beyond the green: collective of middlebury voices

a student-run publication that seeks to provide space for voices that are not being heard on our campus. we are grounded by politics that are radical, anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-classist, anti-homophobic, anti-ableist, and anti-transphobic (against all forms of oppression) and that reject the structural neo-liberal paradigm that characterizes middlebury college and its official publications

Hindsight is 20/20, or How Evaluating Online Databases for Subscriptions Can Be Like Researching Presenters for Campus Speaking Invitations

Katrina Spencer is the thinker and writer of this piece. Arabella Holzapfel is the feeler and instigator of this piece. Hi, I’m Katrina Spencer (go/katrina/), the Literatures & Cultures Librarian … Continue reading

March 24, 2017

On Middlebury and Mental Health

Or Middlebury never cared about my life until I wanted to end it. By Elizabeth Dunn CW: Self-harm, suicide. There’s a story an alum once told me about her friend, … Continue reading

March 22, 2017

Nuancing the Condemnation of Violent Resistance

by Inconspicuous White Girl CW: Racism, ableism, violence I have, for the most part, declined to publicly chime in on the dialogue around Middlebury students’ protests of Charles Murray’s lecture/the … Continue reading

March 20, 2017

On the troubling usage of Asians in defense of Charles Murray

We, as two Asian women, would like to address the Middlebury community. Since our individual identities tend to be erased and grouped together, we would like to preface this by … Continue reading

March 19, 2017

All This Talk Of Free Speech

By Dionne Thornton ’00 A racist was denied his recently and now we have all this talk of free speech. To twist and turn in negotiating his right with mine. … Continue reading

March 16, 2017

Open Letter to Middlebury Leadership Regarding the Recent Protest

To the President, Administrators, and Professors at Middlebury College, I am the white older sibling of a student of color at your school and I am writing to express solidarity … Continue reading

March 15, 2017

A Call for Empathy and Healing

By Jeremy Stratton-Smith Over the past week, there has been a slew of media coverage on the protest and surrounding events that occurred on Thursday, March 2nd in response to … Continue reading

March 11, 2017

What’s with the pushback against Midd’s activist?

by Wahid Ahmed ‘12.5 I think a big part of this backlash against Midd students demonstrating against CM is because people are uncomfortable with people of color and marginalized communities … Continue reading

March 9, 2017

An Open Letter to Laurie Patton, President of Middlebury College

By An Anonymous Alum I am a recent graduate of Middlebury College and I am writing to express my sincere disgust with how The College has handled the recent situation … Continue reading

March 8, 2017

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

What follows is a statement written by Middlebury College students who were present for the aftermath of eugenicist Charles Murray’s lecture on campus Thursday night. The students who have come … Continue reading

March 4, 2017

Charles Murray at Middlebury: Unacceptable and Unethical, Say Over 500 Alumni

Dear Middlebury College, We are Middlebury alumni/ae who were disappointed, confused, and alarmed to learn that Charles Murray has been invited to speak at our alma mater. The Southern Poverty … Continue reading

March 2, 2017


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