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College presents reopening plan at town selectboard meeting

Members of the Middlebury Selectboard hold their July 28 meeting.


July 30, 2020

College administrators and health officials met with the Middlebury Town Selectboard on July 28 to share the college’s reopening plan with the community. Residents shared their biggest concerns about the reopening of campus, including the return of students in August, Middlebury’s testing cap...

Over half of fall courses to be offered completely remotely, Campus analysis finds

Over half of fall courses to be offered completely remotely, Campus analysis finds

By Benjy Renton

July 27, 2020

When Middlebury announced its reopening plans on June 22, the college estimated that roughly a third of classes — approximately 175 of 530 courses — would be taught remotely in the fall. Based on a Campus analysis of the most recent version of the course catalog, that figure is actually over 50%.

‘Pure Xenophobia’: New ICE policy evicts international students taking only online courses

International students' orientation in August 2019. Trump administration visa regulations could force international students at schools holding online-only classes to leave the country.

By Florence Wu

July 14, 2020

UPDATE — Tuesday, July 14 The Trump administration has rescinded its policy that would have forced international students pursuing remote learning to leave the country. Middlebury alumna Judge Alison D. Burroughs announced the decision on Tuesday. —— International students who only tak...

Petition calls for the inclusion of students abroad in July housing draw

By Lucy Townend

July 14, 2020

Over 160 students have signed a petition requesting that the college allow students currently abroad to participate in the July housing draw with other students.  The petition came after an announcement on June 26 from the Residential Life Office that all international students and students currently abroad, r...

Staff brace for an uncertain on-campus fall semester

Some dining workers, many of whom interact closely with students, are skeptical that students will adhere to health and safety requirements.

By Jake Gaughan

July 6, 2020

Looking ahead to August and the return of students to Middlebury, staff members are imagining what work might look like on a campus once again populated by students.

Should I stay or should I go? International students deliberate the fall

International orientation leaders welcome new students in August 2019. International students are facing tough decisions with regards to the fall semester.

By Florence Wu

July 6, 2020

As the college unveils its fall semester plans, anxieties about making a decision with limited information and a pressing deadline are overshadowing previous uncertainties related to the fall. While most international students would like to return and reunite with friends, they are also concerned about whether the dramatically altered college experience is worth the long trek back.

Administrators discuss plans for fall semester, systemic racism during virtual town hall

Administrators shared information related to the fall semester and responded to the widely circulated email from departed professor Marissel Hernández-Romero.

By Ideal Dowling

July 6, 2020

Panelists from the Student Leadership Group (SLG) and other administrative offices shared an overview of the school’s plans for fall semester during a June 29 student Town Hall hosted by the Student Government Association (SGA).

Faculty vote in favor of students returning in the fall

The faculty voted overwhelmingly in support of an on-campus fall semester, although many chose not to vote after a proposal tabling the motion failed.

By Abigail Chang

June 21, 2020

A majority of faculty members voted in support of students’ return to campus this fall, passing the “motion regarding modality” during a Tuesday faculty meeting.

What could a mid-pandemic semester at Middlebury look like?

As students await the Monday, June 22 announcement from administrators about whether next fall will be in-person or remote, The Campus looks at what — even if the campus reopens in the fall — will be different about daily life at Middlebury.

By Riley Board

June 18, 2020

As students count down the days until the college’s announcement about procedures for next year, we look at how, even in a best case scenario, life at Middlebury would be altered in the fall.

Developing: Middlebury Schools Abroad announces fall program cancellations

Developing: Middlebury Schools Abroad announces fall program cancellations

By Benjy Renton

June 16, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect study abroad and international travel, Middlebury Schools Abroad has announced the suspension of several fall programs. This story will be updated with the latest program suspensions. !function(){"use strict";window.addEventListener("message",(function(...

From cluttered homes to an uncertain fall, survey lays bare students’ pandemic struggles

From cluttered homes to an uncertain fall, survey lays bare students’ pandemic struggles

By James Finn and Benjy Renton

June 4, 2020

From our Covid-19 student survey, we discovered key insights on the Middlebury student body's experiences of the remote spring semester, summer plans and thoughts on the fall.

College outlines criteria for retrieving on-campus belongings

Students packed their belongings into boxes after the school announced the cancellation of in-person classes.

By Abigail Chang

June 2, 2020

Students not returning in the fall — including students who graduated and students planning to study abroad — will reserve 90-minute time slots to collect their belongings from the college.

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