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Japanese, Chinese Houses Report Thefts of New Flags

Author: Jasmin Johnson The Japanese House flag was ripped off its pole on March 17 while the Chinese House flag and its pole disappeared only a week prior, according to house residents and related Middlebury College community members, who still have no information regarding the motive or perpetrator ...


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Belle Named 2002 'Angel' for Academic and Social Achievements

Author: Peter Simon Crystal Belle '04 was named winner of the 2002 Angel Award on Saturday night at a ceremony held in Mead Chapel during the intermission of the Morehouse Glee Club concert. The award is given annually to a sophomore woman of color based on her academic and social achievements and her ...


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Class of 2002 Selects ADA Fund as Parting Gift

Author: Ashley Elpern The Class of 2002 and the Senior Gift Committee have selected their gift to Middlebury College following a three day online vote last week. In an overwhelming majority, 312 seniors voted to donate to the College an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) appropriations fund, aimed ...


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Fire Damages Gifford Suite, Cause of Blaze Deemed 'Accidental'

Author: Claire Bourne A fire ravaged a room in a second floor suite in Gifford Hall around 8:30 p.m. last Thursday, forcing residents to evacuate the dormitory. The automatic sprinkler system quickly contained the blaze but caused severe water damage in the basement, first floor and second floor quads. ...


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College to Propose Revised Parking Plan to Town

Author: Chesley Thurber The College's Office of Facilities Planning has designed a new parking proposal to present to the Middlebury Town Planning Commission tonight. The new plan is an adaptation of an earlier version introduced at a Planning Commission meeting on March 6 that received heavy criticism ...


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Council Urges College to Approve Security System

Author: Claire Bourne Community Council endorsed a six-point recommendation Monday issued by the Community Council subcommittee on public safety, giving the go-ahead for the implementation of an automated security system on the Middlebury College campus. The document was presented to Acting President ...


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Upcoming Event Honors Two Worthy Women

Author: Karen Acheson On Thursday, Leadership, Education, Action and Diversity International (LEAD) will host a Women's History Month celebration honoring two outstanding women who, according to the event's press release, "have greatly contributed to Vermont's history." The event will take place in ...


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COLLEGE SHORTS

Author: Nicha Rakpanichmanee West Point Confronts 'War' on 200th AnniversaryWest Point Military Academy marked its bicentennial on March 16, with a few graduates already dead in Afghanistan. Four of its senior faculty members have joined the planning staff at Afghanistan, and a new course on terrorism ...


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New Room Draw Policy Curbs Interest in Sub-Free

Author: Craig Szela Only 170 students will be drawing for the 150 substance-free spots in this year's room draw, almost half of last year's pool of 300 students. Along with an obligatory contract, the new procedure of simultaneous substance-free and class draws spawned a decrease in demand, according ...


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Proposal for New Major Generates Faculty Concern

Author: Bob Wainwright In a memorandum drafted on Feb. 28 and presented to various administrators and professors last week, the Student Government Association (SGA) proposed a restructuring of the American Literature and Civilization Department in order to establish an African-American Studies focus ...


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COUNTING ON VERMONT

Author: [no author name found] 35 Percentage of Vermont criminal defendants whose fingerprints are taken by police, according to the Vermont Criminal Information Center. This number puts Vermont behind 46 states in the country that fingerprint 100 percent of criminals. Lawmakers are attempting to pass ...


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Erica Wonnacott's 'Personal Touch' Reached All Who Knew Her

Author: Claire Bourne Erica Wonnacott, dean of students emerita who passed away on Sat., March 9, once characterized Middlebury College as "a beacon on the hill," recalled Charles A. Dana Professor of Mathematics John Emerson, who served as dean of the College during Wonnacott's tenure as Middlebury's ...


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Lady Vermonters Fondly Remembered Locally and Nationally

Author: Meghan Michelson Vermont has been the home of many historically significant individuals, including Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, who was born in Plymouth, Vt., and John Deere, the inventor and manufacturer of agricultural machinery, who was born in Rutland, Vt. Many ...


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TOWNIE TALK

Author: Liz Lathey Vermont used to have snow. I remember, as a child growing up in Vermont, it used to fall by the foot and cover the whole state. Those new to Vermont may not be aware of this, but it is true. For some reason this year, the snow has stopped coming, perhaps due to lack of interest. ...


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Elworthy, Hunt Initiate Citation Policy Revisions

Author: Mary Christine Kwiatek After meeting with Associate Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry regarding alcohol policies on campus, Student Government Association (SGA) President Brian Elworthy '02.5 and SGA Chief of Staff Ginny Hunt '03 co-authored a formal proposal to reform the current alcohol ...


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Alums, Students Talk Business in NYC

Author: Emily Thurber Last Thursday, 40 Middlebury students and 25 alumni attended the Student Investment Club's (SIC) First Annual Young Alumni Panel held at DB Capital Partners in New York City. SIC Co-chairs Mashrib Zahid '02 and Eli Sugarman '02 developed the idea for the panel in place of the traditional ...


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Posters Provoke Campus-Wide Dialogue on Rape

Author: Nicha Rakpanichmanee As anonymous posters flooded public and residential facilities at Middlebury College in the past two weeks, their cries of "silenced" rape have proven pervasive in the minds of students, staff and faculty alike. One of the earlier posters claimed that "one in four college ...




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