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Update on Disciplinary Measures

May 5, 2017

Middlebury College has completed disciplinary proceedings for 19 additional students for actions taken on March 2 relating to the disruption of the scheduled talk by political scientist Charles Murray on the Middlebury campus. In April, 41 students received sanctions for participating in the early stage of the disruptive protest.

This week’s cases were heard in a group hearing Thursday night before the Community Judicial Board (CJB) of Middlebury College. The CJB is empaneled from a pool of trained community members and, when hearing a case, consists of four students, two faculty members, and two members of the staff. The CJB concluded that the second stage of the protest behaviors merited stronger sanctions. These decisions bring to 60 the number of students who have received College discipline since the disruption of Murray’s talk.

Several more students are expected to receive individual hearings in the coming week. The College also anticipates that it will issue additional discipline charges in the next week relating to the event.