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  • Re: Middlebury Completes Disciplinary Process Over Charles Murray Protest

    You think kids should be expelled for turning their back on a speaker and chanting?

    No, but I do think that the students who organized the protests that resulted with an assault and battery should be expelled. The organizers did the equivalent of yelling fire in crowded theater when they branded Murray racist, sexist and anti-gay when he is nothing of the sort. You could see hate in the eyes of the protesters.
  • Re: Middlebury Completes Disciplinary Process Over Charles Murray Protest

    Incidents like the one referenced, and perhaps more on point in a thread and forum discussing violence on campus, the recent clash at Berkley, make me fear we are entering a stage where that is no longer the case.

    Speaking of Berkeley, a former college professor was arrested for beating three people with a bike lock.

    In a statement Thursday, police acknowledged that video of the incident, captured by onlookers and posted on social media, helped them identify Clanton as the suspect behind “several violent assaults” that happened April 15 during the demonstration at Civic Center Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Way.

    Police confirmed Clanton can be seen in videos hitting people in the head with a U-shaped bicycle lock. Three people received “significant injuries” because of the beatings, police said. Homicide detectives handled the investigation because of the seriousness of the assaults, police said. Investigators served warrants Wednesday at unspecified addresses in San Leandro and Oakland, the latter of which is where authorities took Clanton into custody.

    Regarding Middlebury, the sentences seem very light. What they should have done is expelled the people who organized the protest.
  • Re: rejected at elites, state flagship and ultra-safety???

    If you like, pm me your essay and the list of schools you applied to. I will give you an honest opinion. Meanwhile, NACAC has published a list of colleges that still have openings. There are some really excellent schools on the list. Or consider a gap year and try again.

    Best advice of the thread. Here is a list of current openings. There is a google docs spreadsheet available as well.


    These schools will be as desperate to fill up as you are to find a school.

    Other than the bad LOR, another reason for the denials could be a mistake on the transcript or other records that were sent to the colleges. For example, lots of schools require four years of a language, but maybe the HS mistakenly only listed three. These sort of technical issues are not uncommon. Sit down with the GC or someone higher up and go through your records to see if there are any mistakes.
  • Middlebury Completes Disciplinary Process Over Charles Murray Protest

    with Wrist Slaps for Implicated Students

    Middlebury College announced on Tuesday that it has completed the process of sanctioning students who participated in the disruptions of Charles Murray's lecture. According to the school, 67 students have been disciplined for their roles in the protest that obstructed Murray's speech, but the police department failed to identify any specific individuals responsible for putting a professor in a neck brace.....

    The punishments were characterized by former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, an alumnus of Middlebury, as a slap on the wrist. "Middlebury slaps everybody on the wrist. A letter in the files. No one IDd who engaged in violence. The mob wins," he tweeted in response to the news. Given the severity of the disruption, which put Professor Allison Stanger in the hospital with a neck brace, many observers hoped those responsible would, at the very least, face harsher punishments such as suspensions or expulsions.

  • Re: Take Aways From This Year's Admissions

    @IvyGrad09 - A $2,000,000 donation seems like a very deserved break.