In Response to “Unlearning Ignorance”

By Jena Ritchey

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I am writing as a white student in response to the editorial written last week by Eli Susman.  When I talked to Eli over dinner, he emphasized that his intention was to foster open listening and unify the campus against racism.  Unfortunately, many of the things he said were hurtful to our fellow students. ...

Active Threat Training Overlooks Causes

By Jackson Adams

March 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

If you are a Freshman or Sophomore, you likely attended a mandatory “Active Threat” seminar put on by the school administration during J-Term. Those of you fortunate enough to have missed it the first time were offered a second opportunity a few weeks ago. The presentation included a video produced ...

The View From My Desk

The View From My Desk

By Zane Anthony

March 18, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Terracotta hexagons tessellate the floors at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C., where I intern. Soles pat, dignified, across them as agents flood in and out of the aisles office to office, a loose collared dance. My desk, flush with the copier, features an Escher print, a po...

Match Our Investments with Our Mission

By Jeannie Bartlett

March 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Middlebury may have lost control over its investments. In his Report On The Recent Board Of Trustees Meeting, President of the College Ronald D. Liebowitz wrote that our current investment strategy “raises questions about sharing authority with more institutions and therefore having less say in how, where,...

What is Canadian Healthcare?

By Danny Zhang

March 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments for King v. Burwell, the second major legal challenge in four years to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Regardless of what the justices decide on the case, the Supreme Court’s re-examin...

AEI: A Platform For Political Discussion

By Alexander Khan

March 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

What will our government do going forward? This issue serves as more than mere content for nightly news shows. It is on the minds of students at Middlebury who want to see something done about the issues that our country is facing. While it is discussed among friends sitting around a table at Proctor, unf...

PubSafe: The Other Side of Rebranding

By Alex Epstein

March 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

If you ask most Middlebury students what they think of the College’s recent effort to rebrand the school, the odds are that most responses will be in regards to the logo.  Small petitions to stop the change came and went in the fall, and the closest thing to a result that we got was the Campus pub...

What’s More Important Than a Life?

By Jack Apollo George

March 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Mesopotamia was the birthplace of civilization. Its fertile lands allowed for the first instances of agriculture and organized society. From between the rivers Euphrates and Tigris emerged the first empires. From within that crescent of land came the first accounts of writing and the rest, as they say, is ...

Fight Isn’t Over for Gay Marriage

By Danny Zhang

February 25, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Over the last few months, thanks to the Supreme Court declining to take up the marriage equality petitions before it in October, a tidal wave of judicial decisions in favor of marriage equality has swept across the nation’s courts, expanding the number of states where same-sex marriage is legal to ...

In Defense of Intervention

By Ben Kinney

September 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion

“I want to make it absolutely clear to Assad ... [that] the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable ... if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons ... you will be held accountable,” President Obama stated last December. However, while Secretary Kerry has now confirmed...

Dive$ting for Dollar$

By Zach Drennen

September 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Forget everything you thought you knew about why Middlebury College must divest. It is not about abandoning profitable investments for moral reasons. It is about abandoning investments with little hope of future growth. It is about getting out of a bubble that is about to burst. Last year, we watched...

Pandora’s Sarin Box

By Jack Apollo George

September 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion

He didn’t want to tell us the story, but he did. The man at the dinner table this summer had dug up the bodies of murdered Kurds in the early nineties. He had recovered samples in order to help prove that Saddam’s regime had been responsible for using Sarin against defenseless citizens. He was then...

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