Middlebury Announces More Disciplinary Actions Over Charles Murray Student Riot
Middlebury College in Vermont has again announced that it has disciplined students over their behavior during an event featuring conservative author Charles Murray on March 2.
The school announced late last month that it had disciplined more than 30 students for their behavior. Now, as then, the school declined to give details about what that discipline looked like. In the latest announcement, the school said that it had, in April, disciplined a total of 41 students.
“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 school announced. “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.”
Notice the mention of “stronger sanctions,” yet the school doesn’t say what any of the sanctions have been so far. The announcement also says “several more students” will receive hearings this week, which should result in more sanctions. A Federalist inquiry to the school about the nature of these sanctions went unanswered prior to press time.