This week in The Campus
- Uncover the history of females at Midd: As much as we all want to learn the origins of the Chellis House, here’s the real juicy histoire: Admitting women came from a “fear of insignificance with an all-time low of only 38 students enrolled” back in 1883. It took until 1902 to establish a “women’s college” based out of Pearsons and Forest Halls. But, as President Ron Liebowitz said in a speech last spring, segregation by gender was tossed to the wayside due to a financial crisis and the college was integrated soon after.
- You can take the Middkid out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the Middkid: If you just aren’t getting enough action profiling students, these five narratives give you an idea of what the city slickers have to say about being in the middle of nowhere.
- Ari Fleisher ’82 Visits Campus: You’ll notice that event is tonight 8PM in Dana Auditorium. It’s a big speaker — press secretary for President W. Bush. Let’s hope you can find a seat because as far as I know, there’s no overflow seating.
- College remembers Berlin Wall’s demise: There’s a replica Berlin Wall wall going up around campus. Post your guesses as to where it will be: “it will be conspicuous so that students can understand the challenges of living in a city separated by a physical barrier.”
- Editorial – Midterm Woes: The Campus suggests that the quantity of workload should be reduced but with stricter uniform policies on due dates for assignments. Cool. I think it rather misses the point. The culture here is such that if we reduce the workload, students will replace the “work” with other “work” outside class. We’ve got student organizations to run, jobs to apply for, and the world to save. It’s rather our culture of achievement that underlies frantic sprints across Battell Beach, mid-morning Airborne shots, and skipping lunch even after giving blood. We should be practicing doing less but also using that extra time to digest and reflect on our academic, social, and extracurricular lives. The irony of the quest to “take advantage of all Middlebury has to offer” is that if we actually try to do so, we often fail to accomplish anything meaningful in our four years here.
- Quidditch, It’s Coming… stay tuned to MiddBlog for more World Cup coverage of the 26 teams and the biggest festival at Middlebury since Dispatch planned a reunion concert…