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Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021

Jake Gaughan

Editor at Large

Jake Gaughan is an Editor at Large.

He previously served as an Opinion Editor and News Editor.


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Besides Panopto lectures and PolicyPath surveys, one of the most drastic changes to Middlebury College life in the pandemic has been the digitization of Middlebury’s social scene and community spaces. For students, many of these online spaces are familiar: the all-powerful meme page, topical Twitter ...


The College and the Institute

Since 2005, Middlebury College has been affiliated with its graduate school for international studies in California, a leader in anti-terrorism and nonproliferation studies and language teaching. But the road to integration between the institutions has been rocky, and concerns about MIIS’ financial ...


Part 6: Looking Ahead

With the failure of the faculty motion, faculty and staff at both schools must learn how to better connect with their counterparts. Many are optimistic that the pandemic and its technological shifts will enable better collaboration and community.


Part 5: Lost in Translation

While the faculty motion cites budgetary concerns in its opposition to MIIS, supporters of Monterey suggest deeper cultural forces are at play. Different personal and professional experiences with the Institute inform vastly different opinions on the role of MIIS with the College.


Part 4: Making Waves Out West

As news of the faculty vote reached Monterey, many faculty members were disheartened. Although today the institute is very much a part of the college, and after painful austerity measures, the faculty vote was a harsh reminder of how some at the college feel about the graduate school.

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