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SGA Spearheads Referendum Publicity Campaign

Author: Devin Zatorski News Editor The Student Government Association (SGA) has designed a multi-part strategy for encouraging students to vote in the referendum later this week, both to ensure maximum participation and to help constituents make informed decisions, said President Brian Elworthy '02.5. ...


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White Powder in CFA Posed No Threat

Author: Elizabeth Logue Managing Editor Middlebury College's rural existence has not given a false sense of security to employees at the College, who, like most Americans, are on heightened alert since the tragedy of Sept. 11 and the events that have unfolded since. On the morning of Thursday, Nov. ...


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Disappearing Cups Strain Dining Services' Budget

Author: Becky Ruby Staff Writer Students may have noticed that the stacks of plastic cup racks in Proctor Dining Hall has seemed shorter lately. In fact, during the busy lunch and dinner rushes, the lack of reusable cups has forced Dining Services to provide paper cups for student use.Already this ...


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College Neighbor Files Noise Complaint

Author: Anne DeWitt Local News Editor Gorham Lane resident Allen Israel has filed a legal complaint against Middlebury College regarding the noise produced by Bicentennial Hall. He asserts that the disruptions have decreased his quality of life and, furthermore, that they violate the College's permit ...


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Forum Turns to History to Help Understand Moment

Author: Devin Zarkowsky Staff Writer Middlebury community members gathered at 7 p.m. last Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Ilsley Public Library to partake in a community forum framing the Sept. 11 tragedies in a local historical perspective. Prefacing comments applauded Middlebury College workers, who worked ...


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Student/Faculty Responsibility

Author: [no author name found] Among the proposed changes to the Honor Code language is a more clear defininition of student and faculty responsibilities. While the information is the same, the proposed draft collects all relevant responsibilities into one concise section. It reads:Student ResponsibilitiesIt ...


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Stray Cats and Dogs Wait for a Good Home at Humane Society

Author: Katie MacDonald Staff Writer Seeking to assist the helpless animals, the Addison County Humane Society (ACHS) continues the enormous task of improving the lives of homeless animals. Established in 1975, the mission of this local humane society strives "to promote ethical and humane treatment ...


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Boudah Presents Long-Term Parking Plan to Town Officials

Author: Lindsey Whitten Staff Writer Director of Public Safety Elizabeth Boudah presented her preliminary proposal for the long-range parking plan at Middlebury College to both the College Executive Council and the Planning Commission for the town of Middlebury last week. She fashioned her plan around ...


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College Questions Validity of NESCAC Report Data

Author: Claire Bourne News Editor Data revealed by William Bowen and James Schulman in their recent study on athletics and academics at New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) member schools has called into question admissions policies as well as student-athletes' academic performance ...


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SGA Grapples with Representation of Minority, Majority Voice

Author: Nicha Rakpanichmanee A month ago, the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate passed its first resolution of the year with an overwhelming majority of 13 to one with one abstention. Atwater Commons Senator Kevin Sullivan '04.5 cast the lone dissenting vote.The resolution referred to "the ...


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Revamped Crest Room Opens for Student Use

Author: Peter Simon Staff Writer To accommodate the growing needs of Middlebury College's 120 student organizations, the Crest Room in the McCullough Student Center has been converted into an all-purpose leadership center, including meeting space, a conference room and office equipment. "It's great ...


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Faced with Building Issue, New Hotel Seeks to Fill Market Gap

Author: Devin Zarkowsky Staff Writer With seasonal regularity, Middlebury College parents inundate local lodgings with reservation requests only to find themselves relegated to various potluck room drawings. Proximal temporary living space for popular College events, such as graduation and the twice-annual ...


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Theater Restoration Hopes to Invigorate Community

Author: Anne Dewitt Local News Editor Beginning its early descent toward the horizon, the sun beams through the stained glass windows of the red brick building at the corner of Pleasant Street and Merchant's Row, illuminating a huge, empty space that Town Hall Theater, Inc. hopes will soon serve again ...


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Selgrade Finalist for Vermont Student Citizen Award

Author: Becky Ruby Staff Writer Sara Selgrade '02 has been working with Project Independence, a day care center for the elderly in the town of Middlebury, since she was a first-year student. Selgrade said that earlier this fall she saw another opportunity for her to help Project Independence: the ...


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Hollowing Out a Space for Local Arts and Crafts

Author: Mary Houde Staff Writer Frog Hollow recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Though its focus has always been on arts, the variety and development of arts and crafts have changed throughout the years. Most noticeable are the changes that have taken place that allow Frog Hollow to cultivate ...


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Community Panel Highlights Local Emergency Plans

Author: Elizabeth Logue Managing Editor Those afforded the responsibility of protecting Addison County are not relying solely on Vermont's numerous mountains to protect its inhabitants from terrorism. Last Thursday, Addison County Emergency Planning hosted a forum on terrorism for the citizens of and ...


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SGA Confronts Apathetic Student Body

Author: Nicha Rakpanichmanee While the Student Government Association (SGA) has traditionally been considered the voice of the student body, representing popular opinion on a wide range of issues, its effectiveness as a forum for student grievances periodically comes into question.In the 1970s, without ...


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Intelligence Expert Plans Second Winter Term Visit

Author: Tim McCahill Assistant News Editor Former French Ministry of Defense Official Alexis Debat will return to Middlebury this Winter Term to teach a course entitled "Spies for the New Disorder: The C.I.A. and U.S. Intelligence in the 21st Century." Debat taught a similar course last Winter Term, ...


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Administration Presents NESCAC Report to Student Senate

Author: Claire Bourne News Editor Associate Provost Tim Spears and Director of Institutional Research and Analysis Rebecca Brodigan presented the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) study on the relationship between athletics and academics to the Student Government Association (SGA) ...


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Proctor Panther Statue Presumed Stolen

Author: Becky Ruby Staff Writer The large panther statue, a long-time fixture of Proctor Hall that sat on top of the bagel and toaster station in the food service area, was stolen Thursday night. According to Kit Quesnel, assistant manager of dining services, a person or group of people forcefully ...