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Bernie Sanders: Gun Nut – Or Politician?

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Is Bernie Sanders a “gun nut”? As the Vermont Senator’s political stock gains ground, buoyed by rising polling support in both Iowa and New Hampshire, journalists and pundits are beginning to look more closely at his record on the issues. For many progressives, perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this element of Sanders’ candidacy is […]

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The Least Dangerous Branch? The Court and Same-Sex Marriage

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The Supreme Court’s historic decision yesterday in Obergefell v. Hodges to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states illustrates a point my students have heard me make for many years: the Court is a fundamentally political institution, one whose members are deeply concerned about maintaining its independence and legitimacy.  The result, as the Obergefell decision […]

Keeping Up With The Real Jindals of Louisiana!

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Apropos my piece yesterday at U.S. News exploring why so many Republicans are running for president,  Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has announced that he too is seeking the Republican nomination for the presidency. That makes a baker’s dozen Republican candidates so far, with Scott Walker likely to formally join in the next few days as […]

National Shepherd Interns, 2015

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2015 Shepherd Nat'l Interns Opening Conference

Here are the 2015 Interns at the Shepherd Consortium Opening Conference in Arlington, VA! They are joined by Tiernan Meyer ’11, a former Shepherd Intern who now works as a Senior Associate at Avalere Health in Washington, D.C.

(From left, Tom & Nancy Shepherd, Tiernan Meyer ’11, Birgitta Cheng ’17, Elizabeth Lee ’17, Christina Brook ’18, Elsa Alvarado ’18, Jennifer Koide ’17, Kate Johnson ’18, and Tiffany Sargent ’79).

Established in 2011, the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty unites nearly two dozen institutions to collaborate for an important venture in undergraduate and professional education. The member schools integrate rigorous classroom study of poverty with tailored and focused summer internships and co-curricular activities during the academic year. This combination, sustained over two or three years, enriches the education of students in a wide variety of majors and professional studies who intend many different career paths. The intent is to prepare students for a lifetime of professional, civic and political activity that will diminish poverty, drawing on a multitude of perspectives and initiatives. (http://shepherdconsortium.org/)

As a member of the Consortium, Middlebury sends around five students to participate in the internship program annually. These interns are encouraged to continue their studies and work related to poverty on campus through Middlebury’s own Privilege & Poverty initiative.

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