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The Setonian

Tales Not Tricks Celebrate Homecoming

Author: Anne DeWitt Local News Editor This Friday the Palana House will celebrate Halloween with spooky stories from around the world and international cuisine to match.The event is directed primarily toward the Palana Kids, a group of school children of ethnically diverse backgrounds from the local ...


The Setonian

Lane Assumes Leadership of CFA

Author: Peter Simon Staff Writer Jennifer Lane has a passion for the arts and the creative process, so it was natural that she would be excited to be offered the job of Director of Middlebury's Center for the Arts (CFA). She assumed her new post in August."I've been extremely impressed by the school ...


The Setonian

SGA Affirms Commitment to Honor Code Reform

Author: Ashley Elpern Editor-in-Chief The Student Government Association (SGA) unanimously approved a resolution re-affirming its commitment to strengthen the Honor Code system at Middlebury College at its meeting last Sunday. As the SGA and Community Council move towards bringing the Honor Code to ...


The Setonian

Study Proves Admissions Preference for Athletes

Author: Claire Bourne News Editor A recent study commissioned by the presidents of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) member schools entitled the "Academic-Athletic Divide" revealed that athletes recruited by NESCAC colleges and universities are accepted at a higher rate than students ...


The Setonian

Art on Main Shows Mainly Local Artists

Author: Alison Hertel Associate Editor Art on Main, a new gallery in Bristol, officially opened its doors on Monday, Oct. 29. The gallery has been a goal of The Bristol Friends of the Arts (BFA), a non-profit organization in support of the arts made up of Bristol community members, for the past two ...


The Setonian

Pledge Events Suspended After Incident

Following an episode during last Saturday's football game half time show, campus social house pledge events were suspended for two days and are slated to recommence Wednesday evening. The episode, which has been deemed by administrators and some current social house members as an exhibition of poor ...


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College Celebrates Homecoming Weekend

Author: Craig Szela Staff Writer The Bicentennial Campaign raised $213 million dollars, $13 million more than its already ambitious goal, remarked Phil Benoit, director of public affairs. This campaign, which concluded on June 30, was celebrated during Homecoming weekend.President John McCardell said ...


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College Endowment Contracts as Uncertainty Clouds Market

Author: Devin Zatorski News Editor Amidst a broad economic downturn, college and university endowments collectively plunged billions of dollars in the 2001 fiscal year, posting negative returns for the first time since 1984. While signs of economic vulnerability were evident in the summer months, the ...


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Government Issues Warning, Local Case Remains Unsolved

Author: Elizabeth Logue Managing Editor The government issued a televised warning on Monday evening of new terrorist attacks that may surface in the next week. United States Attorney General John Ashcroft stated that the "administration has concluded … that there may be additional terrorist attacks ...


The Setonian

Town Hall Relocation Project Returns to Where It Started

Author: Anne DeWitt Local News Editor On Tuesday, Oct. 23 John Tenny, chair of the Middlebury Select Board, informed the board that the Middlebury Town Hall will remain in its current location at the convergence of South Main Street and College Street.When the plan of constructing a new building next ...


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Apples, Cider, Pumpkins Orchard Privides Autumn Happiness

Author: Mary Houde Staff Writer At this time of the year, apple-picking begins to taper off while cider-making and pumpkin-picking take their turns. Stan Pratt the owner of Happy Valley Orchard, will not be able to rest until the Orchard closes the day before Thanksgiving. Ever since Pratt purchased ...


The Setonian

Release of Student Records Prompts Privacy Concerns

Author: Tim McCahill and Devin Zatorski, News Editors The release and recall of information pertaining to the academic records of the Class of 2002 has raised new concerns about student privacy and confidentiality among members of the College administration. On Oct. 19, Director of Undergraduate Records ...


The Setonian

Clothing Closet Warms Community

Author: Becky Ruby Staff Writer Last Friday, between 50 and 75 Middlebury College students arrived in Mitchell Green Lounge. Sorting through piles of coats, hats and other winter necessities, they left better suited to survive what Vermont does best: winter. The Winter Clothing Closet is a chance for ...


The Setonian

Council Accepts New Honor Code Language

Author: Lindsey Whitton Staff Writer On Monday, Community Council accepted a new draft of the official Middlebury College policy on academic dishonesty. This revision, written to replace pages 99 and 100 in the 2001-2002 Handbook, reorganizes and clarifies the existing policy and the current structure ...


The Setonian

Safety Inspections Ignite Controversy

Author: Peter Simon Staff Writer With October winding down, the College's annual inspection of dormitories for compliance with fire safety rules is under way. This year, two changes to fire safety policy are causing some controversy: the decision to add Christmas lights to the list of banned items ...


The Setonian

College Operations Proceed with Caution After Anthrax Scare

Author: Nicha Rakpanichmanee While anthrax diagnoses headline national news, the Middlebury College community—particularly the student body—has responded with reserved concern. Daily routines appear undisturbed, except for some precaution at the mailroom and Recycling Center. Many people attribute ...


The Setonian

Media Capture Faculty Views on America's New War

Author: Claire Bourne News Editor In the weeks since Sept. 11, a handful of Middlebury College faculty members have been sought out by local media to provide commentary on a broad range of topics related to the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. Associate Professor of Biology Grace Spatafora was featured ...


The Setonian

Lunch Clients Continue to Storm Cafe

Author: Anne DeWitt Local News Editor Despite its rural location, Middlebury is a great place to eat. From whole-wheat pretzels and glazed fruit tarts at Otter Creek Bakery to raw milk cheddar at the Middlebury Co-op to a nearly all-organic farmer's market, unusual and sophisticated items are surprisingly ...