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All Covid-19 testing for students takes place in Virtue Field House.

Breaking: Three students test positive, 16 contacts in quarantine

By Abigail Chang February 26, 2021

UPDATE — Saturday, Feb. 27 One new positive was discovered among the latest batch of mid-week testing results, which were released on the college Covid-19 reporting dashboard at noon today. The student...

All Covid-19 testing for students takes place in Virtue Field House.

Arrival-day testing finds one positive case

By Abigail Chang February 24, 2021

One student tested positive for Covid-19 out of 1,932 tests conducted during Sunday and Monday’s Day Zero arrival testing, according to an email from the college. The student is currently in isolation...

Rather than continuing the phased reopening approach of the fall, the college has opted to create a Campus Status webpage that will be updated each week based on the local and national state of the pandemic.

College sunsets phased reopening model, go/snitch amid Covid-19 policy changes

By Charlie Keohane February 4, 2021
This spring, the college is implementing a new approach to communicating Covid-19 guidelines, increasing private study spaces, and adding new indoor and outdoor dining options.
Campus survey finds split opinions on the fall, widespread Covid-19 violations and mental health struggles

Campus survey finds split opinions on the fall, widespread Covid-19 violations and mental health struggles

By Hannah Bensen and Benjy Renton January 23, 2021

Although two-thirds of students said they did not regret their Fall 2020 enrollment decision, 76% of students said their mental health was worse during the fall semester than during a typical 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.

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

By Tony Sjodin 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.
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.

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

By Charlie Keohane 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.
The college reported one new positive Covid-19 case in its second day of exit testing.

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

By Bochu Ding 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...

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.

Two students test positive for Covid-19, 17 quarantined

By James Finn 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...

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.

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

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...

While cuts to the library’s budget began over the summer, the full impacts will likely not be felt until the start of 2021.

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

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.
The Mail Center has been operating out of a warehouse behind McCullough and adjusting to stay safe for students.

Mail Center relocates to the warehouse to ensure social distancing

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.
Professor Khalifa's dogs Frida (left) and Cleo (right) sometimes make guest lecturing appearances on his recorded lectures.

Remote professors tinker with course content and build virtual communities

By Charlie Keohane October 8, 2020
Many professors face successes and setbacks as they adjust to a semester of online learning.
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