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Middlebury College Class of 2017 Celebrates Commencement

News Release — Middlebury College May 28, 2017 Contact: Sarah Ray Director of Media Relations Middlebury College O: 802-443-5794 M: 802-989-3403 MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The 552 graduates of the Middlebury College Class of 2017 basked in a splendid spring morning on Sunday, May 28, to celebrate the formal conclusion of their undergraduate careers. Thousands of […]

No criminal charges for protesters at Middlebury College

Local police said they didn’t have evidence to charge people they could identify and that they didn’t know the names of others. But they agreed with the college: Many weren’t students.

Middlebury College Republicans Issue Statement On College Protest Sanctions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2017 Contact: Middlebury College Republicans [email protected] Middlebury College Republicans Issue Statement On College Protest Sanctions On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Middlebury College announced the conclusion of the disciplinary process for students involved in the March 2nd shutdown of a scheduled talk by Charles Murray on campus. The shutdown of the […]

John Klar: Free speech — left and right

The problem here is enormous: When college students don’t understand the Bill of Rights, and violate the principles thereof, they threaten us all.

Discipline process grinds on for Middlebury protesters

Students say it has been confusing and stressful. The college won’t comment on the specifics until after the sanctions process is complete.

Smith: The art of demonization

Stifling speech is dangerous stuff, especially in a democracy, because ultimately the goal is to ban opposing thought.

Middlebury grad treks cross-country in search of meaning

Andrew Forsthoefel is author of the new book “Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time.”

Sheldon Museum’s ‘Focus on the Sheldon’ Features Photograph by Kirsten Hoving

News Release — Sheldon Museum April 5, 2017 Contact: Bill Brooks, Executive Director 802/388/2117 [email protected] www.henrysheldonmuseum.org Middlebury….Professor and photographer Kirsten Hoving is one of the artists represented in the current exhibit Focus on the Sheldon: A Five-Point Perspective on view at Middlebury’s Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History through May 13, 2017. She is also […]

Jon Meacham to Give Middlebury College Commencement Address

News Release — Middlebury College April 6, 2017 Contact: Sarah Ray Director of Media Relations Middlebury College O: 802-443-5794 M: 802-989-3403 H: 802-985-3136 MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, political commentator, and former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, will deliver the 2017 Middlebury College commencement address on Sunday, May 28. A presidential historian, Meacham is […]

Don Keelan: Middlebury College’s black eye

Where was the outrage by the Middlebury faculty of the students’ behavior?

Bill Schubart: Middlebury student mob and free speech

Being exposed to ideas one finds ethically or intellectually flawed is intrinsic to learning.

Gwendolyn Hallsmith: Learning from the mistakes made at Middlebury

Demonizing the other side is another form of more subtle violence that makes matters worse.

Professor: ‘I feared for my life’ from overzealous mob

She said protesters’ anger at speaker Charles Murray, while wrongly expressed, was understandable in light of the “ugly” rhetoric from President Trump and its consequences.

McKibben chastises Middlebury protesters for hurting the cause

The activist, a scholar in residence at the college, says those who shouted down speaker Charles Murray appeared to show intolerance and “gave the bad guys a gift.”