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How did Middlebury complete 10,000 Covid-19 tests this semester?

With each Covid-19 test priced at $25, the college projects it will spend roughly $750,000 on testing for the year, including transportation and personnel costs.
November 19, 2020
The college set a goal of testing 750 individuals per week throughout the semester, with some weeks surpassing and some weeks dipping below that tally. Middlebury has less stringent testing measures than some other colleges.

Campus returns to modified Phase One as Vermont Covid-19 cases surge

In accordance with Gov. Phil Scott's executive order on Friday limiting in-person activities, the college restricted social gatherings to housemates as of 10 pm Saturday.
November 19, 2020
The college adjusted Covid-19 protocol at the end of last week, confining students to campus quarantine on the evening of Nov. 13 and implementing a number of restrictions on social gatherings in line with new Vermont guidelines.

Breaking: One student tests positive for Covid-19 on second day of exit testing

The college reported one new positive Covid-19 case in its second day of exit testing.
November 18, 2020

One student tested positive for Covid-19 on the second day of exit testing, according to an email from Director of Health Services Mark Peluso. The school moved eleven students into quarantine after contract...

Two students test positive for Covid-19, 17 quarantined

2 students tested positive for Covid-19 after 506 people were tested on Monday, the first positive results among students since the beginning of the semester.
November 17, 2020

Two Middlebury students tested positive for Covid-19 according to early results from Covid-19 testing held Monday, the school announced in an email Tuesday morning.  The cases were the first among...

Middlebury to hold delayed on-campus spring semester, remote J-Term

All students will be invited back for the spring 2021 semester, according to an Oct. 8 announcement from the college. J-Term will be remote, and the spring semester will have a delayed start, with classes beginning March 1.
October 8, 2020

This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.  Middlebury plans to welcome all students back to campus for the spring semester. Students will arrive on Feb. 24 and 25 after a two-week...

‘Contrary to our ethos’: Deep budget cuts force librarians to make tough decisions

While cuts to the library’s budget began over the summer, the full impacts will likely not be felt until the start of 2021.
October 8, 2020
The library faced a 25% budget cut in July and further cuts in the fall, forcing library staff to end subscriptions to certain resources.

Mail Center relocates to the warehouse to ensure social distancing

The Mail Center has been operating out of a warehouse behind McCullough and adjusting to stay safe for students.
October 8, 2020
Given social distancing protocol, the Mail Center has moved from its home in McCullough to a warehouse behind the student center.

Remote professors tinker with course content and build virtual communities

Professor Khalifa's dogs Frida (left) and Cleo (right) sometimes make guest lecturing appearances on his recorded lectures.
October 8, 2020
Many professors face successes and setbacks as they adjust to a semester of online learning.

How does contact tracing work at Middlebury?

How does contact tracing work at Middlebury?
October 7, 2020
What happens if a Middlebury community member tests positive for Covid-19? What is the next step? Middlebury has partnered with the VDH to tackle contact tracing.

Cleans and cleaning: athletic facilities return in Phase Two

Although the Chip Kenyon ’85 Arena usually serves as the home for the men’s and women’s ice hockey programs, this year it has been transformed into a cardio space due to COVID-19 changes.
October 1, 2020

As Middlebury College gave the green light for students to venture into town on Sept. 17, just as thrilling for many students was the reopening of the college’s athletic facilities, a key feature of...

Faculty at Home: Series redefines the classroom

Faculty at Home: Series redefines the classroom
October 1, 2020
Two professors started a remote lecture series that allows all members of the Middlebury community to learn across disciplines from their own homes.

The essential workers among us: MiddKids on the frontlines

Emma Luber (left) poses in her PPE
September 24, 2020

As states across the country issued stay-at-home orders last spring, essential workers carried on working and took on personal risks to keep the country functioning. Among their ranks were several Middlebury...

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