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Middle Ground

Author: Fahim Ahmed It is during times of grave crises that a nation's resolve towards defending the rights and liberties of its people is tested. It is also during these times that the strengths of institutions that define the society as one that is free and democratic are put into trial. During the ...


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Grant Asserts Faith in U.S. Justice System

Author: Deborah Grant I am writing in response to Robert Keiner's letter ("Lawyer Addresses Gravity of False Accusations," The Middlebury Campus, March 12, 2003).Keiner asserts that the verdict of "not guilty" in State of Vermont v. Ogwuegbu is evidence that "[h]e was believed. She was not." Keiner ...


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Getting to Know Vermont's Nuclear Neighbor

Author: Edit Honan Since March 28, 1979, the day of the Three Mile Island (TMI) partial nuclear meltdown in Pennsylvania, no new nuclear power plants have been built in the United States. This speaks to an underlying fear that Americans share when it comes to nuclear power -- a fear that I encountered ...


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Conservative Voice

Author: Brian Vito "Iraq has not taken the last chance offered to it by the council," said Ambassador of Cameroon Martin Belinga Eboutou. It's time the U.N. Security Council kept its word: give Iraq no more chances. After 12 years of inspections, although it has not been a continuous 12 years because ...


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Cambridge Decries Bush's Avoidance of U.N. Procedures

Author: Daryn Cambridge Many people admire President George W. Bush for going to the United Nations and seeking international support for a potential war against Iraq. At first, I also admired such an effort, until I realized he would have been in breach of the U.N. Charter had he proceeded to attack ...


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U.N. Risks Losing Its Relevancy

Author: Bryan Goldberg With war all but certain, the greatest question facing both our nation and the world is the future and relevance of the United Nations. In terms of international opinion, the United Nations is still important, insofar as many people's views hinge upon Security Council authorization. ...


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Qualifications for Weapons Possession?

Author: Ryan Hisner Throughout all the debate about the war with Iraq, there is one simple, and to me pertinent, question that is never discussed. Why should the United States, the most flagrant violator of international law and the greatest source of terror in the world, have exclusive rights to weapons ...


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'Conservative Voice' Column Upsets Billman

Author: Hilary Billman Amber Hillman's column on affirmative action conveys a profound lack of knowledge on the part of its writer. The article, based solely on personal prejudices and opinions, fails to truly address Middlebury's affirmative action policies ("Conservative Voice," The Middlebury Campus, ...


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Consequences for Iraq

Author: Drew Pugsley In light of Iraq's recent "cooperation" with U.N. weapons inspectors with respect to the al-Samoud 2 missile system, I would not advise the United States to attack Iraq today, or tomorrow. Though I, as any rational citizen of this world should conclude, am certain that this is all ...


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Column Liberal Voice

Author: Laura Kelly The claim that Middlebury College is admitting academically unqualified students to create a more racially diverse community is unfounded. Prospective students must satisfy an academic standard before they are accepted to Middlebury. In addition to academics, the College takes student ...


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Middle Ground

Author: Fahim Ahmed Since its inception in 1965, affirmative action has been a hotly debated issue in academic, political and legal circles. Hailed by some as a method of redressing discrimination that had persisted despite civil rights laws and constitutional mandates, affirmative action has nevertheless ...


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Affirmative Action Matters

Author: Crystal Belle Since when did the definition of affirmative action become a policy that admits students of color by turning a blind eye on academic standing? According to Amber Hillman '05, I, along with every other student of color on campus, am not academically qualified to be here. Hillman ...


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Shakespeare Needs Madonna, Too

Author: Stephanie Morales Amber Hillman's piece on affirmative action (The Middlebury Campus, Feb. 26, 2003) epitomizes the ignorance and offensiveness that continues to plague this country on issues of race and diversity. Part of a Middlebury education involves dialogue, and providing a forum where ...


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Recognition of Black History Month at Middlebury College

Author: Kiki Taylor Dear Editor:This article reflects an accurate version of the Black History Month events that took place here at Middlebury on both Feb. 15 and 23. Due to inappropriate usage of this article by The Middlebury Campus (which failed to seek the permission of the writer before taking ...


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Chen Furthers Diversity Debate

Author: Yvonne Chen After reading last week's column Conservative Voice, I was both upset and offended by Amber Hillman's comments on affirmative action ("Conservative Voice," The Middlebury Campus, Feb. 26. 2003). However, I commend her for bravery for expressing her view on a controversial, yet important ...


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SGA Rejects Anti-War Resolution

Author: Alyssa Jumars Many of you no doubt noticed the tables that were set up outside Proctor and Ross last week and heard the pleas of: "Would you like to sign an anti-war resolution?" Perhaps some of you are wondering what has come of the 900-odd signatures that were gathered in support of a Student ...


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Forest Defense Time to Drop Boise Cascade

Author: Wellington Lyons In December of last year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the Roadless Area Conservation Rule (RACR), a policy drafted during the late years of the Clinton administration, and supported on the record by over 2 million Americans who commented on the policy. The ...


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Deans Detail Admissions Policy

Author: Marichal Gentry and Karen Guttentag We are writing in response to Amber Hillman's "Conservative Voice" column on affirmative action (The Middlebury Campus, Feb.26, 2003). Although we both now serve on the Dean of Student Affairs' staff here at Middlebury, we share a common background in college ...