny, but now are your ears, which s...

The Illusion of Leisure

By Emily Bogin

April 8, 2015

Middlebury is hard. I have found attending this college to be challenging and exciting, and my experience here has shown me that learning for the sake of itself may be the most rewarding of adventures. This adventure can be characterized as leisure: we are lucky to have this opportunity to study, to ...

Healing and Hope from Connections

By Guest Contributor

April 8, 2015

I myself lost my father to suicide when I was 22 years old, as a senior in college, and I know how terribly painful this can be. I knew something was wrong in the days before his death, but I didn’t have the tools or understanding to make sense of what I was experiencing. Afterward, I felt not only gri...

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