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The Setonian

'Showy but Not Substantive' Protests Appeal Only to Emotions

Author: Todd Metter I have protests on my mind. I'm not, although I could be, protesting something like having to attend class, indoors, during this recent spate of warm weather. I'm not protesting the dearth of performances lately by the amazing Brian the Juggler, although I, and all of you, should ...


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'A Kiss is Just a Kiss, but 'Caveat Emptor' Still Applies'

Author: David Castonuovo, Assistant Professor of Italian I have taken some heat because a number of articles in last week's Campus imply that Gay and Lesbian Employees at Middlebury (GLEAM, of which I am coordinator this year), had somehow approved the presentation of the "Art of Kissing." Please let ...


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STAFF EDITORIAL Candidate Endorsements

Author: [no author name found] This year's candidates for Student Government Association (SGA) president and student co-chair of community council (SC-COCC) are all highly motivated and have broad visions for the future of Middlebury College. They have both demonstrated their desire to lead the student ...


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T-Shirts Mainstream 'Gross Generalizations', 'Ridicule Heritage'

Author: Adam King Could you ever imagine Abercrombie selling a shirt depicting racial stereotypes with a caricature of a Jewish person complete with an enlarged and crooked nose and bloody hands, under the heading of "Jewish Banking?" Or one depicting a caricature of an African-American complete with ...


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Author: [no author name found] Wished She'd Been ThereTo The Editor:The article "Soup and Art" about Sara Garland's one-woman show suggests that Ms. Garland wrote the play she performed. From the description, the play is clearly either part or all of "The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe," ...


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There Are No Walls to Blame in Global Holocaust

Author: Shahan Mufti A wall outside the Dachau Nazi Extermination Camp reads the following:"Do not look inside: By looking inside you put yourself in grave danger"It was signed by the SS. And I realized looking at it how Adolf Hitler was able to continue his agenda of murders and killing for years. ...


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It Wasn't Cold Feet Couple Explains Why They Backed Out of Show

Author: [no author name found] By Dana AllenI want to talk about spanking. I'm pretty new to it all and I have to say I really don't know that much about it. I mean, I got the occasional punitive tap from my parents when I was younger, but I have never really been on the giving end until this weekend ...


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Show Encourages Men to Work Out Sexual Aggression on Women

Author: Samantha Stevens I am disappointed in Middlebury College. I am disappointed in Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB). I am annoyed at William Cane [stage and pen name for Michael Christian], author of the international best seller "The Art of Kissing." Lest anyone misunderstand the purpose ...


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Militant, Aggressive Tone Undermined Protest's Efficacy

Author: Vanessa Wong Our campus vibrates with discussion about the protest lead by five females during "The Art of Kissing" performance, a Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB) sponsored event held on Saturday evening in the McCullough Social Space. As a member of the audience, I was appalled by ...


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STAFF EDITORIAL Coherence and Consciousness

Author: [no author name found] The past few months at Middlebury College have witnessed a growing awareness on campus about issues of gender disparity, sexual assault and the availability — or lack of thereof — of on-and off-campus resources for victims of these social problems. "The Art of Kissing," ...


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Cheating Disgraces Honor Code

Author: Christine Barratt On March 13, Professor Agustus Jordan of the Psychology Department gave a lecture entitled "Implications of College Student Cheating for Liberal Education," based on research he conducted of cheating rates at Middlebury. In a study that he conducted last spring, Jordan found ...


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Disturbing Scenarios Perpetuate Stereotypes

Author: Nahal Batmangheldj On Saturday, April 6, MCAB sponsored an event titled the "Art of Kissing." The event opened with a scenario that required the men in the couples on stage to simulate dentists, and the women to simulate patients. The "dentists" were instructed by Mr. Christian, the presenter, ...


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Author: [no author name found] To The Editor: I write today to apologize to the Community Council and to the Middlebury College community for communicating confidential information from our annual house review to the leadership of one of the houses. In sharing this information, I acted rashly and without ...


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'Substanceless' Article Knee-Deep in Muddy Logic

Author: Michael O'Brien Ben Gore's recent article "Muddy Consciences, Dirty Minds," shows an appalling lack of not only knowledge of the activity of which he speaks, but also of writing style, satire and good taste. These last three concepts are the ones I would rather concentrate on, as I have only ...


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Artless Kissing Spectacle Places Humor In Dangerous Context

Author: Gillian Wood As a friend of a girl who has been prostituted against her will, I had to walk out of "The Art of Kissing" show when master of ceremonies Michael Christian so casually and bluntly insinuated that "the majority of men prefer bad girls. Pay her if you have to, like a prostitute." ...


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Author: [no author name found] To The Editor:The reason I am writing you is because there was a major error in the Features article "Black History Celebration, An Ongoing Conversation" (Feb. 20, 2002). There was a gross misinterpretation about what the meaning of my choreography represented and I would ...


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Road Abroad Hardly Paved in Gold

Author: Ian Ausprey Sophomores may remember the massive study abroad information session last fall in which David Macey proudly promised a packed Wright Theatre that anyone can study abroad. At Middlebury College, his pledge seems well founded with over 60 percent of the junior class away for at least ...


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STAFF EDITORIAL Clarifying the System

Author: [no author name found] The annual review of social and academic interest houses, now in its second year, has recently come under scrutiny following the disclosure of confidential information regarding the future of Alpha Delta Phi (ADP) to house membership by a member of Community Council. This ...




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