Divestment: It’s Not Just Our Turn, It’s Our Obligation

By Maeve Grady

October 21, 2015

One year ago, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund divested $860 million from the fossil fuel industry. Now it’s our turn. The philanthropic fund bears the well-known name of John D. Rockefeller, philanthropist and founder of Standard Oil, the company we now know as ExxonMobil. His heirs’ uncoupling...

Letter from Communications

By Guest Contributor

September 30, 2015

To the Editor, While well intentioned, last week’s editorial in the Campus relied upon several incorrect assumptions and a misreading of the chronology of key events relating to the John Doe case currently before the Federal District Court. The editorial stated repeatedly that Middlebury College ...

Time to Own the Honor Code

By Guest Contributor

March 18, 2015

Middlebury College tells anyone who will listen that the Honor Code is an essential part of student life. We all heard about it in info sessions and tours when we were prospective students. We signed the Honor Code agreement when we submitted our applications. We sat through long, hot meetings with our Co...

Nonviolence: Then and Now

By Guest Contributor

March 18, 2015

 There is a perception amongst many people that the Civil Rights Movement was a wholly nonviolent effort. While there is indeed a rich history of nonviolence within the movement, largely attributed to Martin Luther King, Jr., there is also legacy of self-determination and armed resistance. This legacy is ...

Our Education is Leisure, Not Work

By Guest Contributor

March 4, 2015

How many times in a single day do you hear or say the following phrases? “I need to go do work.” “I have so much work to do.” It seems that this is the Middlebury College anthem. But it should not be. It is like a broken record or a cacophony on repeat. I myself am guilty of contributing to t...

Museum, Other Resources are Underutilized

By Guest Contributor

March 4, 2015

Driving down Route 30, you will pass one of the most beautiful facilities on our campus. Built for the benefit of all students, this facility is open all year long, contains some of the most valuable items the College owns and exists as a resource for students looking to enrich their Middlebury experi...

Life as a NARP: It’s What You Make of It

Life as a NARP: It’s What You Make of It

By Blake Shapskinsky

February 25, 2015

Taken aback I was when I read all the hullabaloo regarding the benefits of being an athlete on campus. I find the apparent miscommunication between athletes and non-athletes to be particularly shameful, considering how moderate and levelheaded Middlebury students tend to be when discussing social issu...

Look Before You Leap: A Response to “It’s Actually Just a Game”

By Guest Contributor

January 24, 2015

I am Jake Nidenberg, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. and a junior here at Middlebury College. I am a declared Mathematics and Economics double major and a member of the Men’s Varsity Basketball team. I am writing in response to “It’s Actually Just a Game,” the Notes from the Desk by Hannah Bristol...

Divestment Politics 101

Divestment Politics 101

By Guest Contributor

January 21, 2015

We all know fossil fuels are contributing to Climate Change, but do you know how much power they hold in Washington? Generally, our democratic system allows for voters to communicate with and affect those who represent them in Washington by writing letters, fundraising and voting. Unfortunately, th...

Divestment: The Financial Argument

By Guest Contributor

January 15, 2015

This January is set to be a big month for the Middlebury Divestment from Fossil Fuels Campaign, otherwise known as DivestMidd, as we lay the groundwork for a presentation to the members of the Board of Trustees in the spring, when we will ask them to once again to consider and vote on dive...

Thank You Coach Wanner!

By Guest Contributor

January 14, 2015

If you happen to walk by the Middlebury Crew Team Sweatshop in the early afternoon, chances are you will see a former U.S. National Team rower plugging away on the ergometer with Middlebury students. Noel Wanner, the Head Coach of our crew team, is one of those coaches who believe that in order for ...

The Punishment of Being Innocent

The Punishment of Being Innocent

By Guest Contributor

January 14, 2015

Here I stand with a lit candle at this vigil along with 30 other Middlebury students, staff and faculty to remember and pray for the 132 innocent children and the eight teachers who lost their lives and 122 who received bullet injuries in a school attack by the Taliban in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. Twe...

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