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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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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

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Announcements

Apply to present at the spring symposium by THIS THURSDAY 3/2

from the department of undergraduate research: Submit your application to the Spring Student Symposium by Thursday March 2, 2017. A full day of student presentations will be on Friday, April 21, 2017, for independent work including oral presentations, posters, and artwork. Classes are cancelled, allowing the entire Middlebury community to come out to engage with student presenters, for a day of intellectual inquiry and inspiration–what many have termed, “a party about thinking.”Continue reading

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Announcements, Popular

TEDxMiddlebury Board Member Application Due March 23rd

from Shubha Ganesan ’17: Come be a part of the TEDx family! TEDxMiddlebury is now recruiting for new board members for Spring 2017. Board members get to help with all aspects of organizing Midd’s annual TEDx conference — from picking a theme to choosing and contacting speakers to event planning and tech logistics. Everyone is welcome, and we especially urge first-years and new Febs to apply!  Applications can be found atContinue reading

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Opinion, Popular

The Women’s March and Exclusive Feminism: An Invitation for Submissions

Last Saturday, hundreds of Middlebury students travelled across the northeast to Washington D.C., Montpellier, Boston, New York, and beyond to participate in the Women’s March on Washington and its solidarity marches. According to the march’s website, a group of volunteers organized the demonstration in response to the particularly harmful and vitriolic rhetoric imbued in last year’s election cycle and perpetuated by our current president. I’m not entirely certain of theContinue reading

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Announcements, Popular

Our New Year’s Resolution (From the Editors)

Middlebury– Despite being a month into the new year, we at Middbeat are still wading in the run off of 2016. Yes, we know, “does Middbeat even exist anymore?” Without a doubt our New Year’s resolution is to be better. If you’re a new reader, Middbeat may seem like a tangent for an on-campus publication and that’s not where we ever wanted to be in the beginning. Middbeat, entirely student-runContinue reading

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Events

TONIGHT: Inspirasianal Voices, A Storytelling Event

from Sami Lamont ’17: “Inspirasianal Voices is a storytelling event about Asian experiences as told by Asian students. We hope that this event inspires conversation about Asian identity in a creative way and makes Asian identity visible at Middlebury. We want Asian students to explore the definitions of their own identity by storytelling and also listening to others. This event is free and open to the public! This event is sponsoredContinue reading

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TODAY: Media & Minorities, Middlebury’s 4th Annual Global Affairs Conference

Starting today through tomorrow, come check out the 4th annual student-run global affairs conference. The topic this year? Media & Minorities In the West: Revealing Trends & Biases. Read the press release for the event here, and look out for the schedule above! Of particular note might session 4 on 1/20, when Middlebury editors of both The Campus and middbeat will participate in a panel discussion on the coverage ofContinue reading

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TOMORROW: The Consent Project Presents Jonathan Kalin

How’s Jterm going, people? Lots of free time and less homework (for those of us who are not #thesising) means that “playterm,” if you choose to engage, is in full effect. Come learn how to party responsibly with Jonathan Kalin, brought to you by the Consent Project (Amelia Marren-Baden ‘17.5 and Kyra Gray ’17). Jonathan Kalin, a former men’s varsity basketball captain at Colby College and now founder of PartyContinue reading

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Popular, The Orchard

“Growing Up,” A Poem by Nora O’Leary ’17

a poem by Nora O’Leary ’17 based on The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll: “The time has come,” the College said, “To talk of many things: Of jobs—and loans—and thesis work, Of what the future brings.” And how we plan to use our time, Before that last bell rings. “But wait a bit,” the senior cried, “Before we start all that; For I am still a child atContinue reading

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Features, Popular

Voices from the #SanctuaryCampus Walkout

On Wednesday, November 16th, hundreds of Middlebury students and professors gathered outside of Mead Chapel to stand in solidarity with undocumented members of the college community and the country at large in response to President-elect Trump’s anti-immigrant policy proposals. The walkout occurred as part of a national action to call on the Middlebury administration to declare the college a “sanctuary campus,” thereby protecting undocumented students from intimidation, unfair investigation, andContinue reading

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TOMORROW: Middlebury #SanctuaryCampus Walk-Out

*Artwork by Favianna Rodriguez @ CultureStrike “This Wednesday (Nov. 16th), college students across the country will be participating in a walk-out to declare their campus as a #SanctuaryCampus. Across the country, there are over 700,000 undocumented students at institutions of higher education. Trump has promised that he will do away with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), deport undocumented immigrants, and separate families. Middlebury College is one of a handfulContinue reading

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Events

TODAY: From local to global: Asians and Asian Americans on the side of Racial Justice, Climate Justice, and Gender Justice

How should Asians and Asian Americans be relating to social movements of our time like Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, and Not1More? How are grassroots organizers in Asian communities around the country pushing back against gentrification, discriminatory policing, environmental racism, and what happens when communities are hit with (un)natural disasters? How do we understand what is happening in China and bring it back to what it means to organize withContinue reading

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FRIDAY: A Night at the Museum

from Phoebe Mitchell ’17: This Friday, November 11th, the Student Friends of the Art Museum will be hosting a semi-formal event featuring the special exhibitions Post Pop: Prints of Keith Haring and Bloom and Doom: Visual Expressions and Reform in Vienna 1900. Come enjoy free local beer, wine and cider (21+)* / food catered by Flatbread/ live music provided by The Big Sip. The 21+ section of the event will be capped at 100Continue reading

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THIS SUNDAY: TEDxMiddlebury “Playing the Game”

from Shubha Ganesan ’17: If you’re looking for a reminder that there are still good things in this world, consider coming to this year’s TEDxMiddlebury conference, which will be held on Sunday, November 13th from 10am – 1:30 pm. We’ll be featuring an array of brave, powerful speakers who’ll be speaking on topics from intersectionality to climate change to representation in video games, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. See belowContinue reading

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This Saturday: Venture for America Info Session

from Brandon Gell ’16: 2 months in and the real world is hitting me like a ton of feathers. I’m constantly rolling back and forth between life’s excitement and the drowning realization that nothing, officially, comes next. There’s no plan and I can’t help hating that I went to school for 22 years and learned (almost) nothing of use — aside from simple math and communication skills. This real world,Continue reading

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Announcements

Sign up for TedxMiddlebury’s Student Speaker Competition

from Shubha Ganesan ’17: Is there an idea you’re passionate about? Sign up to participate in TEDxMiddlebury’s annual Student Speaker Competition! The event will be held next Wednesday, October 5th at 8pm in Crossroads Cafe, and the winner will be selected to present on the TEDxMiddlebury stage in November. Check out a video of last year’s winner, Casey Wanna, below. Applications are due by midnight on Sunday, October 2nd. Visit go/speak2016Continue reading

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Announcements

Reminder: Apply to Teach a Jterm Workshop by 10/7

Jterm on your mind? Yeah, no. Regardless– don’t miss this opportunity to teach a Jterm workshop this winter!! This seems like a sweet setup: fill your month with meaningful structure, make $15/hr, teach something you love, meet cool new people… Application form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017WTWProposal or go/wtwproposal (Contact Maria Farnsworth in Student Activities with any questions)