30 Middlebury Students Punished Over Murray Talk

May 1, 2017

Middlebury College announced that it has punished more than 30 students who were involved in disrupting a March 2 talk on campus by Charles Murray. A statement from the college said that these students "have accepted disciplinary sanctions," although the statement said the college would not provide details on those sanctions. The college's statement said that it has identified more than 70 students who "may be subject to disciplinary procedures under student handbook policies." A college spokesman said that those punished so far were believed only to have disrupted the Murray talk by chanting and shouting. This group does not include any who may have been involved with physical attacks after the event on a professor and a car carrying the professor and Murray.

The college's statement also said, "At this point there is no unambiguous evidence that any member of the Middlebury College faculty violated faculty policies in regard to their actions on March 2."

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