The Campus 3/19
In an effort to deepen MiddBlog’s coverage of campus issues, this is a recurring column that comments on selected Campus newspaper articles, published most Thursdays of the school year. This allows a place for the Middlebury community to comment, expand, and discuss important issues in a dynamic way.
This Week in The Campus:
- Santigold chosen for ’09 show: If you are MiddBlog’s twitter follower, this would not be news to you. Sorry, shameless plug. The shift in philosophy by the Middlebury College Activities Board (MCAB) is a sound one. As the person responsible for MCAB’s finances, it’s been interesting to see the Board discuss the issue of moving toward more frequent smaller concerts. MCAB has always been of the mindset that you should be able to see a band at Middlebury for a few bucks before the act “gets big” and choosing Santigold confirms this. Students will always demand the big name like Third Eye Blind at Higher Ground and Ratatat playing up at UVM. More info on the show.
- Nearly half of ’13 admitted ED: Wow. This is a shocker. 45% of the 2013 class was admitted early. While the argument is that this allows the admissions office to “shape” the class, the argument in higher education rages on. Let me guess, the SAT scores of our admitted students has gone up? Need to know the stats (we have one Emmy award nominee and one jeopardy contestant admitted, if you’d like to know)? Check it.
- MPD announces close of Garza case / Editorial / Link to Police Report: I applaud the Campus for their most forceful editorial of the year. Key quote from Provost Spears: “Students need to take hold of this issue…This is the kind of problem that no amount of administrative finger-wagging is going to solve.”
- No thanks for the memories: Echoing this MiddBlog article on how we don’t need a yearbook, Tamara Hilmes sounds off: “After the miserable experience that I underwent while producing the book, however, as well as after gauging the opinions of friends and classmates on the matter, I have come to the conclusion that a yearbook holds no place at Middlebury, and the funds allocated year after year to the dying tradition could be better put toward some other cause, especially in our current economic climate.”