It’s hard to believe that I am now entering my third November at Middlebury. Yikes. It’s also hard to believe that I am also entering my third month as the managing editor of The Middlebury Campus. Some days I wake up and still think I’m the first year who was begging the news editor for an assignment, even though I had no idea how to write a news article. Times flies when you’re having fun and churning out copy.
Today, because I’m so proud of all the work our team at The Middlebury Campus has been doing lately, I decided at the end of each month to compile a “Best of” list that includes, as the name suggests, our best work. I’m thrilled to be a part of this team and I hope you’ll check out our work.
Now, here’s the stuff I wrote:
- I was asked to write a short essay on Middlebury and the benefits of a liberal arts education for Times Higher Education, you can read it here.
- It should come as a surprise to no one who follows Middlebury/higher education that our campus is tense at the moment. A couple weeks ago, vandals defaced several building on campus, here’s my story. It also ran in The Addison Independent.
- For my media column “I Cover The Waterfront,” I interview Middlebury alum Joseph Flaherty ’15, who received national attention after he broke and his colleague at the Phoenix New Times broke a story about Motel 6 chains in Phoenix turning guests over to ICE. I talked with him about his story, and the role and future of alt-weeklies in the United States. Read it here.
- Barney Frank and John Sununu came to Middlebury for an event last month. Afterwards, a news editor and I got a chance to sit-down with them and talk about the state of college campuses and the current political climate. Read our interview here.
- And more:
November Sneak Peek:
I wrote about the new documentary “Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold.” I loved it! Read my thoughts here.