Discovering the Power of Food

Discovering the Power of Food

By Guest Contributor

May 7, 2014

My home state has been in the news a lot recently, neither for maple syrup nor for skiing, but as the face of drug use and crime in the U.S. Since the Feb. 27 New York Times article, “A Call to Arms on A Vermont Heroin Epidemic,” the rest of the country has reached the startling realization that V...

One Woman Army

One Woman Army

By Guest Contributor

May 7, 2014

You may not know it, but there is a very real military presence on the Middlebury campus. Maybe you’ve seen someone wading through the crowds of flannel and Toms in camouflage and combat boots. Maybe you’ve wondered what the U.S. Army was doing occupying ADK on a Wednesday afternoon. Maybe you’ve...

Bring Middlebury Confessional Out of the Dark

By Guest Contributor

May 7, 2014

It’s not uncommon that college students turn to the Internet to seek relief from the papers, exams, problem sets and job applications that lie ahead. For Middlebury students in particular, a site called Middlebury Confessional is one option for when morale is low during a late night in the library....

Why Donating Matters

Why Donating Matters

By Guest Contributor

May 7, 2014

In the Campus on April 24, we read an op-ed written by Hannah Bristol describing her experience with the senior class gift and the fundraising methods being used. As Senior Committee members, this article was a great learning opportunity for us, and we would like to take a brief moment to respond. The...

No Contest? Not No Problem

No Contest? Not No Problem

By Guest Contributor

May 7, 2014

We have a lot of problems on this campus. There are a lot of issues that keep people up at night, issues that people believe need to be solved in order to make life here better for everyone. We are too racially segregated. We sexually assault one another. We need to divest. We need a multicultural center....

On Middlebury Interactive Languges (MIL)

By Guest Contributor

May 7, 2014

In recent weeks some faculty colleagues have questioned the College’s investment and participation in Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL). MIL is a for-profit, joint venture created in 2010 by Middlebury and K12 Inc., a Virginia-based company that creates online educational and curricular content fo...

CCI Helps Connect the Dots

By Guest Contributor

April 16, 2014

Last week’s Op Ed piece on “Connecting the Dots with CCI” raised some valid points but also included some misrepresentation of the facts. The invitation from The Campus to respond and help set the record straight prompts me to take advantage of this space to do a little “myth busting” and ...

$50 Mil. is a BFD

By Guest Contributor

April 16, 2014

The college announced this week that it is going to be investing $50 million in a responsible investment fund. This is an amazing thing. Why? Because $50 million can make a big difference if it’s invested in companies with good environmental, social and governance practices. Because the college is...

Ghosts of History Past

By Guest Contributor

April 9, 2014

Geert Wilders, the leader and founder of the Dutch Party for Freedom (PVV), appeared proudly before his loyal following in The Hague on Wednesday night, still hoping that the local elections would solidify his political power. Against the backdrop of a Dutch flag spanning the entire backside of a medium-sized...

We Too Are Angry

We Too Are Angry

By Guest Contributor

March 12, 2014

It seems each week there is a new article in the Campus that has dangerous implications. These articles are the mouthpiece of hegemonic ideology — dominant discourse — that challenge the legitimacy of marginalized groups’ liberation movements. It is impossible to respond to each prejudice, though...

Hunting: It Doesn’t Get Any More Local Than This

Hunting: It Doesn’t Get Any More Local Than This

By Guest Contributor

March 12, 2014

I don’t know how many months I spent at Middlebury before more than just a few people knew that I hunted.  It wasn’t that I was expecting a negative response to my hobby — it was just that no one on campus ever talked about hunting.  No one discussed their plans to head to the woods for the weekend...

Bring AAL into a Globalized World

By Guest Contributor

February 26, 2014

On February 12th, Max Kagan ’14 wrote an op-ed in The Campus entitled “Just Call AAL Other” in response to a recent student-led campaign that seeks to modify the current Cultures and Civilizations requirement. The current system requires students to take one class with a large focus on each of the...

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