Editorial

By Middlebury Campus

April 21, 2011

The last year of a student’s time at Middlebury is distinct in many ways from his or her first three. Socially, seniors are given access to the best housing on campus, and can apply to live off-campus. Academically, they get priority registration and set out to complete work on a degree that has been...

In defense of Saper- Laurie Essig, Sujata Moorti and Ellen Oxfeld

By Middlebury Campus

April 21, 2011

In a letter to the editor about Middlebury sophomore, Jay Saper ’13, Professor David Stoll wrote: “Since Saper is a SOAN major, and I am a SOAN professor, I am embarrassed that he appears to be using sociological and anthropological concepts to make an ad hominem argument against an invited speaker,...

One suite, two suite, good suite, bad suite

By Middlebury Campus

April 21, 2011

Housing registration for juniors and seniors at Middlebury sucks the big one. It’s overly convoluted, illogical, stressful and frustrating. Even when everything goes smoothly, as it did this year, and we avoid debacles like last year’s, the system seems to cultivate stress and anxiety when there...

A call to action for a lifetime

By Middlebury Campus

April 21, 2011

This past weekend at Powershift, the proverbial gauntlet for every American young person was thrown down. Hard. On Saturday night, Tim De Christopher — a renowned climate activist in jail for defrauding a land auction for oil and gas development (he outbid all attendant energy companies despite not...

An Ode to Yesterday

By Middlebury Campus

April 21, 2011

A good day is a rare event. I’m not trying to be depressing saying this — it’s scientifically proven. If days were rated and put on a graph, laws of probability dictate that the graph would show a bell curve: a few days would deserve the labels of “dumpy” or “wicked awesome,” but most would...

Who cares about the commons?

By Middlebury Campus

April 21, 2011

Every Middlebury student possesses an identity in this bubble: this identity can be defined by our friend group, where we live, our major, where we are from, what extracurricular activities we do, etc. I have, however, rarely seen anyone define himself by the commons he is in, during the 3.9 years that...

Health care reform for Vermonters – Paul Cillo

By Middlebury Campus

April 21, 2011

Governor Peter Shumlin is right. Health care reform is needed — the sooner the better. One big reason: Health care is busting the state budget. But proposed reforms are not likely to produce real budget savings until 2015 at the earliest. Health care costs will continue to balloon until these reforms...

Editorial – 4/14/11

By Middlebury Campus

April 14, 2011

Rumors often circulate during the mid-months of Spring regarding big events coming to the College. Last week, Old Chapel finally announced our 2011 Commencement speaker will be National Ski and Paralympic Hall of Famer Chris Waddell ’91. The jury is, however, still out on the identity of this term’s...

The mark of quality

By Middlebury Campus

April 14, 2011

One nondescript afternoon, I was sitting in Axinn pretending to work on my thesis. As if I weren’t already busy enough listening to the sounds of liquid trickling down stones and considering the mental riddle of the in vitrine miniature TV display, a tour came by. The tour guide seemed very sure of...

On free speech – Louis Tiemann

By Middlebury Campus

April 14, 2011

Our community has recently been embroiled in two debates regarding the Foundation for Individuals Rights in Education (FIRE) highlighting of the Aunt Des video series and a guest lecture on the “Culture of Despair.” Consequently, the Campus has published two op-eds and an editorial regarding these...

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