Middlebury Faculty for an Inclusive Community

A Middlebury Coalition for Diversity and Equity

Middlebury Faculty for an Inclusive Community

Open Letter to the Administration

February 20th, 2020 · No Comments · Uncategorized

On Feb. 20, 2020, we sent the following open letter to the senior administration:

An open letter to President Patton and her Senior Leadership Group:

As a group of faculty who came together in the wake of Charles Murray’s last visit to Middlebury in 2017, we are truly saddened and baffled that we are facing his return to campus this Spring. We believe that over the past three years, our campus has grown significantly in becoming a more inclusive, self-aware, and responsive institution that is open to frank conversations about racial and other inequities that structure our community and broader world. A lecture by an ultimately insignificant, debunked pseudo-scholar, arguing that race, class, and gender inequalities are a product of genetics rather than social systems and practices, would typically be a laughable and easy-to-ignore event. However, this particular insignificant, debunked pseudo-scholar’s presence reopens many wounds that we have worked hard to heal over the past three years.

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Still Waiting for Answers

November 9th, 2017 · No Comments · Opinion Pieces

On November 9, 2017, we published the following opinion piece in the Middlebury Campus:

We, a group of more than 40 Middlebury faculty, wish to publicly express our outrage and disgust at the images of racist and violent graffiti discovered in a classroom last week, as reported in The Campus on November 1. [Read more →]


Faculty Support Wrongfully Accused Student

September 28th, 2017 · No Comments · Opinion Pieces

On September 28, 2017, we published the following op-ed in the Middlebury Campus [Read more →]


Initial Statement

May 12th, 2017 · No Comments · Opinion Pieces

In May 2017, we published an initial statement on the principles of inclusivity, civil freedoms, and community, drafted by a group of more than 40 faculty members at Middlebury, which formed in the wake of March 2nd. We share it with all members of the Middlebury community, both here and in the May 10th Middlebury Campus newspaper, in the hope that it will initiate and engender a robust discussion of inclusivity and related issues in our community.