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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.

By Riley Board and Hattie LeFavour

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 home quarantine period. Classes will begin on March 1 and will be conducted remotely for the first 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.

By Sarah Miller

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.

By Emily Hogan

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.

By Charlie Keohane

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?

By Tony Sjodin

October 8, 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.

By Neta Kafka

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 Phase Two. Areas such as the fitness center, Natatorium and Nelson Arena that have been vacant and unused...

Faculty at Home: Series redefines the classroom

Faculty at Home: Series redefines the classroom

By Courtney Wright

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

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes and Sarah Miller

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 students who faced daily concerns about personal and familial health, battled exhaustion, bal...

Prospective students partake in a new age of admissions

The admissions office is located at the historic Emma Willard House, named for the pioneer in women’s education who resided there and established a school for girls in her home.

By Adil Alvi

September 24, 2020

Prospective students face unique challenges in deciding where to attend college. Middlebury’s Admissions Office has implemented new virtual programming so it can still reach these students.

Sustainability concerns pile up amid packaged meal protocols

To-go containers pile up in campus dumpsters, overwhelming the college’s compost facility.

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes

September 17, 2020

“Middlebury does an amazing job prioritizing sustainability and the environment during a typical semester, this semester is not typical, and when the rubber hits the road health and safety has to come first.”

Seeing early success, NESCACs navigate on-campus life during Covid-19

Seeing early success, NESCACs navigate on-campus life during Covid-19

By Lily Jones

September 17, 2020

Middlebury, along with its peers in the New England Small College Athletic Conference, have been able to maintain low Covid-19 rates through a mix of geographical and size advantages paired with stringent health protocol.

Phase Two start date pushed to Thursday, Sept. 17

Happy Valley Orchards, a popular fall spot, is one of the places students will have access to in Phase 2.

By Riley Board

September 15, 2020

The next period in the college’s “phased approach” to a safe reopening will be pushed back to Thursday, Sept. 17, two days after it was originally planned to begin. Phase Two allows for greater freedoms, including leaving campus for other locations in Addison County and relaxing physical d...

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