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Thursday, May 23, 2024

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The Setonian

CRAs Decry Ross Vandalism

Author: [no author name found] Sunday Sept. 292:30 a.m: The new Ross Dining Hall gets trashed. 6 a.m: The Ross dining crew arrives at work to find frozen yogurt and sticky soda dripping down the machines and all over the floor, cereal littering the floors, a smashed card swiper and broken cabinet ...


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EDITORIAL A Respectful Protest; Following the Recommendations

Author: [no author name found] A Respectful ProtestAri Fleischer's visit to campus this Sunday will be met with anticipated protest and criticism of the administration that the Middlebury alumnus represents in his daily work as press secretary for the Bush White House. This criticism and the demonstrations ...


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Student Proposes New College Image Associated with Frost

Author: [no author name found] The Robert Frost School of English does not exist, and it is not part of Middlebury College. Students cannot receive a degree from the Robert Frost School of English, nor do any of our professors teach there. But all of that could change. Middlebury College could be the ...


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A Call for Open Debate on War with Iraq

Author: [no author name found] The warmongers have already won half the war by successfully eliminating the real debate on Iraq. Through systematic manufacturing of consent the debate is narrowed to the point that all roads lead to the desired conclusion anyway: war. The debate was wiped off the TV ...


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Professor Clarifies Addison County Childcare Situation

Author: [no author name found] I am writing in response to the article written by Kelsey Rinehart regarding child care in the Sept. 25 issue of The Campus. The article raises some important concerns about childcare in general, but I am concerned that the headline of the article, ''Quality Child Care ...


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SGA Urges Student Participation in Commons Planning

Author: [no author name found] Transition and change are difficult. Construction is loud and the lines at Ross are long, challenging us to see how this is creating a better community. This makes it essential that students ask critical questions as to what is happening and why. The commons system is ...


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Alarm Clock Horrors Solved

Author: [no author name found] Good morning, alarm clock. It's not time to wake up. No no, it's time to die. Sorry readers, I'm a bit on edge. My alarm clock and I are having a difficult time in our relationship. See, I want to end our relationship, and it wants to continue to wake me up with a rhythmic ...


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Students Oppose Fleischer Ceremony

Author: [no author name found] We, as members of the Middlebury College community, and as proponents of peace and diplomacy in the world, respectfully urge the College to reconsider its commitment to present White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer '82 with a Distinguished Alumni Award. While we recognize ...


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EDITORIAL Ambiguous Commons for an Ambivalent Community

Author: [no author name found] Ambiguous Commons for an Ambivalent CommunityWe live on a changing campus. As each shovel of earth is lifted from the ground around the two newest building sites within College boundaries – at the new library and the Atwater Commons expansion – our campus grows ever ...


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Reflections on Family Weekend

Author: [no author name found] Hide the beer! Stuff those stolen dishes under the bed! Put on that shirt grandma made you! No, no! Faster, you idiot! They'll be here any minute! But, oh no! It's too late. (Cue horror music) The door opens, and —gasp — it's your parents!And they brought cake. Thanks, ...


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Student Asks Who Will Replace Saddam Hussein?

Author: [no author name found] President George W. Bush may have offered an articulate rationale to Congress, to the United Nations and to the American public for a war on Iraq. However, and alarmingly so, he has failed to offer a cogent plan outlining a replacement regime for post-Saddam Iraq. In the ...


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Professor Casts Doubt on Ritter's Position on War with Iraq

Author: [no author name found] Last week, Scott Ritter declared that Iraq poses no threat to the world and demanded evidence "before military action is taken." He obviously didn't read the authoritative December 1998 New Republic article asserting that Iraq was "not nearly disarmed," that in all likelihood, ...


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Student Demands More Courting from Candidates

Author: [no author name found] As I was rubbing the sleep out of my eyes a few mornings ago, I was quickly awakened by something I very much hoped I wasn't seeing. Yes, sad to say, when my computer opened up to the Middlebury Web site 15 minutes before I had to be in my German class, I saw to my dismay ...


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Commons Defends Blood Drive Policy

Author: [no author name found] In response to the letter in the September 25th edition of The Campus written by Kristina Rudd '03, the Atwater Commons Council does not feel that we should cease our sponsorship of the fall blood drive. While we understand her concern and also abhor any prejudice against ...


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McCabe Responds to Criticism

Author: [no author name found] Well, let me first take this moment to thank everyone who read my article about Middining, and those of you who became so belabored with its flagrant injustice that you wrote in to The Campus. I would like to respond to each of the articles personally, but let's clarify ...


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Student Says Give Middining a Chance; Problems Will be Solved

Author: Caitlin Prentice Around campus in the past week, I have heard and read, in the last issue of The Campus, a lot of whining about the state of Dining Services. Students are upset that menus and hours have changed, that lines are too long, that plates and silverware are running out, essentially ...


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Off-Campus parties Can Lead to Wreckless Behavior

Author: Sarah McCabe "Should the Dean of Student Affairs come to believe that the activities of a [social] house are a detriment to the life of the larger College community, he or she may recommend to the president that the house be terminated at Middlebury College … In the case of a violation of ...


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Clarifying the "No English Spoken Here" Policy During the Summer

Author: Robert J. Keren In his column "Summer Workers Demand Respect from Language Schools," (The Middlebury Campus, Sept. 13, 2002) Vinay Jawahar '03 asks the question "…why is it so much worse to hear English than any of the seven languages the student is not studying?" On the chance that this ...


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Another Look at the Ritter Lecture

Author: Mark Garcelon As Scott. Ritter so eloquently and powerfully argued during his talk of Sept. 23 here at Middlebury, the Bush government refuses to produce any of the intelligence it says it possesses that supposedly demonstrates that Saddam Hussein either has re-built his weapons of mass destruction ...


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There's More to Midd Than Parking and Paninis

Author: Richard Saunders Ah yes, it must be fall. I know that because, just about the time leaves change color, a Middlebury student writes an article for The Campus on his or her outrage at the state of College food. Later this fall, I know when winter will arrive because another student will undoubtedly ...




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