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Laurie Patton


The Setonian
Opinion

Racism and Responsibility

In the last few weeks, administrators have heard numerous new reports, both on and off campus, of racism. Racism is present at Middlebury, and it will not be tolerated. We must come together as a community to address it. I argued in my inaugural address that inclusivity must be an everyday ethic — ...

The Setonian
Opinion

A Robust Public Sphere

Editor’s note: This column is excerpted from remarks President Laurie L. Patton gave to the Middlebury College faculty in early April. It also appeared in a slightly different form in the spring issue of Middlebury Magazine. The events of March 2 and the ensuing debate about the value of public discourse ...

The Setonian
Opinion

A Worthwhile Argument

I write at the start of a new semester to address an important and timely issue relating to diversity and inclusivity in higher education—one that is of great relevance for us here at Middlebury. Sometime before the end of June, the United States Supreme Court is likely to issue a decision in an ...

The Setonian
Opinion

Reflections from Old Chapel

The construction of a new residence hall—the first at Middlebury in more than a decade—has sparked an important discussion in our community over what standards we should set for ourselves regarding the accessibility of our campus. I’m sure we all wish this question had arisen last spring during ...

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Reflections from Old Chapel

I am delighted to watch the campus transform itself from summer to autumn rhythms as the students return. I have been eager to dive in to the everyday life of the College. Many of you were here over the summer, and brought bread and vegetables and many other gifts of welcome. Thank you! And many of ...

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From the President's Desk

Is it cheating to falsely claim to have completed an assignment on time? What about falsely claiming to have attended a class? Students at Middlebury aren’t always reading notes off the bottom of their shoes or copying test answers: cheating goes beyond that. Passing on problem sets, falsifying lab ...

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