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Monday, Dec 11, 2023

Bronwyn Oatley


MOQA Disbands, Citing Disinterest

Facing a diminished membership, low community participation and the absence of members willing to serve as co-chairs for next year’s organization, the leadership of the Middlebury Open Queer Alliance (MOQA) has announced its intention to pursue the formal disbandment of the College’s only student-run ...


Demonstration Celebrates MLK

  On April 16, the 50th anniversary of the day that Martin Luther King Jr. first began writing his famed “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” 26 students, staff and faculty took turns reading King’s letter to an engaged audience on the steps of the Gifford Amphitheatre. The memorial was just ...

The Setonian

Is it Okay to Miss Class to be Arrested?

This week, I had a hard time writing my story for the news section. On Monday evening around 6 p.m., just as we were about to begin layout for the newspaper, we received word that four students had been arrested while attending a protest at the TransCanada northeast U.S. office in Massachusetts. The ...


Arrested Students Protest ‘Environmental Racism’

  Four students were arrested by police on Monday, March 11 at the northeast U.S. office of the TransCanada Corporation in Westborough, MA during a protest of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The students — Anna Shireman-Grabowski ’15.5, Jay Saper ’12.5, Sam Koplinka-Loehr ’13 and ...


Students March for Divestment

In the midst of a heavy snowfall on Monday, March 4, over 125 students marched from Proctor terrace to the College’s administrative center in Old Chapel, carrying signs, chanting and wearing orange squares, during what organizers called “a national day of action” for divestment. The event was ...

The Setonian

Housing Shortage Prompts Change

Facing a spring housing shortage, lounges in Gifford Hall, Hadley Hall and Milliken Hall were converted into to dorm rooms in order to provide an additional 14 beds for students, a change that permitted students to have greater flexibility in their late-January decisions about whether to return to campus, ...


Students "Wake Up" Board of Trustees

At 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 approximately 50 students gathered outside of Old Chapel, welcoming members of the Board of Trustees to their morning meetings. Several members of the Board spoke with students and accepted orange squares, the "new color" of the divestment movement, according to students. ...

The Setonian

Students Prepare To Speak On Divestment

Following student protests, an expert panel attended by hundreds, and countless letters from current students and alumni, seven students will present on the “moral imperative of divestment” to the Board of Trustees at Board’s tri-annual on-campus meeting on Saturday, Feb. 16. The students will ...


Divestment Debate Continues

Over the course of two evenings, the College community saw its leaders “do the math” on divestment in two radically different ways. On Sunday evening, Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben and others spoke to over 150 college and local community members at Mead Chapel in the last stop on ...


Middlebury to Consider Fossil Fuel Divestment

In the wake of a high-profile student protest and amid a growing university movement to combat climate change, Middlebury College announced in early December that it would initiate steps to address the feasibility of divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry. In a campus-wide email, ...

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