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Monday, Mar 4, 2024

Opinion


The Setonian

Howard Advocates 'Respect for Equality'

Author: Chris Howard One interesting thing about North American students in this generation is that we all seem to have watched the same television shows when we were children. And all of these shows tend to stress the same basic rules of conduct, particularly with respect to equality. Ask any five ...


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Editorial A Humble Thanks

Author: Jonathan White We want to commend Janine Knight '03, Toni Spence '04, Kiki Taylor '03 and Naima Gregory '03 for organizing a town meeting Sunday evening on the topic of diversity issues in this newspaper, on campus and in our society. It is laudable that members of our community came together ...


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Goldberg Supports SGA Decision

Author: Bryan Goldberg The Student Government Association should be congratulated for the way in which it handled the debate regarding a possible resolution to label our community as anti-war. By tabling the resolution, the SGA interpreted its political role properly and helped to keep this school a ...


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Viola Calls for Reason in Response to Hillman

Author: Peter Viola Amber Hillman's opinions piece "Hillman Calls for Patriotism" (The Middlebury Campus, Feb. 19, 2003) resorted to the lowest form of blind patriotic diatribe in supporting a war with Iraq. Hillman espoused, with painful clarity, her perception of the United States as world peacekeeper, ...


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Black History Month Coverage Amiss

Author: William B. Hart I am disappointed that The Middlebury Campus did not send a reporter to cover the "Black History Month Celebration," held recently (Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) in Bicentennial Hall, and organized by senior Kiki Taylor, with support from Jessa Karki and the Office of ...


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Letters to the Editor

Author: [no author name found] To the Editor: When wearing their berets, poets should stick to poetry. By creating a public spectacle ("Poets Stage Anti-War Reading," The Middlebury Campus, Feb. 19, 2003) otherwise talented individuals put themselves in the same discredited class as delusional Hollywood ...


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Ogwuegbu Responds to Assault Case Coverage

Author: Chigozie Ogwuegbu After more than year of being silenced, imposed on me because of the criminal charges I was forced to defend, I could not help but feel a profound sense of anger and frustration after reading The Middlebury Campus article, "Alumnus Acquitted of Sexual Assault" (The Campus, ...


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Conservative Voice

Author: Amber Hillman Why is it that schools nationwide are admitting students with an eye on racial preference, even when it means turning a blind eye on academic standing? Isn't the objective of a highly selective colleges and universities, such as Middlebury College, to provide the best education ...


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Majority Voice for War Questioned

Author: Colin Ashby Kuhlman Anyone who read the Feb. 19 edition of The Middlebury Campus may have noticed an opinion piece by Amber Hillman '05. At the heart of this piece is Hillman's fierce desire to protect Americans, which, while commendable, seems to blind her to the dangers, both physical and ...


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'Duct Tape and Plastic Cover' Instill Fear of Attack

Author: Daryn Cambridge During the Cold War, due to the lingering threat of a possible nuclear attack, a generation of Americans were told that if they were to "duck and cover" they would be safe from a nuclear explosion. Looking back on history, the "duck and cover" mode of protecting oneself was clearly ...


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Wolfram Further Counters Hillman

Author: Nathalie Wolfram I question the logic of Amber Hillman's "call for patriotism" ("Hillman Calls for Patriotism," The Middlebury Campus, Feb. 19, 2003) and ask that she weigh more carefully some of the disturbingly assumptions she makes in her argument that "the only way" to ensure safety for ...


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Abortion Rights Threatened by Supreme Court

Author: Laura Erickson-Schroth and Jena Siegel Is feminism dead? Certainly it has come a long way in the past few decades. However, one issue that is being heavily disputed in Washington these days -- and threatens to undo 30 years of progress -- is the right of a woman to maintain control over her ...


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Schine Backs EAC Decision

Author: Robert Schine In its article "Graded Abroad," on the front page of the Jan. 29 issue, The Middlebury Campus reports, in error, that the Educational Affairs Committee (EAC) decided "hours before the vote" to endorse the amendment by which all grades earned abroad will be calculated in a student's ...


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Hillman Calls for Patriotism, Support of War in Iraq

Author: Campus Editor in Chief Anyone who read the Jan. 29 edition of The Middlebury Campus may have noticed a trend. Of the articles in the issue, three of them dealt with peace rallies which were attended by Middlebury students, and two opinion pieces criticized a war on Iraq. However, there were ...


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Provost Addresses Future of College's Budget

Author: Ronald Liebowitz In his memorandum in Nov. 2002, President McCardell reported on the financial challenges facing the College as a result of the current national economic downturn and the related decrease in the value of our endowment. He also outlined the general approach that the College administration ...


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Chen Leads Affirmative Action Debate

Author: Yvonne Chen For almost 25 years affirmative action has seen a long assault on its legitimacy and methods, particularly as it relates to higher education. Since the 1978 Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke decision, which set a standard for race-based admissions, America has been ...


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Goldberg Questions Inspections

Author: Bryan Goldberg Fahim Ahmed's Middle Ground column is usually one of the many highpoints of The Middlebury Campus. Typically, Ahmed's analysis is dead-on, and his ability to explain contemporary issues is a definite strong suit. That said his most recent installment suffered a few inaccuracies, ...


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Hunt Responds to Study Abroad Decision

Author: Ginny Hunt The foundation of our community stands equally on respect, trust and communication. At the December faculty meeting, the faculty Educational Affairs Committee (EAC) and the faculty body as a whole abandoned each of these principles during the discussion of study abroad grades. Prior ...