The Middlebury Campus

Protesters gather in Burlington, march to police department

June 8, 2020
Protestors called for accountability in cases of Vermont police officers abusing their power and using disproportionate force against Black people.

‘Injustice doesn’t have a schedule:’ Students join protests across the country

COURTESY OF ANGELINA GOMES
Caption: Protestors flock to the streets in Boston in protest against police brutality and racial prejudice.
June 7, 2020
“I put my body on the line every time I [protest]. I put my mental health on the line every time I do this . . . I'm willing to risk it all," said Angelina Gomes '23. “And if I'm willing to risk it all, it is to burn this whole thing down.”

Talk by former Israeli ambassador met with protest

Student with tape on mouth
February 27, 2020
Michael Oren, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, gave a talk on Monday about the multifaceted alliance between the United States and Israel and fielded questions from student protesters.

Letter to the editor: Feb. 27, 2020

February 27, 2020
Sad day, again, for the college. As a moderate swing voter, I will add: a sad day for the Republican recruiting effort as well.

Students protest for higher staff wages

Students protest for higher staff wages
In response, college reiterates commitment to reviewing wages for positions in lowest pay bands.
December 7, 2019
In response, the college reiterated its commitment to reviewing wages for positions in lowest pay bands. "It took student action to get the college to address it," said College Landscape Horticulturalist and Staff Council President Tim Parsons.

New protest policy incorporates student and faculty input

Changes to the protest policy came as a result of criticism and recommendations from students and faculty in the wake of the protest against Charles Murray in 2017.
December 5, 2019
After multiple drafts and much debate, the new policy went into effect on Nov. 21, 2019.

Students protest human rights abuses in Palestine at lecture by former Israeli diplomat

As other attendees sat to listen to Khalid’s talk, student protestors scattered around the room stood and held signs before walking out of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.
November 21, 2019
About 25 students participated in a peaceful protest during a lecture by Israel's first Bedouin diplomat.

The student journalist’s dilemma

The student journalist’s dilemma
November 21, 2019
On November 10, journalists from The Daily Northwestern posted an editorial apologizing for the way in which they covered student protests of a speech by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

What will you do now?

What will you do now?
September 26, 2019
Though I use alarmist language to describe the climate crisis, I actually don’t think much about this emergency anymore.

Moss Pushes False Narrative… Yet Again

May 9, 2019
As a future attorney and accidental free-speech advocate, I have been particularly concerned by Professor Kevin Moss’s recent false attacks on political science professors in the fallout from the Legutko lecture cancellation.

I Didn’t Need to Engage with Legutko to Know Homophobia Exists — Did You?

May 2, 2019
As one of the main organizers for the protest against Ryszard Legutko’s visit to campus, I have had very little time to focus on anything else.

Administrators Failed Protesters and Lecture Organizers

Ryszard Legutko outside the Robert A. Jones House on April 17.
April 25, 2019
Last week, the administration canceled a talk by conservative Polish scholar and politician Ryszard Legutko due to safety concerns.
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