Adjusting perceptions of alcohol use – Brittany Gendron

By Middlebury Campus

May 5, 2011

As a junior at Middlebury College — as a sister, daughter, peer and friend — who has seen the negative consequences of alcohol abuse on families and friendships, I have many mixed feelings about drinking. Because this week has raised reaction of all colors to both the Campus’ coverage of the Alcohol...

How to train your Middkid – Peter Weinberg

By Middlebury Campus

May 5, 2011

Imagine you’re a parent, and you want to make sure your daughter never burns herself on a stove. Do you: 1) Try to hide every stove in the United States; 2) Teach your child that a stove can be used responsibly, or it can burn down the house and kill everyone in it. Do you want to raise a Julia Child,...

Considering both sides of the alcohol issue

By Middlebury Campus

May 5, 2011

The open dialogue introduced by administrative leaders at Tuesday’s alcohol forum made it clear that a “dry campus” is not the only answer (let alone any). But no matter its intended interpretation, it’s troubling to initiate a conversation about collaborative action and personal accountability...

Proposal for a social justice distribution requirement – Paloma Dugan

By Middlebury Campus

May 5, 2011

In a recent study about race relations at Middlebury, many students reported that the majority of prejudiced, racist or stereotypical actions of Middlebury students were primarily the result of ignorance. One student noted that when ignorance is involved, it means, “just not really knowing, and not...

Considered Liberty

By Middlebury Campus

April 29, 2011

Since December of last year the Middle East has been the scene of mass revolt and rebellion. Liberty has become the byword of hundreds and thousands of people rising up against the oppressive and brutal regimes which have controlled their political destinies for far too long.  The heartstrings of the...

Find out which candidates the Campus endorses for SGA President and SCOCC

By Middlebury Campus

April 28, 2011

Pragmatism and optimism abound — and sometimes clash — in this year’s elections SGA and Community Council elections. For each of the posts, run-off elections begin today and run until Friday at noon. The Campus endorses Riley O’Rourke ’12 for SGA President and Kevin Broussard ’12 for Student ...

Thank you for voting, now here’s your Obama pin

By Middlebury Campus

April 28, 2011

It’s no secret that Middlebury is a politically liberal institution. From the students to the faculty and even to the staff, an overwhelming majority of people here consider themselves progressive, liberal, leftist — or even a budding Socialist. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing — countle...

My four scents

By Middlebury Campus

April 28, 2011

Coincidentally, several friends of mine have gone into the perfumery business.  They all just developed new scents and are in the process of marketing them.  I mentioned that they might take out an advertisement in the Campus, but they didn’t want to pay top dollar for a spot.  Instead, they convinced m...

Thoughts on race from a tourist – Chris Brady

By Middlebury Campus

April 28, 2011

Race is an issue that deeply interests me, but not because I feel like I have a huge personal stake in it. I think of myself as more of an ethnic tourist. It’s not that I don’t feel a distinct connection with an ethnic heritage: I never felt it more than when I left home and realized how special my...

Unsustainable Middlebury – David Reed

By Middlebury Campus

April 28, 2011

Middlebury has some of the best facilities and resources of any small liberal arts college in America, but not by chance. As our academic standing improved in the last decade, we invested heavily in our infrastructure. Our once modest campus was transformed through the large-scale building projects incl...

P(resident)ial F(ace)book

By Middlebury Campus

April 21, 2011

Dear loyal Campus readers, Three more weeks left in the semester. Five more weeks before I graduate. It seemed only yesterday that I was a nerdy kid with big hair and big dreams fascinated by college, marble buildings and all-campus emails. Actually, that was yesterday. But it’s still terrifying that the...

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