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Porter Bowman ’21.5 is the Senior Opinions Editor.
He previously served as the Correspondent to the Student Government Association (SGA) and a Staff Writer for the News and Local sections.
Bowman is pursuing an International Politics and Economics major and a History minor.
During the summer of 2020, Bowman started a podcast called “Why Not U.S.?” where he interviewed young people in their 20s serving in political office across the country.
He also worked as a producer and researcher for “Trickeration,” an investigative sports podcast from iHeartMedia hosted by Campus alum Matt Waxman ’01.5.
When not watching the West Wing or finishing crossword puzzles, Bowman plays on the Middlebury varsity golf team alongside basketball, club tennis, and intramural volleyball.
He lost on Teen Jeopardy! in November 2016.
‘Larger than partisanship’: A Vermont Democrat works with Lincoln Project Republicans to defeat President TrumpBy Porter Bowman | October 29, 2020
Recent St. Lawrence University grad RC Di Mezzo is leading efforts to defeat Trump in his position as national press secretary for the Lincoln Project.
Cultural differences matter — this is a very Swedish strategy and is not something even remotely possible in the United States.
“If we’re not safe landscaping and working outside, we’re not safe anywhere,” said landscaper Todd Weedman. “My wife is in more danger going to the grocery store than I am going to work.”
“We want to continue to give back to staff and get to a point where staff feel that students have their back,” said Ami Furgang ’20, one of the lead organizers of the program.
In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, many Middlebury professors are revising their syllabi to address themes arising from the pandemic in creative ways.
The Snow Bowl and Rikert Nordic Center closed shortly after the college suspended in-person classes.
As the semester came to a close, the SGA discussed eliminating the commons senator positions, voted down a proposed referendum to make Atwater Dining Hall fully vegetarian over Winter Term and began developing a bill to make Thanksgiving break a week long.
Weld is the first presidential candidate to visit campus during the 2020 election cycle.