Month: March 2017

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Opinion, Popular

“Coming Together and Coming Apart” by Professor Linus Owens

The following is a piece written by Middlebury Professor of Sociology, Linus Owens, originally published here. Reposted with permission. *This opinion does not represent the views of the middbeat staff as a whole.* Coming Together and Coming Apart Two days ago, Charles Murray (henceforth reduced to CM) came to Middlebury College to speak. By some accounts, it did not go well (see, for example, the coverage from the NY Times.)Continue reading

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Events

TODAY: Lecture By George Yancy, “Fear of the Black Body: The Elevator Effect”

Come hear George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy at Emory University, deliver his lecture titled “Fear of the Black Body: The Elevator Effect” today at 4:30. “In this talk, Yancy will discuss how racism continues to exist in our contemporary moment and thereby show that we are far from having reached a “post-racial” America. He will argue that fearless speech and fearless listening are greatly needed if we are to confront theContinue reading

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TODAY: Lecture from Eric Bates, Editor-in-Chief, The New Republic Magazine

Come hear Eric Bates, editor-in-chief of the New Republic, give his lecture titled “Journalism vs. Trump: The Media as Opposition Party” this evening. Bates was named editor-in-chief of the New Republic in April of last year after serving as the executive editor at Rolling Stone. His lecture will be free and open to the public in BiHall room 220 from 7:30-9PM. Where: BiHall Room 220 When: Tonight, 3/7, 7:30PM Cost:Continue reading

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Opinion

Middlebury Students: College Administrator and Staff Assault Students, Endanger Lives After Murray Protest

** Much of the narrative surrounding Charles Murray’s visit to Middlebury and the protests that ensued has been controlled by the College administration in the form of an email from President Laurie Patton and statements made by Vice President for communications Bill Burger to the New York Times. We at middbeat feel it is valuable to give a platform for all students, including student protestors, to voice their opinions inContinue reading

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Events

TOMORROW: MCAB Syria Symposium

from the MCAB Syria Symposium student organizing committee: The year-long project of Go/Refuge, the MCAB Syria Symposium will bring together five Muslim women from academic, activist, and literary backgrounds in a conference fully dedicated to the Syrian Refugee Crisis. Speeches will be delivered, and questions answered by some of the most prominent voices in the Syrian community. The MCAB Syria Symposium thus aims not only to raise awareness of the humanitarian crisisContinue reading